Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should normally fall between 1500 and 5000 words, the shorter contributions normally reporting on a single production and the longer several related productions or festival reports. All submissions must concern themselves with recent or contemporary work in the Eastern and Western European theatre and performances created and presented in Europe first. In some cases also European productions at US venues without extensive reviews will be considered. Strong preferences will be given to contributions reporting from Europe. Historical studies and literary analyses are not acceptable, although some such material may of course be incorporated into reviews when relevant. The reviews should be primarily descriptive, not judgmental, although reviewers may of course include their opinions of the work. In addition to reports on current productions or groups of productions, we welcome interviews with prominent European theatre figures – actors, directors, designers, and dramatists.

Photos should be 300dpi, JPEG, preferably in color, ideally 6×9 inches (six inches wide, 9 inches high; 300dpi for the full size image.) It is the responsibility of the contributor to secure the copyright and permission for the use of the images for ES (European Stages). The photo credit has to be included in the JPEG file name and needs to be listed at the end of the manuscript. The photo credit and JPEG image file should be listed in the following format:

HAMLET, by William Shakespeare, directed by Thomas Ostermeier at the Schaubühne Berlin. Photo: Arno Declair. Photo 1.

For submissions, please send proposals or articles to our editors at

ISSN number of European Stages: 1050-199

  • Submission Guidelines


    Marvin Carlson, Senior Editor, Founder
    Krystyna Illakowicz, Co-Editor
    Dominika Laster, Co-Editor
    Kalina Stefanova, Co-Editor

    Advisory Board

    Joshua Abrams
    Christopher Balme
    Maria Delgado
    Allen Kuharsky
    Bryce Lease
    Jennifer Parker-Starbuck
    Magda Romańska
    Laurence Senelick
    Daniele Vianello
    Phyllis Zatlin

    Editorial Staff

    Asya Gorovits

    Assistant Managing Editor

    Zhixuan Zhu

    Assistant Managing Editor

    Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

    Professor Marvin Carlson

    Director of Publications

    Frank Hentschker

    Executive Director

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