About Performance

About Performance is the refereed journal of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, and is concerned in the broadest possible way with the phenomenon of performance and with the processes involved in its production and reception. We are interested in all genres of aesthetic performance and live art, as well as social/cultural performance, ritual, and a wide range of performative activity. The journal provides a forum for analysis, theorisation and critique by academic researchers and performance makers. We welcome articles that bring theoretical perspectives derived from other disciplines to bear on performance practice.

Each issue of About Performance is devoted to a single theme and the journal appears once a year. It is published by the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney and is produced in print and online; articles are peer reviewed in accordance with DEST guidelines.

If you have suggestions for themes you would like to see treated in future issues please contact the Editor: .

How to Order

About Performance is distributed by Sydney University Press through their online e-store. To view issue contents and to order digital or print copies of the journal, go to http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/13246089.

About Performance costs AU$40 + P&H per copy.

To become a subscriber of About Performance, please email (with ‘About Performance Subscription’ in the subject line) with a contact name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, email and phone number. As a subscriber you automatically receive a print copy of each yearly issue sent to you with an invoice as soon as it is published in July.

Individual full-text articles from the journal can now also be digitally downloaded from journal aggregators Informit and the International Index to Performing Arts.

Call for Papers

Call for contributions for the next edition of About Performance will take place in late 2014.

Current Issue

No. 12 High Stakes: Risk and Performance
Co-editors Paul Dwyer (University of Sydney) and Mary Ann Hunter (University of Tasmania)
Available May 2014.

Next Issue

Future Issues

No 15: On Phenomenology (2016) edited by Stuart Grant and Ian Maxwell.

No 16: Fashion and Performance (2017) edited by Rosie Findlay.