Redmond High School

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Welcome to the Drama department for Redmond High School, located in Redmond, Washington. We are Troupe 5117 of the International Thespian Society. We produce 3 main stage productions each year, including a play, a musical, and a festival of student-written work. Students participate both on stage as performers and off stage as technicians.

Congratulations Troupe 5117! Redmond High School earned the title of Gold Status Thespian Troupe for 2021-2022!

Ruth Retiring Soon

Ruth Barton, PAC icon, will be retiring soon from Redmond High School. Ruth has been our Theater Manager since 2003, when the school was rebuilt. She has served as Technical Director for countless RHS Drama productions.

Mentor and Leader: For 18 years, Ruth taught her students all the ins and outs of technical theatre. Light, sound, and set design, fly rail, spotlights, mics, props… How to build sets and use power tools, how to operate the light and sound board, how to call a show. She mentored, inspired, and pushed us to be the best we could be. She kept us SAFE. Above all, she loved her students fiercely. We will miss her expertise, her dedication, and her friendship. The department won’t be the same without her. Ruth, you're a rockstar!

Professional Life: Ruth's vast experience in technical theatre is part of what made her such an asset to RHS. Among her many professional credits, Ruth served as the Master Electrician for Intiman Theatre Company, and she won the Portland Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Lighting Design. Throughout her technical theatre career, she worked for every major theatre company in the Seattle area in many different technical capacities. Ruth taught technical theatre at the Art Institute of Seattle and at Seattle Central and Shoreline Community Colleges.

Education: Ruth studied Technical Theatre and Theatre Administration at the University of Colorado. She holds a BA in Computing and Software Systems / Systems Analysis from University of Washington.

Booster Meeting

When: Thursday, June 16th at 6:00 PM
Where: RHS Library

Calling all parents! Come to the final booster meeting of the year. Learn about how we support the theater arts at RHS, contribute ideas for next year, and enjoy some cookies while meeting some of the parents stepping up to lead the boosters next year! We'll be holding elections for board seats and you can learn about the big and small (some commitment-free!) ways to stay involved and support our kids.

Next Season

The 2022-2023 season of shows was announced at banquet!

Fall Musical: Anastasia
Winter Play: Clue
Spring Festival: DramaFest, of course!

Plus, we are taking a show to state: The Actor's Nightmare

Thank You

Corporate Sponsors Many thanks to the local businesses who continue to support RHS Drama. Let's support them in return!

Agave Cocina and Cantina
Bruner Orthodontics
Cocochi Massage Clinic
Columbia Choirs
Discover Yoga
Evergreen Home Loans - Heidi Hanson
Jean Long Real Estate
Redmond Eye Doctors
Roos Orthodontics
Spark Pizza
Summit Dance Co
Susan Stockman Portrait

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Peer into Our Past RHS Drama has been making great theatre with great people for a long time. Check out the Our History page! What shows has RHS Drama produced through the years? Which of our shows received 5th Avenue Award nominations? Which students served as leaders in the department? What are our alumni up to?

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Krispy Fun

Sometimes at the concession stand, you can find huge Rice Krispies treats. They are always popular - a lot of treat for your dollar. How do you make them so big? Find out here.

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