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.
Blackfriars ConstitutionEmail Blackfriars
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.
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.
Blackfriars is responsible for a number of events and activities throughout the year. These include:
Blackfriars funds the Blackfriars Student Production, a SUNY Oswego mainstage production that has a student led production team, cast, and crew!
From 8pm on Friday until 8pm on Saturday a series of 10-minute plays are written, cast, rehearsed, and performed! It's a crazy tiring coffee-fueled adventure in the theatrical arts!
A classic holiday tradition filled with songs, skits, games, cookie baking contests, and more!
A themed drag competition judged by a panel of faculty/community guest judges. Sign up to compete as a King or Queen! Proceeds are donated to LGBTQ Charities! Intended for Adult Audiences only.
An opportunity for new students to mingle with returning students and faculty. All are welcome! Light refreshments are served.
An end of the year event to celebrate all of the hard work we’ve done throughout the year! Filled with games, food, and fun!
A cabaret that does not conform to the gender norm! Singers perform pieces that are typically for the “opposite” gender.
Blackfriars' is dedicated to creating educational opportunities for all students interested in theatre.
To name a few workshops, here are some recent ones:
- Theatre Professionalism
- Stage Combat (Hand, Single-sword, Broadsword)
- The Actor’s Voice, Film and Television Auditions, and more with Oswego Theatre Alumni Steve Mazzoccone ‘06 and Megan McGarvey ‘07