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Focus Groups A-D: Association for Asian Performance

Association for Asian Performance

The Association for Asian Performance was founded in 1987 as a forum for scholars and practitioners to exchange and generate information about Asian theatrical performance. AAP promotes the development of new scholarship in all areas of Asian performance, covering geographic regions from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and genres from political theater to dance and popular musicals. We publish the Asian Theatre Journal and present sponsored panels at ATHE, in addition to hosting our own mini-conference each year on the Thursday preceding ATHE. Although our membership consists mainly of Asian theater and performance scholars and specialists, we consider it essential to introduce and explain Asian performance forms to anyone interested in studying, teaching, or viewing them. If you would like to join AAP and reap the many benefits of membership, please contact our Membership & Outreach Coordinator, Man He, at or our Secretary/Treasurer, Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., at More information about upcoming conferences and AAP membership can be found on our Website: Also, join us on Facebook:


President / ATHE Focus Group Representative

Jennifer Goodlander

Vice-President/ATHE Conference Planner

Xing Fan
University of Toronto

Vice-President/AAP Conference Coordinator

Tarryn Chun
University of Michigan


Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
Loyola Marymount Universtiy

Membership & Outreach Coordinator

Man He
Williams College

Graduate Student Representatives



Whit Emerson
Indiana University

Annie Rollins
Concordia University


AAP Online Editor/Information Technology Coordinator

David Mason
Rhodes College

AAP Newsletter Editor

Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
University of California at Los Angeles (retired)

Asian TheatreJournal Editor

Kathy Foley
University of California at Santa Cruz

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