Theatre Library Association Book Awards
For over 40 years the Theater Library Association has honored great accomplishments in theater and film scholarship with its annual book awards. Join us for an exciting ceremony dedicated to this year’s award-winning authors. With readings, archive display, and special guests, the Library is proud to host this annual celebration of theatre, film, writing, and research.
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.
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.
The Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award and the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship for 2016 will also be presented at the Awards Ceremony.
(If you need 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. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)
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.
Date and Time
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Cafe at LPA
Amsterdam Ave. and West 65th Street
New York, New York 10023-7498