Acotaciones, the semiannual bilingual indexed journal of RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) in Madrid is accepting articles under the general theme “Making Theatre at a Time of Global Crisis,” to discuss how artists have been responding to new ways of perceiving and making theatre within a global environment of extreme existential, social and political anxiety, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
The multiple forms of crises that have come to be identified with the new millennium have precipitated new paradigms of narrative construction, performativity, and spectatorship. Calamities such as those of migration/forced displacement; economic austerity and the crisis of European solidarity; the rise of racial hatred and global terrorism; religious fundamentalism, bigotry, and the protest cultures of resistance to injustice (recently, the Black Lives Matter movement against racism and police violence), seem interconnected and intensely political. In what ways have contemporary artists been forced to adapt to crises such as the above while in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis, which has tested the tolerance and resilience levels of many individuals and countries, internationally?
This themed edition, guest-edited by Avra Sidiropoulou and Eleni Gkini, aims to gather perspectives on current models of dramaturgy and performance that are generated within the special conditions of crisis that the 21st century has been affected by. Possible areas of exploration include but are not limited to the following: · Staging exile and the search of new homelands Protest Theatre; Documentary Theatre; Theatre of the Real · The politics of digital and online theatre; Isolation and community spirit during the pandemic · Theatrical responses to the rise of populism and the culture of fear · Dramaturgies of exclusion and participation.
Articles may be submitted in English or Spanish.
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted to the guest editors by August 15th, 2020.
For inquiries and abstracts in English please e-mail:
Avra Sidiropoulou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For inquiries and abstracts in Spanish
please e-mail: Eleni Gkini (email@example.com)
The length of the essays should not exceed 6.000-7.000 words, including title, abstract, notes, and bibliography.
Notification of acceptance: 15th September 2020
Deadline submission for full articles: 31st December 2020
Publication due: June 2021
All articles are submitted to a peer-review process.