CFP: American Playwrights (5/15/07; 10/24/07-10/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Toten Beard, DeAnna

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival
seeks papers on a range of topics for the October 24-27, 2007 event on
the campus of Baylor University.

The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged
readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003) and Romulus Linney (2005).
The 2007 festival will celebrate Tina Howe, although the academic
symposium will include panels on other writers and on a variety of
issues related to theatre and drama in the United States.
Possible paper panels for the 2007 festival:

Playwright Horton Foote
Playwright Tina Howe
Contemporary Women Playwrights in the U.S. Theatre
Historical issues of Women Playwrights in U.S. Theatre
New Play Development in practice
Issues of teaching playwriting in U.S. higher education
Historical considerations of the role of the playwright in the U.S.
Themes of America in plays by U.S. authors
Regionalism and the U.S. Playwright
U.S. playwrights and U.S. critics
Playwrights of the Americas

Abstracts (250 words max) for 10-15 page papers are due by May 15.

Submit abstract electronically with brief biographical statement and
university affiliation to

Notices will be sent out by June 30.

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