Minor in Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies

Department of Theatre & Drama

The Department of Theatre & Drama offers a minor to eligible U-M students (in SMTD, LSA, Art & Design, Residential College) who seek global and diverse perspectives on performance. For SMTD students, the minor builds upon traditional arts training and enhances job prospects in an increasingly interdependent cultural economy. For non-SMTD students, the minor provides experiences in performance practice, playmaking, and theatre studies.


The Minor in Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies requires a minimum of 15 credits.  Click here for the full curriculum.

How To Apply

Interested students should email Professor Mbala Nkanga to ask about applying to the Minor in Global Theatre & Ethnic Studies.

Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.


Priscilla Lindsay Chair, acting, directing
Daniel Cantor acting, directing
José Casas playwriting
Antonio Cuyler guest artist
Gary Decker scenic & lighting design
Antonio Disla guest artist
Gillian Eaton acting
Anita Gonzalez global theatre
Jessica Hahn costume design
Amy E. Hughes theatre history
Holly Hughes performance art
Kevin Judge guest artist
Tzveta Kassabova movement
Ashley Lucas Prison Creative Arts Project
Janet Maylie acting
Judith Moreland guest artist
Rob Murphy scenic and lighting design
Christianne Myers costume design
Mbala Nkanga world performance, theatre studies
Sarah M. Oliver, costume design
Geoff Packard
Christina Traister acting, stage combat
Malcolm Tulip acting, directing, movement
Nancy Uffner stage management
E.J. Westlake theatre history

associated faculty
Toni Auletti scenic painting
Enoch Brater dramatic literature
Patrick Drone properties
Douglas Edwards technical theatre
Tommy Gomez
Jake Hooker
Andy Kirshner Interarts performance
Petra Kuppers performance studies
Jeffrey Kuras arts management
Richard Lindsay technical theatre
Henry Reynolds sound design