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 2016.
The TLA Book Awards Ceremony will include remarks from some of this year’s winners, readings from the winning books, and a pop-up exhibition 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 13, 2017. (Doors open at 6:45.)
The 2016 George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance will be awarded to Peter Benes for For a Short Time Only: Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture in Early America, published by the University of Massachusetts Press. A Special Jury Prize will be awarded to Edna Nahshon for New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway, published by the Columbia University Press.
The 2016 Richard Wall Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of recorded performance will be awarded to William Paul for When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film, published by Columbia University Press. A Special Jury Prize will be awarded to Alan Robert Ginsberg for The Salome Ensemble: Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Goudal, published by Syracuse University Press.
The Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award for 2017 will be presented to Barbara Cohen-Straytner, who recently retired as Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, for which she developed over 80 exhibitions.
The ceremony will also include a tribute from Kenneth Schlesinger and Marti LoMonaco to the late Louis Rachow, who passed away in August.
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.)
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.