Organic Theater Collection

Dates: 1969-2000 (bulk dates, 1971-1993)
Size: 17 linear feet, 503 photographs, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders, 12 audiocassettes, artifacts
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: CTC_ORG
Provenance: Donated by Organic Theater Company in 1990 and 1992. Helga Sinako donated some posters to the collection in 2011
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Organic Theater Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library
Processed by: Special Collections staff circa 1990. Revised by Sarah Zimmerman May 2016

Historical Note

The Organic Theater was founded in 1969 in Madison, Wisconsin by Stuart Gordon and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. Gordon had already produced a number of plays as a drama student at the University of Wisconsin, including The Game Show, an original “audience-assault” piece and an updated version of Peter Pan which was banned by the University because of the inclusion of a nude sequence.

On Paul Sills’ invitation, Gordon moved the company to Chicago in 1970. After two shows at the Holy Covenant Church (Animal Farm and an adaptation of The Odyssey), the Organic moved into one of the theaters at the Body Politic on Lincoln Avenue. Their first show The Tarot Cards was an original production consisting of 22 scenes based on the audiences' shuffling and cutting of a Tarot deck. Their next production, a commedia del arte style Candide, went on to a short run at New York’s Public Theater.

In 1971, the Organic opened Warp, an original science-fiction epic adventure written in serial form by Stuart Gordon and Lenny Kleinfeld (Bury St. Edmund). The three full-length plays played to sold-out houses for a year. In February, 1973, the Organic took Warp to the Ambassador Theatre in New York. The show ran for a brief five days, although many of the reviews were positive. Cookie Gluck won the New York Drama Desk Award for Most Promising New Costume Designer.

The Organic moved into the Uptown Center Theatre (Leo Lerner Theatre) on Beacon Street in 1973. There, the company maintained a reputation of producing original scripts and adaptations, each show being completely different from the one before. Productions varied in style and content from the violent pirates of Bloody Bess, to the highly naturalistic Sexual Perversity in Chicago, to an adaptation of Ben Jonson's Volpone. The origins of the wildly successful Bleacher Bums, a collaborative project created by the cast, were the Cubs fans who sat in the bleacher seats in Wrigley Field. Organic also adapted the non-stage work of such writers as Raymond Chandler, Mary Renault and Henry Fielding.

Organic hosted some of the finest actors in Chicago: Bernard Beck, Roberta Custer, Dennis Franz, Gary Houston, Joe Mantegna, J. Pat Miller, William J. Norris, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Bruce (Meshach) Taylor and Jack Wallace, as well as utilizing the design talents of Rick Paul, Cookie Gluck, John Paoletti and Mary Griswold and Robert Shook.

In 1981, the Organic moved into larger quarters in what had been the Buckingham Theater at 3319 N. Clark Street, where they continued their string of diverse hits with the long-running E/R and A. M. Collins' musical Angry Housewives. Renovation of the increased space made it possible for the Organic to rent out the theater to other companies who did not have a permanent location such as Remains and BDI. In 1983, Thomas Riccio became Artistic Director, a directorship which brought many changes, not all of them successful. Although Riccio held to the original commitment to produce original plays, many of the Mainstage shows were considered poor selections, suffering from negative reviews and truncated runs. On the more positive side, a Lab Series was created for the smaller theater to provide a forum for collaborative and developing work. The Organic Greenhouse, a collective of small non-Equity theaters such as City Lit, Minasama-No, Fanfire and the Atlantic Theater Company, provided new companies with temporary space as well as sponsoring Chicago performance artists such as Michael Meyer, Sharon Evans and David Mamula a place to show work. Many successful shows made the transition from Greenhouse to Mainstage.

In 1988, original Organic Company member Richard Fire returned to assume the Artistic Directorship. His first project was an updated production of the 1976 hit Bleacher Bums directed by original cast member Joe Mantegna. The Organic Greenhouse continued to develop new scripts through a series of readings and workshops open to the public, while original plays and adaptations were mounted on the mainstage.

In 1996, Organic Theatre Company and Touchstone Theatre merged under the direction of Ina Marlowe. During this time, the company presented a number of Midwest and world premieres.

Alex Gleman became Producing Artistic Director in 2006.

Scope and Content

The Organic Theater Collection, 1969-2000 (bulk dates, 1971-1993), contains production, administrative, artistic and outreach material including: scripts, scores, programs, reviews, press releases, posters, flyers, photographs, technical and artistic design, correspondence, budgets, mission statements and minutes from Board of Trustees and staff meetings. The collection documents Organic’s early years under the direction of Stuart Gordon through changes in artistic direction in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Videotapes have been removed to the Chicago Theater Collection Videotape Collection.

Arrangement/Series Description

The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1: Production History Files, 1970-2000, Boxes 1-14, 34, 35

The Production History Files represent staged works by Organic Theater on both their mainstage as well as developing works from their “Lab Series” in addition to special events. Also included are records from the Organic Greenhouse, a stage run by Organic that offered smaller theater companies temporary space. Documents in this series are arranged by theater season and separated within each season into “Mainstage,” “Lab Series,” “Special Events” and “Greenhouse.” Files include primarily programs, reviews, posters, flyers and photographs. Technical and artistic information is also included, especially for the seasons between 1985 and 1990. Researchers are encouraged to also review Series 3: Artistic Files for additional information.

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1975-1993, Boxes 15-17, 34

The Administrative Files contain general history about the theater including profiles, mission statements, staff photographs and headshots, as well as minutes from the Board of Trustees and staff meetings. Files are arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Artistic Files, 1969-1993 (bulk dates 1987-1992), Boxes 18-32, 34

The Artistic Files include an almost complete script library and document the theater’s extensive program of staged readings, workshops and other projects. Files are arranged chronologically and separated into subseries: “General,” “Readings,” “Workshops,” “Scripts Produced” (arranged chronologically) and “Scripts Submitted” (arranged alphabetically by author’s last name). Researchers are encouraged to also review Series 1: Production History Files for additional information.

Series 4: Outreach, 1980-1989, Box 33

The Outreach series encompasses Organic’s forays into theater classes and youth companies. Files are arranged chronologically under “Classes” and the “Organic Young People’s Company.”

Separation

Videotapes have been removed to the Chicago Theater Collection Videotape Collection.

Related Material

  • Chicago Theater Collection Videotape Collection
  • Mary Griswold Collection
  • Gary Houston Collection
  • Organic/Touchstone Theater Collection (donated by Ina Marlowe 2004)

Subject Headings

  • Organic Theater Company
  • Bleacher Bums
  • Bloody Bess
  • E/R
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago
  • Warp
  • Roberta Custer
  • Stuart Gordon
  • Richard Fire
  • Dennis Franz
  • Joe Mantegna
  • John Paoletti and Mary Griswold
  • Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
  • Thomas Riccio
  • Meshach Taylor
  • Jack Wallace

Container List

Series 1: PRODUCTION HISTORY FILES, 1970-2000

1970

Box 1 Folder 1 Tarot Cards. Review, 1970 September
  Oversize Folder 1 Tarot Cards. Poster, 1970

1971

Box 1 Folder 2 Warp! Episode I: My Battlefield, My Body by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Directed by Stuart Gordon costumes by Cookie Gluck, music by William Norris, Richard Fire and Tom Towles, with William Norris, Cecil O’ Neal, Cordis Fejer, Tom Towles and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. Program and reviews, 1971

1972

Box 1 Folder 3 Warp! Episode II: Unleashed, Unchained. Directed by Stuart Gordon costumes by Cookie Gluck, music by William Norris, Richard Fire and Tom Towles, with William Norris, Cecil O’ Neal, Cordis Fejer, Tom Towles, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Andre DeShields. Programs and reviews, 1972
Box 35 Folder 2 Warp! Episode II: Unleashed, Unchained. Poster, 1972
Box 1 Folder 4 Warp! III: To Die…Alive. Programs and reviews, 1972
Box 1 Folder 5 Warp! I, II, III. Clippings, 1972 July
Box 1 Folder 6 Warp! I, II, III. Script, 1972 July
Box 1 Folder 6a Warp! I, II, III. Score, 1972 July
Box 34 Folder 11 Warp! I, II, III. Score, 1972
Photo Box 1 Folder 1 Warp! I, II, III. Set backdrops, 30 slides, 1972

1973

Box 1 Folder 7 Warp I by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Ambassador Theatre, New York. Clippings, 1973 February
Box 1 Folder 8 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit by Ray Bradbury. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by John Paoletti, costumes by Cookie Gluck, sound by Joe Mantegna, with Cordis Fejer, Dennis Franz, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Joe Mantegna, William Norris and Bruce Taylor. Programs and clippings, 1973 September-October
Photo Box 1 Folder 2 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit. 2 photographs, 1973
  Oversize Folder 3 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit. Poster, 1973

1974

Box 1 Folder 9 General Season. Promotional material, 1974
  Oversize Folder 3 “Now available” promotional poster, 1974
Box 1 Folder 9a Bloody Bess conceived and directed by Stuart Gordon, written by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. Sets by John Paoletti, costumes by Laura Crow, music by Alan Barcus, lights by David and Stuart Gordon, with Cordis Fejer, Dennis Franz, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Joe Mantegna, William J. Norris and Bruce Taylor. Budget and production plans, 1974 February 20
Box 1 Folder 10 Bloody Bess. Programs and clippings, 1974 February 20
Box 1 Folder 11 Bloody Bess. Charli Hart drawings, 1974 February 20
Photo Box 1 Folder 3 Bloody Bess. 10 production and rehearsal photographs, 1973-1974
Box 34 Folder 12 Bloody Bess. Program, 1974 February 20
  Oversize Folder 1 Bloody Bess. Poster, 1974 February 20
  Oversize Folder 3 Bloody Bess. Poster [in Dutch], Concordia Theater [Netherlands], undated
  Oversize Folder 3 Bloody Bess. Poster [in Dutch], Stadsschouwburg Groningen [Netherlands], October 22
Box 1 Folder 12 Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by John Paoletti and Mary Griswold, costumes by Laura Crow, lights by Stuart and David Gordon, with Warren Casey, Roberta Custer, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and (second cast) David Rasche. Programs and clippings, 1974 June 19
Photo Box 1 Folder 4 Sexual Perversity in Chicago. 3 photographs, 1974
  Oversize Folder 1 Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Poster, 1974 June 19

1975

Box 1 Folder 13 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I by Mark Twain. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets, costumes and lights by John Paoletti, Mary Griswold and Geoffrey Bushor, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Roberta Custer, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Joe Mantegna, Keith Szarabajka, Bruce Taylor and Jack Wallace. Programs and reviews, 1975 February
Box 34 Folder 13 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I. Score, 1975 February
Box 35 Folder 3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part I. Awards, 1975 February
Box 1 Folder 14 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II by Mark Twain. Clippings, 1975 April 9
Box 1 Folder 15 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II. Awards, 1975 April 9
Box 1 Folder 16 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II. Script, 1975 April 9
Box 35 Folder 3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part II. Poster, 1975 April 9
Box 1 Folder 17 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Parts I & II. Budget, 1975
Box 1 Folder 18 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Parts I & II. Correspondence and contracts, 1975
Photo Box 1 Folder 5 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 6 photographs, 1975
  Oversize Folder 3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1 oversize photograph, 1975
  Oversize Folder 3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Poster, 1975
Box 1 Folder 19 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Parts I and II, [Amsterdam]. Clippings, 1975 September
  Oversize Folder 1 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Parts I and II, [Amsterdam]. Poster [in Dutch], 1975 September
Box 1 Folder 20 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Parts I and II, London. Clippings, 1975 October
Box 35 Folder 4 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Parts I and II, London. Poster, 1975 October
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn adapted by the Organic Theater Company. Directed by Stuart Gordon and Tom Ward, sets and costumes by Mary Griswold and John Paoletti, lights by Geoffrey Bushor and Jim Gedwellas, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Eric Berg, Roberta Custer, Richard Henzel, John Cameron Mitchell, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Meshach Taylor, Tom Towles and Peter Van Wagner. Video recording of a live performance at the Goodman Theatre and broadcast on WTTW, 1985
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection #1.84]
Box 1 Folder 21 The Beckoning Fair One by Bury St. Edmund, based on a story by Oliver Onions. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets and lights by Jim Maronek, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Roberta Custer, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Ed Paschke and Richard Fire. Program and clipping, 1975 December 17
  Oversize Folder 1 The Beckoning Fair One. Poster, 1975 December 17
Box 35 Folder 4 The Beckoning Fair One. Poster, 1975 December 17
Box 1 Folder 22 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit by Ray Bradbury, a co-production at the Victory Gardens Theatre. Directed by Stuart Gordon, costumes by Cookie Gluck, sets by John Paoletti and Mary Griswold, sound by Joe Mantegna, lights by Geoffrey Bushor, with Cordis Fejer, Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna and Meshach Taylor. Press releases, clippings and programs, 1975 December 15
Box 35 Folder 4 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit. Poster, 1975 December 15

1976

Box 1 Folder 23 Organic presents the First Children’s Company of the Theatre Workshop of Evanston. Clipping, 1976 March
Box 1 Folder 24 Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl, adapted and directed by Stuart Gordon. Costumes by Laura Crow, music by Jonathan Pearthree, sets and lights by Maher Ahmad, with Cordis Fejer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and William J. Norris. Press releases, programs and clippings, 1976 June 23
Box 1 Folder 25 Switch Bitch. Awards, 1976 June 23
Box 1 Folder 26 Switch Bitch. Contracts and correspondence, 1976 June 23
Box 1 Folder 27 Switch Bitch. Script, 1976 June 23
Box 1 Folder 30 Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl. Flyers and clippings, 1976 November 11
  Oversize Folder 1 Switch Bitch. Poster, 1976 June 2
Box 1 Folder 28 Volpone by Ben Jonson. Directed by Stuart Gordon, costumes by Maggie Bodwell, sets by Dean Taucher, lights by Robert Shook, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Richard Fire, Tom Towles, Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, William J. Norris and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. Clippings and program, 1976 September 24
Box 1 Folder 29 Volpone. Contracts, 1976 September 24
Box 34 Folder 14 Volpone. Score, 1976 September 24
Photo Box 1 Folder 6 Volpone. 6 photographs, 1976
  Oversize Folder 1 Volpone. Poster, 1976
Box 1 Folder 31 Cops by Terry Curtis Fox. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets and lights by Jim Maronek, with Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, Meshach Taylor and Tom Towles. Programs, clippings, press release, 1976 December
Photo Box 1 Folder 7 Cops. 4 photographs, 1976

