Theatre Annual

A Journal of Theatre & Performance of the Americas




For the 2017 issue, we invite articles on The Americas in Transnational Performance. We are interested in essays that examine theatre productions and performances from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean, that probe and transgress the boundaries of the nation state in order to draw attention to the complex flows (past and present) of cultures and people and their myriad interactions in borderlands and contact zones beyond the ideology of nationhood. We also welcome papers on performances that take a critical look at the confluence and intersection of transnationalism and globalization as well as at forms of empire and imperialism.


While the 2017 issue seeks to foreground the topic above, essays are welcome on any subject that fits the journal’s mission.


 Submissions should follow the guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style (endnotes, no Works Cited list, single space between sentences). Authors should submit articles as Word attachments to the editor, Ilka Saal, American Literature, University of Erfurt, Germany using the email address In order to assist in the anonymous peer review process, the author’s identity should not be revealed in the manuscript except on a separate title page that should also include full contact information (academic affiliation, mailing address, home, cell, and work telephone numbers, and email address). Articles should be 5,000-6,500 words long including notes. Illustrations are highly desirable; authors are responsible for securing rights. Submission deadline is December 15, 2016. Please allow eight weeks for a response.


Book Reviews


Scholars wishing to write book reviews for Theatre Annual are invited to send an inquiry to Book Review Editor Meredith A. Conti at Unsolicited reviews will not be accepted. Accepted reviews must conform to the formatting guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition; reviews that do not follow Chicago guidelines will be returned to authors for immediate revision. Please see below for additional information regarding book review submission guidelines. The deadline for completed reviews is March 15. Reviews should be 750-800 words for a review of a single book, 1,000-1,200 words for a two-book review, and 2,500 words for a five- or six-book review essay.