Award Date

5-1-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Theatre Arts

First Committee Member

Lezlie Cross

Second Committee Member

Nate Bynum

Third Committee Member

Jeffrey Koep

Fourth Committee Member

Anita T. Revilla

Fifth Committee Member

Kathryn H. Korgan

Number of Pages

66

Abstract

There aren’t many studies pertaining to African American theater student organizations. This study examined the African American Student Association for Theatre and Film (AASATF) on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Five undergraduates and one graduate student were interviewed for this study. The thesis gives an overview of the history of AASATF, the need for the organization, and how participant involvement in AASATF affected their college experience. Administrators within the Fine Arts Department can utilize these findings to better serve the needs of their diverse students.

Keywords

AASATF; African American Student Association for Theatre and Film; Black theater; College students, Black; College theater; Student activities; Theater – Societies, etc.; Theatre organizations

Disciplines

Higher Education | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Language

English


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