Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Series 3-12

Special Collections and Archives

Joseph Chaikin papers, Series 3-12

Joseph Chaikin papers


Subseries 3A: Correspondence: Chronological

Box 14

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: miscellaneous, 1961-1969
  2. Correspondence: 1970
  3. Correspondence: 1971
  4. Correspondence: 1972
  5. Correspondence: 1973
  6. Correspondence: 1974
  7. Correspondence: January-June 1975
  8. Correspondence: July-December 1975
  9. Correspondence: January-June 1976
  10. Correspondence: July-December 1976
  11. Correspondence: January-June 1977
  12. Correspondence: July-December 1977
  13. Correspondence: January-June 1978
  14. Correspondence: July-December 1978
  15. Correspondence: January-June 1979
  16. Correspondence: July-December 1979

Subseries 3A: Correspondence: Chronological

Box 15

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: January-April, 1980
  2. Correspondence: May-August 1980
  3. Correspondence: September-December 1980
  4. Correspondence: January-March 1981
  5. Correspondence: April-December 1981
  6. Correspondence: January-June 1982
  7. Correspondence: July-December 1982
  8. Correspondence: 1983
  9. Correspondence: 1984
  10. Correspondence: 1985
  11. Correspondence: 1986
  12. Correspondence: 1987
  13. Correspondence: 1988
  14. Correspondence: 1989

Subseries 3A: Correspondence: Chronological

Box 16

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: 1990
  2. Correspondence: 1991
  3. Correspondence: 1992
  4. Correspondence: 1993
  5. Correspondence: 1994
  6. Correspondence: 1995
  7. Correspondence: 1996
  8. Correspondence: 1997
  9. Correspondence: 1998
  10. Correspondence: 1999
  11. Correspondence: 2000
  12. Correspondence: 2001
  13. Correspondence: 2002
  14. Correspondence: undated

Subseries 3B: Correspondence: Alphabetical

Files may also include related material such as periodical clippings and playbills

Box 17

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: F. Murray Abraham: 1997-1998
  2. Correspondence: Stella Adler: miscellaneous dates, 1984-1990
  3. Correspondence: Judith Malina and Julian Beck: undated
  4. Correspondence: Samuel Beckett: 1980-1989
  5. Correspondence: Peter Brook: undated
  6. Correspondence: Robert Brustein: 1973
  7. Correspondence: Nola Chilton: 1974 and undated
  8. Correspondence: Ruby Cohn: 1985-2002 Note: Correspondence written by Chaikin donated by Ruby Cohn
  9. Correspondence: Toby Cole: 1975-1990
  10. Correspondence: Jerzy Grotowski: 1970 and undated
  11. Correspondence: Adrienne Kennedy: miscellaneous dates, 1980-1989
  12. Correspondence: Tony Kushner: 1992
  13. Correspondence: William Merwin: 1984, 1987 and undated
  14. Correspondence: Arthur Miller: miscellaneous dates, 1974-2002
  15. Correspondence: Ingeburg Morath Miller: 197[6?]
  16. Correspondence: Al Pacino: 1999
  17. Correspondence: Grace Paley: 1984 and undated
  18. Correspondence: Joseph and Gail Papp: miscellaneous dates, 1976-1997
  19. Correspondence: Fernanda Pivano: 1963-1968
  20. Correspondence: Prisoners' letters: 1971-1972
  21. Correspondence: Vanessa Redgrave: 1992 and undated
  22. Correspondence: Andrei Serban: undated
  23. Correspondence: Daniel Seltzer: miscellaneous dates, 1975-1979
  24. Correspondence: Sam Shepard: miscellaneous dates, 1972-1999
  25. Correspondence: Susan Sontag: 1969, 1971 and undated
  26. Correspondence: Elizabeth Swados: 1974 and undated
  27. Correspondence: Jean-Claude van Itallie: 1979, 1992 and undated
  28. Correspondence: Irving Wardle: 1981
  29. Correspondence: Lee Worley: 1964-1968 Note: Correspondence donated by Lee Worley
  30. Correspondence: Susan Yankowitz: 1986-1987 and undated

Series 4: Subject and Working Files

Subject and working files include awards and honors, biographical information, collegues and friends, itineraries, legal documents and workshop, conference and program files. Material is organized alphabetically by subject or name, and then chronologically. Research note: For Award/Honors see also Artifacts.

Box 18

Folder -- Contents

  1. Aphasia: Recovery Fund for Joseph Chaikin: Sample fundraising letters on behalf of Chaikin following his stroke: June 20, 1984
  2. Aphasia: Materials related to conferences, programs and events in which Chaikin participated including speech notes: 1990s-2000s See also: Periodical Clippings and Productions
  3. Awards/Honors: Kent State University, Doctor of Humane Letters: Diploma, commencement programs, speech notes and periodical clippings: 1990
  4. Awards/Honors: Joseph Chaikin: A Life in the Theatre symposium and 25th anniversary production of Terminal, University of California, San Diego: Periodical clippings, press release and programs: 1996
  5. Awards/Honors: Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre/Otto Award: Correspondence, programs and photographs: 2003
  6. Awards/Honors: miscellaneous: Correspondence, periodical clipping, certificates and programs: 1960s-1970s
  7. Awards/Honors: miscellaneous: Correspondence, periodical clipping, certificates and programs: 1980s-1990s
  8. Biographical: Resumes and short biographies: 1970s-1990s
  9. Biographical: Performing Artservices, Inc. biographical/publicity material for Chaikin: 1979-1983 and undated
  10. Biographical: Published Chaikin biographies and brief histories of the Open Theater in Who's Who in the Theatre, Current Biography, The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre and other publications: 1980s
  11. Colleagues and Friends: Beckett, Samuel: The Beckett Project: A New Series for Public Television: Information packet: 1989
  12. Colleagues and Friends: Beckett, Samuel: Article (typed), periodical clippings and programs: miscellaneous dates
  13. Colleagues and Friends: Foster, Gloria: Chaikin memorial speech notes: undated
  14. Colleagues and Friends: Gilbert, Ronnie and The Weavers: Periodical clippings, programs and workshop flyer: 1977, 1980s and undated
  15. Colleagues and Friends: Grotowski, Jerzy: Articles, periodical clippings, playbill and transcript of Grotowski workshop: miscellaneous dates 1962-1999
  16. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: Between the Margin and the Center: An International Shepard Symposium, Free University of Brussels and the Belgian Luxembourg American Studies Association: Correspondence, program, periodical clippings and Chaikin's speech notes: 1992-1993
  17. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center program, Sam Shepard: Programs and Chaikin speech notes: 1994
  18. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: Theater Hall of Fame: Correspondence, program and Chaikin speech notes: 1994-1995
  19. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: The New School, [Readings from Cruising Paradise]: Chaikin speech notes: 1996
  20. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: Signature Theatre Company, benefit for season of Shepard's work: Flyer, program and Chaikin speech notes: 1996
  21. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard: Request for Chaikin contribution to book and Chaikin notes on Shepard: 1999, 2000 and undated
  22. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: Articles, periodicals and periodical clippings: 1970-1990s
  23. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: Articles, periodicals and periodical clippings: 1970-1990s
  24. Colleagues and Friends: Shepard, Sam: Playbills for Shepard productions: miscellaneous dates
  25. Colleagues and Friends: Stewart, Ellen and La MaMa: Article, periodical clippings and anniversary program: miscellaneous dates 1966-1995
  26. Colleagues and Friends: The Talking Band: Periodical clippings and programs: 1985 and undated
  27. Colleagues and Friends: Miscellaneous: Playbills and periodical clippings with biographical information usually noting individuals' professional association with Chaikin: miscellaneous dates
  28. Colleagues and Friends: Miscellaneous: Playbills and periodical clippings with biographical information usually noting individuals' professional association with Chaikin: miscellaneous dates
  29. The Disability Project: Correspondence, program and periodical clippings: 1994-1998
  30. Edward Albee Theatre Conference, Prince William Sound Community College: Correspondence, periodical clippings, programs, and Chaikin speech notes: 1998-1999
  31. Guggenheim Fellowship: Application and correspondence: 1975-1977
  32. Itineraries: 1971, miscellaneous dates 1985-1995 and undated
  33. Legal: Correspondence and legal documents relating to Chaikin medical lawsuit: 1979-1981
  34. The Living Theatre: Periodical clippings and anniversary programs: miscellaneous dates 1960s-1990s
  35. Open Theater Conference and Exhibit, Kent State University: Periodical clippings, programs and press releases: 1983
  36. Publications: Theater Communication Group catalogs promoting The Presence of the Actor and Joseph Chaikin & Sam Shepard: Letters and Texts: miscellaneous 1991-1999
  37. South African Project, Arts America: Chaikin notes, photograph, periodical clipping, letter of protest against apartheid to the African National Congress and report to Arts America regarding the project: 1991

