Summer Shaw Symposium -- July 2022

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
International Shaw Society

Shaw Symposium, 22-24 July 2022

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, CA and Zoom

The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19thannual Summer Shaw Symposium. The event will be held on-site at the Festival; a Zoom option is provided for those who wish to attend the presentations digitally. 


Focused on Bernard Shaw’s life, his works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, the Symposium seeks presentations that relate to the plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2022 season, especially Too True to Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma.

We especially welcome proposals for presentations that consider the connections between Shaw and the other playwrights whose works will be staged at the Festival in 2022, including Cicely Hamilton, Rabindranath Tagore, Oscar Wilde, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, August Wilson, and Keith Barker. Please see a full list of productions.          


Send abstracts (300 words, PDF, your last name in the file title) and an abbreviated CV (PDF, your last name in the file title) to by February 15, 2022.

Travel grants and scholarships are available; for application instructions, see the ISS website.