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.

2020-2021 Productions

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  • 2020-2021 Productions

    Obstacles: An Evening of Short Plays
    November 21st & 22nd, 7pm

    This production will be livestreamed through the Bishop Ireton Facebook page.

    Much Ado About Nothing

    April 30th, 7pm YouTube Premiere

    The full performance can be viewed below.

Donate to the Bishop Ireton Theater Arts

Theater Staff

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  • Photo of Kathryn Rice

    Kathryn Rice 

    Director of Theater Arts
  • Photo of Benjamin Shannon

    Benjamin Shannon 

    Technical Director
  • Photo of Sean Scalsky

    Sean Scalsky 

    Assistant Technical Director - Auditorium and Construction
  • 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 2020-2021
    • President: Dagny Scannell
    • Vice President: Sophie de Waal
    • Secretary: Caroline Coffin
    • Treasurer: Samantha Lee
    • Social Media Coordinator: Janet Le
    • Underclass Reps: Allison Dunnegan and Aidan McNerney
  • 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 2020-2021
    • President: Dagny Scannell
    • Vice President: Maya Andersen
    • Secretary: Janet Le
    • Artistic Director: Sophie de Waal
    • Members: Caroline Coffin, Samantha Lee, Kip Sisel, Quinn Doyle, Sophia Tuminaro
    • ITS Mentor: Mrs. 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 2020-2021

    Maya Andersen - Lead Critic
    Dagny Scannell
    Miriella Jiffar
    Allison Dunnegan
    Aidan Furey
    Aidan McNerney
    Mayah Tiwari