1977

Box 1 Folder 32 General season. Promotional material, 1977
Box 1 Folder 33 The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, adapted and directed by Stuart Gordon. Sets and lights by Jim Maronek, costumes by Maggie Bodwell, music by Richard Fire, with Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Keith Szarabajka. Clipping, invitation and program, 1977 March 30
Box 1 Folder 34 The Sirens of Titan. Sound cues, 1977 March 30
  Oversize Folder 1 The Sirens of Titan. Poster, 1977 March 30
Box 1 Folder 35 Bleacher Bums, conceived by Joe Mantegna, written by Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz, Michael Saad, Josephine Paoletti, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Keith Szarabajka and Ian Williams. Directed by Stuart Gordon. Clippings, promotional material and program, 1977 August
Box 1 Folder 36 Bleacher Bums. Programs and reviews from other productions at Burbage and New Zephyr theaters, 1977
Box 35 Folder 5 Bleacher Bums. Poster, 1977
Photo Box 1 Folder 8 Bleacher Bums. 15 photographs, 1977
Box 1 Folder 37 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit and Sirens of Titan, Schoenberg Hall, University of California, Los Angeles. Programs and reviews, 1977 October 20
Box 1 Folder 38 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit and Sirens of Titan, Schoenberg Hall, Zellerbach Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley. Programs, 1977 October 13-15
Box 1 Folder 39 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit and Sirens of Titan, University of California, San Diego. Programs, undated
Box 1 Folder 40 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit and Sirens of Titan, La Mirada Civic Theatre, La Mirada, Calif. Programs, 1977 October 24
Box 1 Folder 41 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit and Sirens of Titan, Annenberg Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Programs and reviews, 1978 March-April 16

1978

Box 1A Folder 1 Night Feast an adaptation of Beowulf by Stuart Gordon, with additional dialogue by Dennis Paoli. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets and props by Rick Paul, costumes by Cookie Gluck, lights by Stuart Gordon, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Keith Szarabajka, Meshach Taylor and Jack Wallace. Clippings, flyer, press release and programs, 1978 January 9-February 5
Box 1A Folder 2 Night Feast. Correspondence and budget, 1978 January 9-February 5
Photo Box 1 Folder 9 Night Feast. 6 photographs, 1978
Box 35 Folder 6 Night Feast. Poster, 1978
Box 1A Folder 3 Bleacher Bums, Performing Garage, New York. Clippings, contracts, and promotional material, 1978 April
Box 35 Folder 6 Bleacher Bums. Poster, 1978 April 18-30
  Oversize Folder 1 Bleacher Bums. Poster, 1978 April 18-30
Box 1A Folder 4 Bleacher Bums. Contracts and royalty information, 1978 May-December
Box 1A Folder 5 Bleacher Bums. Clippings, 1978 May-December

1979

Box 1A Folder 6 General season. Press releases, 1979
Box 1A Folder 7 Campaign by Richard Harris. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Dean Taucher, costumes by Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, lights by Stuart Gordon, with Bernard Beck, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Gary Houston. Program and clippings, 1979 January-March 18
Box 35 Folder 7 Campaign. Poster, 1979 March 18
Photo Box 1 Folder 10 Campaign. 2 photographs, 1 contact sheet, 1979
Box 1A Folder 8 The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler, adapted by Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Stuart Gordon. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Kaye Nottbusch, lights by David K.H. Elliott, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Richard Fire, Gary Houston and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. Clipping, press release, program, 1979 April
Photo Box 1 Folder 11 The Little Sister. 7 photographs, 1979
Box 34 Folder 15 The Little Sister. Score, 1979
Box 1A Folder 9 Bleacher Bums. WTTW Production. Contracts and clippings, aired 1979 May 15
Box 1A Folder 10 Bleacher Bums. Script, aired 1979 May 15
    Bleacher Bums conceived by Joe Mantegna. Produced by Patterson Denny, directed by Stuart Gordon and Patterson Denny, associate director, Wendy Roth, sets by Michael Lowenstein, lights by Jim Gedwellas, with Joe Mantegna, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz, Michael Saad, Keith Szarabajka and Ian Williams. Video recording, broadcast on WTTW, 1979
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection #1.84]
Box 1A Folder 11 Jonathan Wild by Lawrence Bommer, based on the novel by Henry Fielding. Sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Kaye Nottbusch, lights by Stuart Gordon, with Bernard Beck, Gary Houston, Maria Ricossa and J. Pat Miller. Budget and correspondence, 1979 June
Box 1A Folder 12 Jonathan Wild. Press release, program, clippings, 1979 June
Photo Box 1 Folder 12 Jonathan Wild. 3 photographs, 1979
Box 1A Folder 13 Warp! Episode I: My Battlefield, My Body by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Cookie Gluck, lights by David K.H. Elliott, music by Richard Fire and William J. Norris, with Richard Fire, William J. Norris, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Maria Ricossa and Tom Towles. Program, press releases, and clippings, 1979 August 8-September 16
Box 1A Folder 14 Warp II: Unleashed! Unchained! Program and clippings, 1979 October 3-November 11
Box 1A Folder 15 Warp III: To Die Alive. Program and clippings, 1979 November 28-1980 January 6
Box 1A Folder 16 Warp III: To Die Alive. Special effects, 1979 November-1980 January
Box 1A Folder 17 Warp I, II, III. Correspondence and budget, 1979 August-1980 January
Box 1A Folder 18 Warp I, II, III. Clippings, 1979 August-1980 January
Box 1A Folder 19 Warp I, II, III. Costume designs, 1979 August-1980 January
Box 1A Folder 20 Warp I, II, III. Schedule, 1979 August-September
Photo Box 1 Folder 13 Warp I, II, III. 12 photographs, 1 negative, 1980
Photo Box 1 Folder 14 Warp I, II, III. Props and costumes (25 negatives), 1980
Photo Box 3 Folder 1 Warp I, II, III. 2 oversize photographs, 1979-1980
Box 35 Folder 1 Warp I, II, III. Costume renderings by Rick Paul, 1979

1980

Box 1A Folder 20a General season. Promotional material, 1980
Box 1A Folder 21 The Special Prosecutor a new adaptation of Gogol’s The Inspector General by Wayne Juhlin, Robert Wolf, and Stuart Gordon. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Kaye Nottbusch, lights by Robert G. Smith, with Richard Fire, Jack Wallace and Gary Houston. Program and review, 1980 May
Box 1A Folder 22 Warp, I, II, III, Apollo Theatre. Contract, 1980 June-August
Box 1A Folder 23 Warp, I, II, III. Schedule, 1980 June-August
Box 1A Folder 24 Warp, I, II, III. Programs, promotional material and clippings, 1980 June-August
Box 1A Folder 25 A Decent Life by Pat Rahmann. Directed by Gary Houston, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Kaye Nottbusch, lights by Mark Mongold, with Gary Houston. Program, 1980 June
Photo Box 1 Folder 15 A Decent Life. 1 photograph, 1980
Box 1A Folder 26 Poe by Lawrence Bommer and Stephen Most. Music by Mark J. Van Hecke, lights by Mark Mongold, with Gary Houston. Correspondence, programs, reviews, budget, 1980 August
Box 35 Folder 8 Poe. Poster, 1980
  Oversize Folder 1 Poe. Poster, 1980
Box 1A Folder 27 Fornocopia, book by William J. Norris and Stuart Gordon, music and lyrics by William J. Norris. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Kaye Nottbusch, music by Tom Splitt, choreography by Dido, lights by Mark Mongold, with Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Gary Houston. Budget and correspondence, 1980 October 22-November 30
Box 1A Folder 28 Fornocopia. Program and clippings, 1980 October 22-November 30
Photo Box 1 Folder 16 Fornocopia. 2 photographs, 1980 October 22-November 30
  Oversize Folder 1 Fornocopia. Poster, 1980 October 22-November 30

1981

Box 1A Folder 29 General Season. Promotional material, 1981
Box 34 Folder 16 Organically Speaking, vol. 1, no. 1 [newsletter], 1981 April-May
Box 1A Folder 30 The King Must Die adapted from the novel by Mary Renault by Stuart Gordon and William J. Norris, music by Richard Fire, William J. Norris and Tom Towles. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Marsha LeBoeuf, Kaye Nottbusch, and Cookie Gluck, lights by Mark Mongold, with Richard Fire, Gary Houston, William J. Norris, Paul Payton, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Tom Towles and Lily Monkus. Correspondence, 1981
Box 1A Folder 31 The King Must Die. Program and clippings, 1981
Photo Box 1 Folder 17 The King Must Die. 9 photographs, 1981
Box 35 Folder 9 The King Must Die. Poster, 1981
Box 1A Folder 32 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets and costumes by Mark Griswold and John Paoletti, lights by Gary Bushor, with Richard Fire, Gary Houston, Paul Payton and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. Program and clippings, 1981 July-August

1981

Box 2 Folder 1 Dr. Rat based on the novel by William Kotzwinkle, adapted by Richard Fire, music and lyrics by Richard Fire and June Shellene. Costumes by Rick Paul, lights by Jeff Ravitz, with Richard Fire, Jackie Taylor and Tom Towles. Program and clippings, 1981 September
Box 2 Folder 2 Dr. Rat. Script; original novel by William Kotzwinkle, adapted for the stage by Mayri Sagady-LeVeille, from Theatre of Process Theatre, Santa Barbara, with correspondence, 1981 September
Box 2 Folder 3 Dr. Rat. Scripts; unmarked, 1981 September
Box 2 Folder 4 Dr. Rat. Scripts and scores; original typescript, notes for dialogue, 1981 September
Box 2 Folder 5 Dr. Rat. Script; with songs, penciled-in annotations, 1981 September
Photo Box 1 Folder 18 Dr. Rat. 6 photographs, 1 contact sheet, 1 negative, 1981
Box 34 Folder 17 Dr. Rat. Costume renderings, 1981

1982

Box 2 Folder 6 E/R conceived and written under the supervision of Ronald Berman, M.D. by Zaid Farid, Richard Fire, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Gary Houston, Tom Towles, Bruce Young and Stuart Gordon. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, lights by Robert G. Smith, with Richard Fire, Bruce Young, Gary Houston, Lily Monkus, Paul Payton, Bernard Beck, Ivory Ocean and Jackie Taylor. Clippings and correspondence, 1982 March
Box 2 Folder 7 E/R. Schedule, undated
Box 2 Folder 8 E/R. Programs, 1982 March
Box 2 Folder 9 E/R. Script; partial, 1982 February 3-1985 May
Box 2 Folder 10 E/R. Script; unmarked, original typescript, 1982 February 3-1985 May
Box 2 Folder 11 E/R. Script by Saul Turtletaub and Bernie Orenstein; for television pilot, 1984 February 21
Box 2 Folder 12 E/R. Script by Saul Turtletaub and Bernie Orenstein; for television pilot, 1984 February 21
Box 2 Folder 13 E/R. Script by Gary Gilbert, show #01117, first draft January 8
Box 35 Folder 10 E/R. Poster, 1982
Photo Box 1 Folder 19 E/R. 3 photographs, 1982
  Oversize Folder 1 E/R. Poster, 1982
Artifact Box 1   E/R. Promotional button, 1982
    E/R by Gary Gilbert and J. Kahn. Produced by Saul Turtletaub, Bernie Orenstein, John Maxwell Anderson and Al Lowenstein, directed by Peter Bonerz, developed by Eve Brandstein, with Elliott Gould, Marcia Strassman, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune, Bruce A. Young and Corinne Bohner. Video recording, produced for television, 1984
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection #1.84]
Box 2 Folder 14 Gulliver’s Last Travels by Lawrence Bommer, Free reading series following E/R performance. Script, 1982 February 11

1983

Box 3 Folder 1 Warp I, II, III, Attic Theatre. Box office statement, 1983 May 25-August 7
Box 3 Folder 2 The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Rick Paul, costumes by Cookie Gluck, music by Jonathan Pearthree, with Pauline Brailsford, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Gary Houston, Linda Kimbrough, J. Pat Miller and Bruce Young. Programs, 1983 October 4-November 13
Box 3 Folder 2a The Forever War. Costume designs, 1983 October 4-November 13
Photo Box 1 Folder 20 The Forever War. 4 photographs, 1983
Box 35 Folder 11 The Forever War. Posters and costume renderings by John Curtis, 1983

1984

Box 3 Folder 3 Angry Housewives by A.M. Collins, music and lyrics by Chad Henry and A.M. Collins. Directed by Linda Hartzell, set design by Rick Paul, costumes by Cookie Gluck, choreography by Ronna Kaye, lights by Peter Anderson. Programs, 1984 March-June
Photo Box 1 Folder 21 Angry Housewives. 7 photographs, 1984
Box 34 Folder 18 Angry Housewives. Technical notes, 1984
  Oversize Folder 1 Angry Housewives. Poster, 1984
Artifact Box 1   Angry Housewives. Promotional button, 1984
Artifact Box 1   Angry Housewives. 45 rpm recording, 1984.
Box 3 Folder 3a Patchwork City: The Story is Us written and directed by Robin Bady for the Organic Youth Theatre, at the Dramatists Workshop, 3315 N. Clark. Script, 1984 August 18-19, 1984 September 29-October 27
Box 3 Folder 3b Patchwork City: The Story is Us. Promotional material, reviews, and clippings, 1984 August 18-19, 1984 September 29-October 27
Box 35 Folder 12 Patchwork City: The Story is Us. Poster, 1984
Box 3 Folder 4 Three Card Monte by Wayne Juhlin. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by James Dardenne, costumes by Marta Baumiller, lights by Geoffrey Bushor, music by Joe Nathan, with Aaron Freeman, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Val Ward Programs, 1984 August-September
Box 35 Folder 12 Three Card Monte. Poster, 1984
Photo Box 1 Folder 22 Three Card Monte. 3 photographs, 1984

