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Free 'Oral History with Betty Corwin' Presented Oct. 26


"Oral History with Betty Corwin" will be presented on Thursday, October 26th at 6 p.m. at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the Amsterdam Avenue entrance.  Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Betty L. Corwin is the founder and former director of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the foremost collection of live theatre performances in the world.  She was previously a script reader and production assistant to theatre producers and an ASCAP lyricist.  She has addressed and made video presentations about TOFT to education and theatre groups in the U.S. and abroad.  In 1998, 1999, and 2001, she was a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, and for several years was a member of the Tony Awards Nominating Committee. She is currently a judge for the Clarence Derwent Award, the St. Clair Bayfield Award, the Joe A. Callaway Award and the Richard Seff Award.
She has been honored with an Obie Award (1993), a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of New York (1993), awards from the Drama Desk (1998), The Villager (1982), Women in Communications (1984), the Broadway Theatre Institute (1996) and the Westport, Connecticut Arts Center for Lifetime Achievement (2001).  Since 2001, as Director of Special Projects for TOFT, she has co-produced a joint project between the Library and the American Theatre Wing to create "The American Theatre Wing's Guide to Careers in the Theatre," a series of "How To" videotaped interviews with outstanding theatre personalities.
She is presently working as co-producer on the League's "Women in Theatre" (WIT) project, videotaping interviews with notable women in theatre, a series airing on CUNY TV.

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