*Music Theatre Working Group, International Federation for Theatre
Research *

*IFTR 2019 Shanghai, China, 8-12 July 2019*
*Conference theme: Theatre, Performance and Urbanism*
*Deadline for abstract submission: 7 January 2019*
*Deadline for bursary applications: 20 November 2018*

*For a full version of this CFP, see

*The aim of the Music Theatre working group is to discuss a broad range of
methodological and theoretical perspectives on all kinds of music theatre,
from opera and musical to new forms of music theatre. The group brings
together scholars from various disciplines, including musicology and
theatre studies. To learn more about the group, see

*In keeping with the conference theme of “Theatre, Performance and
Urbanism,” we invite existing and new WG members to submit papers on any
aspect of music theatre or music and sound in performance that relate to
the general topics of the conference (
<>). Specifically, we welcome papers that
explore (but are not limited to) the following topics:*

** Urban auralities, “noise,” theatre and performance*
** Performing rural, suburban and city soundscapes*
** Acoustemologies of the city and the performativity of sound*
** “Habitus” and sound/ music*
** The touring musical/ music theatre*
** Intercultural soundscapes in performance*
** Urbanism and urbanization as a theme in music theatre*
** Cultural “capital” and the musical*

*We also welcome papers on any other aspect of music theatre. The Music
Theatre WG is committed to an open and inclusive discussion of a broad
range of topics in various stages of development, including work in
progress. We particularly encourage graduate students and early career
scholars to share their work. *

*The IFTR offers financial assistance to scholars wishing to participate in
its Annual Conference. For more information, see

*Please feel free to contact the WG convenors with any questions:*
*Tereza Havelkova (tereza.havelkova -at- <>)*
*Marcus Tan (marcus.tan -at- <>)*


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