The Drama Program at Bellarmine encompasses a variety of opportunities for students interested in the composition, production and performance of theater. Students put on two main stage productions each year: a dramatic play in the fall and a musical in the spring. In addition to acting roles, students are responsible for all technical aspects of the programs, including lighting, sounds, sets, makeup and costumes.
Students may also perform in Bellarmine's Puppet Theatre; participate in writing, directing and performing one-act plays; and take additional courses for academic credit. Comprehensively, the Drama Program offers Bellarmine students a practical creative outlet, a working understanding of the theatrical arts, an opportunity to develop leadership skills, and a place to make lifelong friendships.
See Drama Awards for some of the awards Bellarmine's plays and musicals have won over the years.
For more information about Bellarmine's Drama Program, contact Drama Director Brien O'Loughlin.
Upcoming & Past Productions
Bellarmine 2018 Fall Play... To be announced soon!
2018 Bellarmine Drama - Fall Play Auditions, Student Production/Design, Adult Support Opportunities
Bellarmine’s Theater Department is currently securing rights for our fall play. Once rights have been secured and the play selection has been confirmed, formal audition information will be posted to the Bellarmine Theater website. Auditions and callbacks for the fall play will take place after school on September 4, September 5, and September 6. Specific information on what to prepare and how auditions will be conducted will be posted on the above site. Please check this site periodically for updates.
Student Production and Design Information:
For students interested in production or design of the fall play/spring musical, a student meeting will be held on Friday, August 31 from 2:45-4:00 p.m. in McAstocker Theater. Opportunities include stage management, set design, costume/makeup design, properties design, lighting design, sound design, as well as technicians for all design elements. More information about what responsibilities these positions include will be presented at this meeting. Students interested in auditioning can also attend this meeting to learn about other available opportunities in the theater department.
Adult Support Opportunities:
Bellarmine’s Theater Department is currently seeking support for supervision of students in production and design roles. Available opportunities include lighting and sound supervision, costume and properties supervision, and set building supervision. Experience in these fields is preferred, although not required, as these roles mainly include providing training, advice, and mentorship for students as they design and build elements of Bellarmine’s fall play and spring musical. Hours are after school for 2 hours 3-5 days per week with an additional hour on Wednesdays for production meetings. There will be extended hours during tech rehearsal and dress rehearsals M-F from October 29-November 7.
If you are interested in these opportunities or would like more information, please contact Brien O’Loughlin at email@example.com.
Spring 2018 - A Curious Savage
Fall 2017 - A Christmas Carol
Spring 2017 - Metamorphoses
Fall 2016 - White Christmas
Spring 2016 - The Tempest
Fall 2015 - My Fair Lady
Spring 2015 - Little Women
Fall 2014 - Much Ado About Nothing
Spring 2014 - Fiddler on the Roof
Fall 2013 – The Secret in the Wings
Spring 2013 – West Side Story
Fall 2012 - And Then There Were None
Spring 2012 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Fall 2011 - The Taming of the Shrew
Spring 2011 - Pippin
Fall 2010 - The Miracle Worker
Spring 2010 - Curtains
Fall 2009 - The Skin of Our Teeth
Spring 2009 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fall 2008 -The Crucible
Spring 2008 – Les Miserables
Fall 2007 - Story Theatre
Spring 2007 - Urinetown