1984 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 3 Folder 4a Urashimo Taro. Benefit by and for Mina Sama-No Theater. Review, 1984 August
Box 3 Folder 4b Staring Back by Susan Nussbaum and Lawrence Perkins. Directed by Jeff Michalski. Programs [Including program from original venue at the Schwab Rehab Center], 1984 November

1985

Box 3 Folder 5 Heat by Richard Fire and Gregory Doyle. Directed by Roberta Custer, designed by Geoffrey Bushor, Mary Griswold and John Paoletti, with Dennis Farina and Juan Ramirez. Programs, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 6 Heat. Promotional material, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 7 Heat. Memos and contact list, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 8 Heat. Research, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 9 Heat. Reviews and clippings, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 10 Heat. Set renderings, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 11 Heat. Script marked with penciled line changes and cuts, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 12 Heat. Script marked with line changes and cuts, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 13 Heat. Script with correspondence indicating script was sent to television producers, 1985 April 5
Box 3 Folder 14 Heat. Script with some original typescript pages, lots of line changes and cuts, 1985 April 5
Box 4 Folder 1 Heat. Script unmarked, 1985 April 5
Box 4 Folder 2 Heat. Script unmarked, 1985 April 5
Box 4 Folder 3 Heat. Script unmarked, 1985 April 5

1985 LAB SERIES

Box 4 Folder 4 Dope by Louise Dilenge and Shawn Wong, based on the novel by Sax Rohmer. Directed by Stuart Gordon, sets by Jerry Fortier, costumes by Louise Dilenge, lights by Larry Schoeneman, music by Keith Uchima, with Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Tom Towles. Program, 1985
Box 4 Folder 5 Kiss It Goodbye by Scott Jacobs and Michael Miner. Directed by Thomas Riccio, sets and costumes by Mary Margaret Bartley, sound design by Keith Uchima, lights by Larry Schoeneman, with Gary Houston. Program, 1985
Box 4 Folder 6 Threads by Jonathan Bolt. A Red Key Production. Directed by Paul Lueken. Box office, prop info, programs, and reviews, 1985
Photo Box 1 Folder 23 Threads. 1 photograph, 1985
Box 4 Folder 6a Akron by Thomas Riccio. [This was probably the forerunner to Rubber City.] Budget, crew, prop list and schedules, 1985 August 1-25

1985-1986 MAINSTAGE

Box 4 Folder 6b General Season. Promotional material, 1985-1986
Box 4 Folder 7 Rubber City, written and directed by Thomas Riccio, costumes by Mary Margaret Bartley, lights by Larry Schoeneman, music by Keith Uchima, with Paul Raci. Program and promotional material, 1985 September 17-October 6
Box 4 Folder 8 Rubber City. House manager’s report, 1985 September 17-October 6
Box 4 Folder 9 Rubber City. Box office report and schedule, 1985 September 17-October 6
Box 4 Folder 10 Rubber City. Technical notes and sound/music cues, 1985 September 17-October 6
Photo Box 1 Folder 24 Rubber City. 7 photographs, 1985

1985-1986 LAB SERIES

Box 4 Folder 11 The Wind in the Willows adapted, directed, and composed by Doug Post from the novel by Kenneth Grahame. A Chicago New Plays Production. Sets and lights by James Radloff, choreography by Alison Vesely, fight choreography by Steve Pickering. Budget, program, and promotional material, 1986 December 12-January 5
Photo Box 1 Folder 25 The Wind in the Willows. 11 photographs, 1986
Audiocassette 1.1 The Wind in the Willows. Audio recording, 1983, 1985
Box 4 Folder 12 Gallimaufry Series#1-10. A Temporary Theatre Co. production. Programs and promotional material, 1986 January-June 7
Box 4 Folder 13 Lock Up the Grass, co-written by Pamela Meyer and Deb Lacosta. A Fanfire Production. Directed by Pamela Meyer, sets by Eve Cauley, lights by Derek Leffrew, choreography by Terrence Baker. Budget and schedule, 1986 January 15-February 9
Box 4 Folder 14 Lock Up the Grass. Program and promotional material, 1986 January 15-February 9
Box 4 Folder 15 Partners by David Higgins and The Sandcastle by Lanford Wilson. A BDI Theater production. Directed by Richard Barletta, sets by Brian Traynor, costumes by Renee Liepins, lighting by Sue McIlhaney. Correspondence and set rendering, 1986 August 14
Box 4 Folder 16 Partners and The Sandcastle Program and promotional material, 1986 August 14
Box 4 Folder 17 Yellow Fever by R.A. Shiomo. A Mina Sama-No Theatre Company production. Directed by Bruce Young, music by Keith Uchima and Gerry Aylward, sets and lights by Dan Kobayashi, with Shuko Akune. Contact list programs, and promotional material, 1986 June 10-29
Photo Box 1 Folder 26 Yellow Fever. 2 photographs, 1986

1985-1986 GREENHOUSE

Box 4 Folder 18 Autumn/Spring by Keith Uchima. Mina Sama-No Theatre Company. Directed by Ronald Falzone, sets by Dan Kobayashi and Stephanie Kurokawa, lights by Dan Kobayashi. Program and promotional material, 1986 January 3-28
  Oversize Folder 1 Autumn/Spring. Poster for performance at the Dramatists Workshop sponsored by the Organic Greenhouse, 1986
Box 4 Folder 19 The Seed Show #1 conceived by Michael J. Gellman. Music by Doug Post, sets by Michael Paxton, lights by Peter Gottlieb, costumes by Ellen Gross. Program, 1986 February 20-March 16
Box 4 Folder 20 The Seed Show #1. Correspondence and schedules, 1986 February 20-March 16
Box 4 Folder 21 The Seed Show #1. Reviews and clippings, 1986 February 20-March 16
Box 4 Folder 22 The Seed Show #1. Script, 1986 February 20-March 16
Photo Box 1 Folder 27 The Seed Show #1. 7 photographs, negatives, 1986
Box 4 Folder 23 All-Chicago Play Project 1986. Correspondence, programs, and promotional materials, 1986 April 23-May 4
Box 4 Folder 24 Brave New World dramatized by Doug Post, Staged reading. Program, circa 1986
Box 5 Folder 1 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” Budget, correspondence and schedules, 1986 July 8-August 3
Box 5 Folder 2 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” Program, promotional material and reviews, 1986 July 8-August 3
Photo Box 1 Folder 28 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” 1 photograph, 1986
Box 5 Folder 3 Late Night with David Mamula. Budget proposals and program, 1986 July 11-26
Box 5 Folder 4 Late Night with David Mamula. Notes, 1986 July 11-26
Photo Box 1 Folder 29 Late Night with David Mamula. 1 photograph, 1986 July 11-26
Box 5 Folder 5 Chicago Next: Performance Series. Programs and flyers, 1986 July 17-August 3
Box 5 Folder 6 Chicago Next: Performance Series. Memos and series description, 1986 July 17-August 3
Box 5 Folder 7 Chicago Next: Performance Series. Promotional material, reviews and clippings, 1986 July 17-August 3
Photo Box 1 Folder 30 Chicago Next: Performance Series. 20 photographs, 12 slides, 1985-1986

1985-1986 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 5 Folder 8 Peyote Roadkill by William Harper. An ARTCO Production. Directed by David Zak, sets by Dan Yarbrough, lights by Barbara Reeder, costumes by Shifra Werch. Promotional material and reviews, 1986 June 11-29
  Oversize Folder 1 Peyote Roadkill. Poster, 1986

1986-1987 MAINSTAGE

Box 5 Folder 9 General Season. Schedule, 1986-1987
Box 5 Folder 10 The Stranger in Stanley’s Room by George Freek. Directed by Thomas Riccio, sets and lights by Watt King and Michael Paxton, costumes by Claudia Boddy, sound by Mark Grinnell. Contracts and correspondence, 1986 September 19
Box 5 Folder 11 The Stranger in Stanley’s Room. Programs and promotional material, 1986 September 19
Box 5 Folder 12 The Stranger in Stanley’s Room. Stage manager’s report, 1986 September 19
Box 5 Folder 13 The Stranger in Stanley’s Room. Tech staff and schedules, 1986 September 19
Box 35 Folder 13 The Stranger in Stanley’s Room. Poster, 1986
Box 5 Folder 14 Dario D’ Ambrosi in La Trota(The Trout). Correspondence, 1986 November 6-8
Box 5 Folder 15 La Trota(The Trout). Flyer and programs, 1986 November 6-8
Box 5 Folder 16 La Trota(The Trout). Technical and lodging needs, 1986 November 6-8
Box 5 Folder 17 Betawulf conceived and directed by Thomas Riccio. Sets by Watt King, Michael Paxton, and David Tennenbaum, costumes by Claudia Boddy, lights by Peter Gottlieb, music by Steve Hunt. Budget, 1986 December 11-1987 January 11
Box 5 Folder 18 Betawulf. Cast list, production and script notes, 1986 December 11-1987 January 11
Box 5 Folder 19 Betawulf. Programs and reviews, 1986 December 11-1987 January 11
Box 5 Folder 19a Betawulf. Stage manager’s reports, 1986 December 11-1987 January 11
Box 5 Folder 20 Betawulf. Prop list and set rendering, 1986 December 11-1987 January 11
Photo Box 1 Folder 31 Betawulf. 7 photographs, 1986-1987
  Oversize Folder 1 Betawulf. Poster, 1986-1987

1986-1987 LAB SERIES

Box 5 Folder 21 Diggory’s Rag and Other Tales by Annabel Thomas. A City Lit production. Directed by Arnie Aprill, music by Charles Wilding-White, sets and lights by Carl Forsberg. Contact list, reviews and clippings, 1986 November-December 28
Box 5 Folder 22 Diggory’s Rag and Other Tales. Late Night Performances: Vickie Hoch, Kevin Henry, Iris Moore, Beth Tanner. Postcard and program, 1987 March 6-14
Box 5 Folder 23 The Angles of Angst/The Omelettes of Experience. A Maestro Subgum and the Whole production. Program, 1987 May 9-30
Box 5 Folder 24 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” Contact list, 1987 June 9-July 5
Box 5 Folder 25 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” Programs and promotional material, 1987 June 9-July 5
Box 5 Folder 26 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” Set rendering, 1987 June 9-July 5
Photo Box 1 Folder 32 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival,” One Wolf, 1 photograph, 1987
Box 5 Folder 27 Wilted: Salad of a Bad Café. A Performance Ranch production. Promotional material, 1987 July 10-12

1986-1987 GREENHOUSE

Box 5 Folder 28 Been Taken by Roger Heddin. The Atlantic Theater Company. Directed by W.H. Macy. Program and reviews, 1986 October 13-November
Box 35 Folder 13 Been Taken. Poster, 1986
Box 5 Folder 29 The Seed Show #2, conceived and directed by Michael Gellman. Lights by Peter Gottlieb. Budget and contracts, 1987 February 25-March 2
Box 5 Folder 30 The Seed Show #2. Contact list and schedule, 1987 February 25-March 2
Box 5 Folder 31 The Seed Show #2. Prop list, 1987 February 25-March 2
Box 5 Folder 32 The Seed Show #2. Programs, promotional material, and reviews and clippings, 1987 February 25-March 2
Photo Box 1 Folder 33 The Seed Show #2. 12 photographs, 1987
Box 5 Folder 33 Facing the Prince by Pamela Meyer and Robin Morgan. A Fanfire Production. Directed by Pamela Meyer, music by Destiny Quibble, choreography by Corey Nagel, sets and costumes by Ellen Glantz, lights by John Croissant. Program and promotional material, 1987 April 1-26
Box 35 Folder 13 Facing the Prince. Poster, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 34 Facing the Prince. 3 photographs, 1987
Box 5 Folder 34 Candyland by Sharon Evans, a Live Bait production. Directed by Judy Morgan, sets by David Csicsko, lights by James Card. Correspondence and contract, 1987 April 9-25
Box 5 Folder 35 Candyland. Program, promotional material, and reviews and press release, 1987 April 9-25
Photo Box 1 Folder 35 Candyland. 4 photographs, 1987
Box 5 Folder 36 Reconstructing the Temple from Memory written and directed by Michael Meyers. Lights by Lou Mallozi, choreography by Diana Harris. Budget and contracts, 1987 April 10-May 3
Box 5 Folder 37 Reconstructing the Temple from Memory. Biographical and promotional material, 1987 April 10-May 3
Box 5 Folder 38 Reconstructing the Temple from Memory. Promotional material, 1987 April 10-May 3
Photo Box 1 Folder 36 Reconstructing the Temple from Memory. 4 photographs, 1987
Box 6 Folder 1 Mukluk by Carl Aniel and Patrick Penney. Directed by Michael K. Paxton and Fits in Parts by P. Marten, written by I. F. S., directed by Watt King. Schedule, program, promotional material, 1987 May
Box 35 Folder 13 Mukluk. Poster, 1987
Box 6 Folder 2 Plays-in-Progress Marathon. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Dramatists Workshop. [For a complete list of plays, playwrights, and casts, see programs in this folder.] Programs, promotional material and schedule, 1987 July 14-19
Box 6 Folder 3 A Checkered Carrot by Kathleen Lombardo. Directed by L.M. Attea, lights by Peter Gottlieb, sets by Susan Attea, Donna Stoneman and Rebecca Fischer. Budget and correspondence, 1987 August 2-30
Box 6 Folder 4 A Checkered Carrot. Program, promotional material, reviews and clippings, 1987 August 2-30
Photo Box 1 Folder 37 A Checkered Carrot. 4 photographs, 1987

