Welcome to ADSA! Originally called the Australian Drama Studies Association, members of ADSA voted to change the name to the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies in 2003, a change that we felt reflected the regional diversity and expansion of the field. In 2017 the association celebrated forty years of scholarly enquiry and community in Australasia. ADSA continues to be a strong advocate for the field of theatre, drama and performance studies at a time when university departments are under increasing duress. Despite these pressures, the association has maintained a flourishing conference hosted annually by departments in Australia and New Zealand. I am proud that ADSA has made the mentorship and support of postgraduates and early career researchers a continued priority.