Education and Training of Actors

A Panel on the Education and Training of Actors
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
29-31 May & 1 June 2017
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts Research Unit of ATINER organizes A Panel on the Education and Training of Actors, 29-31 May & 1 June 2017 as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

The panel is titled Current Methodologies in the Education and Training of Actors.  Paper topics should focus specifically on emerging, shifting, relevant and current performance-oriented praxis, development and research.  It is open to a wide variety of global methodologies, practice and perspectives, including interdisciplinary approaches.  Target areas of application are the performance arenas of theatre, film, television, physical-theatre and devised work. The panel will center on the blurring boundaries between professional practice and work done in professional actor training programs, as well as other research in this arena.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 3 April 2017 to:  Professor Hugh O’Gorman, MFA, California State University, USA or Assistant Professor Laura Wayth, MFA, San Francisco State University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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