Adeola Adegbola White

Assistant Director, Elective Course Instructor, & Thesis Advisor

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101 West 31st Street, 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 652-2820

Fax: (212) 652-2809

Adeola ('15) (she/her) is a social justice/applied theatre practitioner and innovator committed to anti-racist work using applied theatre tools and tactics in various practice areas including education, arts administration, and non-profit organizations. Adeola has worked for the MAAT program for over 5 years and she is also an inaugural and current member of the CUNY SPS Committee for Institutional Equity and Diversity, where she helps to develop CUNY SPS staff-wide EDI learning programs. She previously worked at Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T/NY), a service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatres in New York City, as Programs Coordinator. In that role, Adeola developed, managed, and facilitated workshops and roundtables for theatre professionals who are members of A.R.T/NY. Prior to A.R.T/NY, Adeola worked for over six years for the Actors Equity Association as a Contract Associate, where she supported actors and stage managers in navigating the contractual process of producing theatre in the tri-state area. Adeola is a 2015 graduate of the MA in Applied Theatre. In her thesis, Adeola used Theatre of the Oppressed and Playbuilding with middle school-aged Black and Latina girls to explore the role of media in their lives. She also holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Theatre from SUNY University at Buffalo.


Special Topics: Applied Theater Tools for Anti-Racism and DEI (APTH 669)

Recent News

Speakers at CUNY SPS Applied Theatre Program's 2022 Racial Justice Conference

Applied Theatre Conference Offers Roadmap to Racial Justice and Diversity

June 08, 2022

The MA in Applied Theatre program hosted three panels this Spring exploring how artists may advance intersectional racial equity.

CUNY SPS Students Dance During MAAT and Racial Justice Conference 2019

6th Annual MAAT and Racial Justice Conference

October 15, 2020

The MA in Applied Theatre program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies announces the 6th Annual Applied Theatre and Racial Justice Conference.

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CUNY SPS Applied Theatre Alumni Publish Article in Academic Journal

February 27, 2020

Three alumni from the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) MA in Applied Theatre program have co-published an article in the online theatre and performance art journal...