The IU Department of Theatre + Dance acknowledges and honors the Indigenous communities native to this region, and recognizes that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the myaamiaki, Lënape, Bodwéwadmik, and saawanwa people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We also acknowledge that this University would not exist if it wasn’t for the free, enslaved labor of Black people. We honor the legacy of the African diaspora and Black life, knowledge, and skills, stolen due to violence and white supremacy.
We are dedicated to amplifying historically marginalized and under-represented voices and perspectives, improving community relationships, correcting the narrative, and making the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance a more supportive and inclusive place for Native and Indigenous, Black, Asian, Latino/a/e, Middle Eastern, South Asian and Pacific Islander, and Multi-Racial students, artists, faculty, and staff. This year we are producing Sueño translated and adapted by José Rivera from the play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca and JUMP by Charly Evon Simpson and hosting Chika Ike, director, and Jerrilyn Lanier, costume designer. IU Theatre & Dance invites you to experience the work of these artists, and to acknowledge and honor the living contributions of these artists and makers to the art forms of theatre and dance.