Call for Proposals, Papers, Plays, Workshops & Performances – 44th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-America Theatre Conference
contact email: 

Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) will be holding its 44th Annual Meeting at the Pyle Center on the campus of UW-Madison in Madison, WI on March 7-10, 2024!

See below — or visit the MATC website at — to find individual calls for papers for the all-conference papers, pedagogy symposium, playwriting symposium, practice/production symposium, theatre history symposium, articles-in-progress and pitch-your-book workshops, and emerging scholars panels.

We are seeking proposals for paper and co-paper presentations, round-table discussions, organized panels, workshops, performances, and hybrid presentations from the perspective of historians, scholars, teachers, producers, directors, actors, playwrights, choreographers, movement specialists, scenographers, technicians, designers, dramaturgs, stage managers, and spectators. 

We encourage proposals engaging thematic queries including but not limited to meaningful connections between theater, place, and community. 

We are interested in submissions from anyone involved with theatre-making, scholarship, or education—but especially encourage submissions from graduate students, first-time MATC submitters, early career scholars, scholars of the global majority, international scholars, and non-academic practitioners!

Most symposia have deadlines of November 1, 2023.


The Mid-America Theatre Conference commits to advancing intersectional equity, inclusivity, and diversity; creating a conference that is welcoming and fully accessible; and to disrupting the ongoing damage of white supremacy within MATC and the broader academic and theatrical worlds. As part of this effort, we highly encourage a broad range of submissions by presenters or about theatre of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented populations, particularly those of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. To request specific conference accommodations, please contact our Accessibility Officer at MATC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind, including during all associated meetings, the annual conference sessions, and within publications. For MATC’s full statement on anti-racism, accessibility, and inclusivity please see our website at