CFP: Workshop on Drama in Practice at CAMWS 2021

Call for Workshop Proposals: Drama in Practice

The newly formed Theater in Greece and Rome Affiliated Group (TIGR) of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (camws.org) invites proposals for a workshop on the performance of ancient theater and/or related theatrical traditions to be held under TIGR’s sponsorship at the annual meeting of CAMWS in Cleveland (April 7-10, 2021). Proposals should focus on practical aspects of performance, such as the use of props and costumes, the integration of music with action, the navigation of theatrical space, or the possibilities of movement on stage. Workshops that explore aspects of design or production development are equally welcome.

This workshop seeks to explore the physical practice of performance, so preference will be given to proposals with a hands-on component. However, as the future of in-person conferences next year is still uncertain, proposers are encouraged to demonstrate that they can modify their planned activities, should CAMWS 2021 be held in virtual space.

Submissions, which should not exceed 800 words total in length, should include:

  1. the title of the proposed panel;
  2. a general outline of the proposed topic;
  3. a description of any planned activities;
  4. a brief explanation of the topic's relevance to the performance of ancient or modern drama;
  5. and, where appropriate, a brief bibliography.

Workshop proposals should follow CAMWS’s formatting guidelines (https://camws.org/formattingguidelines). Send submissions via e-mail to Krishni Burns (ksburns@uic.edu) on behalf of TIGR by Monday, August 17, 2020. It should be noted that selection and sponsorship of a panel topic by TIGR does not in itself guarantee final acceptance of the panel by the CAMWS Program Committee. The organizer of any panel selected by the TIGR must be a fully paid-up member of CAMWS for 2020-21.

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