Associated Student Organizations

Club News! 

Members of Technical Theatre Club are raising money to pay for their annual trip to USITT,  the United States Insititute of Theatre Technology conference. This conference provides them with opportunities to learn from professionals in their fields and network/interview for jobs and internships. Any amount you can donate will help them to meet their goal of supporting the travel costs for ten members this year. To donate, follow this link, which will direct you to their facebook site.

Congratulations to the Appalachian Musical Theatre Club on their recent production of Mamma Mia! How wonderful to see such a large cast and great talent on the stage.

(Updated 11.19.19)

About the Clubs

Nine Appalachian State University student organizations have a formal association with The Department of Theatre and Dance. These clubs and organizations serve the department by providing leadership, providing artistic and professional development opportunities for our students, and by supporting the department with recruitment events and other activities. The department serves our associated student organizations by providing them with space for meetings, rehearsals and performances; assistance with media release distribution; and consultation with faculty and staff to support them in managing their organization. We encourage every one of our students - major, minor or non-major - to become involved with at least one of them.

APO - Alpha Psi Omega, Lambda Zeta Cast

Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is a national dramatics honor society. Students are invited to join after attaining a number of points by working in any area of theatre or dance. Members do not need to be theatre majors to be eligible to join. APO does various service projects throughout the year, and the Lamba Zeta cast also presents a full-length play or a showcase of student talent most years. If you are interested in joining or have any questions regarding the society, please email APO at apolzexec@appstate.edu.

Faculty Advisor: Sue Williams

Appalachian Musical Theatre Club

This student organization is open to all students on campus interested in promoting and performing in musical theatre. Their goal is to offer performance and production opportunities to students of all skill levels, majors, and backgrounds on campus. The club provides 3 performance opportunities throughout the school year: Miscast (a variety showcase), Halloween Ball (our philanthropy event with the Health and Hunger Coalition), and a fully student-run musical. Check out the Facebook page.

Faculty Advisor: Derek Davidson

Entropy Dance Crew

Entropy Dance Crew brings together different individuals with a shared passion for dance. By creating a welcoming environment focused on both personal and collective growth, Entropy helps members of all backgrounds and experience levels express themselves through the art form of dance. Entropy is actively involved in the campus and local communities, hosting open classes and participating in a variety of service activities. Entropy also travels throughout North Carolina and Virginia to train, perform, and network with other dancers in our community. See their Facebook page.

Faculty Advisor: Susan Lutz

Momentum Dance Club

Momentum Dance Club is a student organization that is open to all students on campus who are interested in dance. The Club sponsors the annual Momentum Showcase, a dance concert choreographed, performed and adjudicated by students. Proceeds from the Showcase go to fund master classes with guest artists and support students in expanding their dance experience. For more information about Momentum, see their Facebook page. You can also contact club president Amber Worley at worleyal@appstate.edu.

Faculty Advisor: Emily Daughtridge

Playcrafters

Playcrafters is a student organization that is open to all students on campus who are interested in theatre. Dues are $5.00 and social activities include master classes and workshops, movie nights, tailgating, the end-of-the-semester banquet, and other activities. The Club sponsors the 24-Hour Play Festival, the New Play Festival of original one-act plays written by students, and the Playwrights Guild, a group of student playwrights who meet to work together. For more information, “like” their Facebook page or contact the club at appstateplaycrafters@gmail.com.

Faculty Advisor: Martha Marking

Show Business

Show Business is a performing arts management entity, dedicated to enriching the learning, skills, leadership, and experience of its members through exposure to business demands and operations of the performing arts field. For more information about Show Buisiness, email showbusinessmedia.asu@gmail.com, or you can contact them on Instagram (@asu_showbusiness) or Facebook (asushowbusiness.)

Staff Advisor: Geralyn Mitchell

Syncopation Tap Club

Syncopation Tap Club is a student organization for those who love to tap and want to be part of a community of people who share this same passion. ST was founded by two students who wanted to create a place for dancers to continue to grow and develop their tap technique further. The club hosts weekly practices, various performance opportunities, and monthly "open" beginner classes that require no previous tap experience. If interested, DM the club on instagram @syncopationtap or email club co-presidents Brianna Graves or Rachel Bohannon at gravesbk@appstate.edu and bohannonrm@appstate.edu

Faculty Advisor: Sherone Price

Technical Theatre Club

The Technical Theatre Club is open to all students who participate in and appreciate the technical aspects of theatre and the entertainment industry. Throughout the year the organization coordinates backstage activities, provides supplemental theatre workshops, attends two conferences, and sets fundraising activities to attend conferences. Check out their Facebook page.

Staff Advisor: Matthew Tyson

W+ITT - Women and Inclusive Theatre Troupe

Women+ Inclusive Theatre Troupe is a student-run organization that seeks to enhance the representation of women+ (those who identify always or sometimes as a woman, and those who identify as non-binary) within the theatre environment.  We stive to provide a welcoming community at all of our meetings/events, and all gender identies are welcome to join us!  Our organization provides workshops and holds events to help rising artists in the theatre world in business and artistic aspects of the profession. For more information and to reach us, check out our Instagram at @wittappstate, join our Facebook page, or write to us at womeninclusivetheatretroupe@gmail.com.

Faculty Advisor: Gina Grandi