Queer Futures

Queer Futures

Queer Futures offers a platform to critically reflect on contemporary queer theatre and performance research from across the world.


Queer Futures held its first formal meeting in 2010. The working group considers the queer subjects, issues, theories and methods that our international network of researchers and practitioners are currently engaging with.  



Ankush Gupta (ankush.music@gmail.com)

Fatima A Maan (fatima.maan@nyu.edu)

Joe Parslow (joseph.parslow@cssd.ac.uk)    


Work Plan


Queer Futures meets annually at the IFTR Conference. We accept a variety of submissions including papers, performance presentations and provocations. In addition to the annual conference theme, we are guided by questions such as

- What issues and practices are of current concern to queer scholarship?

- How does queer research differ in different cultural contexts?




‘Forum: Contemporary Queer Theatre and Performance Research’. Ed. Alyson Campbell and Fintan Walsh. Theatre Research International Vol 40:1, 2015.


This forum profiles the research of 10 Queer Futures working group members. 


Leadership History

Founders: Alyson Campbell and Fintan Walsh

2014 – 2018: Sarah Mullan and Lazlo Pearlman



Queer Futures CfP IFTR Galway 2020

Queer Futures CfP IFTR Galway 2020

07 January, 2020 by Joe Parslow | 0 comments

Call for Papers for Queer Futures Working Group at IFTR Galway 2020 Read more

REMINDER: CfP Queer Futures Working Group (Shanghai, July 2019)

REMINDER: CfP Queer Futures Working Group (Shanghai, July 2019)

04 January, 2019 by Joe Parslow | 0 comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: Queer Futures Working Group, IFTR Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism IFTR 2019 SHANGHAI, CHINA SHANGHAI THEATRE ACADEMY 8 – 12 JULY 2019 Read more

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