Dear Colleagues,

I have recently joined the journal Women and Performance as their Performance Review editor. Women and Performance explores issues of gender and sexuality in/as performance. We publish four issues a year, and we like to have two performance reviews in each issue.

Most of the reviews in recent issues have focused on performances in and around New York. I am hoping to include reviews of performances around the  world.

Please let me know if you are interested in writing for us.

Reviews should be 1,000-1,500 words. Performances we are interested in covering include professional performances of theater, dance, and music; neuroperformance; performances in daily life; museum and gallery showings; films; protests; parades; happenings; performance art; and many, many other things – as long as they deal with gender or sexuality. Reviews should contain detailed description of particular moments in the performance, and analysis of the work. Some reviewers contextualize the work more than others, but some contextualization is important: how does this piece relate to other works by the same artist, to prior iterations, to current political, social, and/or artistic movements, to environmental, cultural, historical, social, politiclal, economic issues? 

If you are interested in writing a review, please send me a one-paragraph proposal telling me what you want to review. Your proposal should include some discussion of why this performance is important enough to include in the journal (i.e. out of all the things you could write about and we could publish, why this?) In other words: why do we need to know about this performance? 

Reviews should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, and be submitted as an email attachment.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to receiving your proposals!

All best,


Erin B. Mee

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Department of English 

Program in Dramatic Literature

New York University

19 University Place, Room 422

New York, NY 10003