Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville

Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville Our Chapter was formed in 2009 and has been an active part of UNCA's liberal arts community. We produce one show every semester as well as sponsoring many other events including open mics and film projects.
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This is the official page for Alpha Psi Omega at UNC Asheville. APO is a national theatre society which produces one play every semester. We also host many different events throughout the year. Every show is designed, directed, and acted by students. Membership is available to all UNCA students, go to our website for more information.

Operating as usual

04/26/2019

Everyone come out to the Office Trivia Event! It’s starting very soon in Whitesides’ Acting Lab! ⭐️⭐️

The cast and crew of Rossum's Universal Robots has been working exceptionally hard these past few weeks, and their hard ...
03/28/2019

The cast and crew of Rossum's Universal Robots has been working exceptionally hard these past few weeks, and their hard work has paid off! We open TOMORROW night at 8pm! Please email [email protected] to claim your tickets, there only a few seats remaining.

March 30th's performance is officially SOLD OUT! Grab your free tickets for the March 29th and March 31st performances b...
03/25/2019

March 30th's performance is officially SOLD OUT! Grab your free tickets for the March 29th and March 31st performances by emailing [email protected].

WHAT?: Rossum's Universal Robots
WHEN?: March 29-30 @8PM & March 31 @1:30PM
WHERE?: Whitesides 103 (The Acting Lab)

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Rossum's Universal Robots opens in two weeks! This
science fiction play is directed by Alpha Psi Omega's very own William Buffkin and will leave viewers asking themselves, "What does it mean to be human?" Please email [email protected] to reserve your tickets for this show. Tickets are free, but seating is limited so be sure to act fast!

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Poster designed by Dylan Jones.

Let the countdown begin! Rossum's Universal Robots opens in just FIVE days! Email apounca@gmail.com to claim your FREE t...
03/25/2019

Let the countdown begin! Rossum's Universal Robots opens in just FIVE days! Email [email protected] to claim your FREE tickets for the show. We only have two more tickets available for Saturday's (March 30th) show, so grab a friend and see some awesome student talent.

WHAT?: Rossum's Universal Robots
WHEN?: March 29-30 @8PM & March 31 @1:30PM
WHERE?: Whitesides 103 (The Acting Lab)

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Rossum's Universal Robots opens in two weeks! This
science fiction play is directed by Alpha Psi Omega's very own William Buffkin and will leave viewers asking themselves, "What does it mean to be human?" Please email [email protected] to reserve your tickets for this show. Tickets are free, but seating is limited so be sure to act fast!

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Poster designed by Dylan Jones.

WHAT?: Rossum's Universal RobotsWHEN?: March 29-30 @8PM & March 31 @1:30PM  WHERE?: Whitesides 103 (The Acting Lab)---Ro...
03/17/2019

WHAT?: Rossum's Universal Robots
WHEN?: March 29-30 @8PM & March 31 @1:30PM
WHERE?: Whitesides 103 (The Acting Lab)

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Rossum's Universal Robots opens in two weeks! This
science fiction play is directed by Alpha Psi Omega's very own William Buffkin and will leave viewers asking themselves, "What does it mean to be human?" Please email [email protected] to reserve your tickets for this show. Tickets are free, but seating is limited so be sure to act fast!

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Poster designed by Dylan Jones.

Flashback Thursday! We love working as an ensemble to create theatre in APO. This is a photo of Alpha Psi Omega's produc...
02/07/2019

Flashback Thursday! We love working as an ensemble to create theatre in APO. This is a photo of Alpha Psi Omega's production of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" directed by the fearless duo Morgan Fuller and Lea Gilbert!

Alpha Psi Omega is just getting started for the semester, but we certainly have A LOT of awesome things in store. Here a...
01/31/2019

Alpha Psi Omega is just getting started for the semester, but we certainly have A LOT of awesome things in store. Here are some of our amazing members at our biweekly meeting!

If you’re interested in becoming a part of Alpha Psi Omega, please reach out to us!

01/24/2019
Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville

Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville

We’re hosting open auditions for our production of Rossum’s Universal Robots RIGHT NOW Whitesides Hall 012! If you’re a UNCA student, come and audition!

01/23/2019

We’re hosting open auditions for our production of Rossum’s Universal Robots RIGHT NOW Whitesides Hall 012! If you’re a UNCA student, come and audition!

