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. Formerly the Artistic Director for Fourteenth Avenue Players at Winterhaven (K-8) School for 8 years, Jo also previously taught middle school in Tucson, AZ for 3 years 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 HS as its resident production company where she has served as the Artistic Director since 2007. Jo has worked in several community theatres across AZ in acting, directing, and technical theatre. Jo toured the U.S. and Canada as an actor and stagehand. She has taught theatre arts grades K-college. Jo is also published nationally in theatre education and has conducted theatre workshops for OTEA (President 2009-2011), EdTA, and ITS. She is an Oregon Thespian State Board Member and has earned the Oregon Melba Day Sparks Henning Hall of Fame Award (2014). She is also a proud ITS Alumni!