|Size:||.5 linear feet in one box, includes 12 audio cassette tapes|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||Recordings were made by Chicago Public Library.|
|Conditions governing use:||Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.|
|Conditions governing access:||Materials are open without restrictions.|
|Physical location note:||Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least 24-hours prior to your research visit to coordinate access.|
|Physical characteristics and technical requirements:||Access to some audiovisual material may not be possible due to available replay equipment or to state of physical media. Tapes have not been checked to ensure content or playability. Titles and other descriptive information is as transcribed from packages. Please contact the archives before your visit.|
|Preferred citation:||When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Meet the Playwright Lecture Series, [Audio Cassette #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library|
|Finding aid author:||Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Sarah Zimmerman, 2022.|
In November 1986, Chicago Public Library hosted a series of 15 lectures and panel discussions in which Chicago playwrights discussed their work, presented performance excerpts and answered audience questions.
Biographical / Historical
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.
Scope and Contents
The series featured fifteen scheduled lectures and panel discussions. They were recorded and are available for further research.
There are not 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).
The collection is arranged chronologically by lecture/event date.
- Chicago Public Library
- Illinois Arts Council
- Chicago (Ill.). Office of Fine Arts
- Theater—Illinois—Chicago—20th century—Sources.
- Dramatists—20th century
- Discussions (events).
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 1||Panel Discussion, The Creative Process||1986 November 3|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 2||Shirley Leonard, It’s the Thunder that Makes the Rainy Day Sad||1986 November 3|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 3||John Haskell, The Necessary Thing||1986 November 5|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 4||Nora Blakely, The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves||1986 November 6|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 5||Steve Carter, Shoot Me While I’m Happy||1986 November 8|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 6||Selaelo Maredi and Ed Bulins, Sinning in Sun City||1986 November 10|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 7||James Sherman, Mr. 80%||1986 November 10|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 8||Rick Cleveland, Deep Mine||1986 November 12|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 9||Kathleen Thompson, Untitled||1986 November 17|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 10||Lawrence Gonzales, Untitled||1986 November 17|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 11||Butler County||1986 November 20|
|Box 1||Audio Cassette 12||Hail Mary||1986 November 24|