Series 4: Subject and Working Files

Subject and working files include awards and honors, biographical information, collegues and friends, itineraries, legal documents and workshop, conference and program files. Material is organized alphabetically by subject or name, and then chronologically.

Box 19

Folder -- Contents

  1. Workshops: The Israeli Center of the International Theatre Institute: Correspondence: 1975-1977
  2. Workshops: El-Hakawati Theatre Company and Kvootzat Ha'Teatron/The Theatre Group, Israel: Correspondence and notes: 1985-1986
  3. Workshops, Classes and Presentations: Promotional material: 1960s-1970s See also: Periodical Clippings
  4. Workshops, Classes and Presentations: Promotional material: 1980s See also: Periodical Clippings
  5. Workshops, Classes and Presentations: Promotional material: 1990s See also: Periodical Clippings
  6. Workshops, Classes and Presentations: Promotional material: undated See also: Periodical Clippings
  7. Yankee Nuclear Power Plant: Periodical clippings regarding safety: 1991-1992

Series 5: Productions

Production files include correspondence, periodical clippings, programs, scripts and other material related to productions in which Chaikin was involved. Organized alphabetically by production title and then chronologically.

Box 20

Folder -- Contents

  1. All My Sons: Correspondence, periodical clippings and program: 1996-1997
  2. America Hurrah: Periodicals and periodical clippings (English, German and Italian) and program: 1966-1967
  3. . . . And Things That Go Bump in the Night: Periodical clippings and program: 1964
  4. Angel Works (3 combined works:The Sandbox, Angel Fragments and The War in Heaven): Periodical clippings and programs: 1993
  5. Antigone: Periodical clippings, program and production information: 1982
  6. Antigone in New York: Programs: Circa 1994
  7. Aria Da Capo and Bedtime Story: Periodical clipping: 1957
  8. Arrangements: Project statement: 1979
  9. The Bald Soprano and The Leader: Correspondence, periodical clippings, production information and programs: 1987
  10. The Bald Soprano and Almost Like Being: Programs and flyers: [1998]
  11. The Bald Soprano: Script and accompanying correspondence: 2002
  12. Body Songs (The Disabilities Project): Contact lists, actor's resume, script sections and sheet music (photocopies): 2001
  13. Broken Glass: Published script with annotations and programs: 2003
  14. Captain Fantastic meets the Ectomorph: Production information: 1966
  15. Casando: Beckett Festival program: 1996
  16. The Chaikin/Shepard Project (3 combined works: Tongues, Savage/Love and The War in Heaven): Correspondence and periodical clippings: 1989
  17. Changing Places: Press releases and periodical clipping: 1980
  18. Chile, Chile: Press release and production information: 1975
  19. The Clown Play and Comings and Goings: Programs: 1966
  20. The Connection: Periodical clipping and program: Circa 1962
  21. Counting the Ways: Flyer: undated
  22. Dark of the Moon: Program: undated Note: Donated by Beverly Franks Canin
  23. A Delicate Balance: Programs and flyers, cast photograph and set sketch (photocopy): 2002
  24. The Detective: Press release and programs: 1986
  25. Don Juan: Programs and scholarly articles on Moliere's Don Juan: Articles, 1981 and 1987; Programs, 1993
  26. Dream: Periodical clippings: 1965-1966
  27. The Dybbuk: Cast and production notes: [1977-1979]
  28. The Dybbuk: Periodical clippings (English and Hebrew) and programs: 1977-1979
  29. Edward II: Program: 1966
  30. Electra: Artist statement, memorandum, schedules, periodical clippings, production information and articles, "The Presence of the Character: The Robert Montgomery/Joseph Chaikin Electra,"Yale /Theatre and "Teatre W Swiecie 'Electra' Joseph Chaikina" Teatre (Polish): 1974
  31. Electra Speaks: Script: The Daughters Cycle: Electra Speaks (published): Spring/Summer, 1980
  32. Endgame: Programs and periodical clippings: [1969]-1970
  33. Endgame: Periodical clippings and programs: 1977
  34. Endgame: Correspondence, periodical clippings (English and French) and programs: 1979-1980
  35. Endgame: Programs, flyers and periodical clippings: 1995
  36. Endgame: Scholarly publications: Beckett in Performance and Why Beckett (photocopied pages), sections analyzing Chaikin's Endgame performances: undated
  37. The Exception and the Rule: Periodical clipping, performance information and program: 1965
  38. A Fable: Periodical clippings (English and Greek), typed review (photocopied) and programs: 1975
  39. Firmament (working title: Stars Project): Periodical clippings, programs and transcript/letter responses to a negative review in The Voice: 1995
  40. Firmament (working title: Stars Project): Working statement, contact information, research, sheet music and script pages: 1995
  41. The Glass Menagerie: Periodical clippings: 1999
  42. The Glass Menagerie: Production contact information, programs and flyers: 1999
  43. God of Vengeance: Programs: 1998
  44. Happy Days: Periodical clippings, production contact information and programs: 2002
  45. I Can't Remember Anything and The Last Yankee: Periodical clippings, production contact information, resumes and programs: 1997-1998
  46. Imagining the Other (production mounted during the Israeli/Lebanon War): Working file including contact information, correspondence and theater exercises/script pages: 1979-[1982]
  47. Imagining the Other (production mounted during the Israeli/Lebanon War): Periodicals and periodical clippings: 1982-1983
  48. Imagining the Other (production mounted during the Israeli/Lebanon War): Program and production statement: [1982]
  49. Imagining the Other (production mounted during the Israeli/Lebanon War): Transcript of Chaikin talk for the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development: September 9, 1982
  50. In the Jungle of Cities: Production information: 1960
  51. Joe Chaikin Going On (Film): Periodical clippings, programs and correspondence from the producer, Steven Gomer: 1983 and 1985
  52. King Lear: Periodical clipping: 1984
  53. The Late Henry Moss: Periodical clippings, Contact and production information, research, Chaikin speech notes and programs: 2001
  54. The Late Henry Moss: Script with accompanying correspondence from Sam Shepard (author): Correspondence, 1999 and script, [2001]

