National Jewish Theater Records

Dates: 1986-1996. Size: 6 linear feet, 1 audio tape reel, 18 folders of photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Chicago Theater Collection. The National Jewish Theater was founded in 1986 as a professional company devoted to producing plays that, according to one of its artistic directors, “explore and illuminate contemporary Jewish life.” This collection includes newsletters, board minutes, scripts, production contracts, programs, press clippings and photographs. The theater closed in 1996. [Finding aid]