The Drama Book Shop is pleased to present The Brilliance of American Theatre in partnership with the American Theatre and Drama Society.
The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.
Special guests will include:
- Jane Barnette, University of Kansas - Adapturgy: The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adaptation, Southern Illinois University Press (Theater in the Americas series).
- Christian DuComb, Colgate University - Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia (University of Michigan Press)
- Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh - Traveler, There Is No Road: Theatre, the Spanish Civil War, and the Decolonial Imagination in the Americas (University of Iowa Press)
- Noe Montez, Tufts University - Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina, Southern Illinois University Press