CDE has the following aims and objectives:

  • research on and teaching of recent and contemporary theatre and drama in English,
  • organization of conferences with contemporary playwrights, actors / directors, drama critics, academics in the field of theatre and drama, and teachers of theatre and drama in secondary schools,
  • publication of scholarly articles and monographs,
  • cooperation with theatres, cultural institutes, schools, etc.,
  • cooperation with foreign institutions and societies.

The text of the CDE Constitution (Vereinssatzung) is available online:
in German
• (in English: to come)

CDE receives encouragement and support from numerous institutions, including