The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) book series is an interdisciplinary forum for exploring diverse identities, concepts, practices, and people in theatre and performance. Through the series, the Theatre and Performance division at Routledge aims to expand its current offerings, in response to an overwhelming call to action by participants in the field. The new series reflects both a structure and an ethos, cutting across existing Routledge categories of theatrical production, theatre studies, and research monographs as a means to increase visibility and address the historical exclusion of marginalized voices.
Recognizing diverse perspectives as integral to an inclusive and forward thinking discipline, the comprehensive series encourages a broad definition of theatre and performance that disrupts traditional disciplinary frameworks. The EDI series welcomes single, multi-authored, and edited texts that question definitions of diversity and categories of representation, illustrate changing narratives of history, explore interconnectivity and divergence, and support emergent performance forms. We seek books that address past practice but also interrogate current inequities, highlighting the ways in which the field of performance intersects with, for example, contemporary issues reflected in #TimesUp, #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #CripTheVote.
The EDI series’ commitment to diversity includes—but also extends beyond—that which we know to be lacking in the field of theatre and performance. We welcome proposals that expand our perspectives and that of the field and look forward to reading your submissions.