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Fall 2019 Theater/Performance Studies PhD

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I will more than likely be an applicant next year. Finishing up my MA in English at the moment. I'm specifically looking into theatre programs rather than performance studies. 

I generally know where I am going to apply, but I also want to reach out and ask if anyone knows professors who do research in the postdramatic, particularly in the states. 

Happy application season!

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Hi @seizing. Quite a few programs have people on faculty who study experimental or avant-garde theater. I think your best bet is to find some scholarship you admire and then seek out those authors. You don't want to get stuck with someone who writes nonsense about the thing love.

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Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell, Northwestern IPTD, Stanford. And likely a few more. How about you, @Troodondodo?

I already regret the "sassy" moments of my SOP. Dark thoughts.

For those interested, the UCLA supplemental app finally went live a couple of days ago.

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Okay, NorthWestern IPDT and Stanford are on my list too though I don't really hope for a positive response from those or from Columbia. I am banking on Wisconsin-Madison and Toronto. Have not submitted a single application yet. Still wrestling with writing samples. Are all your applications submitted? Did you manage to speak to the professors you want to work with? @clavius

 

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Hey all! 

Happy to see this thread. Down to a wire on the first few apps-- hope you're all doing well with yours. My list is pretty long, split between theater/PS PhDs, a couple MAs, and some dramaturgy/directing MFAs. Looking at Berkeley, Stanford, Brown, Northwestern IPTD, UWisconsin, UT Austin (MA), NYU (MA), CUNY, Tufts, Yale, and Columbia. 

...and now back to the SOP editing. Best of luck everyone!

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@Troodondodo I'm mostly done mine, yeah. I have other end-of-year projects to tend to, so I largely worked on my SOP during the summer. I did talk to a handful of professors, although not one at every school I'm applying. A few good conversations, I think. How about you?

@deirdrenyc Thanks, you too!

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Glad to see this Thread!

I applied last year to about 6 schools, and didn't get in. I've narrowed the list to 2 and am giving a second shot.  UCSD and UCI.  Great to meet you all!

 

@deirdrenyc I can speak to the MFA directing program at DePaul if thats one you are looking at.  I loved my time there!!

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@clavius Yes, same here! Sorry for the very late reply. Forgot to log in to the portal for a long time! Now that the intense waiting season has started, I thought I'll check in to see if anyone has any news! 

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I've been lurking on behalf of my partner, who is nervous enough without having this forum to refresh. 

No news for us.  I looked at last year's forum and saw some posts about Stanford interview requests on January 12! 

Anybody else?

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No news for me. Although I saw on the results page some people have been contacted for interviews by Stanford and Northwestern (PS).

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Yep! It is possible that they do not send out all interviews at one go! And I don't think schools other than Northwestern and Stanford have said anything yet - at least, not on the results. Fingers crossed for us ?

How are you all preparing for interviews?

 

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I know... I just want to make sure there's enough time left for the cart if and when the horse actually arrives :P

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21 hours ago, clavius said:

No news for me. Although I saw on the results page some people have been contacted for interviews by Stanford and Northwestern (PS).

@clavius, where are you seeing this info? Thanks

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