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The Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize is jointly awarded by the American Society for Theatre Research and the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Texas-Austin. The prize of $1,500 ($1,000 from the Brockett Center and $500 from ASTR) recognizes the best essay written and published in English in a refereed scholarly journal or volume published by a scholarly press and relating to any subject in theatre research, broadly construed. The Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize presentation at the ASTR annual meeting includes an acknowledgement of the editor's contribution to the work. 


Essays must have been published in the 2016 calendar year.


Nominations may come from the author of an essay, any member of ASTR, or the editor of a journal or volume in which the essay has appeared. The author must have been a member of ASTR for at least 3 of the last 6 years and be at least seven years beyond the PhD. Authors may nominate only one essay. Editors may nominate one essay per volume. Essays and any other documents should uploaded below. Documents should be uploaded in PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.


The winning essay will be judged for its originality, critical rigor, fluency in related research, and significance to the field. Please direct questions to Rhona Justice-Malloy, Committee Chair.

View previous Oscar G. Brockett Award winners here.

The deadline for this award has passed.

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