Series 5: Productions

Production files include correspondence, periodical clippings, programs, scripts and other material related to productions in which Chaikin was involved. Organized alphabetically by production title and then chronologically.

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Folder -- Contents

  1. Maelstroms Large and Small: An Evening of Primo Levi: Correspondence, program, Levi biographical information, Chaikin speech, To Be Told: 1991
  2. The Making of Americans: Periodical Clipping: 1977
  3. Man Is Man: Production information, program, script pages and periodical clippings: 1962 and undated Note: Some periodical clippings donated by Richard E. Kramer
  4. Many Loves: Production information and script/article, "Many Loves: A Complete Play by William Carlos Williams," Theatre Arts: 1962
  5. Masks: Periodical clipping (German): 1968
  6. Me and My Brother (Film): Film programs, including Kent Film Festival, and periodical clippings: 1969 and miscellaneous dates
  7. Medea: Periodical clippings, production information, programs, correspondence and photographs of the actress playing Medea: 2003
  8. Medicine Show: Periodical clipping: 1972
  9. Motel Chronicles: Script, inscribed by Sam Shepard (author), annotated and photocopied: 1982
  10. A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White: Program and periodical clippings: 1976-1977
  11. A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White: Periodical clippings and "Performance Review," Theater Journal: 1995 and May, 1996
  12. The Mutation Show: Periodicals and periodical clippings: 1972-1973 Note: See also Terminal
  13. The Mutation Show: Programs: 1972-1973 Note: See also Terminal
  14. The New Tenant and Victims of Duty: Performance information and Victims script pages: 1964 and undated
  15. Night Sky: Periodical clippings: 1991, 1994 and 1997
  16. Night Sky: Programs and printed rehearsal scripts: 1991 and undated
  17. Nightvoices (Radio): Periodical clipping and press release: 1983
  18. Nightwalk: Periodical clippings and programs: 1973
  19. Nightwalk: Script pages, multiple versions, some annotations: 1973 and undated
  20. The Old Man: Script and accompanying correspondence by Wallace Shawn (author): Script copyright 1973; Correspondence, 1997
  21. The Open Theater: Programs and flyers for miscellaneous performance pieces, exercises and sketches: 1963-1968 and undated
  22. The Puppet: Periodical clipping: 1957
  23. Re-Arrangements: Periodical clippings, programs and press releases: 1979
  24. Re-Arrangements: Script: 1979
  25. Re-Arrangements: Scholarly article, "Winter Project/The Other Theatre: Re-Arrangements," Performing Arts/12 Journal: 1980
  26. Santa Claus: Periodical clippings: 1960
  27. Savage/Love and Tongues: Periodical clippings (English and Italian): 1979-1980 Note: See also Tongues
  28. Savage/Love and Tongues: Programs (English and French): 1979-1980
  29. Savage/Love: Scripts with annotations, "Eureka Production copy" (2 copies): 1979
  30. Savage/Love and Tongues (The Factory Theatre, Canadian production): Periodical clippings, programs and press releases: 1980
  31. Savage/Love: Programs, flyers and periodical clipping (English and French): [1984]
  32. Savage/Love and Tongues (Video): Periodical clippings, press packet and program: 1982 and 1986
  33. Savage/Love and Tongues (Video), shown on Alive From Off Center (Television): Periodical clippings, press packets and program: 1985
  34. Savage/Love and Tongues: Press release (Italian): 1991
  35. Savage/Love and Tongues: Periodical clippings and programs: 1994
  36. Savage/Love and Tongues: Periodical clipping: 1996
  37. Savage/Love and Tongues: Periodical clipping (German), review, programs (Italian) and flyers (Italian): undated
  38. The Seagull: Business correspondence, periodical clippings and programs: 1975
  39. Seneca's Oedipus: Script with annotations: undated
  40. The Serpent: Periodical clippings (English, German and Czech) and article, "New Ritual and New Theatre,"Arts in Society: 1968-1970
  41. The Serpent: Program, The Open Theater Europe 1968, largely documenting The Serpent, but does include other pieces performed: 1968 Note: See also Masks
  42. Shut Eye: Periodical clippings and programs: 2001
  43. Shut Eye: Production information, correspondence and script (typewritten): 2001
  44. Shut Eye: Scholarly article: "Script: Shut Eye: Joseph Chaikin and the Pig Iron Theatre Company," Theatre Forum: Summer/Fall, 2003

Series 5: Productions

Production files include correspondence, periodical clippings, programs, scripts and other material related to productions in which Chaikin was involved. Organized alphabetically by production title and then chronologically.

