The Theatre Library Association has a cluster of exciting events taking place in New York this October. We continue to connect performing arts scholars and practitioners to librarians and archivists through unique programming. We hope you will be able to join us for some or all of our events! Here’s the rundown:
This exciting one-day event brings together a mix of theatre professionals, academics, and librarian/archivists to talk about the concept of the Fringe Festival – that living, breathing phenomenon that is so much a part of the arts and culture scenes in cities around the world, and yet is so little discussed by theatre scholars and historians. This ground-breaking symposium will explore how Fringe is made, how it impacts communities and performing arts cultures, how it is documented and studied, and more. A catered lunch and other refreshments will be provided.
TLA Annual Business Meeting
Friday October 14, 6:15pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Screening Room (3rd Floor)
The Annual Business Meeting is held in accordance with our bylaws. The President will report on the activities of the association in addition to reports from the Executive Secretary and the Treasurer. The election results for the TLA Board and executive officers will be announced.
TLA Book Awards Ceremony and Reception
Friday October 14, 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:45.)
Café of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts*
This year we’ll be honoring Terry Alford for Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, Bernth Lindfors for the four-volume biography, Ira Aldridge, James Layton and David Pierce for The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915-1935, and Shelley Stamp for Lois Weber in Early Hollywood. We’ll also be presenting the Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award to Rob Melton and the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship to Megan Mitchell. RSVP Today!
*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.)