Script Library finds a role on campus
Located on the second floor of the Center for the Arts, in room 2018 is the Bernadette Gietka Script Library.
The Script Library is a little-known resource for theatre majors and minors, but offers a number of options to help their studies.
The library’s existence is not well known, but those who do know of the library’s existence use it for a variety of things, theatre minor Gina Degasperis, who works at the library, said.
The library contains hundreds of scripts from anthologies to scripts printed in journals. It also has costumes and props available for theatre major and minors to borrow, theatre professor David White said.
The main benefit of having the Bernadette Gietka Script Library available is so that theatre majors and minors can utilize it for their classwork and projects, according to White.
“Our students need to have access to scripts in order to discover monologues, scenes to direct or plays to direct. And in order to direct those plays they need access to props and costumes to bring those works to life,” he said.
The Bernadette Gietka Script Library is run by theatre students, such as Degasperis, who has started working this semester in order to earn crew credits for her theater class.
Degasperis said that she uses the Bernadette Script Library all the time and prefers reading scripts instead of books.
The library is also the location for the Towson Theatre Lab, a group that reads established works and works by new students, faculty and community members, White said.