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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11, 2020. 2 Replies

Hi.Hopefully all is well!The shorty is a suggestion to start an online conversation group to elaborate questions from theCovid-19 oriented period and Performance Philosophy?eg. Intra-Active Virome?…Continue

We all have the same dream?

Started by Egemen Kalyon Apr 2, 2020. 0 Replies

Hello, "We all have the same dream" is my project that aims to create an archive from the dreams of our era and reinterpret Jung's "collective unconscious" concepts with performance and performing…Continue

Circus and Its Others 2020, UC Davis CFP

Started by Ante Ursic Mar 15, 2020. 0 Replies

Circus and its Others 2020November 12-15University of California, DavisRevised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which…Continue

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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…




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Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

We are pleased to announce the launch of issue #03 of, the first issue of the open access online journal comprised of unsolicited submissions. Imagined Theatres is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal and archive, dedicated to imagining what might be possible and impossible in the theatre. The journal supports creative criticism, meaning creative work that acts critically and criticism that acts creatively. This issue's selections were peer-reviewed by our editorial board and include a range of imaginary performances from 31 artists and thinkers of the stage. 

Contributors include: Patrick Anderson, Kate Attwell, Broderick D.V. Chow, William Condee, Alison D’Amato, Joy Brooke Fairfield, Miriam Felton-Dansky, Holly Gabelmann, Kyle Gillette, Duriel E. Harris, Michael Hunter, Abigail Levine, Eric Marlin, Edie Meidav, Elizabeth Mikesch, Karie Miller, Nevena Mrdjenovic, Dakota Parobek, Tina Post, Jaclyn I. Pryor, Ben Richter, Barry Rountree, Bess Rowen, Diego Cristian Saldaña, Annie Sansonetti, Katie Schaag, Caridad Svich, John Thornberry, Danny Turek, Lisa Woynarski, and Keren Zaiontz.

Visit to read the new issue and to peruse the archive of our previous issues (#00—Selections from the Book; #01—South Africa; and #02—Australia). We occasionally release additional glosses on previously published theatres, so invite further responses from our readers. For inquiries, email

Founding Editor
Daniel Sack, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA


Editorial Board Members

Joshua Abrams, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK
Natalie Alvarez, Ryerson University, Canada
Patrick Anderson, University of California-San Diego, USA
Joseph Cermatori, Skidmore College, USA
Broderick Chow, Brunel University London, UK
Augusto Corrieri, University of Sussex, UK
Ricardo Dominguez, University of California-San Diego, USA
Peter Eckersall, City University of New York, USA
Kyle Gillette, Trinity University, USA
Helena Grehan, Murdoch University, Australia
Matthew Goulish, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Nicola Gunn, Performance maker, Australia
Carla Harryman, Eastern Michigan University, USA
Jen Harvie, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Lin Hixson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Rachel Joseph, Trinity University, USA
Petra Kuppers, University of Michigan, USA
Claudia La Rocco, Poet and Critic, USA
Megan Lewis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Michael McMillan, London College of Fashion, UK
John Muse, University of Chicago, USA
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
VK Preston, University of Toronto, Canada
Rebecca Schneider, Brown University, USA
Aaron C. Thomas, Florida State University, USA
Caroline Wake, University of New South Wales, Australia
Fintan Walsh, Birkbeck University of London, UK 

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