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Theatre and Performance: Diversity & Accessibility in Theatre

Diverse Theatre - Considering an Intersectional Approach

Conversations about creating theatre that is accessible and reflective of diverse communities continue to grow in importance in both creative and scholarly communities. On this page, makers and scholars will find a range of books examining theater, theater history, and performance studies through a variety of lenses/perspectives that are often considered when talking about diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability. When reviewing these resources, please keep in mind that identity should be understood through the lens of intersectionality, meaning that categories like race, class, ability, and gender overlap and impact the way individuals move through the work and experience power, privilege, and systemic marginalization.

Race, Ethnicity, & Theatre

Globalization & Theatre

Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Theatre Studies

Musical Theatre & Race