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Gary Batson collection.

Title
Gary Batson collection.
Author
Batson, Gary, 1956-
Publication
1979-2012, bulk 2004 - 2007.
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box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 872 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

Details

Description
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects
Source (note)
  • Gift of Gary Batson, December 2012.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Also housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Frank Silvera Writers Workshop records, Sc MG 64; Negro Ensemble Company records, Sc MG 345
Call Number
Sc MG 872
Author
Batson, Gary, 1956- creator.
Title
Gary Batson collection.
Production
1979-2012, bulk 2004 - 2007.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
The Gary Batson collection consists principally of eight playscripts of his produced plays, written between 2004 and 2011. All except A Fact of Matta were produced. Announcements and news clippings discuss the plays productions. Also included are Flawless: A Collection of Love Poems (2007) and Batson’s curriculum vitae
Gary Batson is a playwright. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, and two Masters of Arts degrees from Teachers College of Columbia University in education and communications. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Administration from the University of Maryland. In the 1980s, Batson was a member of the Frank Silvera Writers Workshop and involved with the Negro Ensemble Company. His plays have been produced at a variety of theaters in New York City, Westchester County, and Rockland County; a few were directed by Arnold Beauchamp. In 2008, he co-founded the Mount Vernon Theater Company in New York, now known as Phoenix Arts, for which he is the Executive Producer. Additionally, Batson has published fiction and poetry, and he was a news reporter and editor. He currently teaches writing at Touro College, and he is a public relations consultant with Batson Communications.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Also housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Frank Silvera Writers Workshop records, Sc MG 64; Negro Ensemble Company records, Sc MG 345
Materials Separated from the Resource: Transferred to the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division: audio and moving image materials. For more information, please contact the division at schomburgaudiovisual@nypl.org or 212-491-2270. Transferred to the Photographs and Prints Division: photographs.
Source
Gift of Gary Batson, December 2012.
Connect to:
Occupation
Playwrights.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 872
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