The Multicultural Theatre Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to work on theatre pieces that reference the experience of the multicultural community of America and the world. The University Theatre strives to incorporate in its season plays written by African, Asian, Latino, and Native American playwrights to provide a well-rounded cultural and artistic experience to its students.
With a culturally diverse student population, the Multicultural Theatre Program strives to encourage and celebrate the qualities that make every culture’s artistic community unique. By reaching out to organizations on campus and throughout the community that support diversity, this program exposes its students and the Kalamazoo community to a broader view of cultural artistry across the globe.
Along with dedicated productions within the University’s show season, the Multicultural Theatre Program also encourages the study of all aspects of multicultural theatre in the classroom. The curriculum includes the study and history of different cultures to create within students a worldly and sophisticated appreciation for the diversity of the theatre.