Clubs and Organizations
A great way to
gain theatre experience and practice is by participating in one of our clubs
and organizations. This experience will complement your degree, and prepare you
for a career in the industry.
E-mail Theatre@nau.edu for more information about any of the
clubs listed here.
Arizona Playmakers, originally called Kilani Nilani, was
founded in 1923, and is one of the oldest clubs on campus. Throughout the
years, Arizona Playmakers (or AZP for short) has been dedicated to creating an
environment in which students can explore opportunities in theatre.
AZP is also the proud sponsor of NAUghty Bits, Flagstaff´s
premier improv comedy troupe. All students are welcome to join in and play with
us as NAUghty Bits performs across Arizona for dorms, schools, conventions, and
parties. Each year, AZP also sponsors a variety of events. Past events include
a night of scenes, the 10-minute play festival, the picnic auction, Assassins!,
and more. Arizona Playmakers welcomes all students with an interest in theatre
to join us. There are no requirements to be a member.
Educational Theatre Company (ETC)
to expand imaginations, enrich lives, and teach skills of different art forms
to students of varying age and skill levels. Members of ETC present workshops
at schools around Flagstaff as well as at the AZ State Thespian Conference in
Phoenix. ETC also encourages Phoenix-area schools to come to NAU for
performances and workshops. Membership is open to all majors.
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Northern Arizona University Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is the National Theatre Honor Society that
works towards establishing dramatic production in theatre students and
universities. The Beta Nu cast was formed at Northern Arizona University. The
Beta Nu cast has since flourished and become a respected organization within
the Department of Theatre.
United States Insititue for Theatre Technology
The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT)
is the association of design, production, and technology professionals in the
performing arts and entertainment industry.
The purpose of NAU USITT is to actively promote a free
exchange of ideas and information regarding all theatre skills and
technologies; to engage in research, education, publication and other related
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