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Journal of American Drama and Theatre (JADT)

JADT publishes thoughtful and innovative work by leading scholars on theatre, drama, and performance in the Americas – past and present. 

ISSN Number: 2376-4236

Entries under this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

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Volume 36  Issue 2

Editorial Introduction

Benjamin Gillespie and Bess Rowen

America Happened to Me: Immigration, Acculturation, and Crafting Empathy in Rags

ARTICLE

Valerie Joyce

Burning it Down: Theatre Fires, Collective Trauma Memory, and the TikTok Ban

ARTICLE

Danielle Rosvally

“A Caribbean Soul in Exile”: Post-Colonial Experiences of a Jamaican Actor

ARTICLE

Thomas H. Arthur

Archiving a Life in Theatre: The Legacy of Michael Feingold

INTERVIEW

Interview with James C. Nicola, Tanya Elder, and Diego Daniel Pardo

Cracking Up: Black Feminist Comedy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States

BOOK REVIEW

L. Bailey McDaniel

Staged News: The Federal Theatre Project's Living Newspapers in New York

BOOK REVIEW

Michael DeWhatley

Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre

BOOK REVIEW

Philip Wiles

Another Day's Begun: Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the 21st Century

BOOK REVIEW

Lucas Skjaret

Appropriate

PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Alex Ferrone

Snatch Adams and Tainty McCracken Present It’s That Time of the Month

PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Bess Rowen

MáM

PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Sean F. Edgecomb

Scene Partners

PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Benjamin Gillespie

Oh, Mary!

PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Philip Brankin

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Past Issue

Curren Issue

Current Issue

Editorial Introduction

Editorial Introduction

“A Caribbean Soul in Exile”: Post-Colonial Experiences of a Jamaican Actor

“A Caribbean Soul in Exile”: Post-Colonial Experiences of a Jamaican Actor

Staged News: The Federal Theatre Project's Living Newspapers in New York

Staged News: The Federal Theatre Project's Living Newspapers in New York

Appropriate

Appropriate

Scene Partners

Scene Partners

America Happened to Me: Immigration, Acculturation, and Crafting Empathy in Rags

America Happened to Me: Immigration, Acculturation, and Crafting Empathy in Rags

Archiving a Life in Theatre: The Legacy of Michael Feingold

Archiving a Life in Theatre: The Legacy of Michael Feingold

Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre

Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre

Snatch Adams and Tainty McCracken Present It’s That Time of the Month

Snatch Adams and Tainty McCracken Present It’s That Time of the Month

Oh, Mary!

Oh, Mary!

Burning it Down: Theatre Fires, Collective Trauma Memory, and the TikTok Ban

Burning it Down: Theatre Fires, Collective Trauma Memory, and the TikTok Ban

Cracking Up: Black Feminist Comedy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States

Cracking Up: Black Feminist Comedy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century United States

Another Day's  Begun: Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the 21st Century

Another Day's Begun: Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the 21st Century

MáM

MáM

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Archive

We are in the process of moving all past journal entries to the current websiite. Please bear with us as we make this transition. You can view all the past issues at www.jadt.commons.gc.cuny.edu.
 
For any queries or clarifications, write to us at jadtjournal@gmail.com
About & Submission Guideline

About The Journal

History and Mission

 

Founded in 1989, JADT is a widely acclaimed peer-reviewed journal publishing thoughtful and innovative work by leading scholars on theatre, drama, and performance in the Americas—past and present. The journal’s provocative articles provide valuable insight and information on the heritage of American theatre, as well as its continuing contribution to world literature and the performing arts. JADT is fully online and freely accessible. 

 

Our aim is to promote research on theatre of the Americas and to encourage historical and theoretical approaches to plays, playwrights, performances, and popular theatre traditions. Studies of dramatic texts from a purely literary perspective are outside the scope of the journal. 

“I see American Drama and Theatre as a primary means of reflecting the excitement and progress of our language, our culture, our democracy, our social concerns and our historical roots as Americans. No better opportunity exists for understanding, or for contributing to our understanding, of our American world, past or present, than the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, as shown by the excellence of its past performance and the promise of its future.”

– Walter Meserve

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Submission Guidelines
 

The editors of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre (JADT) are now accepting submissions for essays on any topics relating to theatre, drama, and popular entertainments of the Americas for consideration. Please submit completed manuscripts to jadtjournal@gmail.com. We accept submission on a rolling basis. Please email the editors with any inquiries. 

 

Article manuscripts should be 6,000 to 8,000 words in length and prepared in conformity with the Chicago Manual of Style using footnotes. Completed manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word attachments via e-mail to jadtjournal@gmail.com using Microsoft Word. Articles will be peer reviewed, so please allow 3 to 4 months for a decision. If you are submitting images, please provide the images and captions with your submission. (Please Note: images should be at least 300dpi and authors are responsible for securing permissions prior to submission). Please include a short bio with your submission. 

Performance Reviews

JADT now publishes performance reviews on theatre, drama, and performance in the Americas. Single reviews are usually 800 to 1,200 words in length. Please refer to these guidelines when submitting performance reviews. We encourage authors to contact the editors in advance to propose a review at jadtjournal@gmail.com


Book Reviews
JADT also publishes book reviews. If you would like to propose a book review, please email the Book Review Editor, Maya Roth, at jadtbookreviews@gmail.com.

People

Editorial Board

Benjamin Gillespie, Bess Rowen

Co-Editors

Maya Roth

Book Review Editor

Vera Mowry Roberts, Walter Meserve

Founding Editors


David Savran

Advisory Editor

 

Allie Marotta, Yael Horowitz

Managing Editors

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Marvin Carlson

Director of Publications

Frank Hentschker

Executive Director

Gaurav Singh Nijjer

Digital and Web Coordinator

Advisory Board

James F. Wilson

Michael Y. Bennett
Kevin Byrne
Tracey Elaine Chessum
Bill Demastes
Stuart Hecht
Jorge Huerta
Amy E. Hughes
David Krasner
Esther Kim Lee
Kim Marra
Ariel Nereson
Beth Osborne
Jordan Schildcrout
Robert Vorlicky
Maurya Wickstrom
Stacy Wolf

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