The Lewis & Clark Theatre Department production program is dedicated to nurturing a diverse and inclusive artistic and scholarly community. The selection of plays for our season our productions include new works, as well as notable contemporary, modern, and classical plays. The Department is committed to choosing material that represents the diversity of our community. Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program from production to performance, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socio-economic status, or ability. All plays we produce are open to all members of the Lewis & Clark community and we practice a nontraditional, identity-conscious casting policy, which takes into consideration the role of race, ethnicity, gender and class in the stories that we tell.

Lewis & Clark College purposefully reflects on the history of the land it
occupies. Prior to the newcomers arriving in this area, the indigenous land
of what would later be called Multnomah County was home to many tribal
people. We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral
homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater,
and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other
indigenous nations of the Columbia River. It is important to acknowledge the
ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices
forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy,
their lives, and descendants.