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.

Dorothy Chansky, ATDS President
Professor, School of Theatre
Dorothy Chansky, ATDS President
Professor, School of Theatre & Dance
Director, Humanities Center
Texas Tech University

Author of Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre (Iowa, 2015) and Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience (Southern Illinois, 2004)

Website Update

Thank you for bearing with us as we have been making updates to the website and welcome to the new design for ATDS.org. There are still quite a few components, pages, tools, and resources still to come, so check back again soon to see both what is new and what is restored. We are also looking into some membership solutions that will allow for a more seamless join/renew process as well as membership tools that allow for searching member publications and member specialty areas in a more robust way.

Thank you again. Please explore and enjoy the new site.