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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AAP began as a Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and is now an incorporated non-profit organization. AAP retains its own dues, which are separate from and in addition to any dues you may have to pay to ATHE. We hold our annual meetings at the ATHE conference and regularly co-sponsor conference events with other focus groups.

Here you may join AAP, renew your membership, and pay your registration fee for the annual AAP Conference by credit card. The "Add to Cart" buttons will send you to a secure PayPal site which will safely handle the entire transaction and will return you here once the transaction is complete.

AAP Membership

Membership Cost

  • Standard Membership: $40

  • Student Membership: $25

  • Retiree Membership: $25


All memberships include a subscription to the Asian Theatre Journal, the AAP Newsletter, and a copy of our AAP Membership Directory. This money also helps to support AAP sponsored panels and workshops at the annual ATHE conference. Membership is for the calendar year, Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.

To join AAP or renew your membership online by credit card, select the appropriate option in the sidebar. You will go to a secure PayPal site to complete your transaction.

Renewing members: AAP's financial year begins on January 1st. In order to allow time to prepare the Asian Theatre Journal mailing for the University of Hawai'i Press, we ask that you renew your membership by December 20th of each year. 


Join/Renew by Mail 

If you would prefer to join or renew by mail, send MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION as described below along with your check for the appropriate membership fee amount (made payable to the "Association for Asian Performance") to:

Association for Asian Performance
Kevin Wetmore
Dept. of Theatre
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, MS 8210
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659


Type of membership (select one): Regular ($40) Student ($25) Retiree ($25)


Institutional Affiliation
Mailing address for AAP and Newsletter (indicate if you prefer only the online version of the newsletter)
Alternative Address
Home phone
Office phone
Area(s) of interest

Conference Registration

2018 Annual AAP Conference 

July 31-August 1, 2018 

Westin Boston Waterfront

Boston, MA 

If you would like to pay the registration fee for the annual AAP Conference online, please select the appropriate option from the menu in the right-hand column of this page. You will also have the option to renew your membership along with conference registration.


Visit the Conference page for more information.

The standard registration fee for the conference is $25. Students and retirees can register for $15. The conference dinner is $25.


AAP Membership:

Conference Registration:

2020 AAP Annual Conference
Tue, Jul 28
Renaissance Center
Jul 28, 8:30 AM – Jul 29, 5:30 PM
Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243, USA
2019 AAP Annual Conference
Tue, Aug 06
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Aug 06, 2019, 8:00 AM – Aug 07, 2019, 5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836, USA
Join us for the 19th annual conference of The Association for Asian Performance (AAP)! The AAP conference is a two-day event preceding the annual Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference.