Creating A Character Grade School Workshop: November 14

Join Bishop Chatard theatre students and BCHS Director, Bri Lindsey, for “Creating a Character” Workshop on November 14 at BCHS. (more…)

While The Lights Were Out: Oct. 27-29

A thunderstorm…
The lights go out…
An agonized voice…
A pistol shot…
The lights come up…
A stranger stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger…
The detective examines the body and announces, “He’s been strangled!

This hilarious murder mystery farce with a roller coaster plot provides you with unexpected twists, thrills with every lulu of a clue and leaves you breathless with surprise and laughter.

Reserved seating tickets are now on sale for 2016 BCHS fall play, While the Lights Were Out on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, Oct. 27, 28 and 29!

Reserve your seat today

Volunteers needed – Cake Ball Recipe

Volunteers are needed in various areas to help with the fall play production.
View the sign genius sheet
All Theatre parents who volunteered to make cake balls:
View the cake ball recipe here

BCHS Welcomes a new Theatre Director

Bishop Chatard welcomes Brianne (Bri) Lindsey, as the BCHS Theatre Director!
Read about her journey to BCHS!

‘Blue Box Theatre’ receives $47,500 from Fund-A-Cause

An innovation in theatre in recent decades, the “black box theatre” is a somewhat unadorned performance space, often a large room with dark walls that can be easily transformed, used in many college and theatre training programs. This flexible staging technique is versatile and enables instructors to adjust to changing theatrical needs.

In true Trojan style, we are building a ‘Blue Box Theatre’ to better serve the creative pursuits of Bishop Chatard’s drama students. Academic instruction and dramatic and musical productions, along with our Comedy Sportz team, are among those that will benefit significantly from this addition.

During Chatard-A-Bration 2016, the ‘Trojan Blue Box Theatre’ was the Fund-A-Cause for the event. Over $47,500 was raised! Construction of the theatre space will begin in April and be ready for summer camps!

Monies raised will help pay for:

  • Sound & Lighting Tech Booth components, including computer monitors, headsets, and power devices
  • Sound & Lighting Needs of the Blue Box Theater Room, including LED par can lights, spotlights and movers, speakers, acoustic panels and draping, and rigging and accessories
  • Additional Soft Seating for 32
  • Stage and Room Build-Out Construction, including labor, materials for stage construction, repurposing of storage areas, and HVAC

If you did not have a chance to support this cause, it’s not too late to do so. Contact Margaret Ruffing at or 251-1451, Ext. 2242 for info on how to donate.

Art Takes Center Stage

Who knew arts could play such a critical role in your future?

Studies show that involvement in the arts can help increase test scores and improve overall academic performance. Plus, it’s a great way to express yourself.

Act Up! Get involved!