Philelectic Society

The Philelectic Society—the oldest co-curricular organization at Jesuit—is the school’s drama department. It presents the public with musical theatre as well as comedy and dramatic pieces in Jesuit’s 894-seat auditorium. Seniors have the opportunity to direct one-act plays as well.

All components of theatre are developed here, including acting, set design, lighting, sound, public relations, graphic design, carpentry, and set construction. Acting workshops and training for the booming film and commercial industry are available to members.


Call for Auditions!

The Jesuit Philelectic Society will hold auditions for its fall productions JHSP Radio Theatre Halloween Shows and Clue: The Musical on Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in the Jesuit auditorium. 

On Tuesday, October 5, the Philelectic Society (Phils) will host an open house in the auditorium during both lunches. Students interested in any of the Phils activities are welcome to come by and ask questions.  Representatives of all aspects of the Phils including director Kate Arthurs-Goldberg, Improv coach Mike Dardant, Tech Director Ron Goldberg, and the Phils Executive board members will be on hand, as well as current Phils.    

Philelectic Society activities include:
  • Barbershop Blue Jays – a cappella singers
  • JHSP Radio Theatre – radio dramas/comedies with live Foley effects 
  • J-Troupe – improv comedy team
  • Performers – actors, singers, dancers, comics, and musicians
  • Tech Crew – scenic construction, painting, prop making, lighting, sound, and stage management  
Requirements / Notes to Auditioners:

JHSP Radio Theatre Halloween Shows

  • You must bring a completed audition form.
  • You must be prepared to demonstrate character voices, accents, and/or sound effects.

Clue: The Musical

  • You must bring a completed audition form.
  • You must sing a song that you are proud and happy to sing that also shows your vocal range. 
  • You need to wear clothes that allow for movement.
  • Casting is open to both male & female actors of all races and ethnicities.
  • This show will be double-cast.  

It is mandatory that you complete an audition form. Download the audition form (PDF) or pick one up from the Phils office, Room 201. No one may audition without this signed, completed form.

For further information please contact Mrs. Kate Arthurs-Goldberg at arthurs@jesuitnola.org.


Show Dates and Times:

JHSP Radio Theatre Halloween Shows

  • To Be Announced

Clue: The Musical

  • Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. (matinee) and 7:30 p.m.

Philelectic Society Executive Board:

Meet the 2021-22 E-Board (To be Updated)

 

Phils’ Calendars
(To Be Updated)

Tech/Work Crew Forms

  • Crew Form 2021-22 (To be Updated)
  • Safety Contract 2021-22 (To be Updated)