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Washington Theater Club playbill collection
Scope and Contents
This collection containes fifty five Washington Theater Club programs. The material dates from 1965-1971.
- Shakow, Alexander (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
The Washington Theater Club was formed in 1957 by the Wentworth family. On April 11, 1969, it became the first theater in Washington to win the coveted Margo Jones award for persistence in a continuing program of new play productions. Its accomplishments included the production of ten world premieres, four American premieres, thirty Washington premieres, and the introduction of sixty-four writers new to area audiences. Like other performing arts groups which flourished in the sixties but did not survive the seventies, the Theater Club came to an end in 1974. The Washington Theater Club was noted for its expansion into new areas and dramatic excellence from its modest inception in a 142-seat theater space to its two-house status with more than 9,000 subscribers.
0.5 Linear Feet
This collection containes Washington Theater Club playbills dating from 1965-1971.
Collection: Playbills are arranged chronologically.
Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Other Finding Aids
For more information please see the Washington Theatre Club records, http://www.gwu.edu/gelman/spec/ead/ms2061.xml
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alexander Shakow, 02/13/2009 (2009.007)
- Washington Theater Club playbill collection, 1965-1971
- University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English