Affinity Groups

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ActOUT Affinity Group
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Asian Potluck Affinity Group
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El Colectivo Affinity Group
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FOLKS Affinity Group
Affinity Groups

Yale School of Drama Affinity Groups empower coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, and/or a self-identified background.


ActOUT strives to create, foster, and strengthen bonds between LGBTQIA students and faculty within Yale School of Drama and to support theatre that speaks to queer identity and issues. Through engagement with historical and contemporary queer theatre practice and practitioners, ActOUT advocates for the visibility of queer students, faculty, art, and artists.

A.M.P.: Analyzing and Mobilizing Privilege

Founded at Yale School of Drama in 2015, A.M.P. aims to unpack privilege and leverage it to ignite necessary change in the greater theatre community. With the belief that allyship promotes personal and professional development, they strive to support affinity groups and all members of the Yale School of Drama community, and to provide a safe place where people can ask questions, challenge one another, and set changes in motion.

Asian and Asian American Theatre Coalition

(Asian Potluck)

Asian PotLluck, formally established in 2015, is the Asian and Asian American coalition of Yale School of Drama students and alumni. Their mission is to foster a community of socially and politically engaged theatre artists and activists around historically misrepresented and misperceived Asian and Asian American experiences and cultures.

El Colectivo

Founded in 2015, El Colectivo is a collectively organized ensemble for Latinx, Latin American, and allied Yale School of Drama members to unite expressions of Latinidad under one roof to uplift themselves, their art, and their communities in conocimiento.


Founded in 1981, FOLKS exists to cultivate solidarity, legacy, and high-risk artistry among the Black artists at Yale School of Drama. They honor their rich history and inform the culture of the School for the next generation of Black artists through performances, activism, and discussion.

Women's Voices in Theatre (WVIT)

WVIT aims to provide a platform for women’s voices in theatre at Yale School of Drama, by celebrating and illuminating female narratives in the art form. They are committed to advocating for women’s rights as individuals, artists, and as equal members of society through the medium of theatre and by raising awareness of the issues, challenges, and victories of theatre-women of yesterday, today, and the future.


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Photo Credit: Galen Kane ('16) and Baize Buzan ('17) with the cast of Women Beware Women, Yale School of Drama, 2016.