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Theatre Journal 54.3 (2002) 467

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We are part of a collective from the Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University that is editing the Performance Review section in Volumes 54-56 of Theatre Journal. Each volume has a pair of editors. Currently, we are the coeditors for Volume 54; Awam Amkpa and Louis Scheeder will coedit Volume 55; Jan Cohen-Cruz and Bob Vorlicky will coedit Volume 56.

For Volume 55 (issues appearing in 2003), the coeditors invite general reviews and writing on a wide range of theatrical performances. Issues 3 and 4, however, will contain a "section-within-the-larger-section"—a cluster—of reviews devoted to "dance performance" and "acting."

To this end, the October 2003 special issue of TJ on dance will highlight six to eight reviews that focus on dance performance. Submissions for either the "dance performance cluster" or for the general reviews in the October 2003 issue are due 1 April 2003. The December 2003 issue will emphasize acting (or theatre performance): an acknowledgment and celebration of the centrality of performance over the perceived primacy of literature in theatrical criticism. Submissions for either the "acting cluster" or for general reviews in the December 2003 issue are due 1 June 2003.

Continuing the Collective's commitment to review clusters, Volume 56, issue 1 (March 2004) will focus on architecture—not only the properties surrounding scenic design, but to the overall structure of performance that embodies the theatrical event under review. Submissions for either the "architecture cluster" or for general reviews in the March 2004 issue are due 1 August 2003.

Please direct any questions about submissions to Volume 55 and Volume 56, issue 1 to Awam Amkpa ( or Louis Scheeder ( For general information about the Performance Review section or to receive the section's "Guidelines for Review," contact Chris Mills ( Send all correspondence and submissions to Chris Mills, Editorial Assistant, Performance Review, Theatre Journal, Department of Drama, NYU, 721 Broadway (3rd floor), New York, NY 10003.

On behalf of NYU's Editorial Collective, we look forward to hearing from you.


Bob Vorlicky and Edward Ziter, Editors



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