Mr. John Athas

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I am a Dallas native with degrees from Southern Methodist University (BFA in Theatre, Acting), and The University of Dallas (MA in Humanities). I also earned a Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge in Theatre and  English.  As an actor, I have appeared in the television series Friday Night Lights, The Deep End, The Good Guys, and Dallas, with several stage appearences in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Los Angeles. Critical essays on Theater have been published by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on The Trickster Figure in Comedy entitled, Christy Mahon: Emerging Poneros, and The Son Figure in Tragedy entitled, The Bridegroom in Lorca's Blood Wedding. I have been teaching for 25 years, beginning when I was still in college, teaching workshops for UIL One-Act Play competitions. I taught for 5 years in Los Angeles Unified School District, and for 3 years I was Drama Director and World Literature Teacher at Santa Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California.

I have been teaching at Bishop Lynch High School since 1995, having directed 40 plays, and several student written and performed films. Several of my students have gone on to earn Bachelors and Masters degrees in Theatre, and many are working professionally.

 

Arts Calendar

Blackfriars Fall Play

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

By William Shakespeare

CAST LIST

  • Chris Luke as THESEUS
  • Helena Lykke as EGEUA
  • Beau Mills as LYSANDER
  • Luke Lane as DEMETRIUS
  • Eamonn Geraghty as PHILOSTRATE
  • Kate Springs as QUINCE
  • Mai-Vi Oberski as SNUG
  • Noah Kilpatrick as BOTTOM
  • David Villarreal as FLUTE
  • Benjamin Schwartz as SNOUT
  • Alexa Morones as STARVLING
  • Anabella Mesa as HIPPOLYTA
  • Ryan Gerron as HERMIA
  • Amy Olvera as HELENA
  • Zachery Hogue as OBERON
  • MacKenzie Marsaw as TITANIA
  • Jeff Truitt as PUCK
  • Avery Vaughan as PEASBLOSSOM
  • Audrey Clay as COBWEB
  • Zoe Beyer as MOTH
  • Lily Donald as MUSTARDSEED

    FAIRIES - Stella Kastanek, Lily O'Brien, Livvy Traweek

  • ATTENDANTS - Gracie Ford, Alexa Morones, Charlie Dickson

Stage Managers: Helen Hall, Bailey Wiegert, Sophie Acuna, Thede Ambrose

Opening Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Blackbox Theatre.

Performances:

  • Thursday, November 9 - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 11 - 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, November 12 - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 16 - 7:30 PM
  • Friday, November 17 - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 18 - 7:30 PM
All performances will take place in the Blackbox Theatre. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

Tickets are $10 per person  and will be sold during lunches beginning in November. For more information or to order tickets, please contact Terry May.

NOTE: ONLINE TICKET SALES are not available when school is not in session. Please contact Terry May to have your tickets reserved.

Blackfriars Spring Play

MURDER ON THE NILE

by Agatha Christie

 

Benjamin Schwartz as 1ST BEADSELLER

Jeff Truitt as 2ND BEADSELLER

David Villarreal as STEWARD

Lily Donald as MISS FFOLIOT-FFOULKES

Audrey Clay as CHRISTINA GRANT

Ethan Green  as SMITH

Helena Lykke as LOUISE

Eamonn Geraghty as DR. BESSNER

Helen Hall as KAY MOSTYN

Beau Mills as SIMON MOSTYN

Zachery Hogue as CANON PENNEFEATHER

Ryan Gerron as JAQUELINE DE SEVERAC

Luke Lane as MCNAUGHT

Stage Managers: MacKenzie Marsaw, Stella Kastanek, Zoe Beyer, Mai-Vi Oberski

 

 

MURDER ON THE NILE

by: Agatha Christie

Performances:

Wednesday, April 18 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 19 - 7:30 PM

Friday, April 20 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 21 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 22 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, April 25 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 26 - 7:30 PM

Friday, April 27 - 7:30  PM

All performances will take place in the Blackbox Theatre. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

Tickets are $10 per person (except on Preview Night) and will be sold during lunches beginning in April. For more information or to order tickets, please contact Terry May.

 

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Friday, October 13, 2017

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