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.

Conference Registration is Now Open!

ASTR will host the 2016 Annual Conference from November 3-6, 2016 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Learn more and register here!

ASTR 60th Anniversary Campaign: Give Back to the Future!

Founded in 1956, ASTR that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary.
Our vision is to:

  • Enhance the support for our members' research,
  • Continue advocating for theatre scholarship against the threat of STEM-centrism in academia,
  • Increase our membership from underrepresented and transnational communities,
  • Support and mentor graduate students, and
  • Build bridges with local and international communities.

Please join the ASTR 60th Anniversary Campaign: Give Back to the Future! ASTR is healthier and stronger than ever AND we are looking forward to sustaining the upward trajectory and creating a brighter future for our members. Please consider donating to the 60th Anniversary Campaign? Any amount will help us reach our goal and all donations are tax deductible. Click here to make a donation.

ASTR Invites Applications for Theatre Survey Editorial Positions

Applications (or nominations) are invited for the positions of Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of Theatre Survey. Theatre Survey is published by Cambridge University Press under the auspices of the American Society for Theatre Research.

Learn more on the positions and how to apply here.

Latest News more

8/8/2016Election Results

7/27/2016Jen Shook

7/27/2016Laurence Senelick

7/27/2016Cheryl Black

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite. 252 | St. Paul, MN 55114 | Phone: 651.288.3429 | Fax: 651.290.2266 | Email: info@astr.org