Box 22

Folder -- Contents

  1. Sing to Me Through Open Windows and The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis: Periodical clipping, performance information and program: 1965
  2. Solo Voyages (3 Adrienne Kennedy play monologues) : Periodical clippings, program, production information and script sections with annotations: 1985
  3. States of Shock: Program and flyer: [1999]
  4. Still Alive--Teasing Time: Program and script section: 1998
  5. Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings and programs: 1988-1989 Note: See also The War in Heaven
  6. Struck Dumb: Article: "Chaikin and van Itallie's Struck Dumb," Kaleidoscope: International Magazine of Literature, Fine Arts and Disability: Fall/Summer, 1989
  7. Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings, press releases, programs and illustrated 'thank you' to Chaikin from crew: 1991
  8. Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings and program: 1994
  9. Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven (Recording): Flyer: undated
  10. Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven: Programs and liner notes: undated
  11. Struck Dumb: Script (partial) annotated, with accompanying notes: undated
  12. Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen and Counting the Ways: Periodical clippings and programs: 1993
  13. Terminal: Periodicals and periodical clippings (English and Spanish): 1970-1973 Note: See also Endgame and The Mutation Show
  14. Terminal: Programs, publicity mock-ups and tickets: 1971-1972 and undated
  15. Terminal: Article, "Terminal: The Text as History,"Modern Drama: March, 1983
  16. Terminal: Periodical clippings and programs: 1995
  17. Terminal: Sheet music, handwritten: undated
  18. 1969 Terminal 1996: Correspondence, periodical clippings, production information and notes and programs: 1996
  19. 1969 Terminal 1996: Script pages: 1996
  20. 1969 Terminal 1996: Articles; "1969 Terminal 1996," Theatre Journal: and "1969 Terminal 1996," Theater: 1997 and 1998
  21. Texts: Periodical clippings and publicity material: 1981-1983 Note: A packet of material donated by Steven Kent
  22. Texts: Programs: 1981 and 1982
  23. Texts for Nothing: Script: February, 1981
  24. Texts for Nothing: Periodical clippings, production information, programs and press releases: 1992
  25. Texts for Nothing: Scripts, annotated: September, 1992
  26. Texts for Nothing and What is the Word: Correspondence, periodical clippings and programs (English and Dutch): 1994-1995
  27. Texts for Nothing: Book section, Samuel Beckett: The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989, includes a discussion of Chaikin's Texts for Nothing (photocopied section): 1995
  28. Texts for Nothing: Periodical clippings and programs: 1996
  29. Texts for Nothing: Periodical clippings and programs: 1997
  30. Texts for Nothing: Le Vie Dei Festival, programs and article (Italian): 1997
  31. Texts for Nothing: Periodical clippings, programs, and typescript of article, Beckett at Westbeth: 1999
  32. Texts for Nothing: Scripts, annotated, with accompanying "Notes from the last performance at ACT in Seattle": [1999]
  33. Texts for Nothing: Programs: [2000]
  34. Texts for Nothing and War in Heaven: Postcards: undated
  35. That Tuesday: Production information, programs and script: [2002]
  36. Three by Beckett [That Time directed by Chaikin]: Periodical clippings and programs: 1994
  37. Three by Beckett '96 [Nacht und Traume directed by Chaikin]: Periodical clippings: 1996
  38. Tongues: Posters, periodical clippings and article, "Theater in San Francisco: Shepard and Chaikin Speaking in Tongues," Theater: 1978 Note: See also Savage/Love
  39. Tongues: Periodical clippings, programs and production information: 1979
  40. Tongues: Scripts: 1979 and undated
  41. Tongues: Programs: undated

Series 5: Productions

Production files include correspondence, periodical clippings, programs, scripts and other material related to productions in which Chaikin was involved. Organized alphabetically by production title and then chronologically.

Box 23

Folder -- Contents

  1. Tongues and The War in Heaven (a work in progress): Programs and open rehearsal invitation: undated Note: See also The War in Heaven
  2. Tongues and The War in Heaven: Sam Shepard Festival, Theater Frascati/Stichting Oeuvre: Program and periodical clippings (Dutch): [1989?] and undated
  3. Touch Me: Periodical clipping: 1988
  4. Tourists & Refugees: Periodical clippings: 1980
  5. Tourists & Refugees: Press releases, programs and company information: 1980
  6. Tourists & Refugees: Script: 1980
  7. Tourists & Refugees: Periodical clippings: 1986
  8. Tourists & Refugees #2: Periodical clippings: 1981
  9. Tourists & Refugees #2: Press releases, programs and company information: 1981
  10. Tourists & Refugees #2: Script: 1981
  11. Tourists & Refugees #3: Contact lists: 1989
  12. The Traveler/The Traveller: Article, "Staging Aphasia: Jean-Claude Van Itallie's The Traveller," Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism: Fall 1999
  13. The Traveler/The Traveller and The War in Heaven: Correspondence, production information and programs: 1987 Note: See also The War in Heaven
  14. The Traveler/The Traveller and The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings: 1987
  15. Trespassing: Book chapter, "The Rehearsal of Mourning: Chaikin's Trespassing," The Absent One: Mourning Ritual and Tragedy, A Performance of Ambivalence, published chapter (photocopy) [1985] and typed manuscript with accompanying letter: July 22, 1982
  16. Trespassing: Periodical clippings, production information and programs: 1982
  17. The Trial of Judith Malina and Julian Beck: Program: 1965
  18. Trio/Lies and Secrets: Periodical clippings (English and French): 1983
  19. Trio/Lies and Secrets: Programs (English and French): 1983
  20. Ubu Cocu: Program: undated
  21. Uncle Vanya: Periodical clippings: 1983
  22. Under the Skin: Program: Circa 1989
  23. US: Periodical clippings and article, "The Royal Shakespeare's US," by Charles Marowitz, Tulane Drama Review: 1966
  24. US: Article, "Letters on Peter Brook's US" by Joseph Chaikin, Theater/Yale: Spring, 1988
  25. Utterances/Utterances in the Firmament: Periodical clippings, programs and invitations to open rehearsal: 1990 and [1990]
  26. Utterances/Utterances in the Firmament: Script sections, acting exercises and workshop notes and notes by others invited to rehearsals: 1989-1990
  27. Viet Rock: Production information from unidentified book (photocopy): 1966
  28. Waiting for Godot: Periodical clipping: 1984
  29. Waiting for Godot: Correspondence, periodical clippings, programs and flyers: 1990
  30. Waiting for Godot: Periodical clippings, programs and flyers: 1992
  31. Waiting for Godot: Samuel Beckett Festival, The Hague: Programs and flyers (English and Dutch): 1992
  32. Waiting for Godot: Photographs of set models and costume sketches with fabric swatches: undated
  33. [The War in Heaven]: Periodical clippings regarding Chaikin and Shepard collaboration at ART: 1984
  34. [The War in Heaven]: Script, "Collaboration, Feb '84 1st draft", typed transcript (photocopy) with some annotations: 1984
  35. The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings and programs: 1985-1986
  36. [The War in Heaven]: Program, Teatro Festival, Parma, including Angel's Monologue (Italian): 1986
  37. The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings, programs and flyers: 1987
  38. The War in Heaven: Articles, "Wojna W Niebie (The War in Heaven): Przelozyl Grzeforz Godlewski" and "Joseph Chaikin: Odmrazanie Slow," Dialog (Polish): June, 1988
  39. The War in Heaven: Flyer: [1988]
  40. The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings, programs and posters (Italian): 1989
  41. The War in Heaven: Correspondence, periodical clippings, programs and flyers: 1992
  42. The War in Heaven: Production notes: 1993
  43. The War in Heaven: Periodical clippings and program: 1996
  44. The War in Heaven: Program: 2003
  45. When My Girlhood Was Still All Flowers: Production information: 1963
  46. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): Olympics Arts Festival, AT&T Theater Series: Periodical clippings, programs, flyers, Certificate of Appreciation for Chaikin and article, "1996 Olympic Arts Festival: AT&T Theater Series," Theater Journal: 1996 and 1997
  47. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): Script: July 5, 1996
  48. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable) and Chicago: Correspondence, periodical clippings, programs and flyers: 1996
  49. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): Correspondence, periodical clippings, programs, flyers and typescript, The Presence of Directors: Notes on Joseph Chaikin and Augusto Boal: 1997
  50. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): Periodical clippings, programs and flyers: 1997
  51. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): Script in Zoetrope, with accompanying correspondence: Winter, 1997
  52. When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable): Correspondence regarding licensing agreement: 1998
  53. Woyzeck: Periodical clippings (English and Dutch): 1975-1976 Note: A packet of periodical clippings donated by Richard E. Kramer
  54. Woyzeck: Programs and production information: 1976
  55. Zabriskie Point (Film): Periodical clippings and reviews: 1968 and 1978

