The American Theatre and Drama Society once again offers the
Vera Mowry Roberts Research and
Publication Award of $200 and a one-year membership in the Society for the
best essay published in English (essays must appear in a refereed scholarly
journal or edited collection). The essay must focus on Theatre and/or
Performance in the United States
(recognizing that notions of "America”
and the United States
encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one
another). The award recipient will be recognized at ATDS’s annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ
during the annual convention of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
(ATHE) in July 2014.
author must be a degreed (no longer enrolled
in a graduate program) but untenured scholar at the time the essay is
published. The competition is also open to independent scholars, or scholars
working in adjunct, or full-time, non-tenure track positions. Eligible essays must have been published
between March 15, 2013 and March 15, 2014.
Nominations may come from the author of the essay, any member of the American
Theatre and Drama Society, or the editor of a journal or collection in which
the essay appeared. Authors may nominate only one essay. Editors may nominate
one essay per volume or collection.
submissions only. Email a pdf to Robert A.
awarded essay will be evaluated by a selection committee on the basis of originality,
critical rigor, demonstration of a broad knowledge of the topic and field, and the
promise of future professional development of the author.
award recipient will be notified by May 31, 2014.