Youth Theatre Journal

Youth Theatre Journal is a refereed journal that draws contributions from a wide and varied community of researchers, educators, artists, philosophers, administrators and theorists. It is the official scholarly publication of AATE. Youth Theatre Journal is published twice a year by Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group. All domestic AATE members receive a complimentary subscription to the Youth Theatre Journal, including mailed copies of the journal and online access to archived issues. Non-members and others wishing to subscribe to Youth Theatre Journal should contact Geraldine Richards a[email protected].


Youth Theatre Journal welcomes 4000–6000 word original articles and essays that report on and analyze research and theorized praxis grounded in an eclectic range of approaches to theatre and drama as they intersect with young people and their communities. Because theatre centers on “the human experience,” pieces that place theatre and youth in practical and theoretical conversation within the art form are as encouraged as cross-disciplinary inquiries and reports that stretch to bridge theatre with traditionally disparate fields. The journal focuses on the dissemination of ideas relating to developments in and perspectives on diverse iterations of theatre, drama and performance by, with, for and about children, youth and their worlds. Youth Theatre Journal encourages authors to write in a lucid and accessible style, avoiding unnecessary jargon and taking care to communicate to an international readership.

Please submit all pieces through ScholarOne, 

Please direct all questions to Monica Prendergast, General Editor, at [email protected]. Also see for more information.

  • SPECIAL ISSUE 33(2) DRAMA AND POST-TRUTH YOUTH with Guest Editors Gustave Weltsek and Clare Hammoor - Submission Deadline March 8, 2019. Please find details HERE
  • GENERAL ISSUE 34(1) - Submission Deadline September 20, 2019.

    Please direct Book and Media Review submissions and inquiries to Angela Sweigart-Gallagher at[email protected].


 Back issues of YTJ must now be ordered directly from Taylor and Francis. Email [email protected].