CFP extension: Theatre Annual: A Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Theatre Annual
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THEATRE ANNUALA Journal of Theatre and Performance of the Americas

Call for Articles

2019 Issue

Theatre Annual is the oldest theatre periodical continuously published in the United States. It is dedicated to examining theatre and performance of the Americas. We construe “America” broadly to include North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Articles may treat work in these geographic areas or work from these areas that is presented elsewhere in the world. We welcome articles on the history and ethnography of performance, drawing from such areas as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, communication, dance, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines.

Submissions should follow the guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style (endnotes, no Works Cited list, single space between sentences). Authors should submit articles as Word attachments to the editor, Ilka Saal, American Literature, University of Erfurt ( In order to assist in the anonymous peer review process, the author’s identity should not be revealed in the manuscript except on a separate title page that should also include full contact information (academic affiliation, mailing address, home, cell, and work telephone numbers, and email address). Articles should be 5000-6500 words long including notes. Illustrations are highly desirable; authors are responsible for securing rights. Submission deadline is January 15, 2019. Please allow eight weeks for a response.

Scholars wishing to write book reviews for Theatre Annual are invited to send an inquiry to the book review editor, Meredith Conti at University at Buffalo, SUNY ( If accepted, reviewers are asked to prepare their manuscripts in conformity with the guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style without footnotes and submit them as a Word attachment.  Reviews should be 750-800 words for a review of a single book, 1000-1200 words for a two-book review, and 2500 words for a five- or six-book review essay. Submission deadline is March 15, 2019. Publishers may send review copies to Meredith Conti, Theatre Annual Book Review Editor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University at Buffalo – North Campus, Alumni Arena Rm. 285, Buffalo, New York, 14260.

Theatre Annual, founded in 1942 by the Theatre Library Association, is now published in the fall of each year by The College of William and Mary in Virginia in association with the American Theatre and Drama Society. For more information see