Mr. Michael Sullivan '87 - Theater Director - 713.490.8227 - email
Ms. Katie Burke - Assistant Director - 713.272.4359 - email
Mr. Chris Siemann - Assistant Director - 713.272.4369 - email

The Southwell Players and International Thespians are the theatrical group at Strake Jesuit. The Southwell Players have been a Jesuit tradition for over 40 years. The Southwell players include both the boys and the girls from St. Agnes and other participating schools. They are named after the British Jesuit saint, Robert Southwell.

Strake Jesuit has been a member of International Thespians since 1998. Troupe 4970 recognizes the work and commitment of outstanding theater students. Students must complete the equivalent of 100 hours of quality work in order to be inducted into the International Thespian Society.

Theater Open House 2019
The Southwell players are excited to host a Theater Open House for Strake Jesuit and St. Agnes students on July 31 and August 1, from 10am–2pm in the Lowman Theater. Learn more about the Theater program, meet other students and faculty, and get acquainted with the Theater space and procedures. Come either day or both days. All are welcome. No registration required.

Performance Calendar

Performances for the 2017-2018 season are scheduled for these dates. Exact timing is visible on the school calendar.

  • October 26 – 27, and November 1 – 3 , 2018 — Play On!
  • February 14 – 16, and 22 – 23, 2019 — Student Directed One-Act Plays
  • April 25 – 27, May 2, and May 4, 2019 — Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes

ComedySportz Improvisational Theater Troupe

Comedy Sportz "empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages their individuality and provides the forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun!” The Strake Jesuit/St. Agnes team represents both schools, please check the performance venue (S.J. or S.A.A.) before home matches. For more information on ComedySportz, click here.

The ComedySportz Home Match dates – all times are 7:00 pm in the Lowman Theater:
11/8 vs Houston Christian
11/30 Faculty Match
1/11 Alumni Match
2/1 vs Westside and Brideland
3/22 vs Houston Christian

Tickets are $5 at the door. Tickets are available in the Spirit Store – buy 3 get 1 free!

Away matches:
11/6 @ Westside
11/15 @ Houston Christian
1/15 @ Cy Fair
1/24 @ Foster
3/4 @ Westside
3/7 @ St. John XXIII
5/17 @ Stratford