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About Theatre

Roncalli’s Theatre program consists of Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre, and Theatre Productions classes. It produces seven shows a year including the Fall Musical, Spring Play, Theatre Productions, Children’s Theatre, Theatre Productions Experimental Theatre and two Junior Rebel Theatre Camps. With over 300 students participating in Theatre at Roncalli High School each year, the Theatre program has earned a reputation of excellence throughout the South side of Indianapolis.


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Choral and Theatre Banquet on May 16, 2014

Choral and Theatre Banquet


Phillip Anderson, Theatre Director

Mr. Philip Anderson

Phillip Anderson is Roncalli’s Director of Theatre Education and believes that teaching young people how to express themselves through the arts is a very vital part of their overall education. Educational Theatre involves science, mathematics, foreign language, history, physical education, business, technology, economics and more. Theatre is taught in schools so one will recognize beauty, be sensitive, and have more love, more compassion, and more gentleness.

2015-2016 marks Phillip’s 18th year of teaching Theatre at Roncalli High School. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he graduated from Franklin Central High School and continued his education at Anderson University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education, and the University of Indianapolis, receiving a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Theatre. Phillip is a lifetime member of Alpha Psi Omega, the dramatic fraternity, and the International Thespian Society.

Melanie Eakman, Dance Instructor

Melanie Eakman, Dance Instructor

Melanie Eakman is in her first year teaching Dance Performance at Roncalli High School, and she is thrilled to be joining the Fine Arts faculty. Melanie is a 2006 graduate of Roncalli High School and received her formal dance training at Jordan College Academy of Dance at Butler University. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts from Point Park University in Dance Performance. After college, she danced professionally with Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and served the role of assistant director.

Melanie has many years of teaching and choreography experience and has worked with organizations such as Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, University of Indianapolis, Kids Dance Outreach, The Academy of GHDT, Dance Connection, and The Dancin’ Place.

Drama Club Officers

Drama Club Officers

President -- Reesie LaRosa, Vice President -- Margaret McCloskey, Secretary -- Jeremy Schmidt, Treasurer -- Chris Golab, Historian -- Natalie Stigall



Drama Club/Thespian Society

Drama Club

Row 1: Margaret McCloskey, Reesie LaRosa, Natalie Stigall

Row 2: Javi Briones, Breanna Jaffe, Emily Wray, Lizzy Hosty, Shannon Mitchel, Yan Yan, Mia Roberts, Connor Cleary, Gabe Ochoa

Row 3: Caroline Barron, Abigail Long, Abby Davey, Isabel Elsener, Sophie Louthain, Sam Gosser, Mary Alice Furgeson, Aubrey Fuhrman, Mackenzie Meyers

Row 4: Nina Benich, Molly Hollcraft, Grace Planitko, Sarah Prusa, Erin Rooney, Levi Ralston, Allison Pena, David Brinker

Row 5: Maria Mina, Meghan Koleszar, Cassie Petroff, Lillian Brown, Zachary Mayer, Luke Grannan, Shane Sanneman, Micah Attai, Nick Armstrong

Theatre Productions

Theatre Productions

Row 1: Kadri Spees, Reesie LaRosa, Molly Hollcraft, Margaret McCloskey, Sophia Marino, Courtney Smith

Row 2: Chris Golab, Connor Cleary, Brian Paul, Gabe Ochoa

Technical Theatre Period 1

Period 1

Row 1: Chyene Smith, Haley Stonecipher, Beatriz Venegas, Anthony Stallings, Max Quebe, Matthew Olmsted

Row 2: Chandler Gibson, Liam Collier, Arshjeet Singh, Jose Cereceres, Ben Dias, Brandan White

Row 3: Bryan Colvin, Anthony Allen, Patrick Rosemark, Brody McHugh, Sam Dever

Technical Theatre Period 2

Period 2

Row 1: Ryan Burns, Jacob Sebek, Culen Nguyen, Sarah Hayden, Sophia Hurst, Harrison Sisk

Row 2: Joe Tillar, Peter Ralston, Erik Hommel, Rodrigo Tenorio, Joshua Wheat, Joe Mullin

Technical Theatre Period 3

Row 1: Alexis Bell, Alyson McElwain, Abigail Grahn, Abigail Cerimele, Cauy Sprinkle

Row 2: Deric Vaught, Maggie Hollcraft, Brian Keeney, Javier Briones

Row 3: Patrick Cherry, Nickolas Adams, Cade Sanders, Stephen Krajcir



Theatre Arts Period 7

Period 7

Row 1: Angie Snow, Breanna Jaffe, Emily Bell, Marisol Canchola, Abigayle Walters

Row 2: Casey Venable, Sam Gosser, George Lucid, Quentin Gallagher, Chris Figueroa, Chelsie Stuck

Theatre Arts Period 8

Period 8

Row 1: Emily Wray, Meghan Koleszar, Allie Pena, Ally Pence, Abigail Conway, Sophia Louthain

Row 2: Peyton Zins, Mackenzie Meyers, Brian Bobko, Isabel Elsener, Mychal Allen

Dance Performance

Period 8

Row 1: Mackenna Taylor, Marisol Canchola, Valarie Workman, Marisa Bryans, Amy Weilhammer

Row2: Michaela Salazar, Sydney Clifford, Olivia Origer, Isabella Jahnke, Clara Serrano Vallejo

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  • Lunch Hot Dog Bar/ Pepperoni Calzone
    Time: All Day
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  • (V) Wrestling - JV & Var vs Franklin Central (Senior/CYO Night) (HOME)
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    Time: 6:00 pm
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Service (7)

  • HOPE - Saint Vincent de Paul Pantry
    Time: 3:55 pm
  • OLG Extended Care
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Making Memories Daycare and Preschool
    Time: 3:15 pm
  • St. Jude Aftercare Program
    Time: 3:15 pm
  • St. Barnabas Aftercare
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • HOPE - Joy's House
    Time: 3:30 pm
  • Helping a DIY Club
    Time: 3:30 pm
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  • Cooking Club
    Time: 3:15 pm
  • Dance Team
    Time: 3:45 pm
  • Photography Club
    Time: 3:15 pm
  • Rebel Buddies
    Time: 3:15 pm
  • Rebel Buddies
    Time: 7:00 am
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