Patricia L. (Pat) Hart Collection

Dates: 1974-1989
Size: .5 linear feet (161 slides)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: Archives_CTC_Patricia L. (Pat) Hart Collection
Provenance: Ms. Hart donated slides of costumes and costume renderings to the Chicago Theater Collection in 1990.
Access: No restrictions.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Patricia L. (Pat) Hart Collection, [Slide #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Biographical Note

Patricia Hart began her theatrical career as a ballet dancer in St. Louis. In the summer of 1967 she appeared with the California Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Hart went on to study theatre and dance at the University of Denver and costume design at the Goodman Theatre.

From 1976-1983, Ms. Hart was the resident designer for Pary Production Company, a company she co-founded with her husband Larry Hart and Chicago actor and director Gary Houston. In 1981 she won a Joseph Jefferson citation award for excellence in costume design for Pary’s Josephine, the Mouse Singer.

Ms. Hart has designed costumes for the Chicago Theatre Strategy, Chateau Louise, Next Theatre and Victory Gardens, where her masks for the 1984 production of The Fifth Sun were nominated for a Jeff award. She has also worked extensively with Touchstone and the New Tuners Theatre, winning a Jeff citation for Nightingale. She also designs costumes for the Martha Lynda Dance Company and was a costumer for John McNaughton’s cult film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Scope and Content

Slides of costumes and costume renderings by Patricia L. Hart.

Related Materials

For additional production information on many of these shows, see also:

Container List


1-16 The Wicked Cooks, Pary Production, 1976
17-24 Josephine, the Mouse Singer, Pary Production, 1981
25-33 Frankenstein, Pary Production, 1981
34-43 The Velvet Rose, Victory Gardens, 1974
44-48 Drums, Pary Production, 1982
49-51 Change, Pary Production, 1983
52-56 Wild Indian, Victory Gardens, 1985
57-74 The Little Prince, Touchstone, 1989
75-79 Johns, Pary Production, 1982
80-83 The Phone Room, Pary Production, 1978
84-100 A Change in the Heir, New Tuners, 1988
101-111 Thespis, Pary Productions, 1982
112 The Irish Hebrew Lesson, Pary Production, 1981
113 Sunday Dinner, Pary Production, 1976
114 Nightpiece, Pary Production, 1980
115-129 The Nightingale, New Tuners, 1987
130-134 They Used to Star in Movies, Pary Production, 1977
135-136 The Beard, Peripetic Task Force, 1975
137-138 Expectations of the Strange One, Pary Productions, 1981
139-149 The Fifth Sun, Victory Gardens, 1984
150-157 Doonesbury, New Tuners, 1987
158-161 The Little Tailor, Martha Lynda Dance Co, 1986
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