Subseries 6A: Articles and Periodical Clippings: Articles by Chaikin

Subseries 6B: Articles and Periodical Clippings: Published Articles and Book Excerpts

Subseries 6C: Articles and Periodical Clippings: Periodical Clippings

This series includes articles and interviews in scholarly journals, professional magazines and newspapers documenting Chaikin's activities, his influence, and organizations in which he was involved, including the Open Theater, the Other Theater and the Winter Project. Material is organized chronologically. Research note: Articles and periodical clippings documenting individual Chaikin productions are located in the Production series.

Box 24

Folder -- Contents

Articles by Chaikin

  1. "Notes on Character. . . and the Setup" Performance, volume 1, number 1: December, 1971
  2. "What the Actor Does," Performance, volume 1, number 5: March-April, 1973
  3. "The Actor Still Present" Revue Francaise D'Etudes Americaines, volume 5, number 10: October, 1980
  4. "Le Presence du L'Acteur" Pratique Theatrale, excerpts from The Presence of the Actor (translated into French): undated

Published Articles and Book Excerpts

  1. Article: "The Open Theatre: An Interview with Joseph Chaikin," Tulane Drama Review: Winter 1964
  2. Article: "Off Off Hurrah," Gruppi Teatrali: circa 1968 (Italian)
  3. Article: "Chaikin Fragments," The Drama Review: Spring 1969
  4. Article: "The Politics of 'I' and 'We': Notes on Joe Chaikin's The Presence of the Actor," Theatre/Yale: Spring 1973
  5. Articles: "Closing the Open Theatre," "Open Theatre Checklist," and "The First Fool," Theatre Quarterly: November 1974-January 1975
  6. Article: "O Czym Warto Mowic. . . (Andrzej Bonarski, Joseph Chaikin)," Dialog: November 1975 (Polish with typed English translation)
  7. Article: Unidentified article, Dialog: December 1975 (Polish)
  8. Article: "Portrait of an Ideal Professional Theater-within-a-University," University: A Princeton Quarterly: Fall 1976
  9. Articles: "The Open Theater: The Actor as Storyteller," "The Talking Band: Notes on the Whole Music of the Body," "Chronology" and "Biographies," PA'Q1: 1976
  10. Article: "Joseph Chaikin Interview," Performing Arts Journal: Winter 1977
  11. Article: "Americki Dnevik (fragment)": Scena: January-February 1977 (Croatian)
  12. Article: "Breathing in a Different Zone: Joseph Chaikin," The Drama Review: Fall 1981
  13. Article: "Intervju med Joseph Chaikin," Spillerom: 1982 (Norwegian)
  14. Article: "Beckett and Dharma," ReVISION: Spring, 1983
  15. Article: "Open Theater Revisited: An Argentine Experiment," Latin American Theatre Review: Fall 1984
  16. Article: "Company for Company: Androgyny and Theatricality in Samuel Beckett's Prose," Fabula: 1986
  17. Article: "The Dramaturgy of the Dream Play: Breuer, Chaikin, Shepard," Ale Origini Della Drammaturgia Moderna Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello: 1987
  18. Article: "Joseph Chaikin: Odmrazanie Slow," Dialog: June 1988 (Polish)
  19. Article: "The Use of Dramatic Enactment in the Training of Drama Therapists," The Arts in Psychotherapy: 1989
  20. Article: "The Lost Words of Joseph Chaikin," Hippocrates: January-February 1989
  21. Article: [Unknown title]: Theatre, with accompanying correspondence: July 1990 (Egyptian)
  22. Article: "The Voyage Back: Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard Collaborate Across the Chasm of Language Disability," American Theatre: June 1991
  23. Article: "Being There with Joseph Chaikin and the Open Theater," American Writing: A Magazine: 1992
  24. Article: "Education and Disability," by Jean-Claude Van Itallie, Kaleidoscope: Winter/Spring 1993
  25. Article: "'This Fundamental Challenge to Identity': Reproduction and Representation in the Drama of Adrienne Kennedy," Theatre Journal: May 1996
  26. Article: "Chaikin in the Present Tense," American Theatre: November 1996
  27. Article: "Beckett & Poetry: A Memoir," Crossroads: Journal of the Poetry Society of America: Fall-Winter, 2002
  28. Articles: "Acting Shakespeare Now," Mosaic, dedicated to Chaikin by author, and "Prince Hal and the Tragic Style," Shakespeare Survey: undated
  29. Article: "Utopia and Theater," Theater, with accompanying correspondence from author: undated
  30. Book Excerpt: Autobiografia dell'a vanguardia: Il Teatro Sperimentale American alle Soglie degli Anni Ottana: 1980 (Italian)
  31. Book Excerpt: "The New Repertories and the Revolutionary Theatre," symposium transcript in Studies on the Left: undated
  32. Book Excerpt: "Radical, Independent, Chaotic, Anarchic Theatre vs. Institutional, University, Little, Commercial, Ford and Stock Theatres," by R. G. Davis, [untitled book]: undated
  33. Book Excerpt: [Unknown title]: Chapter on Joseph Chaikin: unknown date [Japanese]

