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The Association for Asian Performance is an international organization of scholars and artists interested in the theatre and theatrical performance traditions of Asian regions.


The AAP holds an annual conference which includes academic discussions, performances, and workshops. The AAP also publishes Asian Theatre Journal, the premier scholarly publication for the study of theatrical performance in Asia.


The AAP web site provides AAP announcements, conference information, and other news of interest, including calls for papers and information about performances of interest.

AAP began as a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and its annual conference still coincides with ATHE conferences in the late summer.  AAP is now its own, incorporated, non-profit group.

Our governance board is selected through annual elections. For a list of current AAP Officers, click here.


We welcome everyone with an interest in Asian theatre, including new  and established scholars, graduate students, artists, and others.  AAP membership includes a subscription to Asian Theatre Journal and the AAP Newsletter.

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