American Theatre Issue Theme Calendar

At American Theatre, we’ve long published a few regular special issues: our annual season preview in October, our international issue each May/June, our theatre training issue in January. But in recent years we’ve tried to give every issue a theme—not as a promise to definitively cover the last word on every topic, but as a way to focus our attention and go deep on a particular area, trend, or theme that strikes as worthy of more exploration. Some recent examples include a special issue on Latinx theatre in the U.S., one on compensation, another on the uses of magic, illusion, and technology in design.

Here are some upcoming issues we’re planning. If you’d like to advertise, please reach Carol Van Keuren at; if you’d like to pitch a story along these lines, you can reach out to or contact an editor (emails here). Note: These themes are subject to change; check back regularly for updates.

OCTOBER 2017: Season preview special: the art of season planning

NOVEMBER 2017: Theatre in the age of Trump

DECEMBER 2017: The future of arts criticism

JANUARY 2018: Training for directors

FEBRUARY 2018: Fundraising and development

MARCH 2018: The return of Angels in America

APRIL 2018: Native American theatre

MAY/JUNE 2018: International issue on immigration/migration

JULY/AUGUST 2018: Design focus on lighting

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