High School Drama

The Theater program at BHS is made up of unique individuals working together to create theatrical productions that are polished, entertaining, and fun for our audiences as well as educational and formative for our performers and technicians.


  • We welcome and include students in 9th - 12th grade. Everyone can and will find a place within this organization as long as they possess an interest in theater and the willingness to learn, to take risks, to stretch their comfort zones, and to work hard.

  • We value a process-based approach that emphasizes learning and provides performers, technicians, and musicians with a safe, open space to explore, understand, and sharpen their skills as theater artists.

  • We define success by our personal and community growth and development, as well as by the community response to and attendance at our productions.


  • We recognize that we need one another to develop physically, psychologically, and socially as well as for having fun and achieving our goals.  This requires work, dedication, cooperation, positive attitudes, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

If you are interested in knowing more about our High School Drama department, please contact the director, Tara Rollinger by emailing her at Tara.Melmer@k12.sd.us or call the high school office (605) 529-5461.