The STAMP-ing Grounds of Progress

The Stanford Theatre Activist Mobilization Project (STAMP) is dedicated to educating students about politics through theater and performance.  The organization first emerged out of a collaboration between the Drama Department and students Alex Mallory (class of 2008) and Amanda Gelender (class of 2010) during the 2005-2006 school year.  After Mallory and Gelender officially founded the organization in 2006, STAMP gave its first large-scale performance in May of 2007.  This staging of Typical American, a play by Aumna Iqbal (class of 2009), highlighted the issue of Islamophobia in the aftermath of 9/11.  Following each performance, representatives from the Muslim Student Awareness Network engaged in a dialogue with students.  Past STAMP productions have confronted controversial issues ranging from Proposition 8 to racially-based judgments.

Featured image: STAMP call for student protest plays, poster design by Ashley Micks