ISSN: 20547668
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First published in 2015
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Call for Papers

General Issue: February 1st

Upcoming Special Issues

Issue 6.1: Performance, Technology, and New Media: Deadline August 1, 2019
In this special issue of Drama Therapy Review, we ask how technological shifts inform pedagogy, practice, research, and performance in drama therapy. Our screens have become the fractured lens through which we understand the world raising important questions about why, when, how, where, and with whom performance unfolds in drama therapy and how the practice of drama therapy, itself, is performed. How do we contend with the rapid absorption of images in our lives and the lives of those we serve? How are these images manifest in the physical, projective and aesthetic choices, roles, and scenes that arise in the therapeutic encounter and in performance? What are the therapeutic dimensions of the virtual playspace? What are the ethical, clinical, pedagogical, social, aesthetic, and ontological issues that need to be considered? We welcome current research and creative contributions that address the impact of performance and/or the intersections of drama therapy, technology, and new media.

Issue 7.1: Drama Therapy and Older Adults: Deadline August 1, 2020
Guest Editors: Jennie Smith-Peers, MA, Past Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Aging & Andrew Gaines, PhD, RDT, Theatre & Communication, Grays Harbor College

This special issue of Drama Therapy Review seeks research on the impact of drama therapy on the health and well-being of older adults. Drama therapy can help older adults successfully adapt and solve problems, reappraise perceptions, and become more equipped to expand the roles they play. It remains important to demonstrate the efficacy of drama therapy with older adults across a variety of community, educational, and clinical settings. Contributors are encouraged to present new and emerging evidence about the role drama therapy plays toward the health and quality of life of older adults and their families. We seek scholarship that investigates and explores wellness across eight dimensions: Emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. How does drama and theatre nurture human development, foster intergenerational exchange, activate resilience, and dismantle ageism?

DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to:

Scholarly Articles: Quantitative, qualitative, arts-based, mix-methods, critical, and analytical essays
Performance and book reviews
Clinical reports from the field
Artistic Content: Performance texts, scores, scripts, digital art, recordings of performances.
Digital Video: Video essays, short documentaries, interviews. Note, all video submissions must be submitted with an edited transcript.
Digital Audio: Audio commentaries, podcasts, interviews. Note, all audio must be submitted with an edited transcript.
Digital Images: Photo essays.
Supplementary Digital Content: Web-based projects, computer graphics, animations, visualizations, games, archives, lexicons, annotations, ethnographic research, and supplemental video, audio, and images.

The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership.

To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines and email 

Download the DTR Notes for Contributors here.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication.
Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.



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