Theatre Annual

THEATRE ANNUAL

A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas

Call for Articles

2018 Issue 

Theatre Annual is the oldest theatre periodical continuously published in the United States. It is dedicated to examining theatre and performance of the Americas. We construe “America” broadly to include North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Articles may treat work in these geographic areas or work from these areas that is presented elsewhere in the world. We welcome articles on the history and ethnography of performance, drawing from such areas as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, communication, dance, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines.

For the 2018 issue, we invite articles on the topic of Theatre of Protest/Theatre of Revolt. We are interested in essays that examine theatre productions and performances from/in the Americas that seek to intervene in moments of social, political, economic crisis by putting topical issues up for debate, disseminating information, provoking discussion, challenging audiences to implement change. Papers may address the complex intersection of politics with questions of form and public in any period, considering performances past and present.

While the 2018 issue seeks to foreground the topic above, essays are welcome on any subject that fits the journal’s mission. Please note that the focus on theatre and performance largely precludes essays that focus on literary criticism.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should follow the guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style (endnotes, no Works Cited list, single space between sentences). Authors should submit articles as Word attachments to the editor, Ilka Saal at American Literature, University of Erfurt, Germany, using the email address ilka.saal@uni-erfurt.de. In order to assist in the anonymous peer review process, the author’s identity should not be revealed in the manuscript except on a separate title page that should also include full contact information (academic affiliation, mailing address, home, cell, and work telephone numbers, and email address). Articles should be 5000-6500 words long including notes. Illustrations are highly desirable; authors are responsible for securing rights. Submission deadline is December 15, 2017. Please allow eight weeks for a response.

Theatre Annual, founded in 1942 by the Theatre Library Association, is now published in the fall of each year by The College of William and Mary in Virginia in association with the American Theatre and Drama Society. For more information on TA you can find the website here.