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The award for Outstanding Book is given on the basis of the study's potential to interrupt, change and/or challenge theatre practice and pedagogy - often emphasizing the interconnectedness of pedagogy and practice. We invite submissions of books or book-length studies about theatre administration, performance spaces, movement, voice, acting, as well as anthologies providing critical teaching materials in theatre arts and performance. A nominated book must have the copyright date of the year prior the year of the ATHE annual conference. (For instance, nominees for the 2018 book award should have a copyright date of 2017. Books published in 2017 with a 2018 copyright date are not eligible for consideration until next year.)

View a list of past awardees here

Nominators must send a copy of the book to the chair of the sub-committee as well as copies to each of the members of the sub-committee. No letters of support are necessary, but the nominator must provide contact information for the authors and publishers. Self-nomination is permitted. View the subcommittee here. The awardee will receive $400 for conference registration and one night in the conference hotel.

For questions or concerns, contact Ann Folino White, Vice President for Awards, at

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

Subcommittee Mailing Addresses:

Dr. Kirsten Pullen
Professor and Head, Department of Theatre
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
500 S Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Dr. Branislav Jakovljevic
Theater and Performance Studies
375 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Dr. Jonathan Chambers
223 Wolfe Center
Dept. of Theatre and Film
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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