Annual ATDS Awards

The American Theatre and Drama Society’s 2011/2012 Award Winners

ATDS Annual Book Award: This award recognizes outstanding works that expand and challenge the field of American theatre and drama.

Koritha Mitchell, Ohio State University. Living with Lynching:  African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 (University of Illinois Press)

Vera Mowry Roberts Award for Research and Publication: This award recognizes the year’s best essay in a journal or edited collection.

Kelly Carolyn Gordon, Brevard College. “Class Act(resses): How Depression-Era Stage Actresses Utilized Conflicting Gender Ideals to Benefit Their Community.” in Theatre History Studies, Volume 31, 2011.

ATDS Faculty Research and Travel Award: Valleri Hohman, University of Illinois

For research at the State Archives of Literature and Art and the Moscow Art Theatre Archives in Moscow to complete a new book project, Cultural Diplomacy: Soviet Theatrical Performance in America after Stalin.

ATDS Graduate Student Research and Travel Award:

Winner – Sarah Guthu, University of Washington. “European Modernism and the Resident Theatre Movement: The Transformation of American Theatre between 1950 and 1970.”

Honorable Mention – Julie Burrell, University of Massachusetts. “Alice Childress, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Radical Black Drama of the 1950’s and 1960’s.”

ATDS Publication Subvention Award

Amy E. Hughes, Brooklyn College. Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America. (University of Michigan Press)

ATDS Emerging Scholars Award

Matthew DiCintio, Virginia Commonwealth University. “The Bear and the Cub, Virginia, a Stinking Weed, God’s Plot, Historical Availability, and Other Pageants of an Hour”

Bradley Stephenson, University of Missouri, Columbia. “Reclaiming Wholeness: The Dramaturgy of Disability in D.W. Gregory’s Dirty Pictures”

The Betty Jean Jones Award: A career award honoring an individual who has achieved excellence as a college/university teacher and/or scholar, and has served as a mentor in the profession.

Laurence Senelick, Fletcher Professor of Oratory – Tufts University

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About Sarah Bay-Cheng

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