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Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize
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This prize honors the publication (book or essay) that, in the opinion of the prize committee, best explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement in the previous two calendar years. Beginning with 2018, in even-numbered years, this award recognizes books, and in odd-numbered years, this award recognizes essays.


Any independent, tenured, or untenured scholar is eligible. For the 2019 award, eligible essays must have been published in 2017 or 2018. Book nominations should be held for the 2020 award cycle.


Nominations may come from the author of the work to be considered, any member of ASTR, or an editor of a journal or collection in which an essay has appeared. Authors can nominate only one essay. Editors can nominate one essay per volume.

Please upload the essay in PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.


The winning essay will be judged based on:

  • Innovation in methodological approach;
  • Critical and/or historical rigor; and
  • Potential for encouraging future scholarship that will strengthen exchanges between theatre and dance/movement.

Please direct questions to Committee Chair Susan Tenneriello at susan.tenneriello[at]


The deadline has passed to submit nominations.

View previous Sally Banes Publication Prize recipients »

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