Deep End APO

Deep End is dedicated to providing acting, directing, writing, and technical opportunities for students who are not involved in theatre department productions. Past productions include: "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, "In Black," "Cathedral and Viewfinder" based on short stories by Raymond Carver adapted by David James Peterjohn, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "Olleana" by David Mamet, "Waiting...," an original composition by St. Olaf students Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy as well as many student-written shows and musical revues. All productions are completely student run and all St. Olaf students are welcome to attend meetings and audition/apply for any position.

APO is a student-run theater honor society offering its services to the St. Olaf, Northfield, and surrounding communities as a means of expressing thoughts about relevant issues and topics. Recent APO activities include the Haugen Prom, educational skits, productions dealing with emotional and physical issues, and creating and sharing theater with children and young adults. APO works in conjunction with Deep End to produce student shows within the St. Olaf and Northfield communities.


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Audition Notice!!

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My name is Mickey Morstad. I am a senior English major and student of theatre and I am pleased to announce auditions for

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

by Christopher Durang

produced by Deep End APO

Auditions Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, 7-9pm;  callbacks Nov. 3, 7-10pm

in Haugen Theatre (come to Green Room)


This tragicomedy chronicles the lives of Bette and Boo, a young couple in love. Beginning with their marriage, the 30 year story unfolds as told by their son, Matt, as he looks back on his life from graduate school. As Bette and Boo deal with their quirky families and eccentric priest, the play remains funny while also touching on weightier subjects such as alcoholism, religion, miscarriages, disease, and general family dysfunction.


I’m looking for an enthusiastic ensemble cast of 5 men and 5 women - experience is welcomed but by no means necessary. For your audition, please prepare a 1-1½ minute contemporary monologue.  I will also provide cuttings from the script to read from.


Rehearsals for The Marriage of Bette and Boo will begin on Thursday, Nov. 4. Starting the following week, rehearsals will typically be Monday – Thursday 7pm-10pm, with a potential slot on the weekends, Saturday 1-5, as necessary. That being said, the schedule will be accommodating to the actors, to Thanksgiving break, and to Christmas Fest; thus it is subject to change after casting. Performances will take place Sunday - Tuesday, December 12 - 14. Please make sure you are available for performance dates and able to be flexible during tech week (the week leading up to the performances) before auditioning.

If you have any questions regarding the auditions, the rehearsal schedule, or anything else pertaining to the production, feel free to email me at

Please note: students currently performing in The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other should not audition.


Meeting 10/4

Great outdoor meeting on a beautiful day!

  • Registration for the Making it in the Arts Conference is due today!
  • Instead of our regular meeting on 10/11, we will be hosting an audition workshop on wed, 10/13 from 5-6pm to help prepare you for As You Like It auditions
  • Email Kelsey if you are not on the Haunted Library email alias and want to be, or if you have a car
  • Applications for first-year representative are due to the Deep End APO mailbox (103) by next monday
  • The first play reading will be thurs 10/14 at 7:30pm in an upstairs classroom. All are welcome to attend and provide feedback
  • If you are interested in reading for the lighting and sound class project, email Libby. You must be available during the mwf 9:05-10am class time.
  • Want to eat hamburgers and brats? Come to the StoGrill event from 1-3pm on the Ytt lawn. $5 all you can eat delicious food.
  • Violet opens tonight! Rush if you don’t have tickets!

Meeting 9/27

Another super successful meeting. What went down? Let me tell you:

  • Violet is sold out, so if you don’t have a ticket be sure to rush. The rush list starts 1 hour before the show. 10 rush seats are guaranteed, but more might be added.
  • Don’t forget to submit your points to Eli! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email him.
  • We’ll be teaming up with GSC, CLOW, and SARN to work on the Vagina Monologues this year. Want to direct or stage manage? Any female may apply. We’ll have an application for you soon.
  • The firs planning meeting for the library haunted hours is happening mon, oct 11. If you haven’t already signed up, email Kelsey to get on the list. Rachel Saliares and Anne Elish will be in charge of the project; they’ll be contacting you soon.
  • Dates for singing at the nursing home are still being figured out, but we’re thinking Sunday afternoon, so keep that in mind.
  • Auditions for the interim show are happening very soon. The show is As You Like It by Shakespeare and directed by Dona Freeman. We’ll be hosting an audition workshop to help you polish up a 1-2 min monologue from Twelfth Night, Midsummer, Much Ado About Nothing, or As You Like It.