In Common This Week: Theater Publications on the Commons

Welcome fellow Commoners,

It’s that time of the semester when people are really looking forward to the brief reprieve Thanksgiving weekend offers. So this week I want to encourage jubilant feelings with a post about theater and dance!

An increasing number of publications are moving to the Commons and these are three of the most impressive. It’s probably no coincidence that they are well-designed and media rich since they all are focused on theater. They also reflect the remarkable community of scholars CUNY cultivates. You’d think, too, that at a city university in one of the theater capitals of the world these professional journals would focus exclusively on the New York scene. Instead, these journals show the diversity of work of CUNY scholars and the contributors to these publications.

Another feature each of these publications shares in common is that each is hosted by the Commons and runs using the underlying WordPress/BuddyPress framework that powers the platform, but each uses a custom domain. And if you have a custom domain for a site your building or for your organization, you can use your domain on the Commons, too. Just contact the Commons support team!

  • Arab Stages –  A journal devoted to broadening international awareness and understanding of the theater and performance cultures of the Arab-Islamic world and of its diaspora. The journal appears twice yearly in digital form and is produced by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center of New York (another Commons site sporting a custom domain name) in conjunction with the Arabic Theatre Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research.
  • European Stages – In 2013, the two Western European Stages and Slavic and Eastern European Performance journals merged to reflect the changing face of Europe and its once divergent theater scenes. Since then European Stages has provided English-language readers with the most comprehensive source available on current theater across the continent of Europe.
  • The Journal of American Drama and Theater (JADT) – This journal publishes thoughtful and innovative work by leading scholars on theater, drama, and performance in the Americas – past and present. Provocative articles provide valuable insight and information on the heritage of American theater, as well as its continuing contribution to world literature and the performing arts.

That’s all for this week. I hope you keep up with your work and make it to the finish line.

All the best,

Paul

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