Because many people in theatre generally, and in TO and other liberatory practices specifically, do not wish or choose to use the strict academic format for their writing, the Journal encourages submissions that are more informal: Descriptions of processes and performances, production notes, theoretical musings, manifestos, recorded dialogues, graffiti rants, video documentations, video performance clips, etc. While these might not always serve the requirements for academic institutions, many do acknowledge such creative/scholarly activity when properly described. For those in communities, our objective is to cultivate a wide, popular audience as well as the more traditional one.
To avoid plagiarism, however, any direct quotations or references must be cited. See either APA or MLA formats. [Should you prefer to follow the more formal academic format for submissions, please review the procedures for Pedagogy submissions.]
It is expected that manuscripts submitted have been proofread and spell checked. Submissions which are not improved by spell check (using dialects, alternative spellings, intentional misspellings, etc.) should be accompanied by a cover note which describes the need for simple proof reading. Where applicable, see “Documentation” just above. Failure to fulfill these criteria can result in the rejection of the manuscript.
Each submission will be put through a three-stage process.
Theatre Video Submissions
Submissions can be only video, or can be accompanied by manuscripts. See “Theatre Scholarship: Informal” just above for further details.
Procedure for Video:
The journal intends to use pictorial documentation but wants to caution as follows: 1. We are still developing this process. 2. We seek a limited number of pictures, the pictures must be edited by those submitting, and the journal will not select from a large folder of pictures. 3. The pictures must be captioned, with the photographer’s name, and relate directly to the work submitted.