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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 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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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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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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SIBMAS-TLA Conference: New Paradigms in Performance Documentation Working Session

July 14th, 2014 | Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

TLA’s own Laurie Murphy of New York University convened one of the two final working sessions of the conference. New Paradigms in Performance Documentation consisted of a wonderful group of presentations, each focusing upon a unique performance documentation project. While the presentations were devoted to very diverse projects, together they provided insight into the common challenges […]

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SIBMAS-TLA Conference: Six Presentations in Sixty Minutes

July 14th, 2014 | Conferences, Events, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

Exhibition Papers at the SIBMAS-TLA Conference   The Exhibition Papers, presented after lunch on Friday, were varied and informative. Chaired by Susan Cole of the Constellation Center, Cambridge, this session consisted of a “lightning round” of 10-minute presentations that introduced a number of projects and initiatives being undertaken by repositories around the world. Presentations included: […]

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SIBMAS-TLA Conference: Sizing Up Day Three

July 11th, 2014 | Conferences, Events, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

Keynote Marvin Taylor from the Fales Library at NYU evoked the work of theorists Ann Cvetkovich (An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures) and Diana Taylor (The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas) ) to frame his discussion, focusing on aspects of NYU’s Downtown Collection which features work by […]

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SIBMAS-TLA Conference: Nic Leonhardt Keynote

July 10th, 2014 | Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

I knew when the morning began with Daft Punk’s “Technologic” we were in for an interesting session. Thursday marked the SIBMAS-TLA conference’s session dedicated to Digital Humanities and the Performing Arts, hosting an interesting array of case studies, projections, and vendor perspectives on what Digital Humanities means and where libraries lie in the discipline. Nic […]

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SIBMAS-TLA Conference: Digital Humanities

July 10th, 2014 | Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, Related Organizations, SIBMAS

With such a contentious debate still brewing over what exactly digital humanities means, the plenary session at the SIBMAS-TLA conference provided the perfect smorgasbord of innovative projects that are seeking to not only define the movement, but challenge and push it into new spheres. The session opened with a joint presentation from Agathe Sanjuan of […]

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