1986-1987 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 6 Folder 4a Eight Hours written and directed by Warren Lemming, Chicago Cabaret Ensemble, music by Warren Lemming and Joe Huppert, with Beau O’Reilly and Jenny Magnus. Program and flyer, 1987 April
Box 6 Folder 5 School of the Art Institute Masters of Fine Arts Time Arts Events. Performances by Jean Parisi, Kathleen Maltese, and Lawrence Steger. Promotional material, 1987 May 9

1987-1988 MAINSTAGE

Box 6 Folder 6 General Season. Promotional material, 1987-1988
Box 6 Folder 7 Titus Andronicus by Shakespeare. Directed by Thomas Riccio, lights and sets design by James Card, costumes by Malgorzata Komorowska, music by Destiny Quibble and Charles Wilding-White. Box office reports and contact list, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 8 Titus Andronicus. Correspondence and contracts, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 9 Titus Andronicus. Costume notes, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 10 Titus Andronicus. Information on Cultural Center production, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 11 Titus Andronicus. Notes, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 12 Titus Andronicus. Production meetings, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 13 Titus Andronicus. Programs, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 14 Titus Andronicus. Promotional material and reviews, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 15 Titus Andronicus. Rehearsal notes and schedules, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 16 Titus Andronicus. Research, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 17 Titus Andronicus. Running prop list, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 18 Titus Andronicus. Scene breakdown sheets, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 35 Folder 14 Titus Andronicus. Poster, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 38 Titus Andronicus. 3 photographs, 2 contact sheets, 1987 October 8-November 8
Box 6 Folder 19 The Danube and The Conduct of Life by Maria Irena Fornes, 1988. Danube directed by Blair Thomas, sets and costumes by Malgorzata Komorowska, music and sound by Robert Lombardo, lights by Thomas Finney. Conduct directed by Thomas Riccio, sets by James Thurston, lights by Kenneth Moore, costumes by Barbara Niederer. Budget, notes and schedule, 1988 February 8-March 27
Box 6 Folder 20 The Danube and The Conduct of Life. Correspondence and contracts, 1988 February 8-March 27.
Box 6 Folder 21 The Danube and The Conduct of Life. Programs, 1988 February 8-March 27
Box 6 Folder 22 The Danube and The Conduct of Life. Promotional material, 1988 February 8-March 27
Box 6 Folder 23 The Danube and The Conduct of Life. Reviews and clippings, 1988 February 8-March 27
Box 35 Folder 14 The Danube and The Conduct of Life. Poster, 1988
Photo Box 1 Folder 39 The Danube. 6 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 1 Folder 40 The Conduct of Life. 9 photographs, 1988
Box 6 Folder 24 Not For Real by Leonard Pitt. Directed by Rinde Ekert. Correspondence and reviews, 1988 April 11-May 8
Box 6 Folder 25 Not For Real. Promotional material, 1988 April 11-May 8
Photo Box 1 Folder 41 Not For Real. 5 photographs, 1988
Box 6 Folder 26 Little Caesar by Thomas Riccio and Michael Miner, adapted from the novel by W.R. Burnett. Directed by Thomas Riccio, choreography by Elizabeth Ruf, lights by James Card, costumes by Malgorzata Komorowska, sets by Greg Mowery, music by Charles Wilding-White. Budget, 1988 June
Box 6 Folder 27 Little Caesar. Correspondence and contracts, 1988 June
Box 6 Folder 28 Little Caesar. Programs, reviews and clippings, 1988 June
Box 6 Folder 29 Little Caesar. Promotional material, 1988 June
Box 6 Folder 30 Little Caesar. Research, 1988 June
Box 6 Folder 31 Little Caesar. Slide listing, 1988 June
Box 35 Folder 14 Little Caesar. Poster, 1988 June
Photo Box 1 Folder 42 Little Caesar. 3 photographs, 1988 June

1987-1988 LAB SERIES

Box 7 Folder 1 Wurt Bezok (A Working Visit) by Tom Pompert. Correspondence, budget, and promotional material, 1987 September 18-19
Photo Box 2 Folder 1 Wurt Bezok (A Working Visit). 7 photographs, 2 contact sheets, negatives, 1987
Box 7 Folder 2 Verbatim by Michael Meyers. Contact list and script, 1987 November
Box 7 Folder 3 Portrait of a Shiksa, written and directed by Sharon Evans. Sets by David Csisko and lights by James Clark. Correspondence, budget and tech needs, 1988 November 19-February 7
Box 7 Folder 4 Portrait of a Shiksa. Promotional material, 1988 November 19-February 7
Box 7 Folder 5 Portrait of a Shiksa. Reviews and clippings, 1988 November 19-1989 February 7
Box 7 Folder 6 Portrait of a Shiksa. Script, 1988 November 19-1989 February 7
Photo Box 2 Folder 2 Portrait of a Shiksa. 2 photographs, 1988
Box 7 Folder 7 Sexual Religion: The Punchline. A Woman and Comedy Company of Chicago production. Initial proposal, 1987 September 10-13
Box 7 Folder 8 Sexual Religion: The Punchline. Promotional material, 1987 September 10-13
Box 7 Folder 8a Star Crash and The Pursuit of the Urban Coyote by Joe Larocca. A Main Line Production. Star Crash directed by Mary Linda Ness, Pursuitof the Urban Coyote directed by Joe Larocca, lights by Charles Harper, sets by Dave Hannah, music by Spin Diva. Correspondence and contracts, 1987 October 16-November 8
Box 7 Folder 8b Star Crash and The Pursuit of the Urban Coyote. Promotional material, 1987 October 16-November 8
Box 7 Folder 8c Star Crash and The Pursuit of the Urban Coyote. Prop list and script, 1987 October 16-November 8
Box 7 Folder 9 The Outstanding Clothes of Ms. Madeline Rose written and directed by Mary Ellen McGarry. Correspondence, promotional material and script, 1988 March 5-April 28
Photo Box 2 Folder 3 The Outstanding Clothes of Ms. Madeline Rose. 2 contact sheets, 1988
Box 7 Folder 9a Diana written by Renee Landry. Flyer, 1988 March 25-April 2
Box 7 Folder 10 Politicos by Paolo Mazzucato. Directed by Lisa Pearson, lights by Charles Harper, music by Billy Jona. Program and timetable, 1988 March 28-April 3
Box 7 Folder 11 Prosthesis by Iris Moore and Beth Tanner. Directed by Iris Tanner, music by Robert Metrick, lights by Andrew Leigh Martin. Correspondence and notes, 1988 April 7-10
Box 7 Folder 12 Prosthesis. Program, 1988 April 7-10
Box 7 Folder 13 Prosthesis. Script, 1988 April 7-10
Box 7 Folder 14 Fred Rock Civic Reading Club – Tango by Raymond Miller. Directed by Thomas Riccio. Promotional material, 1988 April 7-10
Box 7 Folder 14a Arms Dealer. Script, undated [The cover on this script reads Fred Rock and it was filed with other material from Fred RockCivic Reading Club – Tango.]
Box 7 Folder 15 Cake by Brendan de Vallance. Promotional material, 1988 April 21-24
Box 7 Folder 16 Meat Destiny by Paula Killen and Brigid Murphy. Promotional material, 1988 April 28-May 1
Box 7 Folder 17 Word Circus. Promotional material, 1988 July 22

1987-1988 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 7 Folder 18 George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band. Clippings and promotional material, 1987 October 20
Box 7 Folder 19 Kontrabasista, Stary Teatr. Promotional material and programs, 1987 November 27-29
Box 7 Folder 20 Kontrabasista. Contract and script, 1987 November 27-29
Box 7 Folder 20a Aqui No Se Rinde by Alain Mebirouk and Isabelle Lamouline of Theatre de Banlieue [Brussels]. Correspondence, program, and promotional material, 1988 February 25-March 6
Photo Box 2 Folder 4 Aqui No Se Rinde. 5 photographs, 1988
Box 7 Folder 21 Above Heaven, Below Hell, Near Schaumburg. Chi-Town Players. Directed by John Michaelski, choreographed by Frank Boehm, lights by Greg Zurek and Mitch Gora. Promotional material and program, 1988 March 22
Box 7 Folder 22 Ne Mico ‘Mio Gruppo Teatrale Dario D’ Ambrosi. Correspondence, budget, and technical needs, 1988 May
Box 7 Folder 23 Ne Mico ‘Mio. Promotional material, 1988 May
Box 35 Folder 14 Ne Mico ‘Mio. Poster, 1988
Photo Box 2 Folder 5 Ne Mico ‘Mio. 3 photographs, 1988

1988-1989 MAINSTAGE

Box 7 Folder 24 General Season. Promotional material, 1988-1989
Box 7 Folder 25 The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Richard O’Brien. Directed by Kelly Hazen, sets and lights by Michael Philippi, costumes by Laura Cunningham, choreography by Kenny Ingram. Contracts, 1988 November
Box 7 Folder 26 The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Programs and reviews, 1988 November
Box 7 Folder 27 The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Proposal, 1988 November
Box 8 Folder 1 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition conceived and directed by Joe Mantegna, updated by Richard Fire. Sets and costumes by Mary Griswold and John Paoletti, lights by Geoffrey Bushor, with Dennis Farina, Joel Murray, J.J. Johnston, George Wendt and Robert Brueler. Box office reports, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 2 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Budget, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 3 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Casting, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 4 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Contact list, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 5 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Correspondence, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 6 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Memos and schedules, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 7 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Notes, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 8 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Production staff meetings, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 9 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Programs, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 10 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Promotional material, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 11 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Reviews and clippings, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 12 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Script, 1989 May 23-December
Box 8 Folder 13 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Set renderings, 1989 May 23-December
  Oversize Folder 1 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Poster, 1989
    Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition conceived by Joe Mantegna and updated by Richard Fire. Produced by James J. Bagley and Robert G. Perkins. Directed by Joe Mantegna, sets and costumes by Mary Griswold and John Paoletti, lights by Geoffrey Bushor, sound by Rob Milburn, stage manager Rebecca Green, with Sean Grennan, Lou Milione, Joan Schwenk, Ron Dean, George Wendt, Joel Murray, J.J. Johnston, Zaid Farid, Deana Dunagan and Hallie Goldblatt. Video recording, 1989
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection #1.32]
Artifact Box 1   Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Promotional button, 1989

1988-1989 GREENHOUSE

Box 9 Folder 1 Chicago Women in Comedy. Promotional material and schedule, 1988 September 30-October 9
Photo Box 2 Folder 6 Chicago Women in Comedy. 1 photograph, 1988
Box 9 Folder 2 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack written and directed by Vince Balestri, Riffin’ with Semple based on the writings of Langston Hughes, developed by Bob Curry and Zaid Farid, directed by Bob Curry, and Prayers for the Undoing of Spells adapted from Ethiopian Magic Scrolls by Bryn Magnus, directed by Tom Amandes. A Curious Theater Branch production. Programs and promotional material, 1989 November 13-1990 January 28
Box 9 Folder 3 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack written and directed by Vince Balestri. Reviews and clippings, 1989 November 13-1990 January 28
Box 35 Folder 15 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack. Poster, 1989-1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 7 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack. 4 photographs, 1989-1990
Box 9 Folder 4 Riffin’ with Semple based on the writing of Langston Hughes, developed by Bob Curry and Zaid Farid, directed by Bob Curry. Contact list and script, 1989 November 13-1990 January 28
Box 9 Folder 5 Riffin’ with Semple. Reviews and clippings, 1989 November 13-1990 January 28
Photo Box 2 Folder 8 Riffin’ with Semple. 2 photographs, 1989
Box 9 Folder 6 Prayers for the Undoing of Spells adapted from Ethiopian Magic Scrolls by Bryn Magnus, directed by Tom Amandes. Programs, promotional material and reviews, 1989 November 13-1990 January 28
Box 9 Folder 7 Prayers for the Undoing of Spells. Correspondence and notes, 1989 November 13-1990 January 28
Box 9 Folder 8 Rearranging the Dark House created and directed by Kathy Maltese, Donna Mandel, and Patricia Pelletier. A Fluid Measure production. Sets by Susan Michod, music by Michael Zerang, lights by Thomas Hase, costumes by Caryn Weglarz. Promotional material, 1989 April 28-May 21
Photo Box 2 Folder 9 Rearranging the Dark House. 7 photographs, 1989
Box 9 Folder 9 Swamp Foxes by Laurence Gonzales. Directed by B.J. Jones, sets and costumes by Mary Griswold, lights by Geoffrey Bushor. Box office statement, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 10 Swamp Foxes. Budget, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 11 Swamp Foxes. Contact lists and schedules, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 12 Swamp Foxes. Contracts and Equity info, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 13 Swamp Foxes. Notes, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 14 Swamp Foxes. Programs and reviews, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 15 Swamp Foxes. Promotional material, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 16 Swamp Foxes. Script, revised, 1989 July 25
Box 9 Folder 17 Swamp Foxes. Script, 1989 August 10
Box 9 Folder 18 Swamp Foxes. Script, marked with pencil notes, 1989 July
Box 9 Folder 19 Swamp Foxes. Stage manager’s report, 1989 August 10
Photo Box 2 Folder 10 Swamp Foxes. 20 photographs, 1989
  Oversize Folder 2 Swamp Foxes. Light plot, 1989

