018

In this edition, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey discuss the status of the Indiana University PhD program in theatre and drama, video games and theatre and performance studies, and ASTR 2017 in Atlanta.

Links to some of the things we talk about in this edition:

  • Indiana University's student paper article on the closure of the PhD program in theatre & drama. 
  • Clara Fern├índez-Vara's article about video games as performance.
  • Daniel Sack's on-line journal, Imagined Theatres.
  • Miriam Felton-Dansky's book, Viral Performance
  • A Rolling Stone article on the mixed-reality game, Bad News

017

From Chicago! Sarah, Harvey, and Pannill discuss Bloomsbury's A Cultural History of Theatre, Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, and American Theatre Magazine's list of the 10 most produced playwrights.

Links to some of the things we discuss in this edition:

  • The A Cultural History of Theatre book series edited by Christopher Balme and Tracy Davis from Bloomsbury Press. 
  • A Red Orchid Theatre's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House.
  • American Theatre magazine's list of the top 10 plays produced in the USA for 2017-2018.
  • John Muse's new book, Microdramas.
  • Marc Maron's WTF podcast interview with Willem Dafoe. 

015

In this edition, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey welcome Noe Montez of Tufts University to talk about the quantitative features of the TAPS job market. We also discuss the Aesthetic Perspectives framework published by Americans for the Arts and Heiner Goebbels essay Research or Craftsmanship.

Here are links to some of the things we mention in this edition:

014

Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey respond to listener questions. We share some of our biggest writing influences, opine on peer-review, and offer advice for emerging scholars. Plus, one tweet makes Harvey giggle, and a lucky listener wins an On TAP coffee mug!

012

In this episode, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey discuss Julia Walker and Glenn Odom's article about Performance Studies and Modernist Studies, the place of applied theatre in TAPS, and 2017-18 season announcements from regional theatres. We also end up talking about the movie Arrival.

Links to some of things we discuss in this edition:

  • Julia Walker and Glenn Odom's article in the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, "Comparative Modernist Performance Studies: A Not So Modest Proposal."
  • Anne Basting's profile at the MacArthur Foundation website.
  • The MA program in Applied Theatre at CUNY.
  • American Theatre magazine's page listing Regional Theatre season announcements.

011

In this edition, Sarah, Pannill, and Harvey welcome Jennifer Parker-Starbuck of the University of Roehampton in London to talk about TAPS in the UK. We also talk about the future of the NEA during the Trump presidency and David Hare's comments about "director's theatre" from Europe.

Links to some of the things discussed in this edition: 

  • Harvey Young's essay on arts funding and Republican leadership in Washington. 
  • Recent New York Times articles on the White House budget document proposing elimination of the NEA, and on arts programs responses.
  • Excerpts from a controversial interview with playwright David Hare. 
  • Duska Radosavljevic's response to Hare.