Theatre Annual

A Journal of Theatre & Performance of the Americas




For the 2018 issue, we invite articles on the topic of Theatre of Protest/Theatre of Revolt. We are interested in essays that examine theatre productions and performances from/in the Americas that seek to intervene in moments of social, political, economic crisis by putting topical issues up for debate, disseminating information, provoking discussion, challenging audiences to implement change. Papers may address the complex intersection of politics with questions of form and public in any period, considering performances past and present.


While the 2018 issue seeks to foreground the topic above, essays are welcome on any subject that fits the journal’s mission. Please note that the focus on theatre and performance largely precludes essays that focus on literary criticism.


Submission Guidelines


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 at American Literature, University of Erfurt, Germany ( 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 5000-6500 words long including notes. Illustrations are highly desirable; authors are responsible for securing rights. Submission deadline is December 15, 2017. 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 the book review editor, Meredith Conti at University at Buffalo, SUNY ( If accepted, reviewers are asked to prepare their manuscripts in conformity with the guidelines in The Chicago Manual of Style without footnotes and submit them as a Word attachment.  Reviews should be 750-800 words for a review of a single book, 1000-1200 words for a two-book review, and 2500 words for a five- or six-book review essay. Submission deadline is March 15, 2018. Publishers may send review copies to Meredith Conti, Theatre Annual Book Review Editor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University at Buffalo – North Campus, Alumni Arena Rm. 285, Buffalo, New York, 14260.