Theater values intellectually rigorous writing accessible to all readers. Articles are carefully written and edited to emphasize rich and lively prose and to minimize theoretical jargon. The magazine focuses on contemporary theater in performance, with a special interest in what’s new, experimental, and even radical. We recommend reading our publication before contacting us with an idea or manuscript.

Appropriate proposals or submissions should be sent by email to


We welcome previously unpublished or untranslated submissions of:

Timely and original critical essays and biographical profiles (2500-10000 words)

In-depth interviews with writers, directors, and other artists (2500-10000 words)

Reports from around the world (2500-10000 words)

Essay-style reviews of recent or current productions (2500-4000 words)

Essay-style reviews of recently published books on contemporary theater or performance (2500-4000 words)


Formatting Guidelines

Theater follows The Chicago Manual of Style’s humanities style of documentation and composition (17th edition).

All citations and notes should be formatted as endnotes, following the guidelines for endnotes in The Chicago Manual of Style.

All spellings of the word “theater” should take the “er” ending (unless part of a proper noun such as “The Living Theatre”).

Book and production reviews should list relevant publication or production information at the top.