The multicultural theater certificate blends the teaching of history and theory with the practical aspects of theater-making and offers students throughout the university an opportunity to deepen their studies in this important and growing area of arts and scholarship.

Students in the program will further explore, examine, contest, and define the roles of artists of color within and outside of the American theater canon. Additionally, a central theme of the certificate is the consideration of what future direction theater practice and theory might take, and how ideas of “multiculturalism” and “diversity” are part of that future.

The certificate contextualizes and interrogates these terms, and engages students in critical dialogue about issues of self-definition, cultural equity, emerging aesthetics, and the evolving language of theory and practice.