Movements for Diversity in American Theater (CD or EM)

Subject associations
THR 332 / AAS 389 / GSS 342 / LAO 332
Fall 2021
Brian E. Herrera
Registrar description

Theater artists routinely bend, twist and break all kinds of rules to create the imaginary worlds they bring to life on stage. Why, then, has the American theater so struggled to meaningfully address questions of equity, diversity and inclusion? In this course, we undertake a critical, creative and historical overview of agitation and advocacy by theater artist-activists aiming to transform American theatre-making as both industry and creative practice, as we connect those histories with the practices, structures and events determining the ways diversity is (and is not) a guiding principle of contemporary American theater.

AAS Subfield