The Applied Theatre Researcher/IDEA Journal has operated as refereed journal with an international advisory board from 2000-2011. Our twelfth edition is the last in its current form. From 2012, the journal will come under the aegis of the major international academic publisher intellect. It will appear both online (ISSN: 20493029) and in hard copy (ISSN: 20493010) with a greatly improved layout and formatting, and a much increased visibility and international profile. It will appear more frequently than our current annual production. It will even have a new and simplified title, Applied Theatre Research and a far more accessible website (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=218/). Most significantly, it will become a subscription journal, no longer entirely free; however, there are safeguards to protect our social justice agenda: many economically developing countries are exempted from fees, and applied theatre workers and aficionados in those countries will still be able to gain free online access. We are conserving some things - the journal's strengths, we hope:
- The international advisory board, comprising the most distinguished academics and practitioners in the field from all corners of the globe, in balanced representation, will be retained.
- So will our basic policy of seeking and publishing high-quality scholarship and praxis representative of a very broad and inclusive definition of applied theatre and drama education, and a diverse readership and writership.
- We intend to keep - at least informally - the close links with IDEA, the UNESCO-recognised international peak body in drama and theatre education, and with Griffith University in Australia, to ensure both artistic and academic grounding and credibility for the journal.
- Your editors, Associate Professor Penny Bundy, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and Professor John O'Toole, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia will remain unchanged.
The Applied Theatre Researcher/IDEA Journal is also affiliated with Griffith University's Applied Theatre Department.
Applied Theatre Researcher
From 2000-2011, the Applied Theatre Researcher was the worldwide e-journal for theatre and drama in non-traditional contexts. It focused on performance practices with specific participant or client groups in a range of social contexts such as: drama and theatre in education, theatre for development, theatre in therapeutic settings, theatre in business, theatre in political debate and social action, theatre in life-long education, theatre in prisons, theatre in health education and awareness, theatre in aged care, theatre in hospitals, youth theatre.
The International Drama, Theatre and Education Association
The International Drama/Theatre and Education Association, is the world peak body of drama educators. Besides being an advocacy body for drama and theatre in educational contexts, The International Drama, Theatre and Education Association assists in the development of international projects concerned with using theatre and drama as a space for inter-cultural dialogue and also in assisting in the empowerment and enfranchisement of young people at risk, at social disadvantage and in war zones.
The journal's main focus was on identifying, and critically reflecting upon, examples of drama and theatre activity from around the world. The best and most exciting work in all continents is represented and featured.
International Advisory Board
- Judith Ackroyd (England)
- Syed Jamil Ahmed (Bangladesh)
- Michael Anderson (Australia)
- Naoko Araki-Metcalfe (Japan/Australia)
- Michael Balfour (Australia)
- Hazel Barnes (South Africa)
- George Belliveau (Canada)
- Beatriz Cabral (Brazil)
- John Carroll (Australia)
- Chan Yuk-Lan Phoebe (Hong Kong)
- Chinyowa Kennedy (Zimbabwe/South Africa)
- Robert Colby (USA)
- Christine Comans (Australia)
- Michael Finneran (Ireland)
- Kathleen Gallagher (Canada)
- Janinka Greenwood (New Zealand)
- Anthony Jackson (England)
- Margret Lepp (Sweden)
- Mangeni Patrick (Uganda)
- Laura McCammon (USA)
- Lin, Mei-chun (Taiwan)
- Geoffrey Milne (Australia)
- Gus Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong)
- Warren Nebe (South Africa)
- Helen Nicholson (England)
- Peter O'Connor (New Zealand)
- Odiambo Christopher (Kenya)
- Anna-Lena Ostern (Finland)
- Marcia Pompeo Nogueira (Brazil)
- Tim Prentki (England)
- Bjørn Rasmussen (Norway)
- Juliana Saxton (Canada)
- Shifra Schonmann (Israel)
- Charru Sharma (India)
- Philip Taylor (USA)
- James Thompson (England)