*The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) is holding a training session at the Boston Public Library on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. To participate, please see details below. Apologies for cross-postings.*
* American Theatre Archive Project Boston Team Training (3 Hour Session)*
Jessica Green, Boston Team Chair, Simmons College GSLIS, JFK Library
Elizabeth McGorty, Simmons College GSLIS, Tufts University
Amanda Rust, Northeastern University
An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research born at the 2009 Puerto Rico conference, the American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.
– To preserve records of current theatrical process and product for future generations.
– To employ theatre legacy to develop theatres’ fiscal health and support new work.
– To promote a better understanding of theatre as a vital element of cultural history.
– To encourage scholarly research in contemporary American theatre.
– To increase funding for establishing and maintaining theatre archives.
– To support collaborations among theatre archivists, practitioners, and scholars.
ATAP is a grassroots network of professional and student archivists, practitioners, and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre by developing archival resources for theatre companies. ATAP helps preserve theatre history that has yet to be written.
A free ATAP training session will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 9am-1pm at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116. It will take place in the Mezzanine Conference Room, located on the mezzanine level of the Johnson Building.
This training session will cover:
The Pitch: a 20-minute lecture and Q&A session that any trained ATAP member can present at a conference, at a community meeting, or to a theatre’s board and is intended for theatre professionals who are interested in establishing an archives but have not yet committed to doing so.
The ATAP Initiation Program: a collaboration between an archivist/documentarian team and a theatre company. It consists of three steps: the orientation, the assessment, and the workshop. The orientation and the workshop act as book-ends to the assessment, in which the archivist and documentarian discuss archival principles and practices and help the theatre create an action plan.
For more information, please visit http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org
To register, please email Boston Team Chair, Jessica Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org.