Fine Arts

Theater Arts

Our Theater Program produces two shows each year in the Fall and in the Spring. Past shows have included Curtains, Radium Girls, The Addams FamilyDamn Yankees and Godspell. All students, regardless of experience, are taught  the basics of acting, character development and communication on stage. The Drama Club is also open to all students who are interested in any aspect of theater. This includes acting, stage crew, set design, costuming, make-up and more.

2019-2020 Productions

List of 3 items.

  • Little Women

    November, 15,16, 17, 22, 23, 2019
    Cast
  • Freaky Friday

    POSTPONED due to COVID-19

    Cast
  • An Evening of One Acts

    Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Purchase Tickets for Future Shows

When tickets are available for purchase for an upcoming show, a link to buy tickets can be found here.

Theater Staff

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Joanna Henry

    Joanna Henry 

    Assistant Director of Theater Arts
  • Photo of Benjamin Shannon

    Benjamin Shannon 

    Technical Director
  • Photo of Sean Scalsky

    Sean Scalsky 

    Assistant Technical Director
  • Photo of Kimberly  Crago

    Kimberly  Crago 

    Lighting Instructor
  • Photo of Laurie Candalor

    Laurie Candalor 

    Costuming Teacher
  • Photo of Judith Harmon

    Judith Harmon 

    Costuming / Sewing

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

    Membership in the Bishop Ireton Drama Club is open to any student in the school who is interested in Theater, including acting, stage crew, costuming, designing, or attending shows and drama workshops as a group. Student leaders work hard to make the club active, open and inclusive. The various areas of Bishop Ireton productions are part of one community and work together as a team. There are regular meetings throughout the year to plan and allow the entire club to come together and discuss ideas.

    Drama Club Officers 2019-2020
    • President: Owen Peters
    • Vice President: Gaby Garcia
    • Secretary: Dagny Scannell
    • Treasurer: Maya Andersen
    • Underclass Reps: Sofia Cruz, Fiona Fedorochko
  • 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. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theater arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians and junior high/middle school inductees are known as Junior Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

    The Thespian troupe is a subset of our theater arts program. It is the student honor society, a separate student organization, and membership is earned. Any student may be a member of the theater program, but only students who have been officially inducted and registered with the EdTA national office are members of the theater program and the International Thespian Society.

    Troupe 3418 Members 2019-2020
    • President: Kathleen McNerney
    • Vice President: Owen Peters
    • Secretary: Samantha Fisher
    • Artistic Director: Jonah Smith
    • ITS Mentor: Ms. Joanna Henry
  • 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 and leaders. Bishop Ireton was a charter member of the very first Cappies program in the United States.
    Bishop Ireton Cappies Team 2019-2020
    • Lead Critic - Kathleen McNerney
    • Maya Andersen
    • Caroline Keir
    • Sophie de Waal
    • Dagny Scannell
    • Owen Peters
    • Miriella Jiffar
    • Meghan (Ashton) Zebrowski
    • B.I. Cappies Mentor - Carly Walbert
    • B.I. Cappies School Coordinator - Joanna Henry