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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  apo.fiu.president@gmail.com

 

Membership Requirements

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

Events

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.

Service Projects

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

Department of Theatre
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th ST - WPAC 131 Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-2895 | Fx: 305-348-8413
E-Mail: carta@fiu.edu