Theater education at Bishop McNamara enables students to develop intellectually by expanding their capacities for creative thought and expression and by encouraging critical thinking skills. Further, theater education fosters personal growth, self-confidence, knowledge, and a variety of skills and attitudes that are transferable to a wide range of careers.

The theatre department does a fall musical and a spring play annually to showcase the many gifts and talents of the Bishop McNamara students. Participation both on and off stage teaches students to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

Below is a slideshow of the latest musical, The Man of La Mancha.

Theatre Courses

Introduction to Theatre

Theatre Tech: Sets, Lights

Theatre Tech: Sound, Costumes, Acting


Advanced Acting

Great Stages of Drama

Musical Theatre Production

Dramatic Theatre Production

Upcoming Fine Arts Events 2016-17

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Mark your calendars. Click on link below for more information on each event as it becomes available.
  • FA Boosters Meeting 9/20
  • FADE Colloquium #1 10/5
  • 5K for the Arts 10/15
  • Tri M Induction & Recital 10/25
  • Fall Musical Man of La Mancha: 11/11-13, 11/18-20
  • WAMTC Fall Band Festival 12/3
  • Christmas Fine Arts Festival 12/9-10
  • FADE Colloquium #2 12/12
  • FADE Colloquium #3 - Jan. 19th
  • FADE Senior Showcase 2/9
  • Music Trip Meeting 3/7 at 7pm
  • Spring Play: 3/17-19
  • P.G. County Music Festival 3/22-25
  • Music Trip 3/29 - 4/2
  • Dance Festival 4/7-8
  • Jazz Lab & Jazz Ensemble Concert 4/10
  • Sankofa 4/27-29
  • Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert 5/4
  • Choir Concert 5/5
  • St. Genesius Theater Awards 5/6
  • Dance Showcase 5/11
  • String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Concert 5/12
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Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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