About School of Theater
George Mason University’s School of Theater provides a rigorous, professional and inclusive environment that promotes creative exploration, individual initiative, community building, and multidisciplinary projects. Students collaborate with others, hone their work ethic, and take responsibility for their own artistry as they forge creative partnerships with peers and faculty.
MASON SCHOOL OF THEATER DIVERSITY STATEMENT
As the faculty and administrative staff of the School of Theater at George Mason University, we recognize that we are privileged to work on a campus with such a richly diverse student population. We believe student diversity expands the community’s thinking, knowledge, and empathy. We also consider a diverse student population essential for creating a shared future, where respect for each other’s differences strengthens the foundation of a healthy society. It is our challenge to re-envision American theater education to ensure its inclusivity and accessibility to our diverse student population. We commit to this work by broadening the choices of material in our classes and in production, widening the range of opportunities on stage, having open conversations with the student body, and doing our best to honor a multitude of ideas and opinions.
Our goal is to support the growth of all students through our program and beyond, equipping them to imagine and build alternative equitable futures for the American Theater.