Welcome to the newly (2018) redesigned website of the American Theatre and Drama Society. ATDS is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas —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 encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.
If you are new to us or to this site, please explore. Learn who are members are. Explore the books they’ve written. Consider applying for one of our awards. If you are already a member and seeking greater involvement, consider volunteering for a committee.
ATDS holds its annual membership meeting at the ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference. In 2018 ATHE will meet in Boston August 1-5. We hope to see you there.