CALL FOR PERFORMANCES | FOREPLAY: A PRE-CONFERENCE CABARET

Planning to attend ATHE 2013?  Got charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent?  Show it off and serve it up at FOREPLAY, a cabaret hosted by the ATHE LGBTQ Focus Group, and co-sponsored by the American Theatre and Drama Society, the Black Theatre Association, the Latina/o Focus Group, the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group, and the Women and Theatre Program.

FOREPLAY will be on Wednesday July 31st 2013, 8-11pm at the conference location: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando FL.

Tickle us with comedy, tease us with burlesque, arouse us with acrobatics, beguile us with butoh, seduce us with step, get us hot and bothered with showtunes, titillate us with poetry, make us gag on your eleganza, and leave us wanting more.

FOREPLAY is a chance to socialize with members from a variety of focus groups, and with a wide range of performance interests.  We hope you’ll attend after your own pre-conference and/or before you start your official ATHE experience; it promises to be a wonderful affair!

We invite proposals for performance of all kinds, particularly those that play with and push the boundaries of gender, sex, and sexuality.  We especially encourage applications from artists who engage race, disability, class, and citizenship in their performance. Artists need not be members of the above Focus Groups—all ATHE attendees are welcome to submit—and we hope you will take this as an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to make performances.

Please send your proposal in a Word document that includes:

1) performance details: title, duration (under 8 minutes), name and affiliation of performer(s), A/V requirements*
2) performance description, up to 200 words
3) artist bios, up to 100 words each
4) contact info
5) links to any relevant online video or audio samples, or samples of writing if the performance is script-based

*please note that you may need to provide your own A/V materials in consultation with the –pre-conference planner

Send your application before May 15th 2013 to kareem.khubchandani@u.northwestern.edu.  Feel free to contact him with any questions.  Applicants will be notified of final decisions by June 15th.

We’re excited to see you at FOREPLAY!

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CFP – ATDS Student Fellows ATHE Pre-Conference

American Theatre & Drama Society Graduate Student Fellows Pre-Conference – Call for Papers

“Professional Development: Presenting, Publishing, and Interviewing”

July 30-31, 2013; Courtyard by Marriott, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The American Theatre and Drama Society is delighted to announce an exciting new professional development initiative designed especially for graduate students.  On the two days prior to the 2013 ATHE conference in Orlando, ATDS will sponsor a pre-conference. This gathering will match graduate student fellows working in theatre of the Americas with expert faculty mentors and engage in intensive work on professional development, conference presentations, publications, and the job search.

The pre-conference will include the opportunity for fellows to present their scholarship to faculty experts and to receive feedback on their work, as well as one-on-one discussions with experienced editors. Participants can present papers accepted for other panels (at ATHE or other conferences) or their current research as long as they deal with American subjects. We will also coordinate several sessions on professional development, including CV preparation, interviewing techniques, alternate career paths for PhDs in theatre, and more.

The event will take place in the Courtyard by Marriott, Lake Buena Vista, a short distance from the ATHE conference hotel. ATDS will fund shared rooms for the graduate student fellows; fellows may upgrade to single rooms for a fee. Our participants may also take advantage of our pre-conference group rate during ATHE if they choose ($99/room).

Graduate student fellows will also receive one complimentary year of membership in ATDS – including a subscription to the Journal of American Theatre and Drama – and ongoing mentoring after the pre-conference ends. The registration fee for the pre-conference is $75.

To apply, send the following to Dr. Beth Osborne (bosborne@fsu.edu):

  • Complete, conference-length paper (8-10 pages) on any subject dealing with American theatre
  • Current Bio or CV
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your work. (Recommendations may be emailed directly by the faculty member to bosborne@fsu.edu or sent via mail to Dr. Beth Osborne, 540 W. Call St., 239 FAB/School of Theatre, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1160.)

All materials must be received by March 30, 2013. Fellows will be notified no later than May 15, 2013.

Preference will be given to ATDS members OR those applicants with letters of recommendation from ATDS members, but we encourage anyone interested in this opportunity to apply. If you would like to enjoy all of the membership benefits of ATDS – including your own subscription to the Journal of American Drama and Theatre – please visit the website (www.atds.org) for an application or contact ATDS Membership Secretary Stuart Hecht (hecht@bc.edu).

The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.

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New ATDS Graduate Student Wiki

Our new graduate student wiki is live and ready for perusing! ATDS Graduate Student Representative, Nicole Berkin, has designed a site that includes useful information for graduate students, including:

  • ATDS Experts List
  • Archived dissertation advice from ATDS Scholars
  • Information on Awards and Fellowships
  • CFPs
  • Bios of ATDS graduate students (please add yours!)
  • Graduate Resource Bibliography

Visit http://americantheatredramasociety.wikispaces.com/ and join the ATDS graduate student community!

