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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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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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