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TLA President’s Remarks at ASTR/TLA Conference 2017

November 22nd, 2017 | ASTR, Awards, Book Awards, Conferences, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, Members, Membership, Performing Arts Resources, President's Blog, Related Organizations

November 18, 2017 Good afternoon.  It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as President of the Theatre Library Association and on behalf of TLA thank you to the ASTR Officers, Executive Committee, Conference Program Chairs, and Conference Program Committee.  I begin with a report on the activities of the American Theatre Archive Project on […]

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2017 ASTR/TLA Conference: Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference”

November 3rd, 2017 | ASTR, Conferences, Events, Membership, Related Organizations

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead | Atlanta, Georgia | November 16-19, 2017 Friday, November 17 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Field Conversation 6: Instructional Resources in the Twenty-First Century (co-sponsored by the Theatre Library Association and the ASTR Ad Hoc Committee on Libraries) Sunday, November 19 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Theatre Library Association Plenary: […]

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Call for Papers – ASTR/TLA Plenary: “The Body in the Library”

April 18th, 2017 | ASTR, Conferences

The Body in the Library:   A Call for Papers for the Plenary Panel of the Theatre Library Association   Association with libraries has traditionally been perceived as damaging to the body. Chaucer’s Oxfordian Clerke is described as unnaturally thin; Prospero can only be redeemed when he decides to “drown [his] book”; and Faustus’s obsessive […]

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Join TLA on the Fringe!

May 2nd, 2016 | ASTR, Events, Members, Symposia

The Theatre Library Association’s Symposium planning committee is pleased to announce our fourth symposium on fringe theatre taking place on October 13, 2016 at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City. This year’s theme is Fringe Festivals : Live theatre on the edge and will include a day-long event bringing together scholars, performers, archivists, […]

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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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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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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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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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