Commons Theatre Records

Dates: 1957-1992, Bulk dates: 1980-1992. Size: 21.5 linear feet, includes 437 photographs, 428 negatives, 29 contact sheets, 198 slides. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Chicago Theater Collection. Founded in Chicago’s Edgewater community in 1980 by Judith Easton, Michael Nowak and Kathleen Thompson, Commons Theatre presented new work, classics and murder mysteries. The records document the company’s full production history of over ten seasons along with artistic and administrative files that include casting, financial information, meeting minutes, photographs, promotional materials, scripts and technical records. [Finding Aid]