Articles in Progress Workshop

The 38th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference

Hyatt Regency Galleria, Houston, TX  ~~  March 16-19, 2017

“Houston…We Have a Problem”

Articles-in-Progress Session

Click this link for a downloadable PDF of the CFP:  MATC AiP 2017 CFP

MATC is pleased to offer a pair of workshops at the 2017 conference for scholars and practitioners working on articles in the areas of Theatre History, Performance, Pedagogy, Theory, and/or Practice.  The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to meet in a closed session with journal editors who have read their work in advance and who will offer suggestions for improvement or on strategies for submitting to academic journals.

Recent Articles-in-Progress sessions have included editors from:


Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Journal of Religion and Theatre

New England Theatre Journal

Theatre Annual

Theatre History Studies

Theatre Journal

Theatre Survey

Theatre Topics

If you have an article you are preparing to submit for publication and would like critical feedback from journal editors, please email a proposal document (not the full article, see details below) as a Word attachment by NOVEMBER 1, 2016 to session coordinators Robert B. Shimko ( and Meredith A. Conti (


All proposals must include:

  • your name
  • your academic affiliation, if any
  • your title (identifying whether you are faculty, a student, or an independent scholar)
  • your contact information
  • a 500-word abstract of the essay
  • a one-page works cited

Session coordinators will select essays for two workshops – one for graduate students and one for faculty and independent scholars – based on the overall clarity of the project and time limitations for the conference itself.   Authors initially selected must submit full versions of their essays by January 31, 2017 and register for the conference for final approval for the session.