Department of Theatre
A message from the CSU Theatre Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
To Columbus State University Department of Theatre's Students, Alumni and Community Partners,
We See You. We Hear You. We Stand with You.
We See You. We are a committee that recognizes the importance of developing precise policies and practices to amplify equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in Columbus State University's Department of Theatre. We are advocates who support all students feeling safe, seen and validated within an educational setting.
We Hear You. We firmly believe in celebrating diversity; it is the basic human right to justice that leads to equal opportunity for all. By doing so, we find it crucial that the learning environment should reflect the increasingly multicultural society in which we live, learn and perform through proper representation and policies. We encourage students to use their voices to promote equality.
We Stand with You. We are currently in the process of developing and executing a plan of action. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that will be responsive to ever-changing and evolving needs around equity on our campus, in our community, and in our industry. We will strategize how to create a safe space for the student today in order to produce a community that exemplifies and celebrates equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Members of the CSU Theatre Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Task Force
- Beth Reeves (Chair) - Faculty, Class of 2009 and 2017
- Gabby Story - Student
- Lauren Pollock - Student, Theatre of Color President
- Michael Stiggers - Class of 2009
- David McCray - Class of 2018
- Krystal Kennel - Professor of Theatre
- David Turner - Associate Professor of Theatre
- Bryan Dewsbury - Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
- Jo Anne Hill - Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Piedmont Healthcare
Take a Seat
The campaign to provide funding for the Schwob School of Music and the Department of Theatre in support of student scholarships, graduate assistantships, visiting artist performances, visiting artist master classes and lectures, and other unanticipated opportunities that arise.