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Records of Laughtrack Comedy Group

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Identifier: 55/50
Abstract Laughtrack Comedy Group was an Evanston-based troupe, comprised of Northwestern alumni, that performed from 1979 to 1981. Their records include resumes, photographs, scripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, contracts, and financial records.
Dates: 1979-1981; Other: Date acquired: 04/10/2014

Records of Light Opera Works

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Identifier: 55/49
Abstract Light Opera Works is a non-for-profit, professional musical theatre company founded in 1980. In addition to producing three to four shows per year, Light Opera Works puts on annual benefits and concerts. The records of Light Opera Works include contact sheets, marketing, correspondence, press clippings, press releases, stage, set and costume designs, photographic slides, financial ledgers, and audiocassette tapes that relate to the creative and business history of the company.
Dates: 1980-2011

Records of the Piven Theatre Workshop

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Identifier: 55/53
Abstract The Piven Theatre Workshop, a theatre educational center and professional theatre company in Evanston, Illinois, was founded by Joyce and Byrne Piven. The Records include the Piven Theatre Company’s production and events files, photographs, teaching materials, public relations material, Joyce Piven’s subject files, audiovisual recordings, project grant files, and posters.
Dates: 1977-2013

Records of the Practical Theatre Company

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Identifier: 55/47
Abstract The Practical Theatre Company (PTC) was a Chicago-based theatre company founded by Northwestern University students and active throughout the 1980s. Its productions included new plays, satiric agitprop, rock and roll events, and a series of successful improvisational comedy revues. The PTC, whose motto was “Art is Good”, is notable for the fact that the entire cast of its 1982 improvisational comedy revue, “The Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee” (Brad Hall, Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gary...
Dates: 1979 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1979 - 1989; Other: Date acquired: 04/09/2012

Stage for Action Collection

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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