1988-1989 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 9 Folder 20 Mothra, the Dectet. Program, 1988 November 7
Box 35 Folder 15 Mothra, the Dectet. Poster, 1988
Box 9 Folder 21 The Three Musketeers adapted by David Ruckman, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Absolute Theater Company, directed by Warner Crocker, sets by Thomas Mitchell, costumes by Suzie Thetard, lights by Walter Reinhardt, choreography by Toby Nicholson, fight choreography by Charles Coyl, music and lyrics by Michael Vitali. Box office ticket sales and correspondence, 1989 April-May
Box 9 Folder 22 The Three Musketeers. Contact lists and schedules, 1989 April-May
Box 9 Folder 23 The Three Musketeers. Contracts, 1989 April-May
Box 9 Folder 24 The Three Musketeers. Promotional material, 1989 April-May
Box 9 Folder 25 The Three Musketeers. Reviews and clippings, 1989 April-May
Box 35 Folder 15 The Three Musketeers. Poster, 1989
Photo Box 2 Folder 11 The Three Musketeers. 1 photograph, 1989
    The Three Musketeers adapted by David Ruckman, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Absolute Theater Company, directed by Warner Crocker, sets by Thomas Mitchell, costumes by Suzie Thetard, lights by Walter Reinhardt, choreography by Toby Nicholson, fight choreography by Charles Coyl, music and lyrics by Michael Vitali, with David Cameron, Dale Young, Linda Reiter, Lisa Tejero, Frank Nall, Christine Calkins, Henry Odum, Geoff Callaway, Ric Kraus, David Coral, Nathan Rankin, Bruce Orendorf, David Beggs, Gary Boeck, Christopher Walz, Ned Mochel, Paul Dillon, Don Tieri, Tim Philbin, Jerry Spivack, Michele Filpi, Catherine Price, Leslie Carelton, Zoe Lieberman and Sandy Borglum. Video recording, 1989
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection # 1.28]

1989-1990 MAINSTAGE

Box 10 Folder 1 General Season. Promotional material, 1989-1990
Box 10 Folder 2 On the Edge of the World by Brian Griffin. Directed by Juan Ramirez, sets by Joel Klaff, choreography and costumes by Michelle Banks. Promotional material and notes, 1989 September 28-October 1
Box 10 Folder 3 On the Edge of the World. Script, heavily annotated with staging and line cuts, 1989 September 28-October 1
Box 10 Folder 4 On the Edge of the World. Script, unmarked, 1989 September 28-October 1

1989-1990 GREENHOUSE

Box 10 Folder 4a You Hold My Heart Between Your Teeth written and directed by Blair Thomas. Lighting by Thomas Adrian Danzig and Bryn Magnus, score by Ned Folkerth and Jenny Magnus. A Red Moon Theater production. Box office ticket sales, reservation and usher notes, 1989 November
Box 10 Folder 5 You Hold My Heart Between Your Teeth. Programs, schedules, and reviews, 1989 November
Box 10 Folder 6 You Hold My Heart Between Your Teeth. Script, 1989 November
Box 10 Folder 6a Do the White Thing by Aaron Freeman and Rob Kolson. Directed by Bob Curry and Nate Herman. Contract and budget costs, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 7 Do the White Thing. Light and sound cue sheets, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 7a Do the White Thing. Marketing plan, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 8 Do the White Thing. Performance report sheets, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 9 Do the White Thing. Programs, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 10 Do the White Thing. Promotional material and reviews, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 11 Do the White Thing. Scripts [partial], 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 12 Do the White Thing. Set rendering and notes, 1989 November-1990 July
Box 10 Folder 13 Do the White Thing. Strike plan master list, 1989 November-1990 July
Photo Box 2 Folder 12 Do the White Thing. 1 photograph, 1989
    Do the White Thing. Directed by Bob Curry and Nate Herman, with Aaron Freeman and Rob Kolson. Video recording, 10 November 1990
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection #1.85]
Box 10 Folder 14 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack written and performed by Vince Balestri. Promotional material, 1990 February 15-25
Box 35 Folder 15 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack. Poster, 1990 February 15-25
Box 10 Folder 14a Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West by Jim Post. Box office daily ticket sales, 1989-1990 October
Box 10 Folder 15 Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West. Program and contract, 1989-1990 October
Box 10 Folder 16 Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West. Promotional material, 1989-1990 October
Box 10 Folder 17 Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West. Reviews, 1989-1990 October
Box 10 Folder 18 Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West. Technical notes, 1989-1990 October
Box 35 Folder 15 Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West. Poster, 1989-1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 13 Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West. 7 photographs, 1989-1990

1989-1990 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 10 Folder 19 Lance Bendikson: Journey Home [concert]. Promotional material, 1989 November 13
Photo Box 2 Folder 14 Lance Bendikson: Journey Home [concert]. 3 photographs, 1989 November 13
Box 10 Folder 20 Physical Vision by Lynn Book. Directed by Jill Daly, lights by Lou Mallozzi, music by Kent Devereauz, sets and props by Jolanta Czarnacka, Brian Dobrich, Eric Leonardson, Dennis Moore and Jodi Tucci. Program and script, 1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 15 Physical Vision. 1 photograph, 1990

1990-1991 MAINSTAGE

Box 11 Folder 1 General Season. Promotional material, 1990-1991
Box 11 Folder 2 American Enterprise by Jeffrey Sweet. Directed by Wesley Savick, set designs by Richard and Jacqueline Penrod, lights by Kevin Snow, costumes by Yslan Hicks, with Gary Houston and Juan Ramirez. Audition and casting info, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 3 American Enterprise. Box office memos, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 4 American Enterprise. Budget, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 5 American Enterprise. Character plot and schedule, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 6 American Enterprise. Contact list, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 7 American Enterprise. Contracts and Equity info, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 8 American Enterprise. Correspondence, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 9 American Enterprise. Funding (New American Plays), 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 10 American Enterprise. Memos, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 11 American Enterprise. Notes, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 12 American Enterprise. Performance report sheet, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 13 American Enterprise. Promotional material, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 14 American Enterprise. Production meetings, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 15 American Enterprise. Programs, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 16 American Enterprise. Props, costume, and set designs notes, 1991 March 6-April
Box 11 Folder 17 American Enterprise. Rehearsal reports, 1991 March 6-April
Box 12 Folder 1 American Enterprise. Reviews and clippings, 1991 March 6-April
Box 12 Folder 2 American Enterprise. Research, 1991 March 6-April
Box 12 Folder 3 American Enterprise. Scores and songs, 1991 March 6-April
Box 12 Folder 4 American Enterprise. Script, 1991 March 6-April
Box 12 Folder 5 American Enterprise. Teacher guide and student workbook, 1991 March 6-April
Box 12 Folder 6 American Enterprise. Workshop correspondence, contact lists and notes, 1989 June 6-2
Box 35 Folder 16 American Enterprise. Poster, 1990-1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 16 American Enterprise. 1 photograph, 6 contact sheets, 1990-1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 17 American Enterprise. 26 negatives, 1990-1991
Audiocassette 1.2 American Enterprise. Cast interview with Studs Terkel, WFMT, Audio recording, 1991 April 15
Audiocassette 1.3 American Enterprise. Mara Tapp Show, WBEZ, Audio recording, 1991 March 20
Audiocassette 1.4 American Enterprise. Critics Corner, WKKC, Audio recording, 1991 April 16

1990-1991 GREENHOUSE

Box 12 Folder 7 Up Late with Art, Ruth and Trudy by Paul Barosse, Promotional material, 1990 September 7
Box 12 Folder 8 Unfettered Folk Tales Italian and Nez Perce folktales. Directed by Vince Balestri, Promotional material, 1990 September 28-October 20
Box 12 Folder 9 M: The Murderer by Jack Clark and Bob Meyer, based on the Fritz Lang film M. Directed by Bob Meyer, lights and sets by Randy Buescher, music by Marilyn Fisker. Budget, contact list, and notes, 1990 October 24-November 25
Box 12 Folder 10 M: The Murderer. Performance gross, 1990 October 24-November 25
Box 12 Folder 11 M: The Murderer. Program and promotional material, 1990 October 24-November 25
Box 12 Folder 12 M: The Murderer. Reviews and clippings, 1990 October 24-November 25
Box 35 Folder 16 M: The Murderer. Poster, 1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 18 M: The Murderer. 3 photographs, 1990
Box 12 Folder 13 Judas Goat conceived and directed by Michael Sokoloff. Audition information, notes, and program, 1990 November 18-20
Photo Box 2 Folder 19 Judas Goat. 2 contact sheets, 1990
Box 12 Folder 14 Little Birds: Erotica conceived and directed by Karen Goodman, based on the works of Anais Nin. Music by Jeff Bek, sets and lights by Kevin Hackett. Budget, contact lists, contracts, and notes, 1991 February 8-April 28
Box 12 Folder 15 Little Birds: Erotica. Performance reports and box office sales, 1991 February 8-April 28
Box 12 Folder 16 Little Birds: Erotica. Programs, promotional material and reviews, 1991 February 8-April 28
Box 12 Folder 17 Little Birds: Erotica. Script, 1991 February 8-April 28
Box 35 Folder 16 Little Birds: Erotica. Poster, 1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 20 Little Birds: Erotica. 6 photographs, 1991
Box 12 Folder 17a Ciao Edie! By Kert Hoogstraat. Press release, 1991 April 29-May 1
Box 12 Folder18 Cookie Crumb Club by Jim Post. Promotional material and reviews, 1990 June 1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 21 Cookie Crumb Club. 2 photographs, 1991
Audiocassette 2.7 Cookie Crumb Club. Children’s Collection I, Audio recording, 1990
Audiocassette 2.8 Cookie Crumb Club. A Frog in the Kitchen Sink, Audio recording, 1991

1990-1991 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 12 Folder 19 Sylvia’s Real Good Advice. Notes, program, clippings and ticket summary, 1991

1991-1992 MAINSTAGE

Box 13 Folder 1 General Season. Promotional material, 1991-1992
Box 35 Folder 16 Calendar, 1991-1992
Box 13 Folder 2 One World by John Lisbon Wood, music by Ira Antelis, lyrics by Eric Mercury. Directed by Davey Marlin-Jones, sets by Gardiner/Price, lights by Gary Heitz, costumes by Lois Carder, choreography by Blair Bybee. Programs and promotional material, 1992 February 2
Box 13 Folder 3 One World. Reviews and clippings, 1992 February 2
Box 13 Folder 4 One World. Score, 1992 February 2

1991-1992 GREENHOUSE

Box 13 Folder 5 Victims by Anthony Van Zyl. Directed by Michael Myers, sets, costumes and lights by Margaret Nelson, choreography by Joe Dempsey. Contracts, contact lists, and schedules, 1991 September 29-October 27
Box 13 Folder 6 Victims. Correspondence and memos, 1991 September 29-October 27
Box 13 Folder 7 Victims. Notes, 1991 September 29-October 27
Box 13 Folder 8 Victims. Promotional material and program, 1991 September 29-October 27
Box 13 Folder 9 Victims. Reviews and clippings, 1991 September 29-October 27
Box 13 Folder 10 Victims. Script, 1991 September 29-October 27
Box 13 Folder 11 Victims. Set design, 1991 September 29-October 27
Photo Box 2 Folder 22 Victims. 4 photographs, 1991
Box 13 Folder 12 Nixon Live! The Future is Now written and performed by Frank Melcori. Directed by Richard Fire, music by Michael Zerang, sets by Eric Wegener, lights by Andrew Meyers. Program and promotional material, 1991 November-December
Photo Box 2 Folder 23 Nixon Live! The Future is Now. 1 photograph, 1991
Box 13 Folder 13 The Chris Hogan Show. Directed by Jim Dennen. Reviews, 1992 January-February 8
Box 13 Folder 14 Bombshell Hey, Hey, LBJ by Robert Auletta. Directed by Wendy Rohm. An Element Theatre production. Reviews and clippings, 1992 February
Box 13 Folder 15 A Few Simple Truths conceived by Richard Fire, ensemble cast and Anne McGravie. Directed by Michael Gellman, sets by Robert G. Smith. Audition, contact lists, and schedules, 1992 May
Box 13 Folder 16 A Few Simple Truths. Script and research, 1992 May
Box 13 Folder 17 A Few Simple Truths. Promotional material and reviews, 1992 May
Box 13 Folder 18 Couch Piece written and directed by Ann Boyd, Julia Neary, and Krista Strutz and Coming Back a dramatized version of Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got his Gun by Jeffrey Lieber, directed by Bruce Orendorf. Reviews, circa 1992
Box 35 Folder 17 Couch Piece. Poster, circa 1992
Box 35 Folder 17 Coming Back. Poster, circa 1992
Box 35 Folder 17 It’s All Magic. Poster, circa 1992

1991-1992 SPECIAL EVENTS

Box 13 Folder 19 Black Beauty by Jim Kozicki, broadcast on WFMT, Chicago Theatres on the Air. Script and casting notes, 1992 March 15
Box 13 Folder 20 Black Beauty. Reviews and clippings, 1992 March 15
Box 13 Folder 21 Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer by John McNaughton, screenplay by Richard Fire. Benefit showing at Facets Multimedia. Promotional material and clippings, 1991 October 30

1992-1993 MAINSTAGE

Box 13 Folder 22 General Season. Promotional material, 1992-1993
Box 13 Folder 23 Gilligan’s Island: The Musical by Sherwood and Lloyd J. Schwartz. Reviews, 1992 November-December
Box 13 Folder 24 Gulliver’s Last Travels adapted from the novel by Jonathan Swift by Lawrence Bommer. Directed by Steve Scott, with sets by Cheryl Ann Levin, costumes by Eric Hoelscher, lights by Margaret Nelson, with Gary Houston. Reviews, 1993 March-April 10
Box 35 Folder 16 Gulliver’s Last Travels. Poster, 1993
Box 13 Folder 25 S2 by Edward Mast. Directed by Sarah Tucker, set designs by Steve Pickering, lights by Margaret Nelson, fight choreography by Peter Rybolt, costumes by Edward Ransom. Program an reviews, 1992 October
Box 35 Folder 16 S2. Poster, 1992
Photo Box 2 Folder 24 S2. 3 photographs, 1992
Box 13 Folder 26 In the Flesh by Clive Barker, adapted by Steve Pickering and Charley Sherman. Reviews, 1992 November-1993 May
Box 13 Folder 27 In the Flesh. Storyboard, prop and set lists, 1992 November-1993 May
Box 13 Folder 28 In the Flesh. Prompt, contracts, and set renderings, 1992 November-1993 May
Box 13 Folder 29 In the Flesh. Costume renderings and research, 1992 November-1993 May
Photo Box 2 Folder 25 In The Flesh. 2 photographs, 1992 November-December

