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Theatre Journal

For over five decades, Theatre Journal's broad array of scholarly articles and reviews has earned it an international reputation as one of the most authoritative and useful publications of theatre studies available today. Drawing contributions from noted practitioners and scholars, Theatre Journal features social and historical studies, production reviews, and theoretical inquiries that analyze dramatic texts and production.

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Theatre Topics

Theatre Topics is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Topics is committed to publishing original scholarship written in accessible, well-defined language addressing a wide range of subjects, with an emphasis on articles that reflect the intersection of theory and practice. The journal is published three times a year (March, July, and November). Topics’ readership includes theatre educators, practitioners, and scholars. Subjects of interest include theatre practice (acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, etc.), theatre pedagogy, advocacy, and applied theatre.

All submissions (with the exception of Book Reviews) should be sent to the Managing Editor, Bob Kowkabany, at

Theatre Topics accepts submissions in the following three formats: Peer-reviewed article A double-spaced MS Word file 4,000–6,000 words in length should be sent as an attached MS Word file. In order to facilitate double blind peer review, a separate file should contain a title page with author’s name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and institutional affiliation. Only the article title should appear at the head of the article file. The author’s name and/or institution should not appear in the article file itself. Please submit articles using MLA formatting.

Note from the Field Notes from the Field are brief works of fewer than 4,000 words. These projects should articulate relevant and meaningful perspectives on subjects of current interest in theatre, the performing arts, and / or pedagogical activity. The editors value work that invites readers to consider making or teaching theatre in the present moment in addition to strategies for assessing a specific theatre practice or pedagogy. Notes can be creative in nature and focus on direct, personal experiences. The editorial staff is particularly interested in Notes that expand beyond the personal essay to include interviews, dialogic formats, and manifestos. We also consider discussions of classroom exercises, resource lists, syllabi, and other hands-on tools or guides to practice and pedagogy. Unlike peer-reviewed articles, the author need not include a detailed theoretical frame; however, Notes must have a clear argument that is supported by evidence. Notes will not be sent through the double-blind peer review process but will be evaluated by the editorial staff. Please submit Notes using MLA formatting.

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