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ATDS Publication Subvention Award

AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA SOCIETY (ATDS)
PUBLICATION SUBVENTION AWARD
http://www.atds.org

Deadline: April 20, 2013

Purpose: To help individual authors offset costs not normally covered by publishers, such as illustrations, facsimiles, accompanying multimedia materials, and permissions.  Proposals that make use of new technologies are also welcome.  The proposed project must focus on Theatre and/or Performance in the United States (recognizing 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.

Eligibility: Scholars at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be members of ATDS.

Amount$200.00

Application:
1. An abstract (no more than 1,000 words) that describes the project and its contribution to American theatre and drama scholarship.

2. A copy of the article, or, if a book, a representative chapter.  If the project is non-print, please arrange to send a DVD, CD, or weblink.

3. A copy of the contract/letter of agreement from the journal editor or publisher indicating that the project has been accepted.  The contract or letter should specify the author’s assumption of the expenses for which the subvention is requested.

4. A detailed budget and explanation of the expenses to which the subvention would be applied.  Wherever possible, expenses should be itemized (e.g., a list of illustrations and their rights/reproduction cost).

Please submit all materials via email to Dr. Amy Hughes:  hughes@brooklyn.cuny.eduFor more information about ATDS and/or to become a member, visit http://www.atds.org.

Awardee will be notified by May 30, 2013.

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Call For Papers: IFTR Scenography Working Group

 Re-Routing Performance / Re-caminant l’escena

IFTR/FIRT International Federation for Theatre Research
Annual Conference Barcelona 2013, SPAIN
22nd – 26th July, 2013

Abstracts due 31 January, 2013.

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Inspired by the complex rhizome of fluid paths and unequal encounters that have shaped the local cultures of the Mediterranean, 2013 FIRT/IFTR wants to consider the routes of performance. The conference’s theme, “re-routing performance”, seeks to provide a forum where the ideas of process, journey, and ongoing redefinition take particular precedence.  The conference theme invites us to explore the journeys of theatrical forms and conventions in a variety of historical periods, geographical regions, and cultural communities. Likewise, it encourages us to consider the different paths for creative practice and audience reception. It also calls for a reflection on the changing perspectives regarding theatrical performance, even with respect to defining the very limits of our field. Thus, the routes and journeys that we seek to explore are not only geographical, historical, or sociopolitical, but also creative, intellectual, methodological, and philosophical.

We encourage you visit the conference website for further information on suggested themes and topics http://www.firt2013barcelona.org/theme/  . (excerpt from the official conference website)

The Scenography Working Group (SWG) is seeking proposals that will respond to the conference theme, Re-routing Performance, from a perspective that specifically addresses scenography in all performing arts (including dance, film, puppet and object theatre, performance art, etc.). We are particularly interested in papers and presentational material that will engage with one or more of the following foci:

  • Scenographic practice: sources, stimuli, fusion, development, diversification, departure and disintegration
  • Paths of transmission in practice and training: from historical and contemporary viewpoints,
  • in analog and digital communities
  • Scenographic conventions and their development, transformation and appropriation into new realities
  • Routes of Performance: Scenography on the road in theatrical presentation, touristic performance, paratheatrical events, public entertainments, and migrations or persons and peoples
  • Mapping knowledges with scenographic gestures: exhibit design in museums, galleries, and salons
  • Commercial and Corporate Scenographies: theatrical design at the intersections of economic exchange
  • These themes are intended as a guide. Proposals need not be limited to these suggested areas. Contact the conveners of the SWG for further information.

Suggested general themes from the conference website (@ 09/12/12):

  • Genealogies
  • Roots and Routes  |  Genealogical revisions  |  Comparative analysis
  • Genealogy vis-à-vis concept of journey
  • Legacies
  • Sanctioned legacies  |  Departures from the source  |  Transmission
  • Appropriations
  • Historical Journeys and Transformations
  • Development of conventions  |  Acting schools. Directing schools
  • Travel and Performance
  • Travelling troupes  |  tourist performances  |  Festival circuits
  • International touring
  • Performance and Commerce
  • Commercial routes and performance  |  Business and performance

ABSTRACT SUBMMISION PROCEDURE

Abstracts are to be submitted via the abstract submission page. To go directly to this page: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/memServHome?name=IFTR

Please also copy your abstract to Professor David Vivian (dvivian@brocku.ca) for distribution to the conveners of the SWG.  In both instances the abstracts must be received by 31 January 2013.

The process for accepting abstracts will be competitive. The conveners of the Working Group, Dr. Dominika Larionow, Dr. Valerie Kaneko-Lucas, and Prof. David Vivian will review all abstracts. A limited selection of presentations will be programmed into the Working Group meeting times. (still being determined at the time of writing this CFP). The working groups are tentatively scheduled to meet throughout the conference period, from Monday, July 22 until Friday, July 26, 2013.

