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Preparation for the play

Preparation for the play

August 29, 2019

Each year, Jesuit High School Drama puts on two shows in the Black Box Theater — a fall play and a spring musical. Production for each of these shows requires hours of dedication from actors and technicians to create polished and memorable performances. Drama...

Art of an Ignatian life

Art of an Ignatian life

May 17, 2019

Men like Mr. David Bischoff ’79 don’t appear often. A celebrated art curator who attended Jesuit High School and later came back to teach art and art history for 26 years, Mr. Bischoff has spent countless years cultivating not only his love f...

Far from a still life

Far from a still life

May 17, 2019

Two years ago, Mr. David Bischoff ’79 retired from Jesuit High School. Although many current Jesuit students are unfamiliar with this renowned art teacher, his expertise in art history has inspired many former Jesuit students to pursue a future in ...

Lights! Sound! Rain!

Lights! Sound! Rain!

May 15, 2019

Vibrant colors flash on a pitch black stage as thunder booms in the background. While the music crescendos, the entire cast of the play gathers downstage, forming a line facing the audience. Thunder claps again as the lights go white, letting the audience...

Toasters, Robots, and Whimsy

Toasters, Robots, and Whimsy

May 15, 2019

When he first joined the Black Box, Josh Clark ’19 was a rather shy freshman with a knack for building and experimenting. Josh, unlike Scott Tooley ‘18 [see page 8], left little impact during his first show. “I remember joining because it was somethi...

Artwork worth a name

Artwork worth a name

May 15, 2019

In the quad outside the library, one can often see towers of stones stacked one on top of the other. Some rocks are stacked at unnatural angles, seemingly defying gravity. They’re a striking part of campus that impresses anyone who takes a moment to lo...

Who is the elephant man?

Who is the elephant man?

November 2, 2018

Yesterday (Nov. 1) Jesuit High School’s adaptation of the play “The Elephant Man” premiered in our very own Black Box Theatre. The play deviates from other performances Jesuit has produced in the past. Jesuit Drama Artistic Director Ed Trafton ...

What is “The Elephant Man”?

What is “The Elephant Man”?

October 18, 2018

Jesuit High School Drama has been engrossed in preparing for the fall play, “The Elephant Man.” Most students, however, have never heard of the play nor much of its origins, so what is “The Elephant Man”? Bernard Pomerance, an American playwright, c...

And the award goes to…

And the award goes to…

May 17, 2018

Saint Francis High School Alumnus Greta Gerwig made a historical run during this year’s award season. She is now the fifth woman nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. In light of Gerwig’s success, Lady Bird has directed plenty of focus on St. F...

Space to shine

Space to shine

May 17, 2018

Jesuit High School has had many student-artists come and go, but none are more iconic to the Jesuit scene than Jake Melavic ’16, whose art can be seen all around campus. Jake’s artistic career began in elementary school and continues to this day. ...

Why not try out?

Why not try out?

May 17, 2018

Donovan McGuire ’18 earned the lead role of Willy Wonka in this year’s Spring Musical. This is a tremendous accomplishment in itself considering it was his first drama attempt. Prior to the Spring Musical, Donovan had little to no experience in acting. His inv...

Behind the scenes, literally

Behind the scenes, literally

May 17, 2018

As actors light up the stage during each Black Box Theater production at Jesuit High School, Casey Honaker ’18 works hard to ensure that the lights and sound run smoothly for the show. Though behind the scenes, his help is crucial for the livelihood o...