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PTRS 2018 : Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium


When May 3, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Where Villanova, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline Mar 5, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 5, 2018
Categories    theatre   theater   performing arts   arts

Call For Papers

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium 2018
May 3-4, 2018
"Community Outreach and the Arts"
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter: Michael John Garces, Cornerstone Theatre Company

The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium is seeking abstracts for papers for our 12th Annual gathering of theatre scholars. This year's theme is "Community Outreach and the Arts." PTRS is seeking papers which engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including, but not limited to:
- Theatre for social change
- Oral history as performance
- Documentary and Ethnodrama
- Site-specific and community based devising practices
- Race, gender, and representation in community based theatre practices
- Audience engagement

Abstracts of 250 words or less should be submitted along with a brief bio to

The deadline for submission is March 5.

The goal of the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium is to provide a forum for theatre scholars and practitioners to share their research and work in order to enter into a dialogue about current trends in theatrical practice and scholarship.

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