Call for Presentations

2016 OISTAT Publications and Communication Commission Colloquium

OISTAT’s Publication and Communication Commission (PCC) welcomes scholars, theatre professionals, educators and graduate students to submit proposals for conference presentations.

We welcome proposals considering how modern theatre communicates and redefines relationships within theatrical spaces. The commission welcomes proposals that considers, but are not limited to, the following topics: 


  • Contemporary interactions with historic performance spaces
  • Rediscoveries of stage technologies (past/present/future)
  • Realignments of imagery on stage
  • Repurposing spaces for new modes of communication
  • New spaces for audiences/performers/artists/communities
  • Creating new boundaries within performance space
  • New modes of communication in contemporary arts management
  • Historical performance theories and new connections for modern artists, students or audiences
  • Research which defines terminology, practice or language within the theatrical space


Individual presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Presentations will be given in English. Accepted presentations will be grouped into colloquium sessions with three presentations followed by audience response (questions and feedback).

Interested individuals must send an abstract with a brief biography to Dr. Carl Walling, Chair of the Publication and Communication Commission ( Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. The presenter’s biography should not be longer than 150 words.


The deadline for abstracts will be Friday, September 9th. Presenters with abstracts accepted for presentation during the Publication and Communication Commission meetings will be notified by Thursday, September 15th.