Keynote speaker: Roderick Poole
ADSA Conference, University of Tasmania June 2019


Hosted by Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

Tuesday 6 December — Friday 9 December 2022

Who is ADSA?

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 late June or early July.

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Small Change, Vulcana Women's Circus and Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE), Brisbane Powerhouse, 2014


Membership of ADSA is open, on payment of the annual subscription as determined by the Association in its annual general meeting. Membership is open to staff members and postgraduate students of Australasian and international tertiary institutions engaged in teaching and/or research in theatre drama and performance studies, to directors of associated theatres and to members of the theatrical profession.
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AusStage: the Australian Live Performance Database
AusStage provides an accessible online resource for researching live performance in Australia. Development is led by a consortium of universities, government agencies, industry organisations and collecting institutions with funding from the Australian Research Council and other sources.

AusStage is an event database of Australian live performance. Information about performances is recorded in six main ways:

  • Events: A distinct happening defined by title, date and venue.
  • Venues: A place where an event happens, a building or a geographic location.
  • Contributors: An individual who contributes to creating, performing or producing an event.
  • Organisations: A group or company involved in creating, performing or producing an event.
  • Resources: Reviews, programmes, photographs, videos, books, articles, collections that relate to events.
  • Works: The abstract conception of an event, typically a play script or score.

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