Mr. Michael Sullivan '87 - Theater Director - 713.490.8227 - email
Mr. Chris Siemann - Assistant Director - 713.272.4369 - email
Mr. Anthony Schneider '15 - Assistant Director - 713.490.4302 

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 Summer Camp 2020
The Southwell players are excited to host a Theater camp for Strake Jesuit and St. Agnes students in the Lowman Theater. Learn more about the Theater program, meet other students and faculty, and get acquainted with the Theater space and procedures. All are welcome. No registration required. The camp dates are usually shortly before orientation begins and will be announced towards the end of the school year.

Performance Calendar

Performances for the 2019-2020 season are scheduled for these dates. Exact timing is visible on the school calendar.

  • November 7 - 9, and 15 - 16, 2019 — The 39 Steps
  • February 12th, and 13th @ 4 PM; 20th @ 5 PM, 21st @ 4 PM, 22nd @ 7 PM
  • April 24 – 25, April 30, and May 2, 2020 — Title TBA

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 or St. Agnes Black Box:

10/18 - Strake Jesuit Lowman Theater
11/12 - location TBA
11/21 - Faculty Match
1/16 - location TBA
1/24 - location TBA
3/12 - location TBA
4/7 - location TBA
Tickets are $5 at the door. Tickets are available in the Spirit Store – buy 3 get 1 free!
Away matches:
11/8 @ Stratford
1/21 @ Westside
2/21 @ Houston Christian
3/27 @ Houston Christian
4/23 @ Foster
4/28 @ Katy