We, the members of the Department of Theater, believe theater is a place for finding inspiration and new ways to come together with others. Theater is a place where diverse and divergent ideas and perspectives can be shared and exchanged. In a climate of oppression and silence, we are committed, as artists, scholars, intellectuals, and activists to amplifying and affirming those perspectives.
We make a commitment to be a welcoming space, on our stages and in our classrooms, to hold the vital conversations about what it means to live in this country and be a member of this society.
We promote an artistic and academic engagement that:
Affirms and validates our shared humanity
Respects all racial, ethnic, religious, gender, class, ability, and sexual identities
Encourages empathy and compassion for all
Practices human connection and engagement
Our doors are open to all members of the community who want to be a part of the conversation.
Department of Theater, Fine Arts Center 112
University of Massachusetts Amherst
151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9331