Women in the theater
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Alpha Society was Smith College's first literary society, formed in 1878, shortly after the opening of the College itself in 1875. The collection contains copies of an evolving constitution, programs of meetings and plays, letters, invitations, administrative records, meeting minutes, publications, and photographs.
The collection contains personal and business files of Anne Mackay, an amateur theatre director, playwright, and author, who was prominent in the New York lesbian community in the 20th century. It includes materials regarding MacKay's amateur theater work, as well as her work as an author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Also well-documented is her active participation in reunion activities at her alma mater Vassar College (Class of 1949).
Source material for book, Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights compiled by Kathleen Betsko and Rachel Koenig (1987), featuring thirty women playwrights, including Rosalyn Drexler, Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Megan Terry, and Kathleen Betsko. Materials include audio tapes, edited and unedited interview transcripts, biographical materials, play scripts, reviews, programs, correspondence, and photographs.
Clara Morris was an actress and journalist. Includes original manuscripts for Life on the Stage: My Personal Experiences and Recollections (1901), and several short stories; memorabilia; photographs; and 2 letters.
Records consist of programs, photographs, press releases, articles, notes and prompt books relating to student productions at Smith between the years 1878 and 1949. These include all House Dramatics, Division of Dramatics, Alpha-Phi Kappa Psi, Theater Workshop, Dramatic Association and early Theater Department performances.
Author; actress; theatrical director and producer. Papers include biographical material, clippings, photographs, correspondence, photographs, and her original manuscript of the second volume of her autobiography Plus Twenty
Oral history transcript of Regina Berger Lederer, a soprano soloist with the Vienna Opera who fled Vienna in 1939, after the Nazi invasion. She resumed her singing career in New York City and later worked for a knitting firm. Includes biographical notes, obituary, eulogies, and photocopies of photographs.
Actress; Playwright; Women's Army Corps, World War II. The Helen Bragdon Papers include letters to her family from her basic training in Florida, her stateside service in Texas and Georgia, and overseas tours of duty in Australia, New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, and the Phillipines. Additional materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and programs related to her theater activities.
Actress. The collection includes a small amount of published material, photographs and memorabilia pertaining mostly to Hayes' 1935 role as Queen Victoria in Victoria Regina. There are also clippings about her career later in life.
Collection consists of correspondence (1931-46); clippings; writings; memorabilia; photographs; and printed material documenting the lives of mother Peggy Murray, diseuse, and daughter Joan Murray, poet.
Actress; Theatrical producer. The Katharine Cornell Papers include manuscripts and correspondence related to "I Wanted to Be an Actress" and scripts from "Antony and Cleopatra" and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street."
Professor, theater; Actor. Source material and correspondence relating to her book Women in American Theatre; also scripts, ephemera, periodicals, essays, clippings, and correspondence related to women's theatres around the world; and correspondence, printed material, and drafts for the Women in the Performing Arts newsletter.
Opera singer and Director, Metropolitan Opera National Company. Collection primarily documents Stevens's administrative roles in the Metropolitan Opera Company and in the National Endowment for the Arts and includes correspondence, speeches, interviews, scripts, fan mail, photographs, music notebooks, concert scores, memorabilia, and artwork.
The collection documents the work of women in the performing arts, especially American actresses, women playwrights, and dancers. There are biographical files on individuals; articles and dissertations; several contemporary plays by women; and printed material on women filmmakers and feminist theater.
Theater company. An innovative women's theatre company, the Theatre of Light and Shadow was dedicated to theatre as both art and communication and to feminism as a lifestyle. Materials include correspondence, publicity, programs, scripts, and photographs.
Tribad Productions was an all-women's theatrical company that produced plays written by women, for women and existed from 1991 to 1995. The records include six plays, including gay and lesbian themes, submitted for a playwriting contest sponsored by Tribad Productions in 1992. Includes related correspondence.
The collection contains financial records, memorabilia, photographs, publicity materials, workshop tapes, correspondence, and meeting notes pertaining to plays the Woman's Collage Theater produced.
Professional organization. Records include correspondence, printed material, audiotapes from national conferences, plays submitted for prizes, newsletters, administrative and financial records, programs, membership lists, and proposals. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
WomenArts is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to helping women artists get the resources they need to do their creative work. The WomenArts records consist of grant applications, funding proposals, financial information, reports, and publicity materials for the parent organization, as well as for projects and artists that WomenArts funded.
The collection consists of scripts of 125 plays that were submitted for two awards, mailing lists, correspondence, clippings, publicity material and printed material, as well as questionnaires and other documents relating to the proposed International Women's Theatre Festival.