The annual journal JTA, Journal of Theatre Anthropology, founded by Eugenio Barba, is published every year in March, in an open access digital format and on paper, printed by Mimesis Edizioni of Milan-Udine. Conceived as a comprehensive knowledge sharing project on actor's techniques, the Journal is published under the auspices of the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA), with the support of the Fondazione Barba Varley, in collaboration with Odin Teatret Archives and the Centre for Theatre Laboratory Studies of the Dramaturgy Department of Aarhus University (Denmark).
It was in 1980 when Eugenio Barba, one of reformers of international theatre of the second half of the 20th century, Odin Teatret’s founder and director, used the term "theatre anthropology" for the first time. He thus defined "the study of the behaviour of the human being in a situation of organised representation". Subsequently, this intuition developed in a "scientific" direction within the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA), an itinerant laboratory of theoretical and practical research founded by Eugenio Barba in dialogue with artists and scholars from many countries. The common interest was theatre anthropology as research on the principles that determine the stage presence of actors in all cultures and latitudes.
Editor: Eugenio Barba (Odin Teatret, Denmark)
Scientific Committee: Monique Borie (University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France), Patrick Campbell (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Raquel Carrió (University of Arts of Cuba, Cuba), Erik Exe Christoffersen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Patricia Cardona (National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, Mexico), Tatiana Chemi (Aalborg University, Denmark), Vicki Ann Cremona (University of Malta, Malta), Richard Gough (Cardiff University, UK), Marco De Marinis (University of Bologna, Italy), Peter Elsass (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Clelia Falletti (Sapienza University of Rome), Ricardo Gomes (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil), Kirsten Hastrup (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Annelis Kuhlmann (Aarhus University, Denmark), Adam J. Ledger (University of Birmingham, UK), Luciana Martuchelli, Lluís Masgrau (Theatre Institute of Barcelona, Spain), Patrice Pavis (National University of the Arts, Korea), Franco Perrelli (University of Bari, Italy), Jean-Marie Pradier (University of Paris 8, France), Francesca Romana Rietti (Roma Tre University, Italy), Franco Ruffini (Roma Tre University, Italy), Nicola Savarese (Roma Tre University, Italy), Mirella Schino (Roma Tre University, Italy), Jane Turner (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Susanne Vill (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Ian Watson (Rutgers University-Newark), Ana Woolf
Managing Editor: Leonardo Mancini (University of Verona, Italy)