Periodical Clippings

  1. Periodical clippings: 1960-1964
  2. Periodical clippings: 1965
  3. Periodical clippings: 1966
  4. Periodical clippings: 1968
  5. Periodical clippings: 1969
  6. Periodical clippings: 1970
  7. Periodical clippings: 1971
  8. Periodical clippings: 1972
  9. Periodical clippings: Reviews of The Presence of the Actor: 1972-1973
  10. Periodical clippings: 1973
  11. Periodical clippings: 1974
  12. Periodical clippings: 1975
  13. Periodical clippings: 1976
  14. Periodical clippings: 1977
  15. Periodical clippings: 1978
  16. Periodical clippings: 1979
  17. Periodical clippings: 1980
  18. Periodical clippings: 1981
  19. Periodical clippings: 1982
  20. Periodical clippings: 1983
  21. Periodical clippings: 1984
  22. Periodical clippings: 1985
  23. Periodical clippings: 1986
  24. Periodical clippings: 1987-1988
  25. Periodical clippings: 1989-1990
  26. Periodical clippings: Reviews of Joseph Chaikin & Sam Shepard: Letters and Texts: 1989-1991
  27. Periodical clippings: 1991-1994
  28. Periodical clippings: 1995-1999
  29. Periodical clippings: 2000-2003
  30. Periodical clippings: undated

Subseries 7A: Manuscripts, Writings and Fragments by Chaikin

Much of this material is unsigned and attributions are tentative in some cases. Organized chronologically.

Subseries 7B: Manuscripts, Writings and Fragments: Interviews with Chaikin

Subseries 7C: Manuscripts, Writings and Fragments: Academic Writings about Chaikin

Subseries 7D: Manuscripts, Writings and Fragments by Others or Unidentified

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Folder -- Contents

Writings by Chaikin

  1. "The Actor's Involvement: Notes on Acting Brecht," Manuscript for article which appeared in The Drama Review: [1968]
  2. Joe 1970: Spiral notebook (much in shorthand) and typed manuscript pages, both including versions of "Taboo Thoughts" and "A Dialogue Between Two Artists": 1970 and undated
  3. "The Actor's Process"/"What the Actor Does": Multiple manuscripts and published article [Performance] with annotations: [1973]
  4. "The Actor in Time": Multiple manuscripts and publishing correspondence: 1973 and undated
  5. "The Actor's Awareness of Time": Manuscript: undated
  6. "Concentration and Trance. . ." [Joseph Chaikin]: Typed page (photocopy): undated
  7. "Exiled Emotions and the Theatre," [Joseph Chaikin]: Manuscript pages: undated
  8. "A Poem," [Joseph Chaikin]: Handwritten: undated
  9. [Untitled], "Joe in TDR 32 - in TDR Theater Conference (the one w/Goffman)": Typed page regarding the Open Theater: undated
  10. [Untitled Speeches]: Speeches regarding the Open Theater and political consciousness, including an outline history of the organization: 2 typed manuscripts: undated
  11. "Face/Facial Expressions," [Joseph Chaikin]: Loose notes in envelope with attached note, "This appears to be a collection of random material, including those Joe was making to contribute to the book we were to co-author on the nature of the theatre. Notes in ink at end are by me. --B. Coco 17 Oct '92": 1992
  12. "New Piece, " [Joseph Chaikin]: Loose notes with envelope: undated
  13. Miscellaneous theater exercises, notes and short essays, by [Joseph Chaikin ?]: Manuscript pages, types and handwritten: undated

Chaikin Interviews

  1. [Untitled] Chaikin interview with Ettore Sottsass and Fernanda Pivano: Typescript: May 12, 1968
  2. An Interview with Joseph Chaikin by Richard Schechner: Typescript: Fall, 1968
  3. [Untitled] Chaikin interview by Jean Stein: Typescript with accompanying correspondence: February 8, 1975 and December 12, 1984
  4. An Interview with Joseph and Shami Chaikin by Catherine H. Gleason: Typed transcripts: January 29, 1998
  5. [Untitled] Chaikin interview with unidentified interviewer: Typed account of the interview (photocopies): undated

Academic Writings about Chaikin

  1. Advice to the Players: Acting Theory in America, 1923 to 1973 (section on Chaikin's work) by Mike Friedman, Doctoral Dissertation: May, 1987
  2. Joseph Chaikin & Sam Shepard: Letters and Texts, 1972-1984: Working file regarding author Barry Daniels' book including Daniel's project proposal, correspondence between Daniels, Chaikin and Shepard regarding the project and photocopies of some Chaikin/Shepard letters and photograph of book cover: 1988 and miscellaneous dates
  3. An Introduction to Rationality and Metaphysics in the Theater Esthetics and Practice of Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, and Joseph Chaikin by Frans Hempen, Master's Thesis: July, 1995
  4. Joseph Chaikin and the Presence of the Dramaturg by Allan Kuharski, typed paper with accompanying correspondence: July 25, 1995
  5. Miscellaneous academic papers, abstracts and citations in which Chaikin is mentioned: miscellaneous dates

Manuscripts, Writings and Fragments by Others or Unidentified

  1. [The Politics of Experience], untitled excerpt by R. D. Laing: Typed pages (photocopy): [1967]
  2. On Magic by Robert Reiss: Typed essay: October 16, 1971
  3. [Nightwalk ? ]: Notebook and script pages, typed and handwritten: 1973 and undated
  4. The Excavators by Susan Yankowitz: Transcript: Copyright, November 1976
  5. Poems and A Calendar of Hours by Jane Hubbard: Manuscript: 1981
  6. Ill Seen Ill Said by Samuel Beckett, The New Yorker: October 5, 1981
  7. Fragment by Samuel Beckett, "For Barney Rosset" (typed photocopy): July 1986
  8. What is the Word by Samuel Beckett, "from the French for Joe Chaikin from Sam Beckett" (photocopies): April 1989
  9. Cassandra by Michael Feingold: Script (first 20 pages), with note to Chaikin: October 25, 1990
  10. What Where by Samuel Beckett, edited by S. E. Gontarksi (script based on the novel Company): Script with accompanying correspondence by Gontarski: 1992 and 1997
  11. First Love by Samuel Beckett (photocopied book pages): undated
  12. Stirrings Still by Samuel Beckett (photocopy): undated
  13. [Terminal ?]: Script fragments and correspondence by Susan Yankowitz; "The Pregnant Dying," "Notes for A Gallery of Dead Babies," "The Dead Babies," "Dialogue," "Guide's Speech" and "It's": undated
  14. An Experiment in Learning: Script pages, typed, unsigned: undated
  15. King Lear in the Theatre: Lecture notes, typed, annotated (photocopy), unsigned: undated
  16. A Story: Manuscript pages, unsigned: undated
  17. Tonight We Improvise: Script fragment, unsigned: undated
  18. Untitled: Script (characters include, Peter, Michael and Christine), typed pages, unsigned: undated
  19. Untitled ("Spiders having many legs, only one head."): Script/poem page, unsigned: undated

Subseries 8A: Audio-Visual Material: Audio Cassettes

Material is organized chronologically.

