Welcome to ADSA

The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies

ADSA is the peak academic association promoting the study of drama in any performing medium throughout the region. ADSA represents members of staff and postgraduate students of Australasian institutions of tertiary education who are engaged in teaching, research and practice in theatre, drama and performance studies. Directors of associated theatres and members of the theatrical profession are also active members. ADSA’s annual conference is usually held in July.

Next Conference

Performing Belonging in the 21st Century – Auckland University of Technology, Auckland University, Massey University

27-30 June 2017

ADSA 2017 Call for Papers

Reconciliation Action Plan and Principles

The attached Reconciliation Principles and Action Plan aims to focus our organisation’s recognition and respect for the indigenous peoples of Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand and their sovereign connection to the land, their cultures, cultural knowledge and cultural processes within the organisation and our respective institutions.

ADSA’s vision for reconciliation is one in which indigenous peoples are valued members of the creative, political and social fabric of these lands and their institutions. Our vision takes the form first and foremost of respecting indigenous people’s right to self-determination, to create work on their own terms and create space for indigenous knowledges within the academy. The intention of this document is to facilitate building relationships, building respect, and creating opportunities for indigenous peoples and communities, both in the arts of performance itself, as well as in the discourse, scholarship and experience of these arts and other cultural forms within Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand. The attached plan was ratified by the members of ADSA at the 2015 AGM of the association.