APO Members for Fall 2016: (clockwise from top center) Trace Craver, Drew Frazier, Payton Weinzapfel, Laramie Smith, Natalie Oates, Laura Stokes
Alpha Psi Omega exists as a vehicle for the advancement of theatre on the ETBU campus. We encourage pride in one's work and demand an attitude of service from our members. Through theatrical productions, campus activities, and community service, Alpha Psi Omega will strive to play an active role in campus life. In doing so, we hope to foster a love for the stage among our members and our school.
President: Laramie Smith
Vice-President: Payton Weinzapfel
Secretary/Treasurer: Trace Craver
Historian: Laura Stokes
Natalie Oates, Drew Frazier
Meetings: All meetings take place in the sponsor's office. See an officer or the production calendar for times and details.
Inductions: Inductions are held at the end of the spring semester at the end of the year banquet. Students must be nominated for membership by current APO members. Nominees must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their theatre courses and a 2.5 GPA overall. Additionally, they must have completed a minimum of one theatre class as well as have participated in one main stage production. Invitations to join APO are sent out to those students who are qualified, nominated, and approved.
The Venue: The Venue is a type of "open-mic night" where actors, singers, poets, dancers, artists, and musicians have a stage to perform to an audience fascinated by art and talents. The Venue not only offers a place to go but also an opportunity for young performers a stage to practice their talents. Snacks and drinks are provided. Sign-ups usually being the week before The Venue, outside of the Bennet Student Commons Cafeteria.
Sketch-Comedy Showcase: Open to the student body, Alpha Psi Omega hosts a night of improvisational games and scenes for all to enjoy under the name of "Big Guy Ballerina Improv Troupe." Come out and be a part of the fun as either a participant or an audience member!
Awards Banquet: Alpha Psi Omega hosts an awards banquet at the end of the academic year to honor all students involved in the year's productions.