Shaw Symposium -- abstracts due March 20, 2022

deadline for submissions: 
March 20, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
International Shaw Society

The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19th annual 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 for a full list of productions.          


Send abstracts (250 words, PDF, your last name in the file title) and an abbreviated CV (PDF) to by March 20, 2022. Travel grants and scholarships are available; for application instructions, see the ISS website.