10/19/2018

A little information about 36 Treats and Tricks! Get ready!!

10/05/2018

WE SHALL BE HOLDING START TIME FOR INDUCTION INDUCTIONS FOR 10 MINUTES FOR PEOPLE ARRIVING FROM DOWNTOWN

Some info on what to expect and what to prepare:
10/03/2018

Some info on what to expect and what to prepare:

REMINDER: Alpha Psi Omega’s Inductions for the Fall Semester are happening TOMORROW, 10/4/18 in the WHITESIDES ACTING LA...
10/03/2018

REMINDER: Alpha Psi Omega’s Inductions for the Fall Semester are happening TOMORROW, 10/4/18 in the WHITESIDES ACTING LAB at 10:00pm.
Information on what to prepare for inductions can be found on the UNCA Alpha Psi Omega’s website (www.apounca.org) under “Inductions”. We hope to see you there!

It’s time for our first ever Welcome Back PARTY! We hope to see you there!
08/29/2018

It’s time for our first ever Welcome Back PARTY! We hope to see you there!

08/23/2018

REMINDER: Meeting TODAY at 12:00pm in Whitesides Hall Room 012! We will be discussing all things APO!

08/16/2018

Two years in review! (Starting from the Spring of 2016 moving forward)

04/19/2018

Members of APO,

The results are in! We had some wonderful shows proposed and an intensely incredible batch of nominees for our Officer and Board positions. We’d first like to thank everyone for continuing to show as much enthusiasm and support for this organization as you all have. Our growth has been incredible, and there’s no doubt in any of our minds that we will continue to grow and flourish in the coming year.

First, the show we will be doing in the coming fall semester (that will be having a 3 week run in Asheville Community Theatre’s 35 Below black box space) cannot be announced publicly until we’ve purchased the rights, but it will be directed by our friend and prospective APO member Missy Sullivan.

Second, the events we will be hosting in the coming fall semester are Finding Your Light, an actor’s guide on staying visible in their light; and Create48, a 48 hour one-act play festival.

Finally, your new leadership team for the 2018-2019 year is as follows:
President: Serena Dotson-Smith
Vice President: Raina Trent
Secretary: Rachel Anderson
Treasurer: Lea Gilbert
PR/Marketing Director: Ryan Miller

We want to extend a huge congratulations to those elected and a huge thank you to our members. We would also like to thank everyone for making our experience as your leaders as wonderful as it has been. This year has been full of ups and downs, laughter and tears (the good kind and the bad kind), and growth in more ways than we could have ever predicted. Thank you.

We are so looking forward to the coming year!

Grace Siplon, President
Maxwell Roberts, Vice President
Serena Dotson-Smith, Secretary
Anna Zurliene, Treasurer
Lea Gilbert, Production Manager
Ryan Miller, Event Coordinator

04/19/2018

Dear friends and colleagues,

We regret to announce that our production of Antigonus is hereby cancelled due to a combination of multiple unforeseen issues. To those who contributed your time, resources, and energy, we thank you for all your hard work. To those planning on seeing the show, we are sorry you will no longer be able to, but also thank you for your enthusiasm and support.

APO has always been and will always be by the students, for the students. We have grown in membership and production complexity exponentially within the last year, and while that is exciting, it is important to make sure that we focus as much on our classes and personal health as we do on our productions. We are students who have much to learn, and the leadership commends the cast and crew’s maturity in reaching this decision.

Thank you all once again for your support.

Sincerely,

Grace Siplon, President
Maxwell Roberts, Vice President
Serena Dotson-Smith, Secretary
Anna Zurliene, Treasurer
Lea Gilbert, Production Manager
Ryan Miller, Event Coordinator

Our final Actor Spotlight comes on opening night of "HOWL: Melusine in Portrait." Introducing Salome Navarro who is appe...
03/30/2018

Our final Actor Spotlight comes on opening night of "HOWL: Melusine in Portrait." Introducing Salome Navarro who is appearing as an ensemble member! She is a senior Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies major and is participating with APO for the first time! According to Sal, "The best part was watching this process unfold for Justin (director)." Her favorite line in the show is, "Excuse me brother. I have news."

03/29/2018

Two tickets have become available for tonights show, first come first serve!

