Alpha Psi Omega (APO)
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 (USITT)
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.
We are Bradley's only improv group! We encourage people to come to our OPEN rehearsal to learn and play with us!
- 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
The Ministry of Experimental Theatre (MET)
The Ministry of Experimental Theatre 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.