- Editor’s Comment
Three years have flown by, three years in which Theatre Topics has provided an opportunity for the sharing of opinions, discoveries, and disagreements. My editorship concludes with an issue containing two “clusters” of articles. The pedagogy cluster begins with Robert Barton and Amy Sarno-Fradkin’s timely suggestions about how to deal with the impact of ADA legislation on our classes and rehearsals; the performance cluster opens with Karen Mitchell’s application of ethnography to theatrical performance.
Many people have served our profession through their work on the journal, and my grateful thanks go to all of them: the Editorial Board and Associate Editors who read manuscripts and provided copious feedback; the mentors who assisted aspiring authors in our writing workshops; the numerous editorial interns who made the journal’s daily operations possible; the ATHE Vice Presidents for Research and Publications who supported the journal during my editorship: Bruce McConachie, Weldon Durham, and Vivian Patraka; Assistants to the Editor Roberta Sabbath, George Mielke, Matt Bliss, Cindy Gendrich, and Mark Kelty;—and, of course, the authors who submitted their articles to us. Very special thanks to our Managing Editors—first, Lawrence Broglio, and now Jeffrey Eric Jenkins—and to Contributing Editor Jay Edelnant.
The editorial baton now passes to Jenny Spencer. Please join me in welcoming Jenny, and send your submissions to:
Jenny Spencer, Editor
Department of English
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Jenny has asked me to organize the 1996 Writing for Journal Publication workshop, and I am pleased to continue my association with Theatre Topics in that capacity. We founded the mentorship program in 1994, and already two mentored manuscripts have been published in our journal. Please see the call for papers for the 1996 workshop in this issue.