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Jo Strom Lane

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Jo Strom Lane, the theatre teacher at Roosevelt High School in Oregon and the current Chapter Director for Oregon Thespians, began her theatre career as a touring actor and stagehand, then landed in Arizona, where she co-founded Opening Act Theatre Company as a summer theatre training program for young adults. She later transferred the company to Portland and eventually transitioned it into Roosevelt High School as its resident production company, where she now serves as Artistic Director. Jo has over 20 years of professional teaching experience, has been active in various community theatres, and is a published author and workshop leader. Her service has earned her the OnPoint Prize for Education Circle of Excellence, EdTA Hawkins Arts Advocacy Award, and the Melba Day Sparks Henning “Hall of Fame” Award for Oregon.