About the Clubs
Seven 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Faculty Advisor: Emily Daughtridge
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Advisor: Martha Marking
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 email@example.com.
Faculty Advisor: Gina Grandi