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

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David Mason

Victoria & Albert Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The AAP Conference takes place in August, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). The conference offers selective and adjudicated panels of papers, showcasing research on theatrical performance in, about, and relevant to Asia.  It also features performance and training workshops, professional interest meetings, and discussions of member publications.

See the 2020 CFP here:

Submit your paper or panel proposal for the 2020 Conference HERE:

Conference Registration will open in May 2020. Please stay tuned for further details!

2020 AAP Annual Conference
Jul 28, 8:30 AM – Jul 29, 5:30 PM
Renaissance Center,
Detroit, MI 48243, USA