Seattle Repertory Theatre portraits photograph collection, 1960-1979 PDF
- Seattle Repertory Theatre
- Seattle Repertory Theatre portraits photograph collection
- 1960-1979 (inclusive)19601979
- 104 photographic prints
- Collection Number
- 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
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
BOX 1: Actors and Actresses A-H
BOX 2: Actors and Actresses K-W; Directors and Staff
Actors and Actresses:
Glenn O. Diehl
William Duncan Ross
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):
William Myers Nelson
Marjorie William Newsman
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Photographic prints
- Portrait photographs
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)