The Telelibrary uses cutting-edge telephonic technology to provide you with adventure, entertainment and edification from the comfort and social distance of your own home. Our catalogue is constantly changing and evolving with new selections and features, and our system is designed to adapt to your needs and preferences. Our system is friendly, easy to use, professional, and only mostly fictional.
Part Theater, part game, part self-care and all just a phone call away. To experience "The Telelibrary," simply choose your preferred time below, sign up for your 50 minute slot, and when the time comes, pick up the phone and give a ring.
SO WHAT IS THIS ANYWAY?
IS IT OVER? DID I MISS IT? HOW DO I GET A SLOT IF IT'S ALL BOOKED UP?
The Telelibrary is an ongoing, by-appointment performance. New Open Hours are posted regularly.
To be the first to know when that happens, join the waitlist.
CAN I CALL FROM OUTSIDE THE US?
Yes. Be sure to check the International Calls box, and you will receive separate instructions to call in via WhatsApp instead.
All times are listed in EDT / GMT-4
CAN I HAVE SOMEONE JOIN ME?
Yes. Users often have a friend or partner join them, either on speakerphone or by merging the call.
WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD MORE THAN ONE PERSON?
The Telelibrary invites you to recall the last time you and two or more people tried to decide together on a restaurant.
HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?
This is a Pay-As-You-Wish performance. After your session is complete, you will receive instructions for making any contribution you think is fair.
NO, BUT REALLY — WHAT IS IT?
No further details will be provided.
Grab a slot below and find out
All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time / GMT-5
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The Telelibrary gets called out in many conversations on remote performance: Listen to Kathryn Yu talk with the Knight Foundation's Discovery program about how performers are experimenting with remote performances and what is being learned about performance in the time of telepresence. Or see the Telelibrary in No Proscenium's Critic's Picks for 2020, Unforgettable Moments that defined the year, and December and May Writers Roundtables on what is working and what isn't in the age of virtual performance (spoiler: it's working).
You can also read a full review (with minimal spoilers) from No Proscenium here,
and the Telelibrary Feature (with more serious spoilers) in the Philadelphia Inquirer.