Description and Guidelines

Robert A. Schanke Award

The Robert A. Schanke Research Award is given annually to an untenured faculty presenter of the Theatre History Symposium and carries a cash award of $500 as well as consideration of publication of the paper in Theatre History Studies, the journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference.  Submissions will be evaluated based on rigor of research, clarity of writing, relevance and contribution to the field, and publishability. To be eligible for the Robert A. Schanke Award, candidates must submit full, conference-length versions of their paper by February 15, 2016 to both Symposium Co-Chairs:


Michelle Granshaw
University of Pittsburgh
Joanne Zerdy
Independent Researcher