Meet the Playwright Lecture Series

Dates: 1986
Size: 12 cassette tapes
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_MTP
Access: Researchers, please request this material 24 hours in advance of use.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Meet the Playwright Lecture Series, [Tape #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Scope and Content

During the month of November 1986, the Chicago Public Library hosted a series of lectures and panel discussions in which Chicago playwrights discussed their work, presented performance excerpts and answered audience questions. This program was organized by the Chicago Office of Fine Arts and co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library. It was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

The series featured fifteen scheduled lectures and panel discussions. They were recorded and are available for further research.

There are not a tapes for Churchill: The Early Years/Mark Grimisch (13 November 1986) and The Real Life Story of Johnny de Facto/Doug Post (26 November 1986).

Container List

Tape No. Lectures/Discussion Topic Lecturer Date
Tape 1 The Creative Process Panel Discussion 3 November 1986
Tape 2 It’s the Thunder that Makes the Rainy Day Sad Shirley Leonard 3 November 1986
Tape 3 The Necessary Thing John Haskell 5 November 1986
Tape 4 The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves Nora Blakely 6 November 1986
Tape 5 Shoot Me While I’m Happy Steve Carter 8 November 1986
Tape 6 Sinning in Sun City Selaelo Maredi, Ed Bulins 10 November 1986
Tape 7 Mr. 80% James Sherman 10 November 1986
Tape 8 Deep Mine Rick Cleveland 12 November 1986
Tape 9 Untitled Kathleen Thompson 17 November 1986
Tape 10 Untitled Lawrence Gonzales 17 November 1986
Tape 11 Butler County Dean Corrin 20 November 1986
Tape 12 Hail Mary Nicholas Patricca 24 November 1986


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