The Arts

Drama

Blanchet Drama

We are thrilled to announce our (virtual) fall play for the 2020-21 school year is "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry.

Audition submissions for It's a Wonderful Life are due September 14, and callbacks will take place on the 15th and 16th. Interviews to be a part of our in-person crews are on September 16. Please email Ms. Darr with questions at tdarr@bishopblanchet.org

This school year, the Drama Department is as committed as ever to cultivating student artistry onstage with exceptional performances, and offstage with our incredible crews. This fall, we are thrilled to welcome aboard fall play director Taryn Darr! Ms. Darr is a graduate of the University of Washington (BA Drama), a singer/dancer/actor, and a proud union member of Actors Equity since 2001. She has taught acting and dance classes for over 20 years with many youth programs, studios and high schools around the Sound. Ms. Darr’s career onstage has taken her all over the US, but locally you may have seen her in starring roles at the Village Theatre or the 5th Avenue Theatre. She’s been honored to have choreographed three productions for Bishop Blanchet’s Drama Department and is so thrilled to get to spend more time working with these amazing students! 

 

Fall Play Reveal







    • Fall, 2019

      Pride and Prejudice

      Fall, 2019

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • Pride and Prejudice

About Our Program

At Bishop Blanchet, our drama department's motto is "Truth and Courage." Whether students intend to pursue a career in theatre or are simply looking to try something new, we believe that making theatre cultivates creativity, sensitivity and enthusiasm in young people, and our program offers a supportive environment where students can make bold choices. 
 
The drama department offers a comprehensive three-part sequential acting program, three classes in theatre design, and a three-show season: a fall play, a student directed one-act festival, and a spring musical.
 
Students can participate in the performances both on stage acting and behind the scenes with one of our five crews: Stage Crew, Costume Crew, Hair and Makeup Crew, Marketing Crew, and Stage Management.
 
For more information about drama clubs like the Improv Team or the International Thespian Society, visit the Clubs page.
 
Want to get involved, or have a question about upcoming auditions or crew interviews? Email Performing Arts Chair Mr. Corey Eriksen or Drama Director Mr. Robert Bergin.

List of 4 items.

  • Fall Play

    Our fall virtual play has been announced! Get ready for "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry. Details on auditions and performance dates, coming soon!
  • One Acts

    Performance dates:

    January 14th - 16th
  • Spring Musical

    Performance dates:

    April 24th - 26th
  • Production History

    2019-20
    Pride and Prejudice
    The Addams Family*


    2018-19
    Almost, Maine
    Working

    2017-18
    Secret in the Wings
    Guys and Dolls
     
    2016-17
    A Christmas Carol
    Animal Farm
     
    2015-16
    Vaudevilles
    Mary Poppins

    *Production canceled due to pandemic.
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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Corey Eriksen

    Mr. Corey Eriksen 

    Performing & Fine Arts Department Chair, Technical Director, Drama Instructor
    206-527-7711
    University of Portland - B.A. in Theatrical Design
    2009
  • Photo of Robert Bergin

    Robert Bergin 

    Bishop Blanchet High School
    Drama Director
    206-527-7711
    2016
  • Photo of Taryn  Darr

    Taryn  Darr 

    Long Term Sub and Drama Director
    2020

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

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Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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