Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

46th Season Auditions

Auditions are by appointment only. Use the links below to sign up for an audition time. We will only be auditioning performers 16 years of age or older at this time.

Please email with questions and concerns.

JPAS seeks resumes for all positions in the theatre including but not limited to: Stage Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, Scenic Designers and Sound Board Operators, Lighting Designers and Light Board Operators, Costumes Designers and Stitchers, Scenic and Prop Designers and Builders, Backstage crews etc.

Please email resume to Dennis G. Assaf, Founder/Artistic Director at


Mountaintop 1600x1000

by Katori Hall

Rehearsal Schedule: December 16 - January 24, Weekdays 6-10, Weekends Saturday noon-4, Sundays 1-5

Performance Schedule: (Thursdays - Sundays) January 25-February 4, 2024

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Male – 39 – Black, Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader.
Camae – Female – 20’s – Black , Lorraine Hotel maid

Westwego Cultural Center | 177 Sala Avenue, Westwego, LA

THE MOUNTAINTOP This intense, mystical-political two-person drama is about the last day on Earth of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the evening after he delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. The entire play is set in his Lorraine Motel room, where Dr. King is alone, trying to create yet another powerful speech. When he orders a cup of coffee from room service, a mysterious woman arrives, bringing much more than he requested. What follows is a reflective, sometimes humorous, often touching conversation in which Dr. King examines his achievements, his failures and shortcomings, and his unfinished dreams.


The Nutcracker auditions will be held at Jefferson Ballet School Studio
3621 Florida Ave., Kenner, LA 70065

The Nutcracker Auditions:

All auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. You MUST sign up here to audition.

Sat Sept 9th, 2023

11 - 12:30 females ages 10 -12
1pm  -2:30pm females ages 13 - Adult
4:30 - 6pm Males ages 10 - Adult

Sun Sept 10th

1pm - 2:15pm All Dancers ages 4 - 7
2:30 - 3:45 All Dancers ages 8 - 9


Noises Off

by Michael Frayn

Harold Heno, Director

Rehearsals: March 11- April 11, Weekdays 6-10, Weekends Saturday noon-4, Sundays 1-5

Performances: April 12, 14, 18, 20, 21, 2024

Jefferson Performing Arts Center | 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA   

This play within a play is a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose out-of-control egos, lack of skill, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. A touring theatre troupe’s production of a sex comedy called Nothing On is on view here from start to un-finish: their dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. The show is a delightful window into the inner workings of theatre, progressing and regressing from dress rehearsal mishaps to friction between cast members in the final performance. This delightful backstage farce comes complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and flying sardines!