Wig and Make-up Master during a presentation
to students in the school library.
Students come to class 4 times a week for a total of 257 minutes. Roosevelt
High School has six 47-minute periods on Mondays; one 50-minute period on Fridays;
and four 80-minute periods on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The length
of the project varies from year to year, depending on the operas and the types
of products teachers have students create. Some, such as making the masks the
first year, require 3 to 4 weeks to complete. Others have been yearlong efforts
that encompass a variety of components.