Arts

Drama

The Blackfriars Guild

The Blackfriars Guild of Bishop Lynch High School is an organization which gives students an opportunity to participate in good theater, be it on stage or behind the scenes.

The Blackfriars offer three theatrical productions each year - a fall play in November, a musical in February/March, and a play in April. Class credit is given to students who participate in any of these three productions ~ 1/2 credit for performers and tech crew members.

Auditions are required in order to be a cast member. Classes meet during the school day for the fall and spring plays, and on weekends for the musical. Times and dates are announced.

Each performer is required to pay a small ($40) costume rental fee. All costumes are provided and remain the property of Bishop Lynch High School.

For more information on any Blackfriars production, please contact Terry May.

Blackfriars 2020-2021 Season

PROOF will be the fall play, opening on Thursday, November 12 and running 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. bit. THE STORY: 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 Blackfriars Spring Musical 2021 will be CURTAINS, opening Friday, February 26 and running through March 7 in the McGonigle Theatre. THE STORY: It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, CURTAINS is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience. The Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.


Drama Department

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of John Athas

    John Athas 

    Theatre Instructor
    (214) 324-3607 x4283
    Bio
  • Photo of Robert Clark

    Robert Clark 

    Technical Theatre Director
    (214) 324-3607 x4182
    Bio
  • Photo of Terry May-Hajdar

    Terry May-Hajdar 

    Theater Manager
    (214) 324-3607 x4131
    Bio
  • Photo of Kit Sawyer

    Kit Sawyer 

    Musical Director
    (214) 324-3607 x4157

Drama Course Offerings

Technical Theater
Technical Theater (Crew)
Technical Theater II
Technical Theater III
Theater Arts I
Theater Arts II
Theater Arts III
Theatre Production

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  • History of the Blackfriars Guild

    On Tuesday, November 19, 1963, the first meeting of the Blackfriars Guild was held in the cafeteria. Father J.D. Reynolds, O.P. began the organization with a small group made up of John Ganter, Hugh Kohler, Bill Tomlin, Rick Boeglin, Frank Shemek, Larry Bires, and Bob Ruble.

    The first production took place in the spring of 1964, Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology. It was performed as a dramatic reading, with a simple set, cafeteria tables for headstones and a scrim with the silhouette of a willow tree serving as the setting. The student body, consisting solely of freshmen and sophomores, served as the first public audience for the performance, and the Blackfriars Guild was on its way.
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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