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Preserving the Future

April 21st, 2016 | Collections, Media

Part of the appeal of the performing arts is its quintessential ephemerality:  performances exist in a particular time and place, in conjunction with a specific group of spectators.  The audience is a fundamental element of the performance itself – ask any performer how they play off audience members.  A colleague in Arizona named her company […]

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Call for Proposals: 2016 ASTR Conference — Theatre Library Association Plenary

February 22nd, 2016 | ASTR, Conferences, Related Organizations

Trans(in)formation 2016 ASTR Conference — Theatre Library Association Plenary Call for Proposals November 3-6, 2016 Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN Transmission, translation, transformation, transplantation — these are just some of the issues that performing artists, theatre historians, archivists and librarians regularly confront. While the trans- prefix seems ubiquitous today, for the 2016 ASTR Conference, […]

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February 19th, 2016 | Book Awards, Book/Media Reviews, Publications

Hello from the TLA Book Awards Committee! For the past several months we’ve been receiving nominations and submissions for the TLA Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2015. We’ve also been busily dispatching the submitted books to our jurors, who’ve already started the review process. But […]

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SIBMAS Conference — Announcement and Registration Information

February 19th, 2016 | Conferences

The 31st Conference of the International Association of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Documentation Centres of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS), will take place 31 May-3 June 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.   Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!   Let us freeze the situation as it is and take a sharp look at it. Professionals, amateurs, tourists, […]

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Book Review: Master of Ceremonies, a Memoir

February 17th, 2016 | Book/Media Reviews

Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir Joel Grey, with Rebecca Paley New York, NY: Flatiron Books, 2016 ISBN 978-1250057235 256 pp. In this outstanding autobiography, the Tony- and Academy Award-winning actor shares his eventful life on the stage and beyond. His slow but steady road to stardom is engagingly described, including candid discussion of his equally […]

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Call for Papers: Fringe Festivals and the Changing Landscape of American Theater

January 28th, 2016 | Symposia

Theatre Library Association — 2016 Symposium Call for Papers October 13, 2016 — Judson Memorial Church, New York City   fringe (n): 1) An ornamental bordering, consisting of a narrow band to which are attached threads of silk, cotton…either loose or formed into tassels, twists… 2) Anything resembling this; a border or edging, esp. one […]

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BROADSIDE Digest Issue 4

January 15th, 2016 | Publications

BROADSIDE Digest The fourth issue of BROADSIDE Digest is now available.  Don’t have time to click back through all of the previously posted items?  No worries; we’ve compiled all of the posts from September 15, 2015 through December 15, 2015 in one handy document.  You’ll be able to find all of the issues of the new BROADSIDE Digest under News […]

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TLA IN 2015!

December 15th, 2015 | President's Blog

Greetings TLA! Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! I am writing to provide a glimpse of the activities of this past year and to outline new initiatives for 2016. I am delighted to report that Theatre Library Association has enjoyed another active and productive year. I thank our officers – Angela Weaver, […]

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New PAR volume examines the State of the Profession

December 1st, 2015 | Performing Arts Resources, Publications

The latest volume of Performing Arts Resources, State of the Profession: Performing Arts Librarianship in the 21st Century, was mailed to all Theatre Library Association members last month, and is now available for sale. Performing Arts Resources 31, State of the Profession: Performing Arts Librarianship in the 21st Century, considers the current status of performing arts […]

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Westward Ho! Tour of Portland Center Stage at the ASTR-TLA Annual Conference, November 6, 2015

November 25th, 2015 | ASTR, Conferences, Events

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to get out and about in Portland.  For once, the weather in the Pacific Northwest cooperated, giving us a mild fall day devoid of rain.  Some of us walked from the Marriott, others took the street car or light rail, but a group of about twenty conference […]

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