Interactive Diversity Programming
For Colleges & Universities

— Your Audience Is The Jury —

Our interactive diversity experiences put your audience—students, faculty, or staff—at the heart of the story, acting as a jury in a case dealing with issues at the intersection of race, class, gender, social justice, and the law. Since premiering Defamation in 2010, our interactive diversity programs have been performed over 750 times for more than 250,000 people.

One of the best campus programs we have had by far! The riveting courtroom drama not only kept audience members engaged from beginning to end, but the open, honest discussion afterwards about race and class was even more powerful.”
Lynne Watts, Ed.S.

Director, Student Life, Davidson-Davie Community College, NC

Just Cause: The Experience
Just Cause: The Experience is a ripped-from-the-headlines story set in the work-from-home world of the COVID-19 pandemic with backdrops like the death of George Floyd and the #MeToo movement. Your audience will engage together within a fully immersive & interactive experience.
The Defamation Experience
With 12 years running, The Defamation Experience brings a proven interactive diversity experience to your audience. The trial “holds our prejudices and assumptions under a powerful lens, and does not let go except by way of an unsettling self-examination.”

(8 Events)

Lehigh University teamed up with us to deliver our online programming to their incoming freshmen during orientation for 2 years. First hosting The Defamation and then Just Cause: The Experience the following year, we’ve presented a total of 8 events.

Our programming has been presented to colleges & universities across the country, including Boston University, California State University, College of William & Mary, DePaul University, Florida A&M University, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MIT School of Architecture & Planning, Penn State University, Purdue University, Valparaiso University, and many more.

We’ve also presented to higher-ed focused organizations, such as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

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Each of our programs bring a unique opportunity for your academic community to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day.

Canamac Productions | 3-Phase Experience

Our proven 3-phase experience model begins by immersing your audience in the power of theater with a riveting legal drama. Then, they will act as jurors to decide the outcome of the case, followed by a post-show discussion bring the issues to life for them as individuals and as a part of your organization.

Conversations started at your school will last for days, weeks & months.

In the Post-Show Discussion, our experienced facilitator will guide a conversation that gives your audience a way to share their own personal experiences and perspectives. Typical discussion themes include:


  • The unique perspectives and experiences we each bring as individuals into our school and later our career
  • How our own views shape our relationships with fellow students, professors, and others
  • How power plays into our daily interactions
  • How social and identity issues play into decisions that shape our futures
  • What it takes to have difficult conversations
  • The role of individuals vs. organizations in social justice
  • Allyship, respect, and accountability

An ideal diversity program appropriate for your entire school or targeted for specific audiences and events:

  • Orientation Programming
  • Student Leadership Retreats
  • Team Building & Professional Development for Staff
  • Extra-Curricular Credit (E.G., for criminal justice Political Science, etc.)
  • Multicultural/Student Affairs Programming
  • Customized as Part of Your Event (E.G., MLK Day, Diversity Week, etc.)
  • Ongoing Diversity Programming
  • Community Outreach

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