Deep End Productions/APO is a two-pronged theater production and service organization at St. Olaf College. Meetings are held in Haugen Theater at 5:00pm on Mondays.
Alpha Psi Omega (Zeta Mu Chapter) is the theater service branch of the organization. APO (Zeta Mu) is a nationally recognized honor society which initiates members on an annual basis after they have accrued a certain number of points from theater and theater service involvement. Recent and current APO projects include: singing at Three Links Nursing Home and Northfield Retirement Community, co-sponsoring The Vagina Monologues with the Gender and Sexuality Center, and acting as student ambassadors to the Theater Department. If you are interested in proposing a project or event with APO please fill out an APO Project Event Application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but the application must be submitted at least 3 weeks before proposed date(s) of the project/event.
Deep End Productions the producing branch of the organization strives to produce inspiring student theater that supports the theatrical ambitions of St. Olaf College students. Whether interested in acting, directing, playwriting, stage management, scenic/costume/lighting/sound design, or arts administration, Deep End productions has an opportunity for you! Students of all experience levels are encouraged to become involved. Production and project proposals are accepted on a rolling basis through the completion of the Deep End APO Directing App. Most often, shows are proposed by a director but Deep End encourages students of all interests to bring project ideas to the table. In addition to sponsoring productions, Deep End produces an annual first year showcase, titled Fresh Faces and periodic play readings of both new and existing works.
Past Productions include:
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee Directed by Greg Hilleren ’14
Extremities by William Matrosimone directed by Denzel Belin ’15
Fresh Faces ’17 directed by Olivia Mansfield ’15
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia by Edward Albee directed by Andy Lindvall ’14
Cathedral and Viewfinder, an original work by David James Peterjohn ’13, based on the writings of Raymond Carver
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
The Aliens by Annie Baker
Suburbia by Eric Bogosian
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang
Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides
Creditors by August Strindberg
Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal
Scared Scriptless is a student-run organization that focuses on improv comedy. The mission of Scared Scriptless is to entertain the St. Olaf community (as well as the greater Northfield community) through improvisational theater. In addition, Scared Scriptless gives St. Olaf students the opportunity to perform improv theater regardless of their amount of previous experience. The organization has been around for about 10 years, with growing popularity. Currently Scared Scriptless meets every Wednesday and Sunday nights in the Viking Theater at 9:30pm.