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ALPHA PSI OMEGA--Since 1925, this national honor society for university theatre students, has encouraged dramatic production at every step in a person’s academic career. Southeastern’s chapter, Alpha Epsilon Psi, began in 2007. Our chapter is extremely active creating student workshops, social events, and produces up to two student-run productions at Southeastern venues such as the Vonnie Borden Theatre, The Columbia Performing Arts Center, and The Student Union Theatre. APO is a wonderful opportunity to engage in theatre, make friends, learn new skills, and take on leadership within the organization.

2021-2022 APO OFFICERS

President: DeJuan (DJ) James:

Vice President: Shelby Grantham:

Secratary: Lanie LeFranc:  

Treasurer: Carsyn Avegno:


"Hello and welcome to Alpha Psi Omega at Southeastern Louisiana University! I am your President, DeJuan James, but you are welcome to call me D.J. My fellow officers and I would like to welcome you to our wonderful organization with open arms and open hearts. Whether you've heard of us from class, from a fellow member, social media, or anywhere in between, we're happy that you chose to be with us. 

Alpha Psi Omega is the National Theatre Honor Society and one of the largest organizations in the world. However, not only do we value performing arts, but also the hard work and effort that goes into it. That starts with the education and knowledge gained from studying in the classroom and working on productions; knowledge that will stay with you for the rest of your life, no matter what curriculum you choose to study. Our members are studying majors across the board, and they all have contributed significantly to the success of our organization. 
Along with our passion for the arts, we also value the connection of our fellow members through family events, which allows us to engage with others and make a long-lasting effect on one another. It is because of the active involvement of our members that allows APO to have its presence on campus. 
My hope is that you find APO to be a second home for you as you progress through your college career. We offer you a place to thrive as you begin this brand new journey. This year is sure to be one to remember! And please, SEEK A LIFE USEFUL! 🎭  

VONNIE BORDEN MAINSTAGE SEASON -- Every academic year, students can perform, manage, design, produce in our four main stage productions in our 456-seat  Vonnie Borden Theatre.   Current Season   &     Upcoming Auditions


Communications and Theatre in London

Since 2008, the Southeastern Theatre Program and Communications Department have offered an annual Study Abroad in London trip.  The trip takes place each July and offers up to six credit hours in a variety of Theatre and Communications courses.  The program is based in London and includes master classes at Shakespeare’s Globe and/or The Royal Shakespeare Company, tours of the BBC, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Victoria & Albert Museum, trips to other major European destinations, and the opportunity to see several professional theatre productions.  For more information about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity visit:

 Study Abroad in EdinburghSTudy Abroad HArry Potter Studios


Costume Shop--contact Christine Crook (

Scenic Shop--contact Steve Scepker (

Box Office--contact Chad Winters (

THE COLUMBIA THEATRE -- SLU Students have the opportunity to perform, intern, and work study at The Columbia for The Performing Arts Center located in downtown Hammond and operated by Southeastern Louisiana University. Established in 1928, the 830-seat theater has an extensive historic past within Southeast Louisiana. The Columbia produces theatre and music performances and hosts classical and contemporary concerts, dance performances, and other special events. 

NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT -- Southeastern Theatre dedicates a quarter of its mainstage season to an unpublished play by an emerging playwright.  The Inkslinger International Playwriting Contest allows our students to participate in the process of developing a premiere production from staged readings through fully-realized performance.  The Inkslinger also grants students the opportunity to meet with the playwright and participate in post-show audience talkbacks. Inkslingerplaywritingcompetition


Southeastern Theatre Conference


SETC Booth


Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival



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