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Call for papers: 

Theater and Drama Division 


Call For Proposals:  Sessions, Short Performances, Panels, Papers 




(PCA) National Conference 

June 2-5, 2021


For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org


Come join some of the finest academics in theatre and drama and some of the finest working professionals in theatre and drama in Boston 2021.

We also welcome proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Each presentation should not exceed 15 minutes.  As always, proposals addressing any topic theatre and drama are welcome.  We are especially eager to receive proposals concerning papers or panels on any aspect of drama and theatre (production, design, history, theory, criticism, individual artists, performance, writing, pedagogy) as they function within Popular and/or American culture.  Single papers are welcomed, but panels involving 3-4 papers on a particular theme are encouraged.  Performance pieces are very welcome.  Please remember that only one presentation per person is allowed; do not submit to more than one area chair. Titles of papers should be descriptive and no more than ten words in length. 

Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to: 

Theater during covid, theater via zoom, radio drama as covid theater, adaptations, social and political change, propaganda,  advertising, vaudeville, burlesque, puppetry, performance art,  theatre history, theatre aesthetics, gender issues, identity issues, stages, or any aspect of theatrical production. 


Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to http://conference.pcaaca.org


Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged. 


Please include the following: 


Panel Title 

Name and contact information for the Panel Chair 

Titles and abstracts of each paper 

Contact information for each presenter 


Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website.

Individuals must be both current and paid members to submit to the conference.


Please send all inquiries to co-chairs: 


Thomas Fuschetto 

South Texas College 

McAllen, TX  78501 

(956) 872-3487 





Dr. Eric Wiley 

University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley 



2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.












Area chairs

Eric Wiley

Thomas James Fuschetto