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2021 ATHE VASTA: Call for Proposals

ATHE 2021 – Austin, Texas – RE: ATHE (August 5-8, 2021)

Our conference theme invites you to explore and interrogate all things regarding ATHE and what

it means to direct theatre. The conference theme recognizes a multiplicity of what “RE:” can
mean for theatre and we encourage you to explore how RE: relates to directing in 2021:
Reverberation, Reparation, Revolt, Recover, Repatriate, Resist, Renew, Rewrite, Remember,
Reckon, Rehearse, Reclaim, Resonate, Research, Refresh, Restore, Retire, Resilience, Recast,

Explore ATHE's General Theme

Call for Proposals

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

The VASTA at ATHE Debut Panel

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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 2021 ATHE conference in Austin, Texas (August 5-8, 2021).


Submissions are open to emerging scholars (including graduate students) who have not presented at a major conference on a topic related to theatrical voice and speech, as well as established scholars who have not previously presented at an ATHE conference in the areas of voice and speech. Proposals may cover short presentations, hands-on voice and speech exercises, paper topics, and practice-based research that totals about 20 minutes each. Entries may not be cross-submitted to another ATHE panel for the 2021 conference. Scholars may, however, present or serve on other panels at the conference. Submissions may concern any area within the purview of the VASTA Focus Group, which include (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, etc..

For consideration, please e-mail an abstract (Word or PDF format) description of your concept to Colton Weiss, VASTA at ATHE Conference Planner, at by March 1, 2021.

3-5 presentations will be selected by a review committee for inclusion on this panel.

For more detailed information visit ATHE's Website

If you have questions or need assistance with your proposal, contact the ATHE/VASTA Conference Team here: Conference Planning Team

Colton Weiss, Conference Planner

Matthew Greenberg, Assistant Conference Planner

and Matthew Rossoff, Assistant Conference Planner