Community Outreach in the Arts Conference

deadline for submissions: 
March 5, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
contact email: 

Call for Papers


Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

May 3-4, 2018



Conference Theme:

Community Outreach and the Arts


Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

Michael John Garcés, 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.


About the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium:


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.