The results of the 2013 elections are as follows:


Executive Secretary (2014-2016)

Laurie Murphy

Since 2010 Laurie Murphy has been Reference Associate for the Social Sciences and Humanities Reference Center at New York University. She is a graduate of the dual-degree program between Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science and New York University, where she received an MSLIS and CAS in Archives and Records Management. Laurie earned an MA in Humanities, with a focus on Shakespeare and medieval drama, from the John W. Draper Program at NYU. She interned at Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive in Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol University Theatre Collection, and Old Vic Theatre in London. Laurie is currently serving as TLA’s Interim Executive Secretary.


Executive Board (2014-2016)

Noreen C. Barnes

Since 1999 Noreen C. Barnes has been Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her MA and PhD in Drama from Tufts University in 1979 and 1986, respectively, and BA in Theatre Arts from University of Delaware in 1977. Previous to VCU, she held academic appointments at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, San Francisco State University, and California State University-Northridge. She served as director of Harvard Theatre Collection’s Reading Room from 1980-1981. Noreen was co-editor (with Nicholas Deutsch) of the play anthology, Tough Acts to Follow, served as former editor of Theatre Symposium, and sits on editorial boards of Theatre Annual, Theatre Symposium, and ATDS. Noreen has published essays and reviews in the anthologies Gender in Performance and Passing Performances, as well as Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Management Journal, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Text and Performance Quarterly, Performing Arts Resources, Nineteenth Century Theatre, and American Historical Review. She has been a director, dramaturg, and administrator for both professional and academic theatres for over 30 years, including Theatre Rhinoceros, Actors Theatre of San Francisco, and Richmond Triangle Players (where she is currently Associate Artistic Director).


Jody Blake

Jody Blake is Curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, which encompasses over 12,000 scene and costume designs from the 1500s to the present. Since becoming Curator in 2002, she has expanded the theatre galleries and organized diverse exhibitions. Blake came to the McNay from Bucknell University, where she was Associate Professor of Art History. She earned her PhD from University of Delaware and MA from Tulane. Honors include Fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities and Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Blake is a member of ASTR, TLA, SIBMAS, and USITT, and has contributed to initiatives including Performing Arts Resources, World Scenography, and PQ.


John Calhoun

John Calhoun is a librarian in the Billy Rose Theatre Division and Circulating Drama Collection of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. His other positions with New York Public Library have included project archivist in the Theatre Division, project cataloger in Jerome Robbins Dance Division, and librarian in the former Donnell Media Center. Prior to his library career, John worked in magazine publishing as an editor at Theatre Crafts and Lighting Dimensions magazines. He has written many articles about film, theatre, and allied arts for Cineaste, American Cinematographer, Interiors, Lighting & Sound America, and Architectural Record. John’s advanced degrees include a BA in Journalism, Drama and English from University of Arizona, MA in Cinema Studies from New York University, and MLS from Pratt Institute. John has served as Juror for TLA’s Richard Wall Memorial Award for books about recorded performance, and recently edited PAR 29 on Documenting: Scenic Design.


Annemarie van Roessel

Annemarie van Roessel has worked at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts since 2011, serving as Reference Archivist for Special Collections, and recently appointed Assistant Curator of Billy Rose Theatre Division. Noted projects include acquisition of design archives from Martin Pakledinaz and Dennis Parichy. For more than 15 years Annemarie served as an archivist for arts- and design-related collections, working previously at Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia University’s Avery Library. Her special interest is the intersection of performance with visual and spatial design. She holds a BA in Art History and Architecture from Wellesley College and MS in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute. Annemarie is a member of Theatre Library Association, Society of American Archivists, and Society of Architectural Historians.


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Last updated: November 3, 2013