Clubs and Organizations

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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

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)

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ETC strives 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

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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

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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 projects.

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