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Theatre & Performance Studies Research Guide

Your guide to Theatre & Performance Studies resources in the UM Libraries!


The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting theatre and performing arts in the DC-region.

WAPAVA secures the rights to record performances and contributes the recordings to the James J. Taylor Collection of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.

The WAPAVA videos are available for viewing at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, any time the library is open. 

See the guide below for more information on using the collection.