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Journal Current volume: 51 Frequency: Three issues annually

Academic Editor: Tom Sellar

Published on behalf of the Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre

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. Theater has also featured lively polemics and essays by dramatists including Dario Fo, Heiner Müller, and Mac Wellman. Special issues have covered site-specific performance, digital dramaturgies, contemporary Brazilian drama, theater and social change, new Polish directing, and the curation of performance.

Luminaries among Our Contributors

Elinor Fuchs
Stanley Kauffmann
Marc Robinson
Eric Salzman
Alisa Solomon


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Editorial Office:
P.O. Box 208244
New Haven, CT 06520-8244
203-432-8336 (fax)

Tom Sellar, Yale University

Associate Editor:
Madeline Charne

Managing Editors:
Lily Haje
Nick Orvis
Ashley M. Thomas

Advisory Board:
James Bundy
Victoria Nolan
Catherine Sheehy

Contributing Editors:
Una Chaudhuri
Thomas F. DeFrantz
Liz Diamond
Miriam Felton-Dansky
Elinor Fuchs
Jacob Gallagher-Ross
Gitta Honegger
Shannon Jackson
Jonathan Kalb
Renate Klett
Jennifer Krasinski
James Leverett
Mark Lord
Charles McNulty
Tavia Nyong'o
Ken Reynolds
Joseph Roach
Marc Robinson
Chantal Rodriguez
Gordon Rogoff
Daniel Sack
Alisa Solomon
Andrea Tompa
Paul Walsh

Affiliated Artists:
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Annie Dorsen
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Morgan Jenness
Melanie Joseph
Aaron Landsman
David Levine

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Articles: We focus primarily, but not exclusively, on experimental theater—American and international—and theater that touches on political and cultural debates. We discourage submissions of academic papers, dissertations, and theses. Submitted articles should not exceed twenty double-spaced manuscript pages.

Scripts: We are no longer able to accept or return unsolicited manuscripts of plays.

Send manuscripts for submission and letters concerning editorial matters to Theater, P.O. Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520-8244; phone: 203-432-1568; fax: 203-432-8336; e-mail: Theater magazine accepts hard copies as well as submissions by e-mail in plain or text-only format. We can return only manuscripts accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please allow one month for articles and four months for scripts.

Book reviews: Send review copies to Book Review Editor, Theater, Yale University School of Drama, 222 York St., New Haven, CT 06520.

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ISSN: 0161-0775
e-ISSN: 1527-196X