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Student Organizations


logo of the student organization of Black Friars

In the Spring of 1948 Oswego's rather loosely organized and defined Dramatics Club became Blackfriars. The name was adopted at the suggestion of Dr. Erwin Palmer, then technical director & co-advisor to the group with Dr. Rupert Stroud. 

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Blackfriars' Mission:

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide opportunities for the college community to experience all aspects of theatre and to cultivate a general interest in theatre. 

Students of the Theatre Executive Council sitting in a group smiling at the camera

2022-23 Executive Council

  • President: Ian Katz

  • Vice President: Kat Larrabee

  • Treasurer: Joey Cambareri

  • Secretary: J. Donnelly 

  • Faculty Advisor: Judy Wyman Collette

The duties of all the elected officers are described in Article V, "Elected and Appointed Officers and Their Duties," Sections 1 - 6 of the Blackfriars constitution.

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Blackfriars Events 

Blackfriars is responsible for a number of events and activities throughout the year. These include:

Alpha Psi Omega (Mu Iota Cast)

Alpha Psi Omega is a Honorary National Theatre Society. The Mu Iota Cast of the organization was instituted at SUNY Oswego in 1950.  Over the years the cast has produced plays, sponsored guest speakers and hosts (with the Theatre Department and Blackfriars) the annual High School Drama Festival, now in its 59th year.

Alpha Psi Omega Logo

Membership is by invitation to Theatre Majors and Minors. Alpha Psi Omega, through conferring membership on a student recognizes that student's outstanding contributions to the Theatre program at Oswego including academic excellence and exceptional achievement in production work beyond that required through classes.  

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