ATDS Book Award


for the Best Book in American Theatre and Drama published in 2011

Deadline: MARCH 1, 2012

Purpose: The American Theatre and Drama Society has established this award for the best book published on Theatre and/or Performance in the United States in 2011.  (ATDS recognizes that notions of “America” and the United States encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another).  The award recipient will be recognized at the next annual meeting of ATDS and will receive a cash prize of $150.

Eligibility: Books must have been published between January-December 2011.  Plays, edited collections, and anthologies are not eligible.

Nomination: Nominations may come from the author, any member of the American Theatre and Drama Society, or the book’s publisher.

Submission: Please submit 1 copy of the book each to:

1. Jim Fisher: Head, Department of Theatre, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Taylor Building, Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

2. Gene Plunka: Department of English, The University of Memphis, Patterson 405, Memphis, TN 38152.

3. Felicia Hardison Londré: Department of Theatre, PAC 408, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499.

4. Matthew Shifflett: 2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1610.

Please contact Jim Fisher with any questions or concerns at

Evaluation: The awarded book will be evaluated on the basis of originality, critical rigor, and contribution to the field of American theatre and drama.

Notification: The award recipient will be notified by May 31, 2012.


About Sarah Bay-Cheng

Professor of Theater at Bowdoin College. Co-host for the On TAP (Theatre and Performance Studies) podcast at Editor for the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance (Palgrave). Sporadically blogging about theatre, performance, and digital culture. twitter: @performaddict
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