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Stage for Action (Theater company)


Stage for Action was a post World War II theater group organized by young writers, actors and directors who envisioned a new society blessed with social justice and full expression of the aspirations of the "common man." It was the descendant of the Group Theater, active in the East in the late 1930s, and the Federal Theater. Stage for Action performed in union halls for labor audiences, churches, community centers and theaters in the late 1940s. Bunny Kacher, who donated this collection of scripts and who wrote the above brief history, was one of the actresses with the group. Studs Terkel and Arthur Miller were also associated with the company.

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Stage for Action Collection

Identifier: MS99
Abstract This collection of scripts, playbills and brochure produced by Stage for Action, Inc. includes material from theatre seasons between 1945 and 1948. Playwrights represented include Robert Adler, George Bellak, Lewis Allan, Jerome Bayer, Norman Corwin, Arthur Miller, Les Pine, and Malvin Wald.
Dates: 1945-1948