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Tape Number -- Contents

  1. [Conversation, R. D. Laing & Joseph Chaikin] Discuss vegetarianism, China, radicalism, spiritual evil, pacificism; commitment of the actor, exercises, ego, holidays, ritual, religious experience, Germany, hospitalization, Open Theater and The Serpent. [London : s.n., 1969] Tape 1 of 2, recorded on sides A and B.
  2. [Conversation, R. D. Laing & Joseph Chaikin]. Discuss vegetarianism, China, radicalism, spiritual evil, pacificism ; commitment of the actor, exercises, ego, holidays, ritual, religious experience, Germany, hospitalization, Open Theater and The Serpent. [London : s.n., 1969] Tape 2 of 2, recorded on sides A and B.
  3. Joe Chaikin: "Transcribed": February 8, 1975
  4. A Fable: Joseph Chaikin, directing (Part 1), note, "warped": November, 1975
  5. A Fable: Joseph Chaikin, directing (Part 2): November, 1975
  6. A Fable: Joseph Chaikin, directing (Part 3 and 4): November, 1975
  7. A Fable: Joseph Chaikin, directing (Part 5): November, 1975
  8. Character appearances. [1975?]
  9. Character appearances. [1975?]. Copy 2
  10. Interview for Scena, Yugoslavia: April, 1976
  11. Joseph Chaikin reading poems: WBAI: December, 1976.
  12. Joseph Chaikin reading poems: WBAI: December, 1976. Copy 2
  13. Joseph Chaikin reading poetry: WBAI II: February, 1978. Recorded on side 1 only.
  14. Joseph Chaikin reading poetry: WBAI II: February, 1978. Recorded on side 1 only. Copy 2
  15. Joe, class III [Joseph Chaikin, class]. Tape slightly inaudible. Discusses technique in terms of the element of space; the Stanislavski system and the Group Theater; Brecht and political theater; failure of ritual theater; the collaborative process; the rehearsal period; speaking and the face; the audience: October 16, 1978.
  16. Chaikin/Shepard in "Tongues": New York: Harris: San Francisco: June, 1978, Recorded on side 1 only.
  17. Chaikin/Shepard in "Tongues": New York: Harris: San Francisco: June, 1978, Recorded on side 1 only. Copy 2

17A. Conversation with Clara Haskil regarding Mozart Piano Concertos 19 and 20: July 1, 1979. Note: Includes Joseph Chaikin, Jean-Claude vanItallie, Shami Chaikin, and Karen Ludwig. Recording quality is very poor.

  1. Joseph Chaikin rehearsal Texts: [Chaikin reads Texts For Nothing by Samuel Beckett]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions: [1980?]. Recorded on side 1 only.
  2. Joseph Chaikin rehearsal Texts: [Chaikin reads Texts For Nothing by Samuel Beckett]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions: [1980?]. This appears to be related to item 18 but is not the same content.
  3. [Chaikin discussing how to train beginning actors]. San Francisco: Earwax Production, Side 1. Advises; compares director to orchestra conductor; expresses regard for Grotowski; finds Presence of the Actor "dated"; sees "loving connection" between performer and audience -- Side 2. Explores physical action in interpreting Shakespeare: [1980?]
  4. [Chaikin discussing how to train beginning actors]. San Francisco: Earwax Production, Side 1. Advises; compares director to orchestra conductor; expresses regard for Grotowski; finds Presence of the Actor "dated"; sees "loving connection" between performer and audience -- Side 2. Explores physical action in interpreting Shakespeare: [1980?] Copy 2.
  5. Joe Chaikin tape #2 [JC lecturing a workshop]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions, Side 1. JC lectures, questionable which characters discussed ;preparation of actors doing physical warm-ups, breathing and stretching exercises -- Side 2. Scene from Mother Courage followed by JC's critique: [1980?]
  6. Joe Chaikin tape #2 [JC lecturing a workshop]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions, Side 1. JC lectures, questionable which characters discussed ;preparation of actors doing physical warm-ups, breathing and stretching exercises -- Side 2. Scene from Mother Courage followed by JC's critique: [1980?] Copy 2
  7. Joseph Chaikin tape #3 [JC coaches actors working on Mother Courage]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions, Side 1. Continuation of tape #2, JC coaches actors -- Side 2. Scene continues and JC's commentary; followed by scene from Caucasian Chalk Circle with Joan Machin and Tom Sweeney: [1980?]
  8. Joseph Chaikin tape #3 [JC coaches actors working on Mother Courage]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions, Side 1. Continuation of tape #2, JC coaches actors -- Side 2. Scene continues and JC's commentary; followed by scene from Caucasian Chalk Circle with Joan Machin and Tom Sweeney: [1980?] Copy 2
  9. Joe Chaikin tape #4 [Continues scene from Caucasian Chalk Circle, JC's remarks and act 3, Fire, from Three Sisters]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions, Performers: Joyce O'Neal as Olga; other performers reading the part of Masha and Irina from Three sisters. Recorded on side 1 only: [1980?]
  10. Joe Chaikin tape #4 [Continues scene from Caucasian Chalk Circle, JC's remarks and act 3, Fire, from Three Sisters]. San Francisco: Earwax Productions, Performers: Joyce O'Neal as Olga; other performers reading the part of Masha and Irina from Three sisters. Recorded on side 1 only: [1980?] Copy 2
  11. Joe Chaikin tape #5 [Discussion with actors about choices in performing Chekhov]. San Francisco, Earwax Production, Side 1. Discussion with actors; quotes Walter Benjamin about subject matter and truth content; endorses van Itallie versions of Chekhov -- Side 2. Feels actor's breathing affects audiences's breathing; demonstrates resonating sounds; compares actor and singer using consonants: [1980?]
  12. Joe Chaikin tape #5 [Discussion with actors about choices in performing Chekhov]. San Francisco, Earwax Production, Side 1. Discussion with actors; quotes Walter Benjamin about subject matter and truth content; endorses van Itallie versions of Chekhov -- Side 2. Feels actor's breathing affects audiences's breathing; demonstrates resonating sounds; compares actor and singer using consonants: [1980?] Copy 2.
  13. Joe Chaikin at New School. Side 1. Believes theater is a "telling of feelings and experience"; quotes Walter Benjamin on parts of a story; compares theater and movies; discusses role of director and principles of criticism in collaboration; "who is summoned in the audience" ; talks about going into the Living Theatre; prefers a single writer to a group on a project -- Side 2. Thinks four months is proper period for collaborating on a production; gives opinion of Peter Brook, Jerzy Grotowski, the Becks, and Mabou Mines; cities influences: [1980?]
  14. Joe Chaikin at New School. Side 1. Believes theater is a "telling of feelings and experience"; quotes Walter Benjamin on parts of a story; compares theater and movies; discusses role of director and principles of criticism in collaboration; "who is summoned in the audience" ; talks about going into the Living Theatre; prefers a single writer to a group on a project -- Side 2. Thinks four months is proper period for collaborating on a production; gives opinion of Peter Brook, Jerzy Grotowski, the Becks, and Mabou Mines; cities influences: [1980?] Copy 2
  15. Joe Chaikin tape #6 [Discusses breathing and music]. San Francisco: Earwax Production. Title on sound cassette: Side 1. Scene from Endgame followed by critique; JC describes criticism; discusses Beckett's pauses, plus the musicality of his prose -- Side 2. Compares American actor with Japanese Hoh actor; discusses other scenes from Shakespeare: [1980?]
  16. Joe Chaikin tape #6 [Discusses breathing and music]. San Francisco: Earwax Production. Title on sound cassette: Side 1. Scene from Endgame followed by critique; JC describes criticism; discusses Beckett's pauses, plus the musicality of his prose -- Side 2. Compares American actor with Japanese Hoh actor; discusses other scenes from Shakespeare: [1980?] Copy 2

