Theatre Library Association’s Performance ReclamationSymposium, Feb. 16th

The Theatre Library Association – in conjunction with Mint Theater, New York City Center Encores!, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival – announces its second Symposium, Performance Reclamation: Research, Discovery, and Interpretation.

Exploring the complex challenges of staging works recovered from dramatic and musical repertories, three in-depth case studies of remounting works of drama, musical theatre, and modern dance will be presented:

Friday, February 16, 2007
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Kimmel Center for University Life
New York University
60 Washington Square South/LaGuardia Place, New York City

Known for excavating buried theatrical treasures, artists and dramaturgs from Mint Theater, Encores! and Jacob’s Pillow will take the audience on a theatrical dig – rediscovering musical scores, recovered choreography, and forgotten plays. Issues of original intent, interpretation, and artistic license will be considered.

Prominent dramaturg and critic James Leverett – former Literary Services Director of Theatre Communications Group, and now on the faculty of Yale School of Drama and Columbia’s School of the Arts – will give the Keynote address. Distinguished theatre scholar Don B. Wilmeth will
provide closing remarks.