Alpha Psi Omega is a national theatre honor society that has recognized and rewarded exemplary student participation in theatre productions since 1925. With over 600 casts nationwide, it is the largest national honor society.
The Alpha Alpha Lambda cast of Alpha Psi Omega was re-established in the Fall semester of 2014 to provide acknowledgement of those students of FIU Theatre demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in their academic and theatrical endeavors. Members “seek a life useful” by using their talents and the passion they share for theatre to serve their academic and local theatre communities.
FIU Chapter President- Matthew Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible for membership in the Alpha Alpha Lambda cast of Alpha Psi Omega, a student must be:
- enrolled at Florida International University
- a declared theatre major or minor
- have two semesters of active involvement in the FIU Theatre Department (transfer students only need one semester)
- have a 2.75 overall GPA
- have earned 100 APO points in the year prior to induction (or 75 points for transfers) as per the Points Breakdown Form provided by the chapter
- have received their official understudy education
- approved through a screening process completed by officers, faculty advisors, and all players
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
A shadow cast production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is presented every year as a Halloween tradition. Participation in this production is not limited to theatre students, so everyone is invited to audition and participate!
Act Against AIDS
The annual Act Against AIDS Showcase is a charity showcase presented by members of APO and FIU Theatre students every Spring semester. All proceeds are donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.
Using their many talents in theatre, members participate in charity fundraisers, showcases, and community performances to positively impact their local and global communities.
FIU Theatre Week
FIU Theatre Week allows FIU Theatre students and faculty to celebrate being a part of an increasingly active theatre community that promotes artistic and personal growth. This week helps department veterans remember why they love their department so much and encourages new students to become involved.
APO Spirit Week
APO Spirit Week celebrates members’ efforts and accomplishments, and allows them to take part in a Local Founders Day celebration commemorating the first induction ceremony after the chapter was re-established.
Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Calendar
August 25 Jersey Day
August 29 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
September 1 Jersey Day
September 5 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
September 25 Rocky Horror Auditions
September 26 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
October 6 Jersey Day
October 7 Cast Retreat
October 16-20 FIU Theatre Week
October 27, 28 Rocky Horror Picture Show Performances
October 31 General Meeting & Halloween Movie Screening
November 3 Jersey Day
November 7 Officer Meeting
November 14 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
November 20-22 APO Spirit Week
November 28 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
December 1 Jersey Day
December 8 Winter Formal
January 12 Jersey Day
January 16 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
January 20 Cast Retreat
January 22-26 Big/Little Week
January 23 Officer Meeting
January 26 Big/Little Reveal
January 20 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
February 2 Jersey Day
February 13 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
February 26 Act Against AIDS Auditions
February 27 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
March 2 Jersey Day
March 20 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
April 3 General Meeting & Officer Meeting
April 13 Induction Ceremony
April 24 General Meeting/Officer Transition Meeting
April 25 FIU Theatre Banquet