Student Organizations

Alpha Psi Omega

Our chapter meets in conjunction with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Student Chapter (USITT) chapter meetings on Thursdays at 5 pm in the Blythe O’Sullivan Studio Theatre in the Hartmann Center.

President – John Carroll

Vice President – Ashley Bendien

Business Manager – Crystal Pulkowski

Clerk – Maddy Brandt

Advisor- Steve Snyder

Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary theatre fraternity; Bradley's chapter of Alpha Psi Omega is the Kappa Epsilon cast.

The purpose of Alpha Psi Omega is the following:

• To stimulate interest in the theatre within our department, the university, and the community.

• To maintain an open line of communication between the faculty and the students of the theatre department.

• To be an organization concerned with leadership both in production and the classroom by being responsible for maintaining a positive and professional atmosphere, a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, and by encouraging a high standard of academic and artistic integrity.

Alpha Psi Omega is governed under the motto, "We seek to become humble artists by the one and only road of labor and service". Alpha Psi Omega inducts new members twice a year - in the fall and in spring. There are many opportunities to excel as a leader within this organization, which directly affects the structure and well-being of our theatre department. Alpha Psi Omega promotes theatre excellence, dedication, professionalism, and a passion for the craft of theatre.

Every year Alpha Psi Omega plans several actives for students to participate in such as 10 out of 12 BBQ's, the Ice Cream Social, and Study Day Luncheon. Each incoming freshman/transfer Theatre major also receives a Big Sib' who is a member of Alpha Psi Omega. This Big Sib' is there to help them learn about the department and Bradley, be there for guidance, and most importantly, be a friend.

Alpha Psi Omega also creates a yearly Drag Show which anyone may participate in and plans to host a Variety Talent Show, both of which are philanthropic projects to benefit Central Illinois Friends of People with AIDS.

United States Institute for Theatre Technology Student Chapter

Our chapter meets in conjunction with the Alpha Psi Omega (APO) chapter meetings on Thursdays at 5pm in the Blythe O'Sullivan Studio Theatre in the Hartmann Center. Anyone interested in joining our organization should come to the meetings and join in!

Welcome to Bradley Theatre! We're the Executive Board for Bradley’s Student Chapter of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, and we're so glad you are interested in joining our chapter!

Specifically, we are part of a national organization in which theatre professionals and students alike are joined with the mission of promoting the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members.

Bradley's USITT chapter has many goals.

  • We bring professionals to lead workshops and discussions about current issues in theatre technology.
  • We get involved in school activities be volunteering our services when needed.
  • We help theatre students prepare for their futures after college with resume and portfolio preparations
  • Finally, we strive to make the entire theatre department more knowledgeable and appreciative of technical theatre.

Our biggest event is the national USITT conference held each year in mid-March. This is an amazing opportunity as well as an adventurous educational experience. Bradley's USITT chapter will be coordinating fundraising events throughout the year to help its members pay for the conference and traveling expenses. This year the conference is March 26-29 in Fort Worth, Texas!

The 2013-2014 events include:

  • Movie Night (September)
  • USITT Conference in Fort Worth (March)
  • Habitat for Humanity Service (April)

If you have any questions, contact Carrie Peiffer at cpeiffer@mail.bradley.edu

Please also visit our chapter website – http://www.bradley.edu/campusorg/usitt/

President - Carrie Peiffer

Vice President - Catherine Zimmerman

Business Manager - Alex Schad

Faculty Advisor - Mark Lohman

Barbeque Kitten

Anyone Can Come, Anyone Can Play

WHEN: 10:30 PM to 12 AM

WHERE: The steps of Bradley Hall (warm weather) or William's Cafeteria (cold weather)

WHY: We are Bradley's only improv group! We encourage people to come to our OPEN rehearsal to learn and play with us! If you'd like to learn how to become a Kitten, talk to a troupe member or visit us online at bbqkittenimprov.com


President - Matt Farbota
Vice President - Jake Hayes
Publicist - Kate Erin Kennedy
Guy/Girl Who Sits in the Back 'n Does Nothing - Taylor Soto
Manager - Kaitlin Pell

Musician - Cree Sullivan

Faculty Advisor – Steve Snyder

Becoming a Kitten

Think you've got it? Think you can do the improv thing in front of the tens of people that show up at our shows? Well then, good luck...(Walks away.)

Oh, still here? Fine then, here's the trick. There are no auditions. There are no real ways to "join". Here's the process:

  • Come to the OPEN rehearsals Wednesday Nights at 10:30pm by the theatre (Remember, Anyone can come, Anyone can play)
  • We may invite you to come to a CLOSED rehearsals some time.
  • If we see something in you that says you CAN do it, we'll ask you to be in a show.
  • After two shows, the rest of the litter will decide whether you're in based on: your work ethic, your ability, your progress, your shoes.
  • If it's unanimous, you're in! Simple as that.

Now, you may ask "But WHY Rob? Why's it that way?". Simple, an audition can't tell you about how you are on your toes. Improv needs toes (or fitting prosthesis). Over time we see how you are and how you fit and how you grow and how quick you are. Why unanimity? Because we're a troupe. And we spend MANY hours together, we need to make sure everyone thinks you're a good fit. Just because you're NOT in right off the bat, doesn't mean you never will be. Sometimes we think you need just a little more time to gestate before you are birthed. I'll sit on you personally, err, maybe I'll find someone else to, if that's your preference. I'll be gentle though."

The Ministry of Experimental Theatre

The Ministry of Experimental Theater is a student run organization - directing, designing, acting, stage managing, you name it, we students do it.  The MET is dedicated to creating a learning environment where students can learn and grow with each other.  Join us this season for 'The Actor's Nightmare' in the fall, and an 'Improv Night' and 'Spring Session' in the spring.

Business Manager; Artistic Director - Danielle Dyksterhouse

House Manager; Artistic Director - Jake Hayes

Operations Manager - Andy Kauff

Clerk - Sahara Alphonso

Faculty Advisor - Chad Lowell