Jo Strom Lane (Artistic Director and Theatre Teacher) BFA in theatre education from Univ. of AZ and MA in Theatre Production from Central WA Univ., teaches Theatre Arts at Roosevelt High School with over twenty years of professional teaching experience. Formerly the Artistic Director for Fourteenth Avenue Players at Winterhaven School, Lane also previously taught in Tucson, AZ where she co-founded Opening Act Theatre Company as a summer theatre training program for young adults. She brought OATC to Portland and ran the summer program successfully for 10 years before transitioning it to Roosevelt as its resident production company where she also serves as the Artistic Director. Lane has worked in several community theatres across AZ in acting, directing, and technical theatre. Lane toured the U.S. and Canada as an actor and stagehand. She has taught theatre arts grades K-college. Lane is also published nationally in theatre education and has conducted theatre workshops for OTEA (President 2009-2011), EdTA, and ITS. She is the recipient of the OnPoint Prize for Education Circle of Excellence (Top 10 Educator 2010) and the Melba Day Sparks Henning "Hall of Fame" Award (Oregon Thespians 2014).