Black Theater Association CFP, ATHE 2010, Los Angeles

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Black Theater Association

August 3-August 6, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), invites complete panel proposals and individual abstracts for ATHE's 2010 conference.

In light of the conference theme, "Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media and Survival" BTA is particularly interested in panels that consider new teaching and research methodologies for Black theater in the United States and abroad. Possible panel topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Black Theater: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
• Presence in the Digital Age
• Expanding the Boundaries of Blackness Through Performance
• Preserving Black Theater History Using New Media
• New Innovations in Visual Art, Music, and Installation
• Blackness in and through the Media
• The Survival of Theater in a Postblack Era

Complete panel proposals should be submitted online directly to ATHE at by 1 November 2009. Individual abstracts should be sent to by 10 October 2009. Please remember to submit requests for anticipated audiovisual needs, conference grants, or guest pass grants with your proposal or abstract.

Also please note, ATHE limits participants to 2 presentations. Presentation refers to the act of delivering a paper, serving on a roundtable, or serving in an equivalent role in a different type of session.

If you are interested in discussing potential panels with other scholars and artists prior to the submission deadlines, feel free to post an inquiry on the BTA listserv by emailing Beth Schachter, BTA Secretary, at

The Black Theatre Association (BTA) is an organization composed of scholars, graduate
students, and theatre artists of differing ages, races, colors, genders, national origins, religious beliefs, shapes, and sizes. Our unified interest in the critical study of Black theatre from a global perspective informs our collective desire to inform and promote the experiences of Black people as expressed in various forms of drama and performance. If you are interested in joining BTA at no cost, please contact Beth Schachter at Please visit our website at for more information.