CFP: "Regenerations" in Black Drama, Theatre, and Performance: Black Theatre Association/Association for Theatre in Hi

full name / name of organization: 
Melinda Wilson
contact email: 


July 26-29, 2007

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a Focus Group of the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), invites complete panel or
individual paper proposals for ATHE's 2007 conference. In light of the
conference locale and theme, "REGENERATIONS," BTA is particularly
interested in panels/papers that consider the roots, growth, and
continuous resurgence of Black theatre and performance. Possible
panel/paper topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Performing Black America From Congo Square to Canada

Black Performances on the Rise

Black Theatre: A New Generation Speaks

(Re)Searching African American Theatre History

(Re)Building Black Theatre in the 21st Century

Complete panel proposals should be submitted online directly to ATHE at by 1 November 2006. Only complete panel proposals
will be considered.

Individual paper proposals, consisting of a 250 word (or fewer)
abstract, should be e-mailed to Melinda Wilson, BTA Conference Planner,
at by 22 October 2006. If you are interested in
discussing potential panels with other scholars and artists prior to the
submission deadlines, feel free to join the BTA listserv by emailing
Jonathan Shandell, 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 Jonathan Shandell at


Melinda D. Wilson, Ph.D.
CSU, Sacramento
Department of Theatre and Dance
(916) 278-7719

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