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Wooster Group ephemera

Title
Wooster Group ephemera, 1976-1999.
Author
Wooster Group.

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Mixed materialSupervised use MWEZ+ n.c. 30512Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

Details

Description
.25 lf (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Fliers.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Photographs.
Source (note)
  • Billy Rose Theatre Collection
Biography (note)
  • The Wooster Group was formed in the mid-1970s by members of the Performance Group, a New York-based theatrical troupe devoted to experimental work.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MWEZ+ n.c. 30512
Author
Wooster Group.
Title
Wooster Group ephemera, 1976-1999.
Summary
The Wooster Group ephemera consists of clippings, magazine articles, fliers, and other documents related to the activities of the troupe. In addition to the documents, there are two photographs of Ron Vawter performing his one-person show, ROY COHN/JACK SMITH.
Biography
The Wooster Group was formed in the mid-1970s by members of the Performance Group, a New York-based theatrical troupe devoted to experimental work. The Performance Group was founded by Richard Schechner in 1967 and counted among its members Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte. After Schechner left in 1975, LeCompte became director of the company, which was renamed for its space's location, 33 Wooster Street. The Wooster Group became known for avant garde "deconstructions" of such familiar texts as OUR TOWN, THE THREE SISTERS, and Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE, although use of excerpts from the latter play in a work called L.S.D. provoked legal action from Miller and forced the show to close. Prominent actors in the Wooster Group include Spalding Gray, Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi, and Kate Valk. Other notable Wooster productions include NORTH ATLANTIC, ROUTE 1 & 9, and Vawter's one-person show ROY COHN/JACK SMITH.
Research Call Number
MWEZ+ n.c. 30512
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