Subseries 8A: Audio-Visual Material: Audio Cassettes

Material is organized chronologically.

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Tape Number -- Contents

  1. Joe Chaikin tape #8 [Discusses breathing and music]. San Francisco: Earwax Production, Recorded on side 1 only. Discussion; mentions Pinter's pauses; Beckett's punctuation and the problem of translated plays; refers to Aristotle: [1980?]
  2. Joe Chaikin tape #8 [Discusses breathing and music]. San Francisco: Earwax Production, Recorded on side 1 only. Discussion; mentions Pinter's pauses; Beckett's punctuation and the problem of translated plays; refers to Aristotle: [1980?] Copy 2
  3. Joe Chaikin tape #9: San Francisco: Earwax Production: [1980?]
  4. Joe Chaikin tape #10: San Francisco: Earwax Production: [1980?]
  5. Joe Chaikin tape #11: San Francisco: Earwax Production: [1980?]
  6. Joe Chaikin tape #12: San Francisco: Earwax Production: [1980?]
  7. Interview with Sam Shepard: January 13, 1982
  8. Conversation with William Coco: Includes "Emotions" and "Manifestation.": [1982?]
  9. Conversation with William Coco: Includes "Emotions" and "Manifestation.": [1982?] Copy 2
  10. Conversation with William Coco. Side 2 Conversation with Bill [Sutz?]: [1982?].
  11. Conversation with William Coco. Side 2 Conversation with Bill [Sutz?]: [1982?]. Copy 2
  12. Conversation with Ronnie Gilbert and Mira Rafalowicz. New York City. Side 1 contains piano music. Conversation begins on side 2: November, 1983
  13. Conversation with Ronnie Gilbert and Mira Rafalowicz. New York City. Side 1 contains piano music. Conversation begins on side 2: November, 1983 Copy 2
  14. Night Voices. Presented by the Open Theater. "Writings and improvisations about the time between wake and sleep." Performers: Directed by Joseph Chaikin ; produced by Rick Harris ; dramaturg, Bill Hart ; actors, Roger Babb, Joseph Chaikin, Ronnie Gilbert, Tina Shepard. Originally broadcast as 4 half-hour shows. Two cassettes. Tape 1. Side 1: Patterns ; Side 2: Mysteries: Broadcast over National Public Radio satellite 1982-1983. Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  15. Night Voices. Presented by the Open Theater. "Writings and improvisations about the time between wake and sleep." Performers: Directed by Joseph Chaikin ; produced by Rick Harris ; dramaturg, Bill Hart ; actors, Roger Babb, Joseph Chaikin, Ronnie Gilbert, Tina Shepard. Originally broadcast as 4 half-hour shows. Two cassettes. Tape 2. Side 1: Insomnia ; Side 2: Intimacy: Broadcast over National Public Radio satellite 1982-1983. Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  16. Night Voices, Outtakes, WBAI: 1982-1983.
  17. Night Voices, Outtakes, WBAI: 1982-1983. Copy 2
  18. 92nd Street Y, Poetry Center [Reading?]: November 29, 1982
  19. Joseph Chaikin Talks: [questions and answers, JC & Mira Rafalowicz] 1 of 2. England. Side 1. JC and Mira Rafalowicz discuss Text, and the role of the dramaturg; Tourists and Refugees; process of creating a collaboration; critics; exercises; Nightwalk; the China project; method training - Side 2. Brecht's theories of acting; playing Galy Gay; Grotowski's "Vision;" Lineage of theater; relationship between audience and actors; Hair; the themes of the Open Theater; the technological aspects of Mabou Mines. Tapes often inaudible. May 19, 1983
  20. Joseph Chaikin Talks: [questions and answers, JC & Mira Rafalowicz] 1 of 2. England. Side 1. JC and Mira Rafalowicz discuss Text, and the role of the dramaturg; Tourists and Refugees; process of creating a collaboration; critics; exercises; Nightwalk; the China project; method training - Side 2. Brecht's theories of acting; playing Galy Gay; Grotowski's "Vision;" Lineage of theater; relationship between audience and actors; Hair; the themes of the Open Theater; the technological aspects of Mabou Mines. Tapes often inaudible: May 19, 1983 Copy 2
  21. Joseph Chaikin Talks: [questions and answers, JC & Mira Rafalowicz] 2 of 2. England. Side 3. Winter Project; economics; disbanding of groups; Andre Gregory; Charles Ludlam. Tapes often inaudible: May 19, 1983
  22. Joseph Chaikin Talks: [questions and answers, JC & Mira Rafalowicz] 2 of 2. England