Roosevelt High School Theatre Department | Main Stage & Black Box Theatres

About Us
Our Mission
The Staff
Stop The Presses!
Volunteer Opportunities
Professional Partners
Donors & Contributors
Contact Us

Beginning Acting
Intermediate Acting
Advanced Acting
Technical Theatre
Homework & Grades

Backstage (Cast & Crew)
Our Current Season
Past Productions

Get Your Tickets!

Drama Club vs Thespians
Our Constitution
Thespian Troupe #7289
Troupe Officers
Meetings & Events

OATC Mission
Order Your Brochure
Required Forms
Contact OATC

Ms. Jo Strom Lane, teacher,, 503.916.5260 ext. 82424


Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

SIGN UP FOR REMINDERS for Beginning Acting:
1. Go to or
2. Sign up.
3. Download the app.
4. On your phone, enter this number: (503) 343-9188...
5. ...with this message: @rhsbegact
6. Then you are a "subscriber" to the "class" entitled "Beginning Acting."
Reminders will be sent out to all "subscribers" of this "class" via Reminders include deadlines, events, and more. Students, parents/guardians, and teachers will be a part of this group. You may not reply, only receive messages via

THEATRE VOCABULARY for Beginning Acting:
1. Go to and search for "Beg. Acting--Theatre Vocab--Quarter #" posted by jostromlane.
2. Click on the corresponding vocab for this quarter.
3. Use the Flashcards to learn the words and definitions for each quarter.
4. Use the test mode to study for each quarter's vocab test.

Course Description: Theatre Arts is the most diverse academic subject because it incorporates every discipline. You will explore pantomime, movement, voice, acting, character development, improvisation, make up, costuming, theatre history, scene study, analysis, technical theatre, and production techniques in various ways. Theatre Arts class will have opportunities to share their progress throughout the year.

Textbook: Theatre: Art in Action © 1999

Classroom Expectations (Show your Rider PRIDE!):
Personal Responsibility: Bring supplies to class daily: PENCILS, ERASER, pens, paper, theatre notebook, and any other materials required for each class. Wear clothing that is comfortable and in which you are able to move.
Respect: Treat fellow students, teachers, and others with respect. THEATRE IS A COLLABORATIVE ART THAT REQUIRES TEAMWORK. Without respect, the classroom team fails. With respect, it flourishes.
Integrity: Push yourself to work hard and cooperate in groups. Put your best work forward and be proud of what you share. THEATRE IS AN ACTIVE PARTICIPATION CLASS. Effort, cooperation, and participation will be rewarded. Attitude and cooperation warrants additional participation in showcases.
Discipline/Diligence: Be present and ON TIME daily, ready to learn. Rehearsals are not effective when you are late or absent.
Empathy: Cooperation in group activities and willingness to share work. Encourage others to share. Give and receive constructive criticism for all to become better artists.

Homework and Grading:
Theatre does require homework! Complete and turn in all assignments on time. No late work can or will be accepted. All work is scored with a point system and/or with rubrics to be distributed in class. Assessments include daily attendance, on task rehearsal, memorization by deadlines, completion of theatre arts notebook, discussion and cooperation, in class performances, and analyses of characters and scenes. Any late work credit, if any, is at the teacherís discretion. Bonus points can be earned for attending additional crew days or theatre performances.

Attendance Policy:
Since the class does not meet daily, it is imperative and expected that students attend every class, every week. If students are absent, whether excused or unexcused, during any pre-planned performances or tests, students may not be able to retake or makeup the performances or tests. Teacher discretion will be used to determine any credit awarded and makeup options. See RHS attendance policy.

Additional Theatrical Optional Opportunities:
Examples: Productions, Field trips, Participation in Drama Club/Thespians, and more!
Please note: You must attend school at least one half day in order to participate in any after school opportunities. No pass, no play policy applies, too.

Roosevelt High School ǀ 6941 N. Central St., Portland Oregon, 97203
Lobby Entrance is located off of N. Ida St. & N. Sky Ave.


(503) 916-5260 x 71424

The Firefox Browser is recommended for best viewing of the Roosevelt Theatre website.