Preserving Performance: An Archive-Making Guide for Theater Artists
February 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST| Free
After a show closes, how you handle and store materials can mean the difference between preserving theatre legacy and irreversible damage and loss. This workshop introduces theater and other artists to the process of archiving their work, with tips on selection, storage, preservation and digital engagement. The American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) is a collaboration of archivists, dramaturgs, and academics who support theater makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of future generations of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public. Members of ATAP’s New York City team have collaborated with Atlantic Theater Company, the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, HERE, and the Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble on preserving their histories and are beginning a project with The Dramatists’ Guild.