About the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research

The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research was founded at Harvard University in 2010 to create a forum in which scholars in and around theater studies can gather to exchange ideas and research. The program offers faculty and advanced graduate students who study theater and performance the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in the field in an intensive two-week summer seminar. Located on the picturesque campus of Harvard University, the Mellon Summer School also offers participants the unparalleled resources of the Harvard libraries, including the Harvard Theatre Collection. Due to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and the English Department's Spencer Fund, tuition is free for all accepted participants.