Theater Diversity Advisory Committee

An important part of the Corvallis School District’s equity work is the formation of the Theater Diversity Advisory Committee (TDAC) charged with monitoring and advising the CSD Theaters program. TDAC was first formed in May 2021 and has been meeting throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Overview of Committee

The mission of CSD’s Theater Diversity Advisory Committee (TDAC) is to support equity and inclusion in our theater program. Members of the committee are recruited from district staff, student representatives, community members, and alumni coming from underrepresented backgrounds and/or experience in anti-racist work to advise the theater department’s play selection, casting, and diversity and equity efforts.

Participants do not need to be involved in theater to be on TDAC. TDAC meets approximately seven times a year (August, September, November, January, March, April, and May). The meeting time is approximately one hour. The meetings are in person with a hybrid option. Meeting attendance is important.

The committee will actively monitor and provide input on

  • Annual play selection and casting
  • Reviewing diversity and equity improvements
  • Actively communicate key information related to the CSD Theaters program to engage student and community stakeholders.

Staff Liaisons

Kim Patten, Director of Facilities and Transportation
Marcianne Rivero Koetje, Multilingual Programs and Equity Coordinator

Kim Patten and Marcianne Rivero Koetje will provide an annual update on the work of the committee to the superintendent.