Drafted by Katerina Delikonstantinidou*

Katerina

Since it was launched in 2009, Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques has become well-established as a genuinely inclusive webjournal; the range and diversity of its contributors and the breadth of its intellectual exploration and enquiry attest to that. The journal has an outward-facing, genuinely global vision of theatre and the performing arts, and that is reflected in the nature of the criticism it publishes and in its efforts to reach the widest possible international readership.

It is our aim to facilitate ever-greater dialogue and exchange, not only among theatre practitioners and theoreticians, but also, and perhaps most importantly, between theatre/performing arts professionals and the general public. The need for the latter encounter is made all the more important by the continuing transformation of traditional criticism due to the rapid evolution of new media technologies.

The only way for theatre/performing arts criticism to survive this turning point–and even prosper in this fast paced, dynamic environment–is to cultivate its adaptive capacities, so that it can be resilient in the face of change. What could be a better first step in this process of adaptation than learning about the new environment, our cyber ecosystem and its requirements?

Gathering information is, therefore, an integral part of the initial stages of this adaptation. We offer the following collection of links to “web venues,” which feature serious and professional theatre work, research and criticism, as a modest contribution to this process. We have included some high-quality blogs and review websites, international forums and organizations, theatre critics associations, journals, web-journals and magazines, as well as some broad scope theatre and performing arts resources. The latest addition to the collection features a list of national platforms for the theatre. The character of the platforms differs by country, but, generally speaking, they are nationally focused forums and/or (mulit-)projects for discussion and collaboration between theatre practitioners and aficionados, as well as for the promotion of national theatre activities and interests.

We hope the collection will prove helpful to theatre and performing arts professionals, students and audience members in their interactions with each other, both in cyberspace and the real world. It goes without saying that this list is far from exhaustive and will be updated regularly. If you would like to recommend other websites for the list, please write to me (aikaterini@enl.auth.gr).


Blogs and Review Websites
Canada
Germany
India
United Kingdom
United States

Forums, Organizations and Research Centers

National Theatre Platforms

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh

Belgium

Bolivia

Brunei

Bulgaria 

Canada

Caribbean  

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Denmark

Ecuador

El Salvador 

France

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Haiti

Hungary 

India

 Iran

 Israel

Kuwait

Mexico

Namibia

New Zealand

 Nigeria

 Norway

 Palestine

 Peru

Philippines

Puerto Rico

Russia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lankan

Uganda

United Kingdom

United States

Uruguay

Venezuela 

Zimbabwe


Theatre Critics Associations
Canada
Caribbean Regional Section
China/Hong Kong
Croatia
Ecuador
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Martinique and the French Caribbean
United States
Japan
Serbia
South Africa

Journals

Web Journals and Magazines

Resources

Katerina

*Katerina Delikonstantinidou is a PhD student in the School of English at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is assistant editor of the academic journal Gramma/Γράμμα: Journal of Theory and Criticism and member of the web team of Critical Stages: The IACT webjournal. Her research interests include Theatre and Performing Arts, Ancient myth and religion, Greek Tragedy, and Ethnic Studies.

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