The Steering Committee develops core documents, establishes partnerships, recruits volunteers, pursues funding, and disseminates progress reports. (As an official standing committee of the American Society for Theatre Research, Steering Committee members are appointed to overlapping three-year terms by the ASTR President.)

  • Eleanor Blackman – Archivist, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University (2016-18)
  • Eric Colleary (co-chair) – Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin  (2015-17)
  • Michael Kaufmann – Associate Professor, Temple University (2016-18)
  • Colleen Reilly – Director, Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts, Houston Community College  (2013-16)
  • Doug Reside – Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – New York, NY  (2015-17)
  • Adam Versényi (ATAP-EC Liaison) – Professor of Dramatic Art and Dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC  (2014-16)
  • Christa Williford (co-chair) – Director of Research and Assessment, Council on Library and Information Resources – Washington, DC  (2014-16)

The Advisory Board comprises leaders of partner organizations and other established professionals in related fields and advises on ATAP policy and development.

  • Susan Brady (Advisory Board member) – Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University – New Haven, CT  (Steering Committee, 2010-14)
  • Ken Cerniglia (Advisory Board member) – Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Disney Theatrical Group – New York, NY; President of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) (Steering Committee, 2010-14)
  • Nancy Friedland – Librarian for Film Studies and Performing Arts, Columbia University; President of Theatre Library Association (TLA) – New York, NY
  • Helice Koffler (Advisory Board member) – Processing Archivist, Shubert Archive – New York, NY  (2013-15)
  • Daphne Lei – Professor of Drama, University of California, Irvine; President of American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) – Irvine, CA