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ASTR/TLA 2015 Conference

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.

Registration is Now Open for the
2015 ASTR/TLA Conference!

November 5 - November 8, 2015

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201

Make a room reservation now at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. Reserve your room here:

View the 2015 ASTR Full Conference Schedule

Town Hall Meeting: State of the Profession--What Stakes? What Futures?

Traditionally, the State of the Profession panel has provided a place within the ASTR annual conference where larger questions can be asked about our discipline, its organizations and institutions. This year, we raised some central questions arising from the conference theme to leading figures in five key areas. We want to share these questions with you ahead of the conference so you can think about them in advance and join in what we hope will be a dynamic conference-wide discussion on the occasion of the State of the Profession panel. To see the questions, click here.

Have Questions About the Conference?

Are you looking for someone to share a room with, or do you have other questions about the conference? Join the 2015 ASTR Conference Member Group today and ask!

Join the Digital Research and Scholarship Group

Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS) serves as a resource for ASTR members interested in the application of digital technologies to the study of theatre and performance. Resources are designed to serve both those scholars active in the field of digital humanities as well as those new to digital methodologies or who may be curious to know what it may afford their own research, scholarship, and teaching. The DRS includes updated resources in digital tools and methods, discussions, and opportunity to showcase current projects by ASTR members.

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

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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