ACT Theater photograph collection, circa 1970-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Contemporary Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
ACT Theater photograph collection
Dates
circa 1970-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
14 photographic prints, 8 negatives, and 1 annual report (1 box)
Collection Number
PH0221
Summary
Negatives and prints of ACT Theater (Seattle, Washington) productions and sets, as well as prints of theater members accepting certificates of appreciation from the Kennedy Center
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) was founded in 1965 by Gregory A. Falls. The purpose of ACT was to present professional, contemporary theater--"to produce the important plays of our times, now while they have particular meaning and impact." The production policy was to present a variety of contemporary plays, using many different theater artists. ACT has an unusual record of educational-professional theater integration with over one hundred students and twenty-five educators involved in ACT productions from 1965-1972. In the second year, ACT included a children's theater. A Young Act Company (YAC), another part of ACT, began as a touring company, but evolved into a stationary repertory theater. The most active period in ACT's history began in 1973 with the appointment of Andrew Witt as General Manager. In the 1980s, ACT evolved from a summer season program to a year round theatre with its own buildings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Negatives and prints of ACT Theater productions and sets, as well as prints of theater members accepting certificates of appreciation from the Kennedy Center. Also included is the theater's 1976 annual report.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Preferred Citation

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Actors--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Actresses--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Slides (Photography)--Specimens
  • Theater--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Contemporary Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Contemporary Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)--Performances--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Prints (photography)
  • Slides (photography)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)