Clubs & Organizations
A great way to complement your degree and increase your practical experience is by participating gain theatre experience and practice is by participating in one of our student organizations and faculty-led groups.
E-mail Theatre@nau.edu for more information about any of the clubs listed here.
Crooked Figure Theatre Company
The Crooked Figure Theatre Company is a summer stock theatre, that marries direct, honest storytelling with experimentation and audience engagement. The site-specific company tells both old and new stories in culturally relevant and imaginative ways, pushing the creative boundaries of what theatre can be and the impact it can and should have on everyday lives. Membership is by audition or interview only.
Originally called Kilani Nilani, Arizona Playmakers, was founded in 1923, and is one of the oldest clubs on campus. Arizona Playmakers (or AZP for short) provides provides opportunities for additional performance beyond the active theatre program, and membership is open to all students. AZP hosts the seasoned, well-known improvisational troupe, NAUghty Bits, which performs throughout Flagstaff, on campus, and annually at FRACAS, the national improvisation festival.
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. Membership in USITT is open to all students.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is the National Theatre Honor Society that works towards establishing dramatic production in theatre students and universities. APO offers membership after a student achieves a certain level of experience and academic performance. APO is also a service organization. Membership is by application and invitation.
The Lazzi Posse (LP)
The LP is a faculty-directed Commedia dell’Arte performance troupe, that works in concert with the departmental Event Promotion Team by performing scenarios on campus and within the community. The LP is audition only.