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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Performing Arts

A guide designed to highlight DEIA resources for the performing arts including recommendations for diversifying your repertoire and suggestions for further reading.

Search Terms -- Theatre

Below are a few examples of subject headings related to DEIA topics and theater. You can use them as search terms in the library catalog to help you get started with your research!

Theater-- Instruction and study -- Social aspects Hispanic American theater Feminism and theater
Theater -- Political aspects Asian American theater Women in the theater
Theater -- Social aspects African American theater Gay theater
Actors with disabilities Race in the theater Homosexuality in the theater
People with disabilities and the performing arts Ethnicity in the theater Sex role in the theater

*Remember, the terms used by library catalogs and other library resources represent the (US-centric, patriarchal, white) point of view of those who created them. There are many in the field working to change this practice.

Selected Readings -- Theatre

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