1992-1993 GREENHOUSE

Box 14 Folder 1 Pornographic Man by Jim Marcus. Directed by Meghan Strell. Review, 1992 December-1993 January
Photo Box 2 Folder 26 Pornographic Man. 1 photograph, 1992 December-1993 January
Photo Box 2 Folder 27 A Child is Born by Stan Nevin, directed by Jeff Neal. 2 photographs, 1993 January-February
Box 14 Folder 2 Role Play by Eric Berg. Directed by Paul Frellick, sets by Robert G. Smith, costumes by Renee Starr Liepins, lights by Paul Foster and Ladonna Freidman. Programs, reviews and notes, 1993 April

1993-1994

Box 14 Folder 3 General season. News clippings, press release, 1993 August 6
Box 14 Folder 4 Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, adapted by Steve Pickering. Reviews, 1993 September
Photo Box 2 Folder 28 Who Goes There? 6 photographs, 1993
Box 14 Folder 5 Weetzie Bat based on a story by Francesca Lia Block, adapted by Ann Boyd and Julia Neary. Directed by Ann Boyd, sets by Ken Heinze, costumes by Paula Line, lights by Ladonna Friedheim. Program and reviews, 1993 November
Box 14 Folder 6 The Willies written and performed by Jenny Magnus. Lights by Scott Turner. Program and reviews, 1993 October 22-November 13
Box 14 Folder 7 In the Wilderness by Lindsey Porter. Reviews, 1993 November
Box 14 Folder 8 Sally and Marsha by Sybille Pearson. Reviews, 1994 January
Box 14 Folder 9 Cash Karma by Bill Corbett. Reviews, 1994 May
Box 14 Folder 10 Lady Bracknell’s Confinement by Paul Doust. Reviews, 1994 May
Box 14 Folder 11 Saturday Morning Live by David Gips. Review, 1994 May-June
Box 14 Folder 12 Midwest Side Story by John McGiven. Review. 1994 June
Box 14 Folder 13 Dark Matter by Kay Kudukis. Galileo Theatre Company. Review, 1994 June
Box 14 Folder 14 Cactus Seed by Samantha Hadfield. Review, 1994 July
Box 14 Folder 15 Who Does She Think She Is? by Rose Abdoo. Pretzelrod Productions. Review, 1994 June

1994-1995

Box 14 Folder 16 Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes by Sue Townsend. Rivendell Ensemble. Review, 1994 November
Box 14 Folder 17 Wolfbane by Jeff Carey. Review, 1994 November
Box 14 Folder 18 Dog Stories by Keith Huff. Public Trust Theatre Company. Review, 1994 November
Box 14 Folder 19 Pocket Change by Scott Anderson. Review, 1994 December
Box 14 Folder 20 The Indian Wants the Bronx by Israel Horovitz. Jihaad Filmworks. Review, 1995 January
Box 14 Folder 21 Soda Pop by James N. Hanna. Review, 1995 January-February 4
Box 14 Folder 22 Klown: Prick Us and We’ll Burst. Promotional and review, 1995 January-February 4
Box 14 Folder 23 The Futile Palace by Brian Phillips. Promise Productions. Review, 1995 February
Box 14 Folder 24 Laurel and Hardy Sleep Together by Terry Dodd. Terrapin Theatre. Reviews, 1995 March
Box 14 Folder 25 Your Web-Footed Friends by David Rush. Review, 1995 March
Box 14 Folder 26 Scott and Meg—Tonight As 6 by Meg Martin and Scott Prendergast. Review, 1995 April
Box 14 Folder 27 Chicago Fringe Festival. Review, 1995 June
Box 14 Folder 28 The Sweat Offensive. Pretzelrod Productions. Review, 1995 July
Box 14 Folder 29 Three Sisters (Not by Chekhov) by Caryn Bark. Review, 1995 July

1995-1996

Box 14 Folder 30 Where Do You Get Off? 44th Floor Productions. Review, 1995 September
Box 14 Folder 31 The Santa Anas and All Judy’s Men Leave by John L. Woods. Chicago Theatre Works. Review, 1995 September
Box 14 Folder 32 Do You Have Any Irish in You? Fancy Ketchup. Review, 1995 September
Box 14 Folder 33 Johnny Red Was a Don’t Bettor by Paul Peditto. Studio 108. Review, 1995 October
Box 14 Folder 34 Macabaret by Scott Keys and Robert Hartmann. Porchlight Theatre Ensemble. Review, 1995 October
Box 14 Folder 35 The Council of the Moon adapted and directed by Ivan Michael-Scott. Teatro Mundi. Review, 1995 November
Box 14 Folder 36 Evelyn Dances by Cindy Hanson and Birth of a $cientologist by Dane Hanson. Review, 1995 November
Box 14 Folder 37 I Came to New York to Write by Robert Patrick. Aardvark. Review, 1995 November
Box 14 Folder 38 T’ Hell with the Ladder by Patrick Ney. Beatnik Theatre, and Christmas by Remote Control. Review, 1995 December
Box 14 Folder 39 Poe: Never…Nevermore by Edgar Allan Poe and The Pink Caress by Chuck Bila. Keyhole Productions. Review, 1996 January
Box 14 Folder 40 Chasing the Dragon by Mark Wohlgenant. Promotional mailing, 1995 December 9
Box 14 Folder 41 H Chord at Midnight. Telemachus Productions. Review, 1996 January
Box 14 Folder 42 Bosco Goes Ape! Press release, 1996 February 14-March 31
Box 14 Folder 43 Along for the Ride by Randall Wheatley. Pact Theatre Company. Review, 1996 March
Box 14 Folder 44 Clue: The Musical by Peter DiPietro, et. al. Review, 1996 April
Box 14 Folder 45 Chicago Fringe Festival. Press release, 1996 June 6-23
Box 14 Folder 46 Chicago Fringe Festival, Dirk and Guido: The Swordsman! Promotional and press release, 1996 June 21-23

1996-1997

Box 14 Folder 47 Racing Demon by David Hare. Reviews, 1996 September
Box 14 Folder 48 The Dragon and the Pearl by Marty Martin. Reviews, 1996 November 3-December 1
Box 14 Folder 49 Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally. Directed by Steve Scott, sets and lights by Kevin Snow, costumes by Michael Alan Stein. Program, press release, reviews, 1996 December
Box 14 Folder 50 Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare. Gale Force. Review, 1997 January-February
Box 14 Folder 51 Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. Review, 1997 May
Box 14 Folder 52 Indiscretions by Jean Cocteau. Promotional material, 1997 June 28

1997-1998

Box 14 Folder 53 General season. Press release, promotional material, 1997-1998
Box 14 Folder 54 7 Short Comedies by David Ives. Review, 1997 May-June 22
Box 14 Folder 55 The Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry. Review, 1997 September-November 9
Box 14 Folder 56 After-Play by Anne Meara. Promotional material, undated

1998-1999

Box 14 Folder 57 Belfry by Brian Friel. Reviews, 1999 February-March 7

1999-2000

Box 14 Folder 58 General season. News clipping, 1999-2000
Box 14 Folder 59 The Old Letter by John Henry Redwood. Review, 1999 November-December 19
Box 14 Folder 60 The Food Chain by Nicky Silver. Reviews and clippings, 2000 March-April

Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, 1975-1993

Box 15 Folder 13 Staff and job descriptions, 1970
Photo Box 2 Folder 36 Staff, company. 12 photographs, 1973
Box 15 Folder 3 General clippings, 1975
Photo Box 2 Folder 31 Staff, Stuart Gordon. 3 photographs, 1978-1979
Box 16 Folder 2 Board of Directors, Correspondence and memos, 1980
Box 16 Folder 3 Board of Directors, Meeting minutes, 1980
Box 16 Folder 4 Board of Directors, Correspondence and memos, 1981
Box 16 Folder 5 Board of Directors, Meeting minutes, 1981
Box 16 Folder 6 Budget and finance, 1981
Box 34 Folder 1 Budget and finance, 1981
Box 15 Folder 4 Correspondence, Incoming, 1981-1993
Box 15 Folder 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1981-1993
Box 16 Folder 7 Board of Directors, Correspondence and memos, 1982
Box 16 Folder 8 Board of Directors, Meeting minutes, 1982
Box 16 Folder 9 Board of Directors, Correspondence and memos, 1983
Box 16 Folder 10 Board of Directors, Meeting minutes, 1983
Box 16 Folder 11 Budget and finance, 1983
Box 16 Folder 12 Fundraising, 1983
Box 16 Folder 13 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1984
Box 16 Folder 14 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1984
Box 34 Folder 2 Fundraising, “Bricklayers,” 1984
Box 16 Folder 15 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1985
Box 16 Folder 16 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1985
Box 16 Folder 17 Personnel, 1985
Box 15 Folder 18 Box office reports, 1985-1989
Box 16 Folder 18 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1986
Box 16 Folder 19 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1986
Box 16 Folder 20 Budget and finances, 1986
Box 16 Folder 21 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1987
Box 16 Folder 22 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1987
Box 16 Folder 23 Budget and finances, 1987
Box 16 Folder 24 History and promotional packet, 1987
Box 34 Folder 3 Remodeling, Paperwork from James, Morris and Kutyla, 1987
Box 16 Folder 25 Staff meeting minutes, 1987
Box 17 Folder 1 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1988
Box 15 Folder 1 Board of Trustees general membership, circa 1988
Box 17 Folder 2 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1988
Box 17 Folder 3 Budget and finance, 1988
Box 17 Folder 4 Fundraising “Chair Holders,” 1988
Box 17 Folder 5 Newsletter, Plans and suggestions, 1988
Box 17 Folder 6 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1989
Box 17 Folder 7 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1989
Box 17 Folder 8 Budget and finance, 1989
Box 17 Folder 9 Fundraising, 1989
Box 17 Folder 10 Mission statement, 1989
Box 17 Folder 11 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1990
Box 17 Folder 12 Board of Trustees, Meetings, 1990
Box 17 Folder 13 Budget and finance, 1990
Box 17 Folder 14 Staff contacts, 1990
Box 17 Folder 15 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1991
Box 17 Folder 16 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1991
Box 17 Folder 17 Budget and finances, 1991
Box 15 Folder 6 Friends Group, 1991
Box 17 Folder 18 Fundraising, Grant narrative, 1991
Box 17 Folder 19 Notes [by Wendy Fire], 1991 April 3-May 28
Box 17 Folder 20 Notes [by Wendy Fire], 1991 June 12-December 17
Box 17 Folder 21 Notes [by Wendy Fire], 1991 June 21-August 26
Box 17 Folder 22 Staff meeting minutes, 1991
Box 17 Folder 23 Board of Trustees, Correspondence and memos, 1992
Box 17 Folder 24 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1992
Box 17 Folder 25 Budget and finance, 1992
Box 17 Folder 26 Fundraising, Grant petitions, 1992
Box 17 Folder 27 Fundraising, Grant reports, 1992
Box 17 Folder 28 Mission statement, 1992
Box 17 Folder 29 Notes [by Wendy Fire], 1992 February 17-July 15
Box 17 Folder 30 Notes [by Wendy Fire], 1992 March 5-May 11
Box 17 Folder 31 Board of Trustees, Meeting minutes, 1993
Box 17 Folder 32 Fundraising, Grants, 1993
Box 17 Folder 33 Notes [by Ladonna Friedheim], 1993
Box 15 Folder 1a Box office reports, budgets and forms, undated
Box 15 Folder 2 Bylaws, undated
Box 15 Folder 9 Company histories, mission statements, and profiles, undated
Box 15 Folder 7 Fundraising, undated
Box 16 Folder 1 General articles of interest [not Organic], undated
Box 15 Folder 8 Group health insurance, undated
Box 15 Folder 10 League of Chicago Theaters, meeting minutes, budgets, organizational mission, undated
Box 15 Folder 11 Notes, undated
Box 15 Folder 12 Promotional material, undated
Box 15 Folder 14 Staff, Thomas Riccio’s press packet, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 37 Staff, company. 20 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 30 Staff, Dennis Franz. 20 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 32 Staff, Joseph Martinez. 8 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 33 Staff, Michael Saad. 8 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 34 Staff, Meshach Taylor. 11 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 35 Staff, Jack Wallace. 6 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 29 Staff, Joe Mantegna. 11 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 38 Staff, unidentified personalities and events. 14 photographs, undated
Photo Box 3 Folder 2 Staff, unidentified. 6 contact sheets, undated
Photo Box 3 Folder 3 Staff, unidentified. 3 photographs, undated
Box 15 Folder 15 Stationery (examples), undated
Box 15 Folder 16 Strategic plans and proposals, undated
Box 15 Folder 17 Theater Communications Group, undated

Series 3: ARTISTIC FILES, 1969-1993

1969-1988 General

Box 18 Folder 1 Artistic notes and resumes, undated
Box 18 Folder 2 “The Organic Philosophy,” undated
Box 18 Folder 3 Artistic statement, undated
Box 18 Folder 4 Production lists, 1969
Box 18 Folder 5 Correspondence, Incoming, 1977-1983
Box 18 Folder 6 Correspondence, Outgoing 1977-1983
Box 18 Folder 7 Artistic statement, 1978
Box 18 Folder 8 Correspondence, Incoming, 1985
Box 18 Folder 9 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1985
Box 18 Folder 10 Greenhouse guidelines, 1985
Box 18 Folder 11 Greenhouse memos and newsletters, 1985
Box 18 Folder 12 Correspondence, Incoming, 1986
Box 18 Folder 13 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1986
Box 18 Folder 14 Greenhouse memos and newsletters, 1986
Box 18 Folder 15 Correspondence, Incoming, 1987
Box 18 Folder 16 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1987
Box 18 Folder 17 Greenhouse memos and newsletters, 1987
Box 18 Folder 18 Projects, The Iron Heel by Elizabeth Ruf, 1987
Box 18 Folder 19 Staff meetings, Minutes, 1987
Box 18 Folder 20 Correspondence, Incoming, 1988
Box 18 Folder 21 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1988
Box 18 Folder 22 Conferences attended, 1988
Box 18 Folder 23 Notes, 1988
Box 18 Folder 24 Season prospectus: projects, readings, workshops, 1988
Box 18 Folder 25 Projects, Sam Cooke-The Legend by Michael Morris, 1988
Box 18 Folder 26 Proposals, 1988
Box 18 Folder 27 Staff meetings, Minutes, 1988

