Arts Praxis Journal

Arts Praxis Issue 2 - Special Focus: Ethnotheatre and Theatre for Social Justice

The second issue of ArtsPraxiswill reflect on and respond to the issues raised during The NYU Forum on Ethnotheatre and Theatre for Social Justice (2006). This forum is part of an ongoing series NYU is hosting on significant issues that impact on the broad field of educational and applied theatre. Previous forums have been dedicated to teaching artistry (2005) and assessment in arts education (2003). Ethnotheatre references applied theatre presentations powered by authentic human stories. Theatre for Social Justice aims to elevate discourse on diversity and inclusion. The NYU Forum on Ethnotheatre and Theatre for Social Justice will explore how theatre contributes to culture and politics.

Key questions the Forum hopes to address:

  • What is theatre for social justice and what contribution does ethnotheatre make to social discourse?
  • How can ethnotheatre operate as a qualitative research method?
  • Is there an ethnotheatre aesthetic?
  • Who are the beneficiaries of theatre for social justice and ethnotheatre?
  • How is Theatre for Social Justice, in its diverse manifestations, reflected in our arts education research practices?
  • What are some of the ethical issues involved when we use theatre as a tool in qualitative research?

Contributions are not limited to participants in the Forum. We encourage article submissions from interdisciplinary artists and scholars across the many fields in which this innovative arts-based research methodology is being employed. Our goals are to motivate a dialogue among a wide variety of practitioners and researchers that will enrich the development of ethnotheatre and expose new audiences and communities to the transformative power of theatre for social justice.

Guest Editor

Christina Marín, New York University

Editorial Board

  • Tom Barone, Arizona State University
  • Judith Burton, Teachers’ College, Columbia University
  • Richard Colwell, University of Illinois
  • Dipti Desai, New York University
  • David Elliott, New York University
  • Lawrence Ferrara, New York University
  • Madeleine Grumet, The University of North Carolina
  • Barbara Hesser, New York University
  • Robert Landy, New York University
  • Cecily O’Neill, The Ohio State University

Call for Papers

Papers should be no longer than 4000 words and conform to APA style manual.

Reviewing Procedures

Each article will be sent to two peer reviewers. They will provide advice on the following:

  • Whether the article should be published with no revisions/with revisions.
  • The contribution the article makes to the arts community.
  • Specific recommendations to the author about improving the article.
  • Other publishing outlets if the article is considered unacceptable.
Papers should be sent to:

Dr. Christina Marín
35 West 4th Street, Rm. 1205
New York, NY 10003-6680
steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/artspraxis