​Department of Theatre & Dance | Advocacy, Allyship & Access

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UWSP is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible educational environment for all of our students. Our Advocacy, Allyship and Access Committee has created a five-year Action Plan devoted to reviewing and renewing this commitment in the areas of Artistic Inclusion, Community Outreach, Student Concerns, Curriculum, and Faculty Recruitment and Development. We meet bi-weekly to work towards initiatives within our plan, including: grant funding proposals for residencies by guest artists from global majority and other underrepresented groups; ideas and concerns presented by student representatives to the committee; and review of season planning, curriculum, and casting/conflict resolution practices. Please feel free to contact either Lisa Golda, Committee Chair, or Michael Estanich, Department Chair, with any questions you may have about the educational climate in our Department.


Please click the button above to view learning experiences created and/or implemented in departmental response to incidents of implicit bias and racism.

Click on the buttons below to read our Five-Year anti-racist action plan focused on Faculty Development and Recruitment; Artistic Inclusion; Curriculum; Student Concerns; and Community Outreach; read a list of actions we have already taken this year; and to read our response to We See You White American Theatre.

Watch an interview with our first student co-director, Kendra James, as she discusses her experience directing Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet” with acting Lecturer Parke Fech.

BIOPIC Arts Leaders & COVID-19 Research Findings 

Visit here to view BIPOC Artists Impacts Video Presentation 



Michael Estanich
Theatre & Dance Department Chair

Lisa Sanderson (Golda)
AAA Committee Chair



You can also click here to go to the Diversity and College Access site link for reporting inequitable campus practices.