1988 Readings

Box 18 Folder 28 The Yellow House by Michael Wasserman and Tanya Fel. Notes, 1988 November 14
Box 18 Folder 29 Street Guide to Gary, Indiana by Richard Henzel, [in-house reading], Script, 1988 December
Box 18 Folder 30 The White Death by Daniel Therriault, Script, 1988 December 27
Box 18 Folder 31 The White Death, Casting notes and correspondence, 1988 December 27
Box 18 Folder 32 Ceremonies of Prayer by Evan Blake, Script, circa 1988

1989 General

Box 19 Folder 1 Correspondence, Incoming, 1989
Box 19 Folder 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1989
Box 19 Folder 3 International visitors, 1989
Box 19 Folder 4 Play ideas and potential projects, 1989
Box 19 Folder 5 Season prospectus; productions, readings, workshops, 1989
Box 19 Folder 6 Projects, Looking Through Two Johnnies and Prayers for the Undoing of Spells by Jenny Magnus and Tom Amandes, 1989

1989 Readings

Box 19 Folder 7 Imagining Brad by Peter Hedges. Script with reader report, 1989 January 17
Box 19 Folder 8 Pasa Double by Ray Miller. Script, 1989 January 10, March 6
Box 19 Folder 9 The Last Days of May by Tim Ness. Script, 1989 February 26
Box 19 Folder 10 Amateur Night at the Big Heart by Terry Dodd. Script, 1989 February 20
Box 19 Folder 11 Lady in a White Derby by Barbara Georgans. Script, 1989 March 12
Box 19 Folder 12 Living Up to My Blue China by Patrick Trettenero. Program, notes, and audience questionnaire, 1989 March 21
Box 19 Folder 13 Fish Story by June Loeffler. Script, 1989 March 26
Box 19 Folder 14 A Woman’s Intuition by Adam Langer. Script, 1989 April 4
Box 20 Folder 1 Mimika and Anna by Barbara Georgans. Scripts and correspondence, 1989 April 5
Box 20 Folder 2 Mother O or the Last American Mother by James Schevill. Script, 1989 April 9
Box 20 Folder 3 Hydropolis by Richard Henzel. Script, 1989 April 20
Box 20 Folder 4 Hydropolis by Richard Henzel. Script “October,” 1989 April 20
Box 20 Folder 5 Here Lie the Demons by Joan Kufrin. Script, readers’ report and notes, 1989 April 23
Box 20 Folder 6 You Could Be Opal by Virginia Smiley. Script and promotional material, Co-sponsored with American Blues Theater, 1989 May 1-3
Box 20 Folder 7 Lost in the Cosmos adapted by John Blim from the novel by Walker Percy. Correspondence and notes, 1989 June 19
Box 20 Folder 8 Sacrilege by Edward Mast. Script, 1989 July 11
Box 20 Folder 9 Paris by Night by Donald Olsen. In-house reading, script, 1989 July 17
Box 20 Folder 10 The Mortal Coil by Guy Nickson. Script, 1989 October 16
Box 20 Folder 11 The Mole by Shirley Hillard. Script and correspondence, 1989 November 15

1990 General

Box 21 Folder 1 Correspondence, Incoming, 1990
Box 21 Folder 2 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1990
Box 21 Folder 3 Play ideas and potential projects, 1990
Box 21 Folder 4 Procedures for logging in plays, 1990
Box 21 Folder 5 Season prospectus: projects, readings, workshops, 1990

1990 Readings

Box 21 Folder 6 Passed Over by Alexandra Branyon. Script and correspondence, 1990 March 6

1990 Workshops

Box 21 Folder 7 Amorol by Michael Vitale. Script, 1990 June 25-July 17
Box 21 Folder 8 Amorol by Michael Vitale. Scene outlines, 1990 June 25-July 17
Box 21 Folder 9 The Woman’s Decameron by Julia Wosnessenskaya, adapted and titled Women’s Knots by Francesca Bartellini. Script with promotional material, 1990 July 16
Box 21 Folder 10 The Woman’s Decameron by Julia Wosnessenskaya, adapted and titled Women’s Knots by Francesca Bartellini. Script and correspondence, 1990 July 16
Box 21 Folder 11 Heroe’s Welcome by Linnea Forsberg. Script, 1990 August 13
Box 21 Folder 12 Baylin’s Monster by Michael Grady. Script, 1990 September 10
Box 22 Folder 1 Ciao Eddie by Kurt Hoogstraat. Script, programs, and correspondence, 1990 September 11
Box 22 Folder 2 Ciao Eddie by Kurt Hoogstraat. Script rewrites, 1990 September 11
Box 22 Folder 3 Star Surge, Prom Queen, and Nanna by David Simpatico. Scripts, notes, correspondence, and program, 1990 September 17

1991 General

Box 22 Folder 4 Correspondence, Incoming, 1991
Box 22 Folder 5 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1991
Box 22 Folder 6 ‘To-Do’ lists [by Richard Fire], 1991
Box 22 Folder 7 Notes [by Wendy Fire], 1991
Box 22 Folder 8 Season prospectus, projects, readings, workshops, 1991
Box 22 Folder 9 Play ideas and potential projects, 1991
Box 22 Folder 10 Projects [dropped] Speaking in Tongues by John Logan. Script, 1991

1991 Readings

Box 22 Folder 11 The Balcony Scene by Will Calhoun. Script with stage directions, circa 1991
Box 22 Folder 12 Alaska by Jan Novak. Casting notes, 1991 May 21
Box 22 Folder 13 Alaska. Script “rewrite turned in May 29, 1991,” 1991 May 21
Box 23 Folder 1 Alaska. Script “4/91,” 1991 May 21
Box 23 Folder 2 Alaska. Script “1989”, 1991 May 21
Box 23 Folder 3 Tales from the Front by Cheryl Lavin. Audition and casting info, 1991 May 28
Box 23 Folder 4 Tales from the Front. Script, 1991 May 28
Box 34 Folder 4-10 Tales from the Front. Notes, critiques and script material, 1991

1992-1993 General

Box 23 Folder 5 Correspondence, Incoming, 1992
Box 23 Folder 6 Sample correspondence, 1992
Box 23 Folder 7 Correspondence, Incoming A-L, 1993
Box 23 Folder 8 Correspondence, Incoming M-Z, 1993
Box 23 Folder 9 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1993
Box 23 Folder 9a Season prospectus, projects, readings, workshops, 1993
Box 23 Folder 10 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 January
Box 23 Folder 11 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 February
Box 23 Folder 12 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 March
Box 23 Folder 13 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 April
Box 23 Folder 14 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 May
Box 23 Folder 15 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 June
Box 23 Folder 16 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 July
Box 23 Folder 17 Plays, reader evaluations, 1993 August

Scripts, Produced, 1971-1993

Box 24 Folder 1 Warp I: My Battlefield…My Body by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Script, 1971
Box 24 Folder 2 Warp II: Unleashed Unchained! by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Script, 1972
Box 24 Folder 3 Bloody Bess by William J. Norris and John Ostrander. Script, 1974
Box 24 Folder 4 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn adapted by Stuart Gordon. Script, 1975
Box 24 Folder 7 Cops by Terry Curtis Fox. Script published by Samuel French, Inc., 1976
Box 24 Folder 8 Switch Bitch adapted by Stuart Gordon from two stories by Roald Dahl. Script, 1976
Box 24 Folder 9 Bleacher Bums by Joe Mantegna et. al. Scripts unmarked and published by Samuel French, Inc., 1977
Box 24 Folder 10 Jonathan Wild by Laurence Bommer. Script, 1979
Box 24 Folder 11 The Little Sister adapted by Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Stuart Gordon from the novel by Raymond Chandler. Scripts one marked with some line cuts and the other published by Dramatic Publishing Company, 1979
Box 25 Folder 1 Warp I: My Battlefield…My Body by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Script, 1980
Box 25 Folder 2 Warp II: Unleashed! Unchained! by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Script, 1980
Box 25 Folder 3 Warp III: To Die Alive! by Bury St. Edmund and Stuart Gordon. Script, 1980
Box 25 Folder 4 The Special Prosecutor by Robert Wolf, Wayne Juhlin, and Stuart Gordon. Scripts, 2 copies, both marked with line cuts and staging notes, 1980
Box 25 Folder 5 Poe by Lawrence Bommer and Stephen Most. Script, second version, 1980
Box 25 Folder 6 Fornocopia by William J. Norris. Script, 1980
Box 25 Folder 7 The King Must Die by Mary Renault. Script partial (Act I), 1981
Box 25 Folder 8 Dr. Rat adapted by Richard Fire and June Shellene. Scripts, 1981
Box 25 Folder 9 E/R by Ronald Berman et. al. Script ‘Sheinfeld’s’ lines highlighted in yellow, 1982
Box 25 Folder 10 E/R. Script marked with line cuts and changes, 1982
Box 25 Folder 11 E/R. Script published by Samuel French, Inc., 1982
Box 25 Folder 12 Angry Housewives by A.M. Collins. Prompt script with line cuts, changes, score, rehearsal and performance schedule, 1984
Box 24 Folder 6 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Script edited for television, WTTW production, marked with penciled cuts and staging notes, 1985
Box 25 Folder 13 Heat by Richard Fire and Geoffrey Doyle. Script marked with line changes and cuts, 1985
Box 26 Folder 1 Akron by Thomas Riccio. Script, 1985
Box 26 Folder 2 Akron. Script marked with line cuts and changes, title page heavily marked with penciled notes, with contact list and rehearsal schedule, 1985
Box 26 Folder 3 Rubber City by Thomas Riccio. Script, 1985
Box 26 Folder 4 Rubber City. Script marked with slide cues, 1985
Box 26 Folder 5 Rubber City. Prompt script with light cues, prop sheets, and costume notes, 1985
Box 26 Folder 6 The Stranger in Stanley’s Room by George Freek. Prompt script with scene breakdowns, cue sheets, and staging, 1986
Box 26 Folder 7 Betawulf adapted by Thomas Riccio. Prompt script with outline, cast list, contact lists, schedules, set renderings, notes, staging, score, 1987
Box 26 Folder 8 Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare. Script, Xerox copy of published script, 1987
Box 24 Folder 5 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Script edited version with correspondence, 1988
Box 26 Folder 9 Little Caesar adapted by Thomas Riccio and Michael Miner. Script, 1988
Box 27 Folder 1 Little Caesar. Script, 1988
Box 27 Folder 2 Little Caesar. Script, 1988
Box 27 Folder 3 The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien. Script, Xerox copy of published version by Samuel French, Inc., 1988
Box 27 Folder 4 Riffin’ with Semple based on the writings of Langston Hughes, developed by Bob Curry and Zaid Farid. Script, 1989
Box 27 Folder 5 Prayers for the Undoing of Spells by Bryn Magnus. Script with some line cuts, 1989
Box 27 Folder 6 Swamp Foxes by Laurence Gonzales. Script, 1986 June 30
Box 27 Folder 7 Swamp Foxes. Script, 1989 July 25
Box 27 Folder 8 Swamp Foxes. Prompt script, contact list, sound and light cues, prop lists, schedules, 1989
Box 27 Folder 9 Bleacher Bums by Joe Mantegna et. al., revised by Richard Fire. Script, 1989 June 11
Box 28 Folder 1 You Hold My Heart Between Your Teeth by Blair Thomas. Script, 1989
Box 28 Folder 2 Do The White Thing by Aaron Freeman and Rob Kolson. Script with some promotional material, 1989
Box 28 Folder 3 M by Fritz Lang. Xerox of screenplay 1968, [This screenplay was filed with scripts from M: The Murderer, 1990]
Box 28 Folder 4 M: The Murderer adapted by Jack Clark and Bob Meyer, based on the Fritz Lang film M. Script draft, 1990 May
Box 28 Folder 5 M: The Murderer. Script, 1990 August 9
Box 28 Folder 6 American Enterprise by Jeffrey Sweet. Script draft, 1990 October 8
Box 28 Folder 11 Victims. Script with rewrites and cuts, 1990
Box 28 Folder 7 Ciao Edie! by Kert Hoogstraat. Script, 1991
Box 28 Folder 8 Ciao Edie! Script, 1991
Box 28 Folder 9 Victims by Anthony Van Zyl. Script revised, 1991 September
Box 28 Folder 12 Nixon Live -The Future is Now! by Frank Melcori. Script, 1991
Box 28 Folder 13 The Whole Earth Opera by Ira Antelis. Script marked “Working draft,” 1991 March
Box 28 Folder 14 Bombshell: Nuclear Ear and Hey, Hey, L.B.J. by Robert Auletta. Scripts, unmarked typescript and published copy Element Theater Press, 1992
Box 28 Folder 15 A Few Simple Truths conceived by Richard Fire and written by Anne McGravie. Script marked “Final approved script,” 1992 April 22
Box 28 Folder 16 A Few Simple Truths. Artistic Director’s script, divided by characters, 1992
Box 29 Folder 1 S2 by Edward Mast. Script, 1992
Box 29 Folder 2 The Pornographic Man by Jim Marcus. Script and correspondence, 1992
Box 29 Folder 3 The Pornographic Man. Script, 1992
Box 29 Folder 4 Nostalgia by Huynh Quang Nhoung. Script (co-produced with Angel Island Asian-American Theater for Urban Gateways school programming), 1992
Box 29 Folder 5 Gulliver’s Last Travels adapted by Lawrence Bommer. Script, 1993
Box 29 Folder 6 Gulliver’s Last Travels. Script marked with suggested cuts, with reader response cards, 1993
Box 29 Folder 7 Gulliver’s Last Travels. Script in folder marked “3rd draft” 1993
Box 29 Folder 8 In the Flesh by Clive Barker adapted by Steve Pickering and Charley Sherman. Script, Greenhouse production draft, 1993
Box 29 Folder 9 In the Flesh. Script, 1993
Box 29 Folder 10 A Child is Born by Stan Nevin. Script, 1993
Box 29 Folder 11 Role Play by Eric Berg. Script, 1993
Box 29 Folder 12 Less Than Equal. Partial script, mostly handwritten, 1993

