We're Roosevelt High School's Theatre Arts Department, Opening Act Theatre Company, and Thespian Troupe #7289! Our nationally recognized department is very active throughout the year with:
Multi-level classes (Dual Credit coming soon for acting and tech!)
Full Season of Productions with Opening Act Theatre Company
Drama Club, Thespian Troupe #7289, and RUCKUS Improv Team
We believe that theatre is for everyone because Educational Theatre Builds Character!
Fine & Performing Arts
As the Fine and Performing Arts Department, we believe that ALL Arts (art, dance, media arts, music, and theatre) are academic and vital to EVERY student in their preparation for their lives past high school, including college and career. Once students complete their matriculation, we want students to:
(SAMPLE MISSION STATEMENT: RHS Theatre is rewriting their Mission Statement for 2017) Over the course of four years, we seek to educate and prepare students to participate in professional and recreational theatrical experiences for a lifetime beyond the high school environment. With that in mind, we seek to expose audiences, performers and technicians to as wide a variety of genres, artistic processes and themes as is possible while producing shows we feel present age and talent appropriate challenges, foster intellectual and emotional growth, and spark relevant discussions within the school community. We seek to produce, cast and advertise shows in ways that are both participation and curriculum inclusive.
Thespian Society Mission Statement
Honoring excellence in school theatre
Our Purpose, according to our troupe's constitution: The advancement of standards of excellence in theatre; the troupe shall encourage students to attain a better mastery of the theatre arts.
To develop, support, and sustain quality educational theatre for all students through multi-level coursework, diversity of performance opportunities, connections with other theatre organizations, and active involvement in Thespians.
* Students able to take 3 levels of Acting AND 3 levels of Design/Tech for Dual Credit
* At least 2.0 FTE specific to Theatre: Acting AND Design/Tech
* Regular use of PAC RATS student tech team to run outside events (minimum wage)
* Theatre runs as IATSE House
* Support in attending/participation in Thespians, other opportunities
* Sustainable partnerships with local PROFESSIONAL THEATRES