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December 2, 2016 by amydawson2014


The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP), created in 2009, is an initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) that advocates for the preservation of American theatrical legacy. Specifically, ATAP provides resources to assist living theatre companies in managing their current and archival records.

Established in the mid-1950’s by American theatre scholars, ASTR seeks to support the field of theatre studies and encourage understanding and development of research resources for theatre historians. Since its organization in the mid-1950’s, ASTR membership grew to include dramaturgs, theatre practitioners, librarians, archivists, and others. Concurrently, ASTR membership met in joint conferences with the Theatre Library Association (TLA). The combined groups’ members have shared developments in the fields of performing arts scholarship and librarianship with the importance of documenting the work of theatre companies as a frequent topic of discussion.

Look here for information about ATAP Ohio:

The remainder of the 2016 ATAP Ohio meetings will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Hanna conference center in the PlayhouseSquare complex in Cleveland. The year’s final meeting will take place on December 9. Please contact Nora Blackman for more information.


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