Theatre

group of students lean into radio microphone, dressed in 1940s clothing

I notice you have girls in your theatre productions. Where do they come from?

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 2020-2021 Schedule

Because of ongoing uncertainties with COVID-19, De Smet Theatre is changing its approach to the upcoming season. We are no longer planning to produce See How They Run in October or Pippin in February. We are looking at a number of options for students interested in being actively involved with De Smet Theatre and De Smet Dionysian Players (DDP).

Please stay tuned for updates, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information, contact Kurt Knoedelseder at 314-910-3189

2019-2020 Productions

2018-2019 Productions

students perform on stage State One Acts
students perform on stage State One Acts
students perform on stage Spring One Acts
students perform on stage Spring One Acts
students perform on stage Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
students perform on stage Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
students perform on stage Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
students perform on stage
students perform on stage
students perform on stage, both wearing hats

2017-2018 Productions

student lifts fist in air, reclining on stage

Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all. We've set up the production schedule so that we have a production in each of the three sports seasons. So, if you play basketball, you could be involved in the Fall Play or the One Acts. If you play soccer, you could be involved in the Musical or One Acts. If you play baseball, you could do the Fall Play or Musical.

Acting students will focus solely upon the study of acting and will perform three or four scenes and monologues, continue reading plays, and explore theater history. Directing students will perform two scenes, and, with a focus upon directing, direct the Acting students in two scenes and monologues (and be eligible to direct the student one-act plays in the spring).

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Fine Arts Faculty

Mike Callahan

Mike Callahan

Teacher, Kairos Director
PHD, Philosophy & Film, St. Louis University
MA, Media Literacy, Webster University
BA, Theology, St. Louis University
Kurt Knoedelseder

Kurt Knoedelseder

Drama Director/Theater Manager
MA, Educational Leadership, Maryville University
MA, Theater, Lindenwood University
BS, Theater & Journalism, MacMurray College
Laurie Kohler

Laurie Kohler

Teacher
MA, Fine Art, Webster University
BS, Fine Art, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Emily Ledbetter

Emily Ledbetter

Teacher
BA, Fontbonne University
Nicholas Moramarco

Nicholas Moramarco

Teacher
BA, Beloit College
MFA, Lindenwood University
Ray Sherrock

Ray Sherrock

Teacher, Choir Director, Library Resources
BA, Music Education, New Mexico State University
Chris Welling

Chris Welling

Teacher
LLM, De Paul University College of Law
JD, St. Louis University
BA, St. Louis University School of Law