CFP: [African-American] CFP: Black Theatre Association (10/10/08 & 11/1/08; ATHE, 8/8/09-8/11/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Soyica Colbert

August 8-August 11, 2009
New York, New York
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 2008 conference. Although, preference
will be given to complete panel proposals.

In light of the conference theme, “Risking Innovation,” 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:
• Teaching Black Drama in the 21st century
• Performance Practices as Pedagogical Strategies
• Diasporic Collaborations in the Theater
• New Conversations in Contemporary Black Performance
• Hip Hop Theater

Complete panel proposals should be submitted online directly to ATHE at by 1 November 2008. Individual abstracts should be sent
to by 10 October 2008. Please remember to
submit requests for anticipated audiovisual needs, conference grants, or
guest pass grants with your proposal or abstract.
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 BTA Members who already subscribe to the listserv
may post messages by sending an email to directly.
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
websiteat for more information.

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