Piven Theatre Workshop Records

Dates: 1974-2001. Size: 2.25 linear feet in 4 boxes, plus 1 oversize folder. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Chicago Theater Collection. Established in 1974 by Byrne and Joyce Piven, who were also founding members of the Playwright’s Theatre, the group that spawned Second City. The workshop is located in Evanston and boasts such recognizable alums as Joan and John Cuzack, Aidan Quinn and Jeremy Piven. The collection includes information on Piven Theatre Workshop productions as well as promotional material on classes and workshops. [Finding aid]