The De Smet Jesuit theatre program and the De Smet Dionysian Players have enjoyed a successful run of 52 years and continue to make a significant contribution to school life.

De Smet Jesuit theatre experiences offer an opportunity for involvement of staff and students from the entire school in addition to female students from neighboring schools. The concentrated rehearsal schedule and the total organizational structure assures self-sustaining, highly professional performances.

De Smet Jesuit Theatre 2019-20 Schedule

Leaving Iowa
Auditions: August 26-27
Performances: October 17,19 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2:00 p.m.

The 1940s Radio Hour
Auditions: November 11-14
Performances: February 20-22 at 7 p.m.

Directors Choice: Spring One Acts
Auditions: March 9-10
Performances: May 1-2 (tentative dates) at 7 p.m.

Tech Crew positions available for all shows. For more information, contact Kurt Knoedelseder at 314-910-3189.

De Smet Jesuit Theatre Staff

Kurt H. Knoedelseder, Theatre Director, Manager, DDP Co-Sponsor,, 314-567-3500 ext.297

Chris Welling, Theatre Instructor,

Ryan Sextro, Assistant Director, DDP Co-Sponsor,

Ray Sherrock, Vocal Music, Pit Orchestra Director,

Sanjay Shastri, Choreographer


Thomas F. Hunter, Jr. Memorial Theatre

  • 353 seat auditorium
  • The Emerson Lobby that will accommodate patrons attending performances and can also host small group events.
  • Lighting and Sound systems
  • A scenery shop to house all construction and storage of set pieces.
  • Make-up stations and dressing rooms.
  • Orchestra Pit
  • Green Room

2018-2019 Productions


2017-2018 Productions


2016-2017 Productions

2015-2016 Productions