American Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference


08/11/16 - 08/14/16


Chicago, IL


ATHE’s 30th anniversary returns us to vital, beautiful, complicated Chicago. The setting for Lorraine Hansberry’s legendary Raisin in the Sun, birthplace of Second City’s improvisational comedy, current home to an astonishingly diverse array of theatre—our 2016 host city lands us squarely in the midst of multiple, overlapping theatrical histories. But theatre is not the only kind of performance Chicago calls us to examine. Given this industrial hub’s identity as a site of pivotal labor struggles, our 30th anniversary conference committee especially invites you to examine performance as labor and labor as performance.

who should attend:

  • drama therapists
  • theatre educators
  • directors and actors
  • playwrights
  • theatre professionals
  • educators
  • researchers
  • graduate and undergraduate students
  • those interested in learning more about theatre performance and theory in practice!

sponsoring organization(s):

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

(888) 284-3737

arts categories:

theater arts


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