The Drama Program at Bishop England is designed so that a wide range of students can be involved in theatrical and musical performance in a group environment that fosters creativity and teamwork. We have two drama productions each year: a fall play and a spring musical. Students have a chance to be part of live theater either performing onstage or behind the scenes. Some backstage options are running lights and sound, painting sets, working as stage crew, working with costumes and makeup, playing in the orchestra, or helping with publicity. Auditions are open to all students, and the rehearsals for the play and musical are held after school three days a week on average.
Drama opportunities include a sequence of three courses, a fall and spring production, and/or being a member in the Drama Club. One course is an advanced course offered on the honors level. Students enrolled in courses are involved in class performances, collaborations and both partner and individual work onstage.
FALL DRAMA PRODUCTION
Event Title: Bishop England’s Drama Club presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Description: In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but it is ultimately the Horseman who will decide his fate. Bishop England’s drama students have been working hard to present this timeless tale! Through the old ghost stories of the Woman in White all the way to the mysterious Headless Horseman, we aim to entertain and intrigue you!
Event Date and Time: November 10th and 11th at 7pm-8:45pm
Location: Bishop England High School in the Bishop Thompson Performing Arts Center (363 Seven Farms Drive Charleston, SC 29492)
Cost: Purchase tickets at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students, Free to BE students with ID