For the Freedley Award, the titles must be English-language books of exceptional scholarship published or distributed in the United States during 2016 that examine some aspect of live theatre or performance.
For the Wall Award, the titles must be English-language books of exceptional scholarship in the field of recorded performance published or distributed in the United States during 2016.
In order to distinguish TLA’s awards from other associations that focus on theoretical scholarship, the Committee asks that jurors nominate only those books that provide evidentiary examples of an author’s use and interpretation of library/archival materials to support his/her topic. Library materials should be interpreted to mean any resources that libraries acquire – films, manuscripts, books, journals, reference books/databases, archives of ephemeral materials (e.g., newspapers, design sketches, playbills, posters) – in either their original format or in digital or other reproductions. As an association committed to furthering the advancement of archivists and librarians, as well as highlighting the diverse collections we maintain, the thrust of our awards should be on shining a light on the profession and the collections we make accessible and preserve.
The deadline for submission of nominated titles is February 28, 2017.
Early submissions are especially appreciated by jurors.
To submit a title for consideration, you should submit a total of FOUR COPIES of each book nominated to Theatre Library Association, c/o The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
MANDATORY NOTIFICATION: In order for your title to be considered, you must also email the title of the book you are submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include the email address of the person who should be contacted if the book is selected as a winner or finalist.
Questions? Email us at: TLABookAwards@gmail.com