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Company Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: 7106

Content Description

The Company Theatre records document the activities and history of the Company Theatre, an experimental, groundbreaking theater company founded in Los Angeles in 1967. Several USC students and graduates were among the Company Theatre's founding members, including Steven Kent and Gar Campbell. The Company Theatre remained active until around 1972, at which time its descendent, the ProVisional Theatre, commenced its decade-long run involving many of the same artists. The collection includes production stills and other photographs, production files, original posters, reviews of shows, press coverage in major newspapers, costumes, internal correspondence and governance records, administrative records, and correspondence with donors and arts foundations.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1982

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

22.27 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Company Theatre records document the activities and history of the Company Theatre, an experimental, groundbreaking theater company founded in Los Angeles in 1967. Several USC students and graduates were among the Company Theatre's founding members, including Steven Kent and Gar Campbell. The Company Theatre remained active until around 1972, at which time its descendent, the ProVisional Theatre, commenced its decade-long run involving many of the same artists. The collection includes production stills and other photographs, production files, original posters, reviews of shows, press coverage in major newspapers, costumes, internal correspondence and governance records, administrative records, and correspondence with donors and arts foundations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dennis Rhoton, February 17, 2020.

Processing Information

The collection is minimally processed. The descriptions for most of this finding aid's box-level records were transcribed from sticky note inventories affixed to each box. In cases where the inventories included longer lists of contents, the corresponding record title uses an abridged version of the note with the full transcription in the record's scope and contents note. Boxes that were not labeled have record titles in brackets.

Creator

Title
Company Theatre records
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2020 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States