The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana invites submissions for their annual conference in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa on April 21-23, 2006. It seeks papers, performances, or panel discussions pertaining to any aspect of popular rural entertainment, including but not limited to repertoire, tent shows, Chautauqua, showboats, vaudeville, and minstrel shows. The conference is open to anyone interested in theatre history, performance, popular culture, or any other aspect of rural entertainment. It features theatre historians, former troupers, intriguing research, lively discussion, and performance.
The National Society for the Preservation of Tent, Folk and Repertoire Theatre in America was founded to administer and maintain the Theatre Museum. Its purpose is to preserve and perpetuate – for educational and historical insight – the heritage, the memorabilia and the culture of tent, folk and repertoire theatre and to provide a place for literary endeavors and scholarly research.
A $100 scholarship will be awarded to the best paper presented by a college student or graduate student.
American Studies Department
University of Iowa
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