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2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

May 1st, 2015 | Events

The TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards will be presented tonight, May 1, 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. Congratulations to Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt, Brian Hemesath, and Gino Bifulco – T.O. Dey Shoes. There will be a Memorial Tribute to Raoul Pène Du Bois. Additional information can be found here.   Image Description: Racks […]

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Distinguished Service Award — Call for Nominations

April 27th, 2015 | Awards, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award

Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award  Call for Nominations A CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE The Theatre Library Association wants to celebrate the excellence of our profession by selecting an individual who embodies its best qualities. Please take a moment from your busy schedule to identify that person. Your Distinguished Service nominee should be […]

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Harry Ransom Center Announces New Curator of Theater and Performing Arts

April 20th, 2015 | Staff Transitions

TLA’s very own Eric Colleary (Webmaster and Co-Chair of the Website Editorial Committee) has been appointed Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Colleary will oversee access and interpretation of the Ransom Center’s theater and performing arts collections, including […]

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Book Awards Committee Update

April 16th, 2015 | Book Awards

Hello from TLA’s Book Awards Committee! Submissions are now closed for the 2014 TLA Book Awards. We’ve dispatched the final boxes of books to our jurors, and they are now busily reading the 107 nominated titles for this year’s GEORGE FREEDLEY MEMORIAL AWARD and RICHARD WALL MEMORIAL AWARD. The winners will be announced in early […]

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TLA Tours at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

April 15th, 2015 | ALA, Events

You are cordially invited to attend two different TLA tours at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. RSVP Form: For this year’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Theatre Library Association will be offering two different options to TLA and ACRL Arts Section members. The tours will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, […]

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Meet Our New Webmaster — Welcome Eric Colleary!

March 13th, 2015 | Job Postings, Members, President's Blog

I am delighted to introduce Eric Colleary as TLA’s new webmaster. Eric has extensive experience working with WordPress and social media. In addition, he has been appointed Co-Chair of the Website Editorial Committee and will work with Angela Weaver to further the activities related to the website and Broadside Digest.  His interests include archives, performing arts […]

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February 19th, 2015 | Job Postings, Publications

The second 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 21, 2014 through February 13, 2015 in one handy document.  You’ll be able to find all of the issues of the new BROADSIDE Digest under News & Events/BROADSIDE News […]

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A Conversation With James Fisher

February 13th, 2015 | Members, President's Blog

Congratulations to James Fisher on the publication of his new work entitled Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts), 2015.    James, can you tell us more about the thinking behind this volume? I had previously worked on two “Historical Dictionaries” – the first, co-authored by Felicia Hardison Londré, […]

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Join the Wikipedia edit-a-thon!

February 4th, 2015 | Events

Artists! Archivists! Scholars! Students! Join us on February 17, 2015 (4 – 7:30pm) for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. New and experienced Wikipedians are invited to come together to create, edit, and expand Wikipedia articles on under- or unsung theatre artists–with a focus on artists who are queer, women, of color, or otherwise underrepresented–as part of a […]

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Book Review: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

February 2nd, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh John Lahr New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014 736 pp.   John Lahr’s much-anticipated and long-awaited biography of Tennessee Williams is also long overdue.  In 1995, Lyle Leverich published a massive and copiously researched work, Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams, covering Williams’s life from birth to the […]

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