Meet Alyssa Vincent, playing an ensemble member of "HOWL: Melusine in Portrait." Alyssa is a junior Accounting major and...
03/28/2018

Meet Alyssa Vincent, playing an ensemble member of "HOWL: Melusine in Portrait." Alyssa is a junior Accounting major and this will be her second show with APO! She says, "the best part was working with friends." Her favorite line of the show is, "Each second beautiful but nearing a tragic end." See her in action this weekend!

(Photo by Serena Dotson Smith)

Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville's cover photo
03/28/2018

Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville's cover photo

Presenting Nick Thorne in the role of Ray! Nick is a junior Enviromental Studies major appearing in his first APO show! ...
03/28/2018

Presenting Nick Thorne in the role of Ray! Nick is a junior Enviromental Studies major appearing in his first APO show! He says that working with Justin Day (director) has been the best part of the show. His favorite line is "Our children are hideous." Make sure to reserve your tickets to see "HOWL: Melusine in Portrait" this weekend!

(Photo by Serena Dotson-Smith)

03/27/2018

What is a Melusine? Check out the new trailer for the original play “HOWL: Melusine in Portrait”.

Meet Raina Trent! Raina will be playing the role of Melusine in our upcoming production of "Howl: Melusine in Portrait."...
03/27/2018

Meet Raina Trent! Raina will be playing the role of Melusine in our upcoming production of "Howl: Melusine in Portrait." Raina is a junior and a drama major here at UNCA! This will be her second APO show, having appeared as Vera in our production of "And Then There Were None." When asked what she loves about "Howl" she said, "So many people put so much work into it and it's paying off." Her favorite line in Justin Day's script is "F**k." Come see her in action this weekend!

(Photo by Serena Dotson-Smith)

01/24/2018

Hello, everyone! APO's first meeting of the year is thursday, Jan. 24th (that's tomorrow!) In the Acting Lab at Whitesides 103! Even if you're not a part of APO, you're welcome to come and see what we're about! The more the merrier! Hope to see y'all there!

01/03/2018

Hi folks! How's your break going? Feeling refreshed? Maybe a little listless? Needing some more art in your life? Why not apply to be a designer for one of APO's two spring semester shows, "HOWL: Melusine in Portrait" and "Antigonus"! The deadline for HOWL is January 16th and the deadline for Antigonus is January 23rd! Application information and the applications themselves can both be found at https://www.apounca.org/member-area! We're looking forward to your artistic vision!!

Just a few photos from "And Then There Were None", find more in our gallery at apounca.org
01/03/2018

Just a few photos from "And Then There Were None", find more in our gallery at apounca.org

Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville's cover photo
01/03/2018

Alpha Psi Omega at UNC-Asheville's cover photo

12/11/2017

Hey folks! Are YOU interested in stage managing or assistant directing one of TWO absolutely wonderful shows??
Remember, the deadline for applications is the 16th, so if this is what you're interested in, get them in fast! Take a look at the application forms below and decide for yourself! Hope to see you all next semester!
https://www.apounca.org/howl-melusine-in-portrait
https://www.apounca.org/antigonus

Design and tech applications for next season's shows (HOWL and Antigonus), are now open.Note: Design and tech positions ...
12/08/2017
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Design and tech applications for next season's shows (HOWL and Antigonus), are now open.

Note: Design and tech positions are not limited just to theatre majors or members of APO.

Alpha Psi Omega is a Dramatic honor society which focuses on exploration, education, and student collaboration in a safe and creative environment.

Members of APO had a blast today volunteering to organize the costume storage at Asheville Community Theatre!
12/04/2017

Members of APO had a blast today volunteering to organize the costume storage at Asheville Community Theatre!

12/02/2017

There are a few seats available for tonights performance of "And Then There Were None", no need to reserve just come to the Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall! The show starts at 7:30pm.

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APO presents CRABARET! Tonight in the Highsmith Grotto at 7:30pm come and watch members of the UNCA chapter of Alpha Psi Omega sing, act, and perform! Members of Alpha Psi Omega can stay after the show for the annual Crabbie Awards, in which we honor the achievements our membership has made over the past year! Our local chapter of USITT will also be providing assorted baked goods for attendees! Best part of all? It’s all free! So come on out and let us entertain you!