Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association (DTSA) is the recognized program student association for the Ph.D. Program in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center, CUNY. We are one of the largest graduate programs with a student body of diverse interests and backgrounds, and support each other on research, pedagogy, and artistic endeavors.

The annual student conference has been designed and run by the DTSA since 2016. Our conferences reflect the democratic organization and rich perspectives within the DTSA. Experimenting with various conference models in each iteration, these academic and artistic meetings catalyze our collective reflections on the current state of performing arts as well as the performances in the social. With overwhelming number of participants each year, we are building a unique community of scholars and practitioners who has joined us in the heart of New York City from across the world.