Inside, Outside and On the Road: Rural American Entertainments

Venue: The Theatre Museum

Location: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 19, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2009
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The Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana invites submissions for papers, performances, or panel discussions that explore the sites and sounds of rural American entertainment forms. We particularly encourage submissions relating to tent shows, circle stock, showboats, Lyceum, and Chautauqua, but also welcome submissions about such topics as minstrelsy, circus, vaudeville, repertoire, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Shows, minstrelsy, and freak shows. The conference is open to anyone interested in theatre history, performance, popular culture, or any other aspect of rural entertainment. It features theatre historians, popular culturalists, former troupers, intriguing research, lively discussion, and performances.


Additional Information

Please submit proposals by Feb. 15 to: Theatre Museum Midwest Old Threshers 405 East Threshers Road Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641