ADSA 2015

Revisiting The Player’s Passion: the Science(s) of Acting in 2015

Annual conference of the Australasian Association for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (ADSA)

University of Sydney, 23-26 June 2015

The ADSA Conference in 2015 coincides with the 30th anniversary of Joseph Roach’s landmark contribution to the field. The conference, to be hosted by the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney, will include keynote lectures from Professor Roach himself, and Professor Evelyn Tribble, author of Cognition in the Globe: Attention and Memory in Shakespeare's Theatre.

The theme invites academics, artists, students and other members of ADSA to consider acting in the broadest sense, as we use it today, to include all genres of aesthetic acting and performing (such as dance, singing, physical theatre, circus, puppetry and objects), as well as social, human and non-human actors and performers.

Conference Guide

Download the Conference Guide, which includes the program of events.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted that Professor Joseph Roach and Professor Evelyn Tribble will be our keynote speakers. Details of their presentations can be found here.

To read the call for papers, click here.

The conference will be held in and around the Department, in the Woolley Building, University of Sydney.

To register for the conference, please follow this link.

For accommodation options, ranging from hostels to bed and breakfasts to executive apartments, all within easy distance of the University, click here.

To complete your ADSA membership, click here.

The conference will be preceded by an Early Career Researcher/Postgraduate workshop on Tuesday June 23rd.

The conference will kick off with a reception in the Rex Cramphorn Studio on the evening of the 23rd.

Details of the schedule will be made available closer to the conference date. We will also post some suggestions for accommodation close to the University, and a listing of theatre/performance on in Sydney during the week of the conference

Any inquiries should be directed to or .