Student Life


Students at Bishop Lynch have a wide range of opportunities to pursue their creative passions through our outstanding Fine Arts programs. From dance to photography, choir to sculpture, our students find a multitude of ways to express themselves. The guidance of our highly acclaimed faculty helps inspire students to bravely embrace their talents and share them with the world.
BL students compete in many artistic areas, winning numerous awards and accolades throughout the academic and artistic communities. Students who wish to pursue a career in fine arts have the opportunity to develop an impressive portfolio to showcase their developing talent, providing an excellent foundation for their future endeavors.

Fall 2020 Performances

Tuesday, October 13 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 15 - 7:30 PM

Blackfriars Fall Play
Thursday, November 12 - 7:30 PM
Friday, November 13 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 14 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 15 - 2:00 PM Matinee
Wednesday, November 18 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 19 - 7:30 PM
Friday, November 20 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 21 - 7:30 PM

Band Concert
Tuesday, December 8 - 7:00 PM

Dance Recital
Friday, December 11 - 4:00 and 7:00 PM

Choir Concert
Saturday, December 12 - 7:00 PM


List of 6 news stories.

  • Blackfriars Fall Play

    PROOF Synopsis: On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

    The fall play will open on Thursday, November 12 and run for two weekends. Due to COVID19 and social distancing precautions, the play will be held in the McGonigle Theatre rather than the more intimate Blackbox. 

    Thursday, November 12 - 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, November 13 - 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, November 14 - 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, November 15 - 2:00 PM Matinee
    Wednesday, November 18 - 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, November 19 - 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, November 20 - 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, November 21 - 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets are $12 each, purchased at
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  • Cast and Crew of Antigone Win Big at District

    Congratulations to Bishop Lynch’s TAPPS One Act Play Antigone for taking third place at the district competition this past weekend with a powerful performance. This creative and beautiful interpretation of the Greek tragedy incorporated Greek-style masks as well as the appearance of a virtual actor in a truly updated and current version of the play. 

    There were also some big acting and technical awards won by the cast and crew of Antigone.  

    All Star Technical Crew went to Gretchen Schultz. 

    All Star Cast Awards went to Kathryn Bell, Lorenzo Curran, Sarah Hendry, and Lucia Colindres for their acting in the play. Lucia, who appeared virtually, may be the first actor ever to win this acting award with a virtual appearance! 

    Honorable Mention All Star Cast Awards went to Marcella Jaques and Jessi Ruby.  

    Every student in this production took home awards. It was a great weekend for the Bishop Lynch Blackfriars’ Theater Department. A very big congratulations to the cast, crew, designers, and directors of Antigone. And a very big thanks to the parents, friends, families, and classmates who came out to watch, support and cheer on the play at home and at district.
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  • Friar Artist Wins Blue Ribbon at State Fair of Texas

    Tessa Tronzano, a Bishop Lynch High School senior, won first place at the State Fair of Texas with the project she did in Sculpture II. Tessa’s entry in the wood craft division earned a first-place ribbon. Congratulations Tessa! 
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  • Blackfriars Announce 2021 Musical

    The Blackfriars Guild is pleased to announce the 2021 musical production of CURTAINS. This comical murder/mystery takes place in Boston on opening night in 1959. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!
    Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 17 and performances will take place beginning February 26 and running through March 7, 2021. Listen for additional announcements, and check out the Fine Arts page on the Bishop Lynch Website for more information. If you’re interested in seeing examples of the musical numbers in the show, go to
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  • Virtual Auditions

    We know our Bishop Lynch High School students have talent - lots of talent! Now it's time to showcase that talent by submitting a virtual audition to be a part of the Blackfriars' fall and spring plays as either an actor or on the tech theatre side.

    The virtual audition is an easy five-step process. Learn more below. 

    Audition for your shot in the spotlight (or to be the one directing the spotlight) today through June 30.
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    Jennifer Nimmo
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Fine Arts Department

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Kit Sawyer

    Kit Sawyer 

    Musical Director
    (214) 324-3607 x4157
  • Photo of John Athas

    John Athas 

    Theatre Instructor
    (214) 324-3607 x4283
  • Photo of Andrew Balettie

    Andrew Balettie 

    Director of Bands, Fine Arts Department Chair
    214-324-3607 ext.4119
  • Photo of Frank Brown

    Frank Brown 

    Visual Art
    (214) 324-3607 x4309
  • Photo of Robert Clark

    Robert Clark 

    Technical Theatre Director
    (214) 324-3607 x4182
  • Photo of Allison Elliott

    Allison Elliott 

    Dance Instructor, Head Coach of the BL Brigade
    (214) 324-3607 x4314
  • Photo of Corey Johnson

    Corey Johnson 

    Visual Art
    (214) 324-3607 x4356
  • Photo of Gloria Kenyon

    Gloria Kenyon 

    Photo & Visual Art
    (214) 324-3607 x4154
  • Photo of Kathy Leos

    Kathy Leos 

    Director of Choirs
    (214) 324-3607 x4296
  • Photo of Terry May-Hajdar

    Terry May-Hajdar 

    Theater Manager
    (214) 324-3607 x4131

Fine Arts Course Offerings at Bishop Lynch

Students at Bishop Lynch have the opportunity to participate in the following classes and performing arts programs, including:

A Cappella Choir
AP Music Theory
Beginning Band
Choreography/Dance Team
Dance I
Dance II
Dance III
Dance IV
History of Western Music
Instrumental Ensemble
Introduction to Dance
Junior Varsity Choir
Public Speaking/Debate
Studio Voice Class
Symphonic Band
Technical Theater
Technical Theater (Crew)
Theater Arts I
Theater Arts II
Theater Arts III
Theatre Production

Advanced Introduction to Art
Art Studio
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Introduction to Art
Photography I
Photography II
Portfolio Presentation 2D
Portfolio Presentation 3D
Sculpture I
Sculpture II
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963