Book Reviews for Texas Theatre Journal Special Volume: “Theatre In Crisis”

deadline for submissions: 
June 5, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Texas Theatre Journal
contact email: 

The Texas Theatre Journal is accepting submissions for book reviews its Special 2020 Volume—“Theatre in Crisis”—responding to COVID-19 for 2020. Published annually by the Texas Educational Theatre Association, our mandate is to feature the work of graduate students whenever possible (so please share far and wide with your graduate students—and other colleagues too!). 


Due to the unique nature of this volume (and the disruption to the publishing supply chain), I am forgoing the traditional “list of books received” and instead asking potential reviewers to pitch a book to review that fits into this “Theatre in Crisis” idea, in broad or unique ways.

  • Do you have/have you read a book published in the last 3 years that feels especially pertinent in this world or disrupted / digitized theatre?
  • Are there theatre texts suddenly speak to the local/global moment in new ways? 
  • Or…can the tomes of old theorists be read in new light? 



  • Typical length for reviews is 800 words; however if you interested in tandem-reviewing two or more books, that length can be extended. Please follow Chicago Style guidelines.
  • Reviews should include title and publication information, current price of the book in both cloth and paper (if applicable), and length in pages, inclusive of front matter and appendices: (i.e. THE FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH: THE CAROLINA PLAYMAKERS AND THE QUEST FOR AMERICAN DRAMA. By Cecilia Moore. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017; pp. 219. $95.00 hardback.) 
  • Reviews should speak to the book's strengths and/or weaknesses, its contribution to the field in relation to similar/competing volumes (if applicable), and the particular audiences to whom the book would be most helpful. 
  • Reviews should end with the name of the reviewer, followed by institutional affiliation.


Please feel free contact Book Review Editor Cason Murphy at with any other questions.