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ATHE’s Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Focus Group:

The VASTA at ATHE Debut Panel

Deadline: March 29, 2020

The Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for proposals for the VASTA at ATHE Debut Panel for the 2020 ATHE conference in Detroit, Michigan from July 29-August 2, 2020. 

Submissions are open to emerging scholars (including graduate students) who have not yet presented at an ATHE conference on a topic related to theatrical voice and speech, as well as established scholars who have not previously presented at a major conference in the areas of voice and speech. Proposals are open to short presentations, hands-on voice and speech exercises, and/or paper topics, about 20 minutes each. Entries may not be cross-submitted to another ATHE panel for the 2020 conference. Scholars may, however, present or serve on other panels at this conference. Submissions may concern any area within the purview of the VASTA Focus Group, which includes (but is not limited to): voice for the actor, heightened text work, dialect coaching, breath and impulse, integrating voice and acting methods, voice and speech for social justice.

For consideration, please e-mail a 1-2 paragraph abstract (Word or PDF format) description of your paper or workshop to Colton Weiss, Associate VASTA at ATHE Focus Group coordinator by March 29, 2020. 3-4 presentations will be selected by a review committee for inclusion on this panel. Please also reach out with any and all questions you may have!