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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- Amanda Pertierra  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 2.5 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

Broadway Backwards

Broadway Backwards is throwing a twist to the Broadway songs and scenes everyone knows. Performers can perform songs or scenes from the opposite gender!

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.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Calendar

August 30                   Jersey Day

September 3               General Meeting & Officer Meeting

September 6                Jersey Day

September 12              Arts and Crafts

September 17               General Meeting & Officer Meeting

September 19              APO Event

September 27              Tabling in GC for Right You Are, If You Think You Are

October 1                     General Meeting & Officer Meeting

October 4                   Jersey Day

October 7-8                 Auditions for Coffee House

October 10                   Arts and Crafts

October 12                   APO Cast Retreat

October 15                   General Meeting & Officer Meeting

October 21-25             APO Spirit Week

October 24                  Meditation

October 26                  Coffee House Tech and Performance

October 29                  General Meeting & Officer Meeting

October 31                   Halloween

November 1                Jersey Day

November 5                Arts and Crafts

November 7                Monologue Workshop

November 14                Tabling in GC for Red Velvet

November 25               Local Founder’s Day & Potluck

November 26              General Meeting & Officer Meeting

December 3                 General Meeting & Arts and Crafts

December 5                   Jersey Day

December 5                  Meditation

December 6                 Winter Formal

January 10                    Jersey Day

January 14                   General Meeting & Officer Meeting

January 16                   Arts and Crafts

January 23                  Meditation

January 30                  Tabling in GC for Measure for Measure

February 4-9               KCACTF

February 7                   Jersey Day

February 17                  Act Against AIDS Audition Workshop

February 18                 General Meeting & Officer Meeting

February 18-19            Act Against AIDS Auditions

February 20                Arts and Crafts

February 24-March 1  Spring Break

March 3                       General Meeting & Understudy Education

March 6                       Jersey Day

March 7                       APO Cast Retreat

March 9-13                 Big/Little Week

March 10                     Understudy Education

March 12                     Arts and Crafts

March 13                     Big/Little Reveal

March 14                     Act Against AIDS (Tech & Performance)

March 17                     General Meeting & Induction Test

March 19-21              Senior Projects

March 26                    Meditation

March 28                   Understudy Induction Ceremony

March 31                    APO Meeting and Officer Voting

April 2                        Monologue Workshop

April 3                          Jersey Day

April 9                        Tabling in GC for The Miss Firecracker C0ntest

April 14                       General Meeting/Officer Transition Meeting

April 20                      Meditation

April 24                       FIU Theatre Banquet