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

Please click on the buttons above to view a schedule for our upcoming departmental events and plans for individual learning to begin the process of acknowledging and remediating implicit bias and racism.

​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 Black, indigenous, and otherwise underrepresented guest artists and faculty; a first-year student seminar in cultural competency; and review of our season planning, curriculum, and casting 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.

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.


Michael Estanich
Theatre & Dance Department Chair

Lisa Golda
AAA Committee Chair


Please use this button to submit anonymous feedback, suggestions, concerns, or support regarding your experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion in the UWSP Department of Theatre and Dance. Your comments will be forwarded to Michael Estanich, Chair of the Department, and Lisa Golda, Chair of the Advocacy Allyship and Access Committee. If you would like us to respond to you individually, you are welcome to include your contact information.  We will share feedback received and actions taken to respond on a monthly basis on this page – see AAA Action. If you wish your feedback to be excluded from the monthly summary, please indicate that in your comments as well. 

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