Weiss Literary Competition – Top Prize $500!



27th Annual Jeffrey Weiss Award Competition
1st Place $500 2nd Place $300 3rd Place $100


The Theatre Historical Society of America invites submission of papers consisting of original research on any aspect of American theatres within our specific areas of interest (history, architecture, operation, decoration or equipment). Inclusion of photographs and illustrations is especially encouraged. The competition is open to anyone and there is no entry fee. Winning entries are considered for publication in Marquee®, the Society’s quarterly journal.

 The submission deadline for this year’s competition is December 31, 2011.

 Complete competition rules are on our website, www.historictheatres.org. For additional information, contact Richard Sklenar, Executive Director, Theatre Historical Society of America, York Theatre Building, 152 North York Street, 2nd floor, Elmhurst, IL 60126-2806; telephone (630) 782-1800; fax (630) 782-1802; e-mail: thrhistsoc@aol.com.

 About the organization:

The Theatre Historical Society of America is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) educational organization, founded in 1969, with a national and international membership of 800. It is the foremost organization in the U.S. dedicated to documenting the architectural, operational and social history of America’s theatres. THS also operates the American Movie Palace Museum and American Theatre Architecture Archive in Elmhurst, Illinois, containing material on more than 15,000 theatres, primarily in the United States – the largest collection of its kind in the country. The Society’s publications include a quarterly illustrated journal, Marquee®, now in its 43rd year, a special illustrated Annual, and a quarterly newsletter.

 Membership is open to anyone interested in historic theatres. Regular U.S. membership starts at $55 per year. There is a reduced rate of $30 per year for full-time U.S. students. Members receive all publications and a discount on registration for our annual Conclave, a theatre tour which visits historic theatres in a different area of the country each summer. The 2011 tour was in and around Grand Rapids MI, and the 2012 tour will be in California’s Central Valley, including Sacramento and Fresno.

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