The SWG offers an opportunity to present and engage with a limited number of participants who are both practitioners and theorists. Presenters and observers are welcome to participate. It is expected that observers will be registered for the conference and will be presenting in the general programme.  If you wish to participate as an observer please send a brief request to Professor David Vivian (dvivian@brocku.ca) so that you may be added to the SWG mailing list and provided access to SWG meeting documentation. The SWG will also convene a business meeting for all members and guests during the conference period.

We invite a range of styles and formats for your presentation, from the more traditional academic writing to theorised, media-rich formats. Each panelist is given a 20 min time to present their paper, including any audiovisual or practical demonstration, plus an additional 10 min for Q&A with the audience. Please, restrict the duration of your paper presentations to 20 min.

Those selected to present at the meetings of the SWG will be asked to make their presentation or paper available to all group members before the conference. The conveners will provide a secure online environment for the distribution of the presentation material.  In order to give presenters and observers sufficient time to prepare to engage at the meetings in Barcelona we request that whenever possible all material be posted before 01 July, 2013.

We will also be proposing a panel from the SWG to the main conference program. The panel will be based on the same Working Group call. If you wish to be considered for the panel rather than for presentation in the working group meetings please indicate this clearly in your abstract submission.

GENERAL ASPECTS TO CONSIDER

  • Abstracts may be submitted until 31st January, 2013.
  • The maximum length for the abstract submission is 300 words.
  • Please indicate the equipment requirements for your presentation.
  • All abstracts, as well as the live panels during the conference, MUST be presented in English or French.
  • Each abstract corresponds to a certain type of presentation. You will choose a category and specify in the submission which one applies to your abstract. Only one presentation is allowed per person, so you must decide where to send your submission: General Panel, New Scholars Forum or Working Groups.

Working Groupshttp://www.firt2013barcelona.org/call-for-papers/working-groups-cfp/

Please note that in order to submit an abstract for consideration you must be a member of IFTR/FIRT for the year 2013.

Membership registration, conference registration and abstract submission are handled by Cambridge University Press on behalf of IFTR/FIRT.

Participants will be informed of the status of their proposal to the SWG between February 20 and March 01, 2013. Conference registration will open in March 2013, after all abstracts have been received and accepted.

Useful links:

– general Call for Papers:

http://www.firt2013barcelona.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/CFP_FIRT_2013_Barcelona_english.pdf
– Appel à Communications en français:

http://www.firt2013barcelona.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CFP_FIRT_2013_Barcelona_french.pdf

– to join or renew your IFTR/FIRT membership, submit an abstract, or register for the conference: http://journals.cambridge.org/iftr

– you may find additional information about this Working Group here:

http://www.firt-iftr.org/working-groups/item/87

 

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona in 2013!

Dr. Dominika Larionow  larionow@gazeta.pl

Dr. Valerie Kaneko-Lucas  lucasv@regents.ac.uk

Prof. David Vivian  dvivian@brocku.ca

Co-Convenors of the Scenography Working Group IFTR/FIRT

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CFP: ATDS at the Comparative Drama Conference DEADLINE 12/12/12

Call for Papers: ATDS at the Comparative Drama Conference (April 4 – 6, 2013 – Baltimore, MD)

Submission Deadline Extended: 12 December 12 (one week from today!)

Papers reporting on new research and development in any aspect of American drama are invited for American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) sponsored panels at the 37th Comparative Drama Conference hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, April 4 – 6, 2013. Papers may be comparative across nationalities, periods and disciplines; and may deal with any issue in dramatic literature, criticism, theory, and performance, or any method of historiography, translation, or production of the Americas.  Papers should be 15 minutes in length and should be accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists are invited to email a 250 word abstract in English to Dr. Chrystyna Dail (cdail@ithaca.edu) by 25 November 2012.

Please include paper title, author’s name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Also include any technical requirements for your presentation such as PowerPoint or slide projectors, DVD/VHS, etc. (Please note: AV that is not requested with the abstract cannot be guaranteed). Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation are expected to attend the conference.  Abstracts will be printed in the conference program.

Pre-organized panels will also be considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Panel proposals should include (1) a copy of each panelist’s 250 word abstract with paper title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, status, postal address and email address at top left, and (2) a succinct, 50-word rationale for the grouping of the papers. The panel organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to cdail@ithaca.edu by 25 November 2012.

The Conference – The Comparative Drama Conference is an international, interdisciplinary conference founded by Dr. Karelisa Hartigan at the University of Florida in 1977. Every year, approximately 150 scholars are invited to present and discuss their work in the field of drama. The conference draws participants from both the Humanities and the Arts. The papers delivered range over the entire field of theatre research and production. Over the past 35 years, participants have come from 32 nations and all 50 states. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Edward Albee.

