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Call for Proposals: Women & Theatre Program Emerging Scholars Panel 

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference 

Austin, TX 

August 3-August 6, 2023 

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2023 


The Women and Theatre Program (WTP) Program invites submissions for our Emerging Scholars Panel at the 2023 ATHE Conference in Austin, TX. We welcome papers, presentations, and performances from graduate students and emerging scholars who have not yet presented in person at an ATHE conference. While we invite proposals that relate to all aspects of feminist inquiry, we especially encourage submissions that meditate on this year’s conference theme: Building from the Rubble: Centering Care. This year ATHE’s call is not for papers, but to action. See the website for more details.


Submissions for the WTP Emerging Scholars panel may address the conference theme and call to action through a range of topics and presentation formats. In keeping with the theme, we want to center care for emerging scholars and tailor this year’s panel to suit diverse voices and modes of expression. In keeping with the call, we invite you to submit plays, articles, lesson plans, videos, etc. Submissions can be works-in-progress that would benefit from some guidance from a senior scholar. Accepted panelists will be paired with a mentor from WTP who will offer direction and feedback in preparation for the conference. Emerging scholars can present the developing work and reflect on the process in the panel. A committee of WTP Focus Group Board members will review submissions. This year, the conference fee for all debut panelists will be waived. 


Submission Guidelines: Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Hannah Fazio  ( and Megan Stahl ( by March 15, 2023. Winners will be notified of their acceptance by April 15, 2023. For information on the conference (including applicable costs), please visit

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