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Theater *: Journal Titles

This guide is intended to help any faculty, graduate, or undergraduate student find resources in the areas of theater and drama.

Journals (Selected Titles)

Asian Theatre Journal
"Dedicated to the performing arts of Asia, focusing upon both traditional and modern theatrical forms. It aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international theatrical community for the mutual benefit of all interested scholars and artists. It offers descriptive and analytical articles, original plays and play translations, book and audiovisual reviews, and reports of current theatrical activities in Asia."

Back Stage
"...
lists the latest movie casting calls and acting auditions as well as acting jobs. Your most comprehensive resource for open casting calls."

Contemporary Theatre Review
"...analyses what is most passionate and vital in theatre today. It encompasses a wide variety of theatres, from new playwrights and devisors to theatres of movement, image and other forms of physical expression, from new acting methods to music theatre and multi-media production work..."

The Journal of American Drama and Theatre
"The widely acclaimed journal devoted solely to drama and theatre in the USA - past and present. Provocative, thoughtful articles by the leading scholars of our time providing valuable insight and information on the heritage of American theatre, as well as its continuing contribution to world literature and the performing arts."

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
"This journal publishes full-length articles that contribute to the varied conversations in dramatic theory and criticism, explore the relationship between theory and theatre practice, and/or examine the body of work by an individual author or a recent theoretical or critical trend."

Latin American Theatre Review    
"...covers all aspects of Latina/o and Latin American theatre and performance."

Live Design
"...is the must-read creative and technical journal for live entertainment professionals in lighting, sound, staging, and projection. Each issue provides designers, programmers, and technicians with tips and trends, news and reviews of the latest gear, reports from the field, and industry viewpoint and commentary. From concerts to theatre, houses of worship to clubs, theme parks to corporate events, Live Design is your one stop resource for live event production technology."

New England Theatre Journal
"...is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology."

New Theatre Quarterly
"...provides a vital international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet and where prevailing dramatic assumptions can be subjected to vigorous critical questioning. It shows that theatre history has a contemporary relevance, that theatre studies need a methodology and that theatre criticism needs a language. The journal publishes news, analysis and debate within the field of theatre studies."

TD & T
"The journal for design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.'

TDR
"...provides scholarship on performances and their social, economic and political contexts. With an emphasis on the experimental, avant-garde, intercultural and interdisciplinary, it covers dance theatre, performance art, popular entertainment, media, sports, rituals and performance in politics and everyday life."

Theater
"For almost fifty years Theater has been the most informative, serious, and imaginative American journal available to readers interested in contemporary theater and performance. It has been the first publisher of pathbreaking plays from artists as diverse as Romeo Castellucci, Guillermo Calderón, Richard Foreman, W. David Hancock, Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, Sarah Kane, Toshiki Okada, and Suzan-Lori Parks."

Theatre Journal
" [This journal's] broad array of scholarly articles and reviews has earned it an international reputation as one of the most authoritative and useful publications of theatre studies available today. Drawing contributions from noted practitioners and scholars, Theatre Journal features social and historical studies, production reviews, and theoretical inquiries that analyze dramatic texts and production."

TheatreForum
"...is an international theatre journal. Since 1992, TheatreForum has documented and discussed the work of innovative theatre artists in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Our focus is on new performance works that reflect contemporary sensibilities and articulate new concepts and forms. Each issue includes at least two previously unpublished scripts, dozens of photographs, and a variety of articles and interviews written by both scholars and artists."