In response to a student petition, UNC’s Drama Department has diversified its curriculum

By Elizabeth Wheless

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The Paul Green Theater in the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. (Carolina Connection file photo)

After last summer’s increased calls for racial equity, one UNC senior decided to fight for representation within her major. Katia Carmichael created a petition calling on the drama department to diversify featured plays and playwrights to increase representation.

In April, the university approved those changes, changing the core curriculum.

Elizabeth Wheless has more.

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