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Working Groups

Posted: May 23, 2012


Working Groups lie at the heart of the Federation's scholarly exchanges. The purpose of these on-going groups is to provide sustained scholarly dialogue and continuity of exchange over time. Meeting at the yearly conferences, but sometimes in between as well, the working groups generally develop a program of research on the topic of their choice. Memberships are fluid, but a core of long-term members provide the critical continuity and ongoing developmental leadership.

Groups may be proposed by any Member(s) of FIRT by submitting a proposal to the Executive Committee which clarifies the topic under consideration and maps out a starting procedure and goals (guidelines on how to start a working group can be obtained through the working group contact link - below). The groups exist as long as they are useful, and then may stop meeting when goals are met or members are tired of their programs.

Download the Guidelines for Working Groups.

Are you a Working Group Page Administrator? Watch the  instructional video on how to administer your Working Group blog.

Descriptions and contact information are provided for each working group below. New members are encouraged to contact the conveners to find out more about the specifics of the current projects of each group.

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NOTE: If you are already a member of a working group, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Vice-President, Working Groups, to gain access to the Message Board Forum. To join a working group, please contact the convener. You may only be a member of one working group, and also, you must be a member of the International Federation of Theatre Research.

Drama in/and Performance


Performing Practices

Stage Forms

Theatre and Cultural Studies

Proposed Working Groups