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  • ISSN: 0040-5574 (Print), 1475-4533 (Online)
  • Editors: La Donna L. Forsgren University of Notre Dame, USA, and Telory Arendell Missouri State University, USA
  • Editorial board
Theatre Survey is chartered by the American Society for Theatre Research as a theatre history journal. Its theatrical and historical orientations are broadly conceived. Performance-centered and historiographic studies from all points across the historical, cultural, and methodological spectra are welcome. Recent issues have included an article on the early professional deaf theatre in post-Stalinist Soviet Union, a study of the gestural vocabulary found in surviving images of early commedia dell'arte, a philosophical treatise by Alan Badiou, and an essay on the impact of neoliberalism—from the classroom to the department to the “global university”—that suggests how theatre and performance scholars might approach the political difficulties currently threatening the mission of higher education.
Coming soon: Theatre Survey marks ASTR 2023 with a new collection of articles 

We will be spotlighting recently published research in the journal, alongside most-downloaded articles from recent issues. Access (where not already OA) will be free until the end of November 2023. Watch this space..!

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A statement from the editorial team

"Theatre Survey
 stands in solidarity with those protesting the ongoing violence and racism enacted against Black people in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere in the world. As an editorial team, we strive to enact antiracist principles in our stewardship of the journal by, among other things, increasing our efforts to spotlight Black lives, voices, and perspectives. In response to the wider call to share resources, Theatre Survey is 'ungating' several recent articles by Black scholars on Black theatre and performance history. You can access these on the right. The editorial team has important work ahead and we are committed to doing this work. Black Lives Matter."

Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Editor), La Donna L. Forsgren (Associate Editor), Donovan Sherman (Book Review Editor)


Our latest Theatre & Performance Studies blogs

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