Performance and Creative Interest

Performance and Creative Interest Clubs and Organizations offer a wide array of communities to express creativity, passion, and individuality while being uplifted by those around you. These clubs and organizations are great for you if you enjoy the art of creation, seek a community to explore new ideas, and strive to inspire and be inspired.

NameDescriptionMeeting Times & Places (subject to change)Club Email
Alpha Psi Omega (APO)Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) is a national theatre honor society, dedicated to recognizing student achievement in collegiate and university theatre and providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. Students who qualify for membership (based on volunteering time and participation in theatre) can elect to be inducted. PLU is nationally recognized as the Theta Pi (ΘΠ) cast. At PLU, APO facilitates and sponsors student performing groups. Additionally, APO offers many member-only events, including social outings, production viewings, and service opportunities.When: Every second Saturday from 10am-11am

Where: PHLC Black Box Theatre
Clay CrowsThe Clay Crows is the premier improv troupe on campus. We host workshops and jams for anyone to participate in, and perform our own shows throughout the semester. Follow @claycrows on Instagram and subscribe to Clay Crows on YouTube to stay tuned for more information, as well as any upcoming performances, workshops, or jam sessions! We look forward to improvising with you!When: Every Tuesday from 5:45pm-7:15pm, and every Friday from 6:30pm-8pm

Where: Studio Theatre in KHP
Cypher ClubCypher Club is a group of dancers coming together to work on sharing skills! If you have any interest in dance, no matter your ability, come join us or follow us on Instagram, @plucypherWhen: Fridays from 6pm-7pm

Where: Columbia Center 2nd Floor Hall
Club Chair's email:
Gold Rush A'CappellaGold Rush is a mixed voice a'cappella group that seeks to connect students through a shared love of music and performing. We sing songs ranging genres and decades using no instruments, only our voices!When: TBA*

Where: TBA

*Rehearsal schedule is adjusted at the start of each term to meet participant availability.
Night of Musical TheatreNight of Musical Theater is a club that produces a cabaret of songs from musicals to provide more opportunities for aspiring performers.When: J-term only, Sunday-Thursday from 6:30pm-10pm

Where: Eastvold Mainstage in KHP or Studio Theater in KHP
Club President's email:
Pacific Lutheran University Student Chapter of the American Choral Directors AssociationChoral Music Enthusiasts! PLU ACDA supports choral music education majors with professional development opportunities you might not receive in the traditional choral music education program at PLU.When: Monthly listening parties during Wednesday chapel

Monthly meetings and choir labs at 7pm

Where: MBR rooms 334 and 306
PLUtonic A CappellaPLUtonic is a student-run and directed a cappella group (they perform without instruments!). In 2021, PLUtonic made the shift from Tenor-Bass to a SATB ensemble to be more inclusive and allow any student to participate in a cappella on campus. The group strives to engage in the learning and performance of a cappella music. PLUtonic also aims to provide a diverse selection of music and performance opportunities to the PLU community and beyond. They also compete annually at the ICCA northwest quarterfinals. |When: Twice a week*

Where: TBA

*Rehearsal schedule is adjusted at the start of each term to meet participant availability.
The CollectiveThe Art Collective is a community of PLU students, staff, and faculty who have an avid interest in expanding the field of creative arts and an appreciation of print and digital media. We facilitate and participate in regional and national art exchanges, become active members in our local communities, as well as host several art sales at Pacific Lutheran University.When: Once a week, day and time TBA

Where: Ingram 106
The Umbrella OrganizationThe Umbrella Organization works to support student theatre clubs and organizations on campus. We advocate for our member organizations, and provide a solid foundation and funding for these organizations. We are composed of a representative from The Clay Crows, APO (as well as a representative for each student production), and NOMT. We are headed by a Production Manager, Assistant Production Manager, and Treasurer. We also work to fund any guest speakers, independent productions, and miscellaneous theatre activities as we are requested and able.When: At least 2 times per semester

Where: KHP Green Room/Script Library