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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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TLA Plenary “Adventures in the Archives” – ASTR 2015

November 20th, 2015 | ASTR, Conferences, Events

The TLA Plenary at the American Society for Theatre Research conference in November was a terrific success. In collaboration with the conference themes of advocacy and urgency, we opened our call for proposals by recalling the TNT series “The Librarians,” in which a group of scholars and historians become action heroes as they safeguard some […]

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Book Review: Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real

November 11th, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews

Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real Kathleen Gallagher Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2014 ISBN 978-1-442-62694-2 320 pp.   The mere title of Kathleen Gallagher’s new book, Why Theatre Matters, impelled me to read it immediately. Gallagher, who is not a theatre practitioner herself, but a pedagogic and […]

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Book Review: Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows

November 11th, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews

Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows John Lahr New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co., 2015 ISBN 9780393246407 592 pp.     This engaging collection of profiles and reviews written by John Lahr for The New Yorker during the past twenty years will indeed be a joy ride for those interested in theatre and, […]

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2015 TLA Book Awards at the Library for the Performing Arts

November 2nd, 2015 | Awards, Book Awards, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award

Hello TLA Members and Friends! We’re delighted to report that our annual event, which was held on Friday October 16th at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) was a triumphant success! For the first time, this year’s Book Awards ceremony was produced as part of LPA’s Public Programs Series. The event […]

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From the La MaMa Archives: Preserving the Videotaped Record of 1970s-Era Experimental Theatre

October 30th, 2015 | Events, Related Organizations

We had a packed house on October 19 for “Preserving the Videotaped Record of 1970s-era Experimental Theatre: A Screening and Panel Discussion.” More than fifty people gathered in La MaMa’s newest venue, The Downstairs, to screen newly digitized clips documenting La MaMa’s 1972 and 1973 seasons–and to discuss the challenge of preserving this kind of legacy video […]

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TLA Election Results!

October 22nd, 2015 | Elections, President's Blog

Congratulations to our new board members! Election results were shared at the annual business meeting held October 16, 2015. I am pleased to announce that Diana Bertolini has been re-elected for another term. Francesca Marini will be returning to the board in 2016. Congratulations to Rosemary Davis and Claudia Case on your election to a first […]

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Theatres at an Exhibition – Call for Papers

October 5th, 2015 | Publications

 CALL FOR PAPERS Performing Arts Resources, Theatre Library Association Theatres at an Exhibition—The Art of Performance in Two Dimensions   This PAR will be devoted to the art of theatre exhibitions. The volume will be an inspirational “how to” for librarians, archivists, and theatre historians planning their own exhibitions by showcasing outstanding examples from the […]

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Distinguished Service Award 2015 – Karen Nickeson

October 1st, 2015 | Awards, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, Members

The Theatre Library Association Professional Awards Committee is thrilled to announce that Karen Nickeson is the recipient of the 2015 Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award. Karen’s exemplar career at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts embodies the essence of distinguished service and we are proud to celebrate Karen’s accomplishments […]

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TLA Book Awards Ceremony

September 30th, 2015 | Book Awards, Events

Hello TLA members and fans! Our book awards jurors have finished reading this year’s nominees and they’ve chosen some wonderful books to recognize this year at a ceremony in New York.  TLA is thrilled to invite you to the annual presentation of the Theatre Library Association’s Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on […]

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