Theatre Program

Bishop O'Connell High School presents...

Knights of Hope
April 30 and May 1  at 7 pm.

Our spring theatre production--a cabaret of musical theatre pieces, selections from plays, and original student work
centered on the theme of hope in these trying times.

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The performance streamed on this page as a limited engagement.


 

Theatre Collage

The vibrant theatre program at Bishop O’Connell High School offers students the opportunity to dive deep into a variety of theatrical disciplines, whether onstage or off. There are two mainstage productions a year, a play and a musical, as well as smaller productions throughout the year such as the fun Christmas tradition, A Very DJO Christmas Carol.

In theatre classes, students study theatre from its roots in Ancient Greece through Shakespeare, Chekhov and Ibsen, and all the way to modern American drama and musical theatre. They will gain a variety of techniques for building character and physicality such as Viewpoints and Meisner technique. 

Students interested in technical theatre have the opportunity to learn lighting, sound, stage management, costuming, prop design, set building, and more. Technical theatre students support the O’Connell community for a variety of assemblies, Masses, and events throughout the year. No experience is required to get involved!

All students who participate in the theatre program are inducted into the O’Connell Players, the student-led community building group that supports the mainstage productions and organizes social activities for theatre students. In addition, students who demonstrate commitment to and excellence in the theatre program are eligible to join our chapter of the International Thespian Society, an honors society for high school thespians.

Students interested in auditioning for productions or getting involved in theatre tech should email Miss Gretchen Midgley at gmidgley@bishopoconnell.org.

Theatre rehearsal

 

For more information, contact:
ocplayers@bishopoconnell.org
703-237-1400


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Past Theatre Productions

2020-2021
Knights of Hope
Fright Knight
 
2019-2020
 
2018-2019
A Very DJO Christmas Carol
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
 
2017-2018
Mary Poppins
 
2016-2017
A Very DJO Christmas Carol
Southern Hospitality
 

2015-2016
Thoroughly Modern Millie
A Christmas Carol Radio Show
The Crucible

2014-2015
The Sound of Music

The Trials of Robin Hood