The Theatre Library Association is thrilled to invite you to the annual presentation of the TLA Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2015.
The TLA Book Awards Ceremony will include remarks from this year’s winners and a display of materials from the holdings of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with a brief reception to follow.
Where: Café of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts*, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY
When: 7 PM on Friday October 14, 2016. (Doors open at 6:45.)
The 2015 George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance will be awarded to Terry Alford for Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, published by Oxford University Press. A Special Jury Prize will be awarded to Bernth Lindfors for the four-volume biography, Ira Aldridge, the final volume of which was published in 2015 by the University of Rochester Press.
The 2015 Richard Wall Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of recorded performance will be awarded to James Layton and David Pierce for The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915-1935, published by The George Eastman Museum. A Special Jury Prize will be awarded to Shelley Stamp for Lois Weber in Early Hollywood, published by University of California Press. Also at the Book Awards Ceremony: the 2016 Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award will be presented to Rob Melton.
Reserve your seat online today! (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts’ Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email.)
We hope to see you in October!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. See our full press release announcing this year’s winners and finalists here.
*This event takes place in the Library for the Performing Arts’ Cafe, on the first floor, Lincoln Center Plaza level. Enter via the Cafe entrance by ascending the stairs at the corner of Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th St. Mobility impaired people may enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave.