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ATDS John W. Frick Book Award (15 Feb. 2015)

ATDS John W. Frick Book Award

for the

Best Book in American Theatre and Drama

published in 2014



Deadline: February 15, 2015


Purpose: The American Theatre and Drama Society’s John W. Frick Book Award honors the best monograph published each year on American theatre and/or performance, 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 receive a cash prize of $200 and be recognized at the annual ATDS membership meeting at the ATHE Conference (July 30-August 2, 2015, in Montreal). For more information about ATDS, visit


Evaluation and eligibility: Books will be evaluated on the basis of originality, critical rigor, and contribution to the field of American theatre and drama. Books must exhibit a copyright date of 2014. Edited collections, anthologies, and plays are not eligible.


Nominations: The author, the publisher, or any member of ATDS may submit nominations.


Submissions: Please submit 1 copy of the book each to:


1. Amy E. Hughes (Chair, Frick Award Committee), Department of Theater, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210


2. James Fisher, 3516 Regents Park Lane, Greensboro, NC 27455


3. Ariel Nereson, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Box 598, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604


4. Harvey Young, Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Theatre and Drama, Northwestern University, The Wirtz Center, 1949 Campus Drive, Room 215A, Evanston, IL 60208-2430


Questions? Please contact Dr. Amy E. Hughes at


Notification: The award recipient will be notified by May 1, 2015.



Dr. Amy E. Hughes

Associate Professor, Theater History & Criticism

Deputy Chair for Graduate Studies, Dept. of Theater

Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY  11210

718.951.5000 x2767 //

Author of Spectacles of Reform: Theater and Activism in Nineteenth-Century America

Co-editor, A Player and a Gentleman (critical/digital edition of the Harry Watkins Diary):

Bio and CV:

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