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Preserving the Future

April 21st, 2016 | Collections, Media

Part of the appeal of the performing arts is its quintessential ephemerality:  performances exist in a particular time and place, in conjunction with a specific group of spectators.  The audience is a fundamental element of the performance itself – ask any performer how they play off audience members.  A colleague in Arizona named her company […]

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All the Rage in Paris: Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, 1909-1929

June 2nd, 2015 | Collections, Exhibitions

Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas February 18 – June 21, 2015 All the Rage in Paris focuses on Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, the company that brought theatre—and theatre design—to the center of artistic life in Europe from 1909 to 1929.  Conceived as a showcase for Russian art and artists, […]

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The Samuel French Archive Takes Center Stage

May 20th, 2015 | Collections

Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly   Like any good theatrical production, the Samuel French Company […]

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MLA/TLA Program at the ALA Annual Conference: Performing Vegas: Documenting Music and Stage in Sin City

September 5th, 2014 | ALA, Collections, Conferences, Related Organizations

On Saturday, June 28, it was my pleasure to moderate the co-sponsored 2014 program of the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Titled “Performing Vegas: Documenting Music and Stage in Sin City,” the program featured three speakers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who […]

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