Fine Arts

Theater Arts

Our Theater Program produces two shows each year in the Fall and in the Spring. New this 2022-2023 season is our winter Broadway Revue. Past shows have included Anastasia, Little Women, Radium Girls, The Addams Family, Damn Yankees, and Godspell. All students, regardless of experience, are taught  the basics of acting, character development, and communication on stage. BI Theater Clubs and Organizations are also open to all students who are interested in any aspect of theater, including acting, stage crew, set design, costuming, make-up and more.

2022-2023 Productions

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  • 2022-2023 Productions

    You Can't Take It With You
    November 11, 12, 18, 19 @7 pm; November 13 @ 2pm

    The Music Man
    March 24, 25, 31, and April 1 @ 7 pm; March 26 @ 2pm
    Click here to purchase tickets.

Theater Staff

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  • Photo of Kathryn Rice

    Kathryn Rice 

    Director of Theater Arts
  • Photo of Megan Brusnahan

    Megan Brusnahan 

    Theater Technical Director
  • Photo of Laurie Candalor

    Laurie Candalor 

    Theater Costuming Teacher
  • Photo of Courtney Foster

    Courtney Foster 

    Theater Sewing Instructor
  • Photo of Sean Scalsky

    Sean Scalsky 

    Theater Assistant Technical Director - Auditorium and Construction
  • Photo of Benjamin Shannon

    Benjamin Shannon 

    Theater Assistant Technical Director, Instruction & Design
  • Photo of Arianna Tilley

    Arianna Tilley 

    Assistant Director of Theater Arts, Instructional Assistant

Trip Down Broadway

Every year, the Drama Club spends a weekend in New York City learning about various plays and shows. A few highlights include visiting local attractions, such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Rockefeller Center, and getting a behind-the-scenes tour of current Broadway productions. Participants also have the chance to attend workshops and rehearsals with actors and actresses from Broadway shows.

Theater Clubs

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  • Drama Club

    The Bishop Ireton Drama Club is an open and inclusive space designed for students interested in learning more about the aspects of theater including acting, stage crew, costuming, designing, or all of the above. The Drama Club regularly meets to do drama workshops, play improv games, attend local shows, and even create their own!

    Drama Club Officers 2022-2023
    President: Vivian Spendley
    Vice President: Aidan Furey
    Secretary: Lauren Allen
    Treasurer: Aidan McNerney
    Improv Coordinator: Mayah Tiwari
    Underclassmen Representative: Jose Franco
  • Scenic Art Club

    The Bishop Ireton Scenic Art Club is Bishop Ireton Theater Art’s newest club. Brought to fruition for a want to create and explore the theater world through visual art, the Scenic Art Club works closely with Bishop Ireton Theater Technical. Through painting, sculpting, and texturizing, the Scenic Art Club brings the sets of  Bishop Ireton Theater Art’s productions to life on stage.

    Scenic Art Club Officers 2022-2023
    Co- Presidents: Eve Wisneski and Brendan Carreon 
    Secretary: Gwen Shearon
  • International Thespian Society

    The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theater students located at more than 4,200 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) whose mission is to honor student achievement in the theater arts. .

    Our Thespian troupe is a subset of our theater arts program. Members of ITS meet to create service projects, like performing at senior homes and giving mini- lessons on acting and theater to elementary and middle school theater students in the Northern Virginia area. 

    This student honor society, though a separate student organization, is open to any student of the Bishop Ireton Theater Arts program, however, only students who have been officially inducted and registered with the EdTA national office are members of the International Thespian Society.

    Troupe 3418 Members 2022-2023
    President: Aidan McNerney
    Vice President: Aidan Furey
    Secretary: Allison Dunnegan
    Treasurer: Mayah Tiwari
  • Cappies Program

    Bishop Ireton is a proud member of the National Capital Area Cappies program. The Cappies are a writing and awards program (100% student driven) that trains high school theater and journalism students to be expert writers, critical thinkers, creators, and leaders. 

    Bishop Ireton Theater Arts has been nominated many times in multiple categories, including last year, when it was nominated for Best Costumes, Best Choreography, Best Male Vocalist, Best Supporting Actor is a Female Role (Winner), Best Supporting Actor is a Male Role, and Best Musical. 

    Fun Fact: Did you know Bishop Ireton was a charter member of the very first Cappies program in the United States?

    Bishop Ireton Cappies Team 2022-2023
    Lead Critic: Aidan McNerney
    Lauren Allen
    Allison Dunnegan
    Aidan Furey
    Vivian Spendley
    Mayah Tiwari
    Ellie Viana