Submitters of abstracts will be notified by email as to the board’s decision regarding their abstracts. Those submitters whose proposed papers are accepted for presentation will be asked to prepare full papers, suitable for 15-minute readings, for delivery at the conference. Those whose papers are accepted are expected to attend the conference. Presenters are required to pre-register.

ATDS – The American Theatre and Drama Society is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.  http://www.atds.org/

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CFP: International Susan Glaspell Society

International Susan Glaspell Society
Call for Papers
American Literature Association 24th Annual Conference

THE THEATER OF ENGAGEMENT: THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYERS AND THE GREAT WAR
“The country which had so little wanted war went mad for war.” Mary Heaton Vorse, A Footnote to Folly
In their interdisciplinary study 1915: The Cultural Moment, Adele Heller and Lois Rudnick note from the outset that progressive groups making their home in New York’s Greenwich Village and devoted to creating “a millennium of social peace and justice on American shores, faced the paralyzing horror of the Great War, now entering its second of four years.” Many involved in the Provincetown Players, one of the most important cultural institutions of the Village during this period, along with the radical faction of the Liberal Club, the revolutionary publication The Masses, and the discussion group Heterodoxy, were haunted by the war in Europe and the growing involvement of the United States, the draft law, the persecution of dissenters, the Espionage and Sedition Acts, and ultimately the “Red Scare.” Among the stylistically and thematically diverse works produced by the Players, long recognized for giving impetus to a distinctly American avant garde theatre and modernist aesthetic, are plays that give dramatic voice to the war issues debated among these and other groups during this period.

This panel invites papers that bring a historical, cultural, and textual analysis to, for example, Eugene O’Neill’s The Sniper (1915), Rita Leo’s (Wellman) The Horrors of War (1915), Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Aria de Capo (1918), orSusan Glaspell’s Inheritors (1921).Papers maydiscern a dialogue between the drama and essays, magazine articles, treatises, manifestos, political rally documents, autobiographical writing or fiction generated by any of these groups and figures.
Send one-page abstract with university affiliation and contact information by January 31, 2013 to Sharon Friedman at sf2@nyu.edu

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CFP: Emerging Scholars ATHE

Curtains Up – ATDS Emerging Scholars Panel (ATHE)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Emerging Scholars Panel – American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2013 Conference
Orlando, Florida, 1-4 August 2013
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
“P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure and Pedagogy”

Paper Due: 1 April 2013
Please note: Emerging scholars must not have previously presented at a major, national conference.

The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS), in co-ordination with the Latino/Latina Focus Group (LFG) and Black Theatre Association (BTA), is pleased to announce its fifth annual emergingscholars panel, “Curtains Up,” introducing new scholarship in American, Black, Latina/o and Latin American Theatre and Drama. We invite new scholars who have not yet presented at a major national conference to submit papers.

Papers submitted may treat any aspect of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. While all submissions are encouraged, we particularly recommend submitting papers that also address the conference theme: “P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure and Pedagogy.”

(Please note that the Black Theater Association and the Latina/o Focus Group will also issue calls for emergingscholars whose research addresses African American theater or Latina/o and Latin American theater for participation in this jointly coordinated debut panel.)

To be considered for this panel, please email to Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (lisajsch@pitt.edu) by April 1, 2013:

  • a cover page with your name, paper title, affiliation and contact information
  • your 8-10 page paper (sans name and contact information).

Essays will be evaluated on their originality, the quality of their writing and research, and their critical/theoretical sophistication. Submissions will be vetted by a committee of select ATDSscholars. Two of the essays will be chosen for inclusion on this competitive panel. The selected authors are expected to attend the conference in August to present their papers. Winners will receive a year-long membership to ATDS, which includes subscription to the journal The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, as well as a $200 cash award. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 May 2013.

Contact Lisa Jackson-Schebetta (lisajsch@pitt.edu) with any questions.
For more information on the ATHE conference visit www.athe.org
For more information on ATDS visit www.atds.org
The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.

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ATDS Book Award: Call for Nominations

ATDS BOOK AWARD 

for the Best Book in American Theatre and Drama published in 2012

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Purpose: The American Theatre and Drama Society is delighted to call for nominations
for an award for the best book published on American Theatre and/or Performance in
2012. (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 carry a publication date of 2012. Plays, edited collections, and
anthologies are not eligible.

Nomination: Nominations may come from the author, any member of ATDS, or
publisher.
Submission: Please submit 1 copy of the book each to:

1. James 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, Memphis,
TN 38152.

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

4. Matthew Shifflett, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies,
University of Maryland, 2809 Clarice Smith Center, College Park, MD 20742

Please contact Prof. James Fisher with any questions or concerns at ajfisher@uncg.edu.

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 1, 2013.

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President’s Report Now Available

The latest president’s report from Mark Cosden is now available in the box.net widget on the home page of the blog in the folder marked “Office Reports 2012.”

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