Welcome to the Black Box!

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About Jesuit Drama

Jesuit Drama celebrates over half a decade of producing student-centered, process-oriented work in the Ignatian tradition. 

Jesuit Drama students come together and work according to five core values:

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Service 

Our program produces at least three shows a year: a fall play, a winter musical, and a spring touring-show, and there are several opportunities for our many talented students to participate both on and off stage.

We look forward to seeing you in the Black Box!


Info Meetings

Jesuit Drama hosts an Info Meeting before every production begins.  It’s a chance for any and all who are interested in working on and off stage to “come find out what the show’s about.”  We’ll announce the show, talk about auditions, explain how to sign up for tech, give you a handout with everything you might need to know about joining us, and provide time to answer any questions that you might have.

All are welcome!



“All are welcome”  to attend our auditions.

Information about the production, schedules, audition requirements and guidelines and optional audition workshops are shared at the Info Meetings.  No experience is necessary.  All are welcome!

Jesuit Drama looks forward to working with students who are kind, open, ready to learn, ready to work, and ready to have fun.

Let us know how we can help!


Tech Crew

Students interested in working in production should attend the Info Meetings to find out about the several tech opportunities that range from stage management, design internships, production run crew, and all the various departments such as construction, costuming, digital-design, film, house management, lighting, and sound.

During production, Jesuit Drama students collaborate with and are instructed by dedicated, professional theater artists, designers and technicians.

No experience necessary.  All are welcome!



With a Focus on Original Works…

“In addition to producing contemporary and classic plays and musicals, Jesuit Drama is committed to creating new works in collaboration with our students, frequently focusing on ideas and issues that revolve around social justice.”
—Ed Trafton ’84, Artistic Director

Overview Ed Trafton ’84

Beyond the Black Box

“Your greatness is not what you have.  It’s what you share…”

Beyond the Black Box is the outreach program of Jesuit Drama that gives cast and crew members the chance to share their gifts and provide service and support to the larger community.