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Book Review: Reading Joss Whedon

January 20th, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews

Reading Joss Whedon Edited byRhonda V. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochran, Cynthea Masson & David Lavery Syracuse University Press, 2014 ISBN:  9780815633648 461 p.   Beginning with the 1997 premiere of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon has benefited from a devoted yet critical following.  Within a couple of years of the show’s […]

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Book Review: The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

January 20th, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews

The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan Kazan, Elia Edited by Albert J. Devlin ; with Marlene J. Devlin Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014 ISBN: 978-0307267160 649 pp.   Albert and Marlene Devlin’s The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan paints a vivid portrait of the legendary director’s life and times that is frequently at odds with the […]

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Book Review: Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning

January 20th, 2015 | Book/Media Reviews

Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning Scott Magelssen Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780472072149 249 pp.   Few scholarly books open with as enticing a hook as Scott Magelssen’s excellent study of participatory performance, Simming. Magelssen seemed destined to write this book since his career as a simulator began […]

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TLA Survey Provides Guidelines for the Future

January 14th, 2015 | Members, Membership

  In an effort to “take the pulse” of our membership and to continually improve the organization, the TLA Membership Committee sent out a survey in September. Some highlights of the survey results are: Most of our respondents are employed full time at academic research institutions. More than half of our survey respondents have been […]

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TLA Executive Board in 2015!

January 9th, 2015 | President's Blog

Congratulations to Tanisha Jones, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Joseph Tally, American Conservatory Theater, on their election to the TLA Executive Board. Warm welcome to you both! Congratulations to Diana King and Doug Reside on their re-election to the TLA Executive Board. Angela Weaver and I are both delighted to continue […]

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More about the TLA Plenary — ASTR TLA Conference 2014

December 27th, 2014 | ASTR, Events

The 2014 TLA Plenary at ASTR 2014 was a roaring success. Not only did the conference spark dynamic conversations around the topic of the “post-human” and the broadening spectrum of archival subjects, systems, and sites, over 60 attendees were present at the TLA plenary. Focusing on the role information professionals can play in the ever-evolving […]

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TLA in 2014

December 24th, 2014 | President's Blog

Season’s Greetings from Theatre Library Association  TLA is looking back on a fantastic 2014 We co-sponsored the SIBMAS TLA Conference in New York City. TLA launched the new website in July. We published PAR 30 -  Holding Up the Mirror: Authenticity and Adaptation in Shakespeare TodaySymposium Proceedings. Our October Event celebrated all of the TLA Awards […]

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Highlights from the ASTR TLA Conference

December 3rd, 2014 | ASTR, Events, President's Blog

The ASTR TLA Conference was held November 20 – 23 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The conference hotel was situated on the Inner Harbor a few blocks from the historic neighborhood of Fells Point.  The conference theme focused on the simple question — What Performs?  – encouraging discussion on the stuff of theatre such as props and […]

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Membership Rates

November 5th, 2014 | Membership, President's Blog

Dear TLA Members, Congratulations to TLA on a terrific year! The SIBMAS TLA Conference in New York City was a great success. We had more than 100 delegates in attendance and a week of dynamic presentations and discussion. We launched our new website in July and have received wonderful feedback on its design, layout and […]

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TLA in October

November 5th, 2014 | Events, President's Blog

On Friday, October 17th, at the New York Pubic Library for the Performing Arts, TLA hosted a wonderful evening of celebration and discussion. We celebrated the recipients of our multiple awards and enjoyed a panel presentation entitled Women in Film. The evening began with our Annual Business Meeting. I had a chance to report on […]

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