Illinois Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector is a $2.75 Billion Industry —Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, a new study from Arts Alliance Illinois and Americans for the Arts
“The arts sector puts people to work in Illinois and is a magnet for attracting talent, tourists, and investment to the region.” —Ra Joy, Executive Director of Arts Alliance Illinois
Theatre and Performance Studies at GSU considers performing the stories of others, as well as of the self, imperative for initiating and sustaining a dialogue of shared human experience across identities, diversities, and desires. TAPS provides students with an understanding of the role of storytelling on stage and in everyday life, awareness of cultural diversity and civic engagement, as well as heightened communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills. The program seeks to create well-rounded students, cultivating creative, critical, collaborative, and compassionate voices that move toward fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.
Whether on stage, behind the scenes, or in the classroom, Theatre and Performance Studies is committed to making art that is provocative, innovative, insightful, engaged, and resonant.
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Dr. Lisa Davis-Smith