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Welcome to the American Society for Theatre Research

The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary.

Members of the American Society for Theatre Research say the Society is a space to share scholarship and a home for networking within the profession.


The Conference Schedule is Also Available Online!

The Program Schedule for ASTR 2015 is now on the website. Please consult it here:


Call for Applications - Electronic Publications Associate Editor

Applications are invited for the position of ASTR Electronic Publications Associate Editor. The duties of this position including: soliciting and editing Member News following a quarter system (Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter); submitting the results to the ASTR Communication Specialist for posting on the website; assisting the ASTR Communication Specialist in proofing and copyediting the website material, checking to see that links are functional, alerting the ASTR Communication Specialist when information becomes out of date, and checking for accuracy and stylistic consistency. The Electronic Publications Associate Editor position is appointed for a two-year term commencing in January 2016. A letter of application describing the applicant’s qualifications along with a C.V. and the names of two people supporting the application should be sent by 1 October 2015 as email attachments to:

Catherine Cole
Vice President for Publications, ASTR
Chair, Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
University of California, Berkeley
101 Dwinelle Annex
Berkeley, California 94720
colecat@berkeley.edu


What's New with ASTR

The following officers and representatives have been elected to serve ASTR beginning in November 2015:

President (2015-2018)
Daphne Lei

Vice President for Conferences (2015 – 2018)
Jill Stevenson

Executive Committee Member (2015 – 2018)
Debra Caplan
Chrystyna Dail
Mechele Leon
Noe Montez

At-Large Member of the Committee on Conferences (2015 – 2017)
Beth Osborne

Graduate Student Representative to the Executive Committee (2015 – 2016)
Stephanie Vella

Thanks to these members for their willingness to share the leadership of the organization!


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    The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical
     and contemporary.

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