The Brooklyn Theatre Index is a three volume history of borough performance spaces by theatre historian Cezar Del Valle. The first two volumes chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society of America. Final volume published September 2014.
An artist and freelance writer, Del Valle has also been actively involved in the theatre for over forty years and has written numerous articles on theatrical history.
His artwork has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and art centers throughout the United States. It is part of the permanent collection of the Tampa Museum, the Kinsey Institute, and others.
Except for an appearance in an experimental Dutch short, Del Valle's involvement with the theatre has been largely behind the scenes: a concert promoter, American agent for British musicians, public relations and manager of numerous movie houses in their final years of operation.
Since 1995, he has conducted a series of popular theatre walks and talks. Tuesday Evening Hour, an artists non-profit slide-show program, found him to be "versatile and effective in his well-crafted presentations." While the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative refers to Del Valle as a "legendary theatre historian."