PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research.


We are proud to announce the first issue of PARtake is now online. PARtake is a new peer reviewed open access journal published through the Digital Commons by the University of Colorado Libraries / CU Scholar in conjunction with the CU Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance.

You can access the first issue Pushing the Boundaries: Performing Research here:


PARtake is dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance as Research is, for us, an investigation into the material, epistemological, and ontological fundamentals of all forms of performance, intended or otherwise. We seek work created and critiqued from the “scholartist” perspective. Questions we ask are: how does practice inform theory? How does theory inform practice? How do we form an affective and effective praxis? What is embodied research? Can the research we engage in be a collaborative and/or collective experience? In investigating these questions, we embrace voices that have not been fully considered as valid and sufficiently rigorous in the traditional academic research model, and question in what ways we adequately represent the “products” generated inside the practice as research model.