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Seattle Repertory Theatre portraits photograph collection, 1960-1979

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Title
Seattle Repertory Theatre portraits photograph collection
Dates
1960-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
104 photographic prints
93 slides
Collection Number
PH0199
Summary
Portraits of actors and actresses, and directors and staff of the Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1960-1979, plus images of set design for a 1972 production of Macbeth
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

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The Seattle Repertory Theatre (SRT) opened its first season on November 13, 1963, at the Seattle Center Playhouse. A non-profit organization, the Seattle Repertory Theatre was originally a project of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). The management of the theater answers to a board of trustees. During the first years of SRT's existence, Bagley Wright served as president of the board, followed by Stewart Ballinger, Donald A. Schmechel, and Dr. Solomon Katz. Peter Donnelly was producing director from 1969 to 1982. During the season, six plays are presented from October through May. During the 1974-1975 season, the Seattle Arts Commission joined with SRT to make live, professional theater available to a larger audience by underwriting special matinees of each mainstage production to make free tickets available. The Seattle Repertory Organization (SRO) is the theater's auxiliary group which devotes hundreds of volunteer hours to repertory activities.

During the 1974-1975 season, SRT leased a historic building in downtown Seattle, completely redesigning the interior for theatrical use. Called the 2ND STAGE, the facility was managed by SRT and made available to other arts and performing groups within the community. In 1977, the citizens of Seattle passed a 19 million dollar bond issue of which 4.8 million was designated for the construction of a new resident theater with a proscenium stage and complete theatrical support plant. The new Bagley Wright Theatre of the Seattle Repertory Theatre opened in 1983.

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Mounted black and white photographs of Seattle Repertory Theater portraits of actors and actresses, directors and staff. All 1960s-1970s. Also included in collection are slides of Kenneth Callahan's and Jason Phillip's design concept and final working set for their production of Macbethin 1972.

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

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BOX CONTENTS

BOX 1: Actors and Actresses A-H

John Abajan
Stanley Anderson
Christopher Bailey
Jason Bernard
Gerry Black
Tom Bleckov
Earl Boen
Donna Butherus
Leslie Carson
Robert Casper
Pearl Castle
Roy Clarey
Gordon Coffey
Olivia Cole
Jeffrey Craggs
Ted D'Arms
Judith Doty
George Ede
Jonathan Farwell
Bernard Frawley
Anne Gerety
John Gilbert
Patrick Gorman
Ronny Graham
Gordon Guttenridge
Thomas Heaton
Jana Hellmuth
Tim Hill

BOX 2: Actors and Actresses K-W; Directors and Staff

Actors and Actresses:
John Kauffman
Richard Kavanaugh
Vincent Landro
Pirie MacDonald
James McGill
William Meyers
Stillman Moss
Garrett Miles
Marjorie Nelson
William Newman
John Odegard
John Oldman
Michael O'Sullivan
Albert Ottenheimer
Ken Parker
Don Perkins
Nona Polan
Gary Reineke
John Renforth
Paul Roebling
Wallace Rooney
David Sabin
Douglas Seale
Jack Smith
Joseph Sommer
Theodore Sorel
Jeffrey Tamber
Tom Toner
Manu Tupov
George Vogel
Douglass Watson
Byron Webster
Don West
Robert Williams

Directors/Staff:
Reginald Denham
Glenn O. Diehl
Allen Fletcher
Byron Ringland
William Duncan Ross

BOX 3:

FOLDER 1: Slides of Kenneth Callahan's and Jason Phillip's design concept and final working set for their production of Macbethin 1972.

FOLDER 2: Actors and Actresses (8x10 photographs):
Conrad Bain
The Firebugs
Pauline Flanagan
John Gilbert
Thomas Higgins
Thomas Hill
Steven Joyce
Ralph Lee
Stillman Moss
William Myers Nelson
Marjorie William Newsman
Don Perkins
Archie Smith
Ruth Sabatha
Harvey Solin
Stuart Vaughan
Ges Vogel
Vernon Weddle
Gerald Wilson