CFP: Touring Women on the American Stage

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Eileen Curley & Tom Robson / Association for Theatre in Higher Education Theatre History Focus Group
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Theatre History Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2010
Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel
Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival

We invite papers for a proposed panel for the 2010 ATHE conference addressing the situation of the touring actress on the American stage. This panel will examine the historical position of the traveling female performer, and we hope to include papers representing several periods of American theatre history. We especially invite papers that address the conference theme: theatre, media, and survival. How did evolving media impact the careers of these women? Did/has the growth of new media forms hinder the success of the touring actress? Were/are any performers able to exploit new media to improve their stage careers? Papers can address touring solo stars or women touring in larger companies, traditional actresses or more unconventional performers.

Please send one-page abstracts as Word attachments by OCTOBER 19 to BOTH:

Eileen Curley
Assistant Professor of English/Theatre
Marist College


Tom Robson
Doctoral Student in Theatre History
Indiana University

Please include your name, affiliation, the title of your paper, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address with your submission, as well as a short bio. If your presentation will require any AV equipment, please also include that.

We look forward to reading your submissions!