Peer Advisors and Student Representatives

At the start of each academic year, a group of theater students is identified by their peers or members of the faculty to serve as support resources to their fellow students. These students fill a variety of functions: advising on academic questions, communicating issues or concerns to department faculty on behalf of students, connecting students with other on- and off-campus resources, offering individual support and camaraderie. 

Department Representative

The Theater Dept's Representative serves as a spokesperson for the major/minor community. The representative is typically a senior theater major, elected each year by a majority of their peers. The Department Rep brings concerns, suggestions, and ideas from the students to the Chair or the Director of Theater, thereby enabling the student who initially brought up the concern to remain anonymous. 

The Department Rep is intended to give students a way to express concerns and/or communicate with the Department in any situation where they wish to remain anonymous, or if they simply do not want to speak for themselves. The position is not in any way intended to take the place of open communication between students and faculty. The office doors of the faculty are always open, beginning with Department Chair Dan Kotlowitz.

Academic Year 2021—2022

Alisya Reza '22

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Reza, Alisya

Alisya Reza (she/her) is a '22 Theater mod. English and Cognitive Science major from Jakarta, Indonesia. In the theater department, she has primarily participated as a performer and in stage management; she also writes plays and creative nonfiction. Throughout the pandemic, she starred in several Zoom productions in the theater department, interned for the Guggenheim Museum doing archival research, creative writing, and curatorial work, and most recently made her return to in-person theater performing in a summer Frost/Dodd reading and working in Vermont on JAG Productions' Next to Normal. Alisya is very excited to dive back into in-person theater and continue connecting with other wonderful people by making art together! When she's not doing theater, you can find Alisya watching trivia quiz shows and visiting diners. Reach out to her anytime to chat about anything at all -- she's really excited to get to know you all and provide an outlet for any questions or concerns! Alisya Reza is also a SAPA Advisor (see below).

2021-22 Academic Year

SAPA Advisors

A SAPA is a Sexual Abuse Peer Alliance Advisor: trained, confidential peer resources available to help students who have faced issues of sexual assault and/or intimate partner violence. These students have completed a 32-hour training course in order to be able to serve as a resource for survivors of abuse (recently or in the past) and secondary survivors (friends, family, partners, etc). SAPAs are available to their fellow students for peer-to-peer support, information, and referrals.

Our 2021-22 Department Rep Alisya Reza '22 is also a SAPA! To see the list of active students SAPAs click HERE

Peer Advisors

The department's peer advisors are intended as an academic and social resource to fellow theater students, offering advice and sharing wisdom gained from their experiences at Dartmouth. Peer advisors are volunteers, typically theater majors in their junior year. They are available to respond to questions about the theater curriculum, major/minor requirements, navigating production credits, and more.