CFP: ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
ArtsPraxis / New York University
contact email: 

ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2

ISSN: 1552-5236

ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. This call for papers is released in conjunction with the release of ArtsPraxis Volume 5, Issue 2. The submission deadline for Volume 6, Issue 2 is June 1, 2019.

Submissions should fall under the category of Theatre and Health.

Call for Papers

Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, must be accompanied by a 200 word abstract and 100 word biographies for the author(s), and conform to APA style manual. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2019.

Theatre and Health

An aging population, increasing climate and politically-motivated displacement, unstable housing, the rise of depression and anxiety, and the challenges of providing comprehensive healthcare amongst other concerns make health a significant challenge for our times. With this in mind, we invite you to join us for an exploration of how theatre, including improvisation, performance, and other drama processes, contribute to psychological, neurological, physical, social, civic and public health. Teachers, drama therapists, applied improvisation practitioners, theatre-makers, performance artists, and scholars are invited to share vocabularies, ideas, strategies, practices, measures, and outcomes.

Article submissions should address one of the following questions:

  • What understandings of health and wellbeing inform improvisation and theatre-making?
  • How can theatre, including performance, improvisation and other drama processes, be used to address specific health concerns and promote wellbeing?
  • How can we assess health outcomes related to theatre?
  • How are artists, educators, and therapists using improvisation and performance in health related research?
  • How do health-related contexts inform aesthetic choices and social considerations?
  • What factors contribute to the therapeutic benefits of theatre?
  • What practices facilitate accessibility and participation in therapeutic theatre?

We encourage article submissions from interdisciplinary artists, educators, and scholars engaged in work associated with the forum topics. Our goals are to motivate a dialogue among a wide variety of practitioners and researchers that will enrich the development of educational theatre in the coming years.

Dr. Jonathan Jones, New York University

Editorial Board:

  • Selina Busby, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK
  • Amy Cordileone, New York University, USA
  • Ashley Hamilton, University of Denver, USA
  • Norifumi Hida, Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, Japan
  • Byoung-joo Kim, Seoul National University of Education, South Korea
  • David Montgomery, New York University, USA
  • Ross Prior, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Daphnie Sicre, Borough of Manhattan Community College, USA
  • James Webb, New York University, USA

Reviewing Procedures

Each article will be sent to two peer reviewers. They will provide advice on the following:
Whether the article should be published with no revisions/with revisions.
The contribution the article makes to the arts community.
Specific recommendations to the author about improving the article.
Other publishing outlets if the article is considered unacceptable.

Papers should be sent to: Dr. Jonathan Jones:


Be sure to include ‘ArtsPraxis Submission’ in the subject line.