Call for Nominations: John W. Frick Book Award

ATDS John W. Frick Book Award
for the
Best Book in American Theatre and Drama
published in 2013

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Purpose: The American Theatre and Drama Society is delighted to call for nominations for the John W. Frick Book Award, recognizing the best book published on American theatre and/or performance in 2013. (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 receive a cash prize of $200 and be recognized at the annual ATDS membership meeting at the ATHE Conference (July 24-27, 2014, in Scottsdale, AZ). For more information about ATDS, visit

Evaluation and Eligibility: Books will be evaluated on the basis of originality, critical rigor, and contribution to the field of American theatre and drama. Books must carry a publication date of 2013. Plays, edited collections, and anthologies are not eligible.

Nominations: The author, the publisher, or any member of ATDS may submit nominations.

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

1. Amy E. Hughes (Chair, Frick Award Committee), Department of Theater, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210

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

3. Felicia Londré, UMKC Theatre, 4949 Cherry Street, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64110-2229

4. Ariel Nereson, Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh, 1617 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Questions? Please contact Dr. Amy E. Hughes at

Notification: The award recipient will be notified by May 1, 2014.

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