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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.

And even while AT is on pause from print issues (from July to December 2020), we are still planning theme issues to run online. 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.

JUNE/JULY 2020: Costume design

AUGUST 2020: Transgender/non-binary expression in the theatre

SEPTEMBER 2020: Season preview

OCTOBER 2020: Disability theatre and access (for the 30th anniversary of the ADA)

NOVEMBER 2020: People to Watch

DECEMBER 2020/JANUARY 2021: Annual special issue on approaches to training

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