ATHE 2019: Dramaturgy Focus Group

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Dramaturgy Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 

ATHE 2019


Orlando, FL | August 7-11, 2019

Dramaturgy Focus Group
Call for Proposals (Full Paper Panels, Full Roundtables, and Individual Papers)

The Dramaturgy Focus Group (DR) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
invites proposals for full paper panels, full roundtables, and individual papers for the 2019 ATHE
conference theme, “Scene Changes: Performing, Teaching and Working Through the Transitions” to be held in Orlando, Florida from August 7- 11, 2019.

The Dramaturgy Focus Group is interested in thinking through how dramaturgs and how acts of dramaturgy may aid in “Scene Changes” (in any way that you may want to intersect with this term). We are interested in panels and papers that can navigate the conference theme (the full theme can be found at the end of this CFP) without feeling beholden to using the phrase “Scene Changes” in the title of your panel or paper. We are always interested in papers and panel submissions that think about dramaturgy in practical, theoretical, and educational ways.

Submission Deadlines:
• Individual papers proposals must be sent by Friday, October 12th to Martine Kei Green-Rogers at martinekeigreen[at]
• Complete panels must be submitted by Thursday, November 1 via the ATHE online form at

Tips for submitting proposals:
1. Proposals for complete panels (with all presenters assembled) should be submitted directly to ATHE through the website at beginning September 21, 2018. The deadline for all proposals is November 1, 2018.

2. If you would like assistance in panel coordination, please use the Dramaturgy Focus Group Facebook page (ATHE Dramaturgy Focus Group), our Focus Group page on the ATHE website, or email individual paper proposals to the conference planner ( martinekeigreen[at] ) no later than Friday, October 12th. Please note, this option does not guarantee submission/acceptance to the conference.

3. Submissions may be either discipline specific (Dramaturgy = DR) or multidisciplinary (MD).
a. If your session addresses primarily Dramaturgy, then choose “Single Focus Group” on the online proposal form. All DR-targeted proposals will be sent to the DR conference planner and executive committee to be ranked. It is not necessary to contact the conference planner before submitting a DR proposal (unless you have questions).
b. If your session addresses Dramaturgy but is also appropriate for another Focus Group, you may select DR as one of your Focus Groups for an MD panel. Please contact the conference planners for each of the targeted Focus Groups before submitting the panel. MD proposals are ranked by each of its affiliated Focus Groups.

4. Notes for ATHE Conference 2019
a. Please note the conference dates this year. They are later than the dates of the 2018 conference. It will not be possible to request specific days for presentations.

b. ATHE is committed to maintaining current conference costs and encourages you to consider going “tech-free” for your panel. Of course, if that is not possible, please be sure to request technology when submitting your proposal. For questions about what is included in LCD/Tech packages, please contact both ATHE’s Event Planner Briana Baker at brianab[at] and our Conference Planner, Andrew Gibb at conf2019[at]
c. Participants will be limited to a maximum of two presentations, which include delivering a paper, serving on a roundtable, or serving in an equivalent role in a different type of session. There is no limit to the number of sessions that a person can Chair or Coordinate. Session coordinators should expect to hear whether or not proposals have been accepted or rejected by mid-February 2019.

Questions? Contact Dramaturgy (DR) Conference Planner - Martine Kei Green-Rogers at martinekeigreen[at]