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These awards honor outstanding research relating to the field of Drama/Theatre Education. Research methodologies may include naturalistic/ethnographic, descriptive/qualitative, empirical/quantitative, theoretical, historical, critical or other scholarly approaches.

 AATE Research Award

AATE’s research awards are offered annually to scholars whose research contributes significantly to the field of drama/theatre with or for young people. We welcome submissions from a wide variety of research traditions that explore any topic related to educational theatre / drama, applied theatre, and/or theatre for young audiences. 


Distinguished Dissertation/Thesis Award

Open to members of AATE, these awards honor research that focuses on questions pertinent to informal Drama in Education or to more formal Theatre produced for, by or with young people. The award includes two categories: Dissertation and Thesis.


Judith Kase-Cooper Honorary Research Award

Open to long-standing members of AATE, this award honors distinguished scholars who have contributed significantly to the development of theory and research in the field of drama/Theatre & Education. The focus is on cumulative work accomplished over a number of years rather than on one study. It is named in honor of Judith Kase-Cooper, founder and longtime head of AATE's International Center for Studies in Theatre Education.


AATE Awards Manual can be found below:

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