Scripts, Submitted, 1988, Undated

Box 30 Folder 1 Yellow Heat by Allan Bates. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 2 Kitty by Stephen Bayne. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 3 Klansmen by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller. Script first draft, and correspondence, undated
Box 30 Folder 4 A View of Rubicon by Max Burbank. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 5 Other Plans by Richard Calihan. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 6 The Dead Book by Bill Corbett. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 7 Terre Haute by Lisa Dillman. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 8 Proper Justice by Michael Durbin. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 9 Is Anybody Out There? by Lori Ellsworth. Script, undated
Box 30 Folder 10 Sidney by Lawrence Gonzales. Script, undated
Box 31 Folder 1 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Maria Irena Fornes. Script, undated
Box 31 Folder 2 And The Monsters Dance by Helen Kaplow. Script and audition notes, undated
Box 31 Folder 3 The Manchurian Candidate adapted by John Lahr from the novel by Richard Condon. Script, undated
Box 31 Folder 4 Lamppost Reunion by Louis LaRusso, III. Script, undated
Box 31 Folder 5 46 by James McManus and Rachel Levine. Script, undated
Box 31 Folder 6 Ercady by Jim Marcus. Script, undated
Box 31 Folder 7 The American Dream Interrupted by Jackie Marx. Script and correspondence, undated
Box 31 Folder 8 Egon by Stephen Mazurek. Script, correspondence and program from Itinerant Theater Guild, 1991 January 21
    Egon. Produced by Louise Fristadt, directed by Diccon Ong and Stephan Mazurek, effects by John Boesche, costumes by Sraa [Sara?] Davidson, choreography by Georgia Ragsdale, with Loren Crawford, Brian Jeffery, Marisa O’Neill, Shannon Raglin, Maria Dicintio, David New, Timothy O’Slynne, Georgia Ragsdale and Mary Ward. Video recording of workshop performance includes scenes 1, 3, 4, 10, 13 and 14, undated
[See: Chicago Theater Collection, Videotape Collection #1.86]
Box 31 Folder 9 Salaam-Shalom by Stephen Orlov. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 1 Alchemy Da Vinci by Louis Phillips. Script (published), undated
Box 32 Folder 2 The Wind in the Willows and The Real Life of Johnny De Facto by Doug Post. Scripts, correspondence and promotional material, undated
Box 32 Folder 3 Boone Descended by Dennis Reardon. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 4 Hoodoo by Thomas Riccio. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 12 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Paul Sequeira and Gary Houston. Script, original typescript, 1988
Box 32 Folder 5 Hannah by Bury St. Edmund. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 6 A Family Man by Tom Szentgyorgyi. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 7 Birds by Daniel Vilmure. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 8 Prairie Solitaire by Martin Worman. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 9 [The Bukowski Play] [no author]. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 10 Hecht in Chicago [no author]. Script, undated
Box 32 Folder 11 Three Hunters [no author]. Script, undated

Series 4: OUTREACH, 1980-1989

Box 33 Folder 1 Classes, classwork, 1982
Box 33 Folder 1a Classes, flyer, course descriptions and correspondence, 1984-1986
Box 33 Folder 2 Classes, flyer, 1987
Box 33 Folder 3 Classes, flyer, 1989
Box 35 Folder 13 Classes, poster, undated
Box 33 Folder 4 Organic Young People’s Company, memos and clippings, 1980
Box 33 Folder 5 Organic Young People’s Company, The Weaver: A program of Folk Tales promotional material, 1980
Box 33 Folder 6 Organic Young People’s Company, The Girl Who Cried Flowers reviews, 1981
Box 33 Folder 7 Organic Young People’s Company, promotional material, 1985
Box 33 Folder 8 Organic Young People’s Company, participants, 1985
Box 33 Folder 9 Organic Young People’s Company, contracts and staff bios, 1985
Box 33 Folder 10 Organic Young People’s Company, goals, 1985

OTHER FORMATS

Oversize Posters

Oversize Folder 1 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Parts I and II, [Amsterdam]. Poster [in Dutch], 1975 September
Oversize Folder 3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Poster, 1975
Oversize Folder 1 Angry Housewives. Poster, 1984
Oversize Folder 1 Autumn/Spring. Poster for performance at the Dramatists Workshop sponsored by the Organic Greenhouse, 1986
Oversize Folder 1 The Beckoning Fair One. Poster, 1975 December 17
Oversize Folder 1 Betawulf. Poster, 1986-1987
Oversize Folder 1 Bleacher Bums. Poster, 1978 April 18-30
Oversize Folder 1 Bleacher Bums 1989 Edition. Poster, 1989
Oversize Folder 1 Bloody Bess. Poster, 1974 February 20
Oversize Folder 3 Bloody Bess. Poster [in Dutch], Concordia Theater [Netherlands], undated
Oversize Folder 3 Bloody Bess. Poster [in Dutch], Stadsschouwburg Groningen [Netherlands], [no year] October 22
Oversize Folder 1 E/R. Poster, 1982
Oversize Folder 1 Fornocopia. Poster, 1980 October 22-November 30
Oversize Folder 3 “Now available” promotional poster, 1974
Oversize Folder 1 Peyote Roadkill. Poster, 1986
Oversize Folder 1 Poe. Poster, 1980
Oversize Folder 1 Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Poster, 1974 June 19
Oversize Folder 1 The Sirens of Titan. Poster, 1977 March 30
Oversize Folder 2 Swamp Foxes. Light plot, 1989
Oversize Folder 1 Switch Bitch. Poster, 1976 June 23
Oversize Folder 1 Tarot Cards. Poster, 1970
Oversize Folder 1 Volpone. Poster, 1976
Oversize Folder 3 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit. Poster, 1973

Photographs and Slides

Photo Box 1 Folder 1 Warp! I, II, III. Set backdrops, 30 slides, 1972
Photo Box 1 Folder 2 The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit. 2 photographs, 1973
Photo Box 2 Folder 36 Staff, company. 12 photographs, 1973
Photo Box 1 Folder 3 Bloody Bess. 10 production and rehearsal photographs, 1973-1974
Photo Box 1 Folder 4 Sexual Perversity in Chicago. 3 photographs, 1974
Photo Box 1 Folder 5 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 6 photographs, 1975
  Oversize Folder 3 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1 oversize photograph, 1975
Photo Box 1 Folder 6 Volpone. 6 photographs, 1976
Photo Box 1 Folder 7 Cops. 4 photographs, 1976
Photo Box 1 Folder 8 Bleacher Bums. 15 photographs, 1977
Photo Box 1 Folder 9 Night Feast. 6 photographs, 1978
Photo Box 2 Folder 31 Staff, Stuart Gordon. 3 photographs, 1978-1979
Photo Box 1 Folder 10 Campaign. 2 photographs, 1 contact sheet, 1979
Photo Box 1 Folder 11 The Little Sister. 7 photographs, 1979
Photo Box 1 Folder 12 Jonathan Wild. 3 photographs, 1979
Photo Box 3 Folder 1 Warp I, II, III. 2 oversize photographs, 1979-1980
Photo Box 1 Folder 13 Warp I, II, III. 12 photographs, 1 negative, 1980
Photo Box 1 Folder 14 Warp I, II, III. Props and costumes (25 negatives), 1980
Photo Box 1 Folder 15 A Decent Life. 1 photograph, 1980
Photo Box 1 Folder 16 Fornocopia. 2 photographs, 1980 October 22-November 30
Photo Box 1 Folder 17 The King Must Die. 9 photographs, 1981
Photo Box 1 Folder 18 Dr. Rat. 6 photographs, 1 contact sheet, 1 negative, 1981
Photo Box 1 Folder 19 E/R. 3 photographs, 1982
Photo Box 1 Folder 20 The Forever War. 4 photographs, 1983
Photo Box 1 Folder 21 Angry Housewives. 7 photographs, 1984
Photo Box 1 Folder 22 Three Card Monte. 3 photographs, 1984
Photo Box 1 Folder 23 Threads. 1 photograph, 1985
Photo Box 1 Folder 24 Rubber City. 7 photographs, 1985
Photo Box 1 Folder 30 Chicago Next: Performance Series. 20 photographs, 12 slides, 1985-1986
Photo Box 1 Folder 25 The Wind in the Willows. 11 photographs, 1986
Photo Box 1 Folder 26 Yellow Fever. 2 photographs, 1986
Photo Box 1 Folder 27 The Seed Show #1. 7 photographs, negatives, 1986
Photo Box 1 Folder 28 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival.” 1 photograph, 1986
Photo Box 1 Folder 29 Late Night with David Mamula. 1 photograph, 1986 July 11-26
Photo Box 1 Folder 31 Betawulf. 7 photographs, 1986-1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 32 Chicago New Plays: “Summer Shorts Festival,” One Wolf, 1 photograph, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 33 The Seed Show #2. 12 photographs, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 34 Facing the Prince. 3 photographs, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 35 Candyland. 4 photographs, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 36 Reconstructing the Temple from Memory. 4 photographs, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 37 A Checkered Carrot. 4 photographs, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 38 Titus Andronicus. 3 photographs, 2 contact sheets, 1987 October 8-November 8
Photo Box 2 Folder 1 Wurt Bezok. 7 photographs, 2 contact sheets, negatives, 1987
Photo Box 1 Folder 39 The Danube. 6 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 1 Folder 40 The Conduct of Life. 9 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 1 Folder 41 Not For Real. 5 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 1 Folder 42 Little Caesar. 3 photographs, 1988 June
Photo Box 2 Folder 2 Portrait of a Shiksa. 2 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 2 Folder 3 The Outstanding Clothes of Ms. Madeline Rose. 2 contact sheets, 1988
Photo Box 2 Folder 4 Aqui No Se Rinde. 5 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 2 Folder 5 Ne Mico ‘Mio. 3 photographs, 1988
Photo Box 2 Folder 6 Chicago Women in Comedy. 1 photograph, 1988
Photo Box 2 Folder 7 Kerouac: The Essence of Jack. 4 photographs, 1989-1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 8 Riffin’ with Semple. 2 photographs, 1989
Photo Box 2 Folder 9 Rearranging the Dark House. 7 photographs, 1989
Photo Box 2 Folder 10 Swamp Foxes. 20 photographs, 1989
Photo Box 2 Folder 11 The Three Musketeers. 1 photograph, 1989
Photo Box 2 Folder 12 Do the White Thing. 1 photograph, 1989
Photo Box 2 Folder 13 Galena Rose. 7 photographs, 1989-1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 14 Lance Bendikson: Journey Home. 3 photographs, 1989 November 13
Photo Box 2 Folder 15 Physical Vision. 1 photograph, 1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 16 American Enterprise. 1 photograph, 6 contact sheets, 1990-1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 17 American Enterprise. 26 negatives, 1990-1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 18 M: The Murderer. 3 photographs, 1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 19 Judas Goat. 2 contact sheets, 1990
Photo Box 2 Folder 20 Little Birds: Erotica. 6 photographs, 1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 21 Cookie Crumb Club. 2 photographs, 1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 22 Victims. 4 photographs, 1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 23 Nixon Live! The Future is Now. 1 photograph, 1991
Photo Box 2 Folder 24 S2. 3 photographs, 1992
Photo Box 2 Folder 25 In The Flesh. 2 photographs, 1992 November-December
Photo Box 2 Folder 26 Pornographic Man. 1 photograph, 1992 December-1993 January
Photo Box 2 Folder 27 A Child is Born by Stan Nevin, directed by Jeff Neal. 2 photographs, 1993 January-February
Photo Box 2 Folder 28 Who Goes There? 6 photographs, 1993
Photo Box 2 Folder 37 Staff, company. 20 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 30 Staff, Dennis Franz. 20 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 32 Staff, Joseph Martinez. 8 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 33 Staff, Michael Saad. 8 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 34 Staff, Meshach Taylor. 11 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 35 Staff, Jack Wallace. 6 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 29 Staff, Joe Mantegna. 11 photographs, undated
Photo Box 2 Folder 38 Staff, unidentified personalities and events. 14 photographs, undated
Photo Box 3 Folder 2 Staff, unidentified. 6 contact sheets, undated
Photo Box 3 Folder 3 Staff, unidentified. 3 photographs, undated

Audiocassettes

Audiocassette 1.1 The Wind in the Willows. Audio recording, 1983, 1985
Audiocassette 2.2 The Real Life of Johnny De Facto. Songs from The Real Life Story of Johnny De Facto: A Rock and Roll Epic by Douglas Post. Audio recording, 1986, 1987
Audiocassette 2.1 The American Dream Interrupted. Original music, Audio recording, 1988
Audiocassette 2.7 Cookie Crumb Club. Children’s Collection I, Audio recording, 1990
Audiocassette 2.8 Cookie Crumb Club. A Frog in the Kitchen Sink, Audio recording, 1991
Audiocassette 1.2 American Enterprise. Cast interview with Studs Terkel, WFMT, Audio recording, 1991 April 15
Audiocassette 1.3 American Enterprise. Mara Tapp Show, WBEZ, Audio recording, 1991 March 20
Audiocassette 1.4 American Enterprise. Critics Corner, WKKC, Audio recording, 1991 April 16
Audiocassette 2.3 Larger Than Life by Ira Antelis (Just One World), Audio recording. undated
Audiocassette 2.4 Northside/Southside by Robert and Kathleen Lombardo. Audio recording, undated
Audiocassette 2.5 Chicago Chick Singers. Audio recording, undated
Audiocassette 2.6 Is Anybody Out There? Audio recording, undated

Artifacts

Artifact Box 1 E/R. 3 promotional buttons, 1982
Artifact Box 1 Angry Housewives. 1 promotional button, 1984
Artifact Box 1 Angry Housewives. 45 RPM recording, 1984
Artifact Box 1 Bleacher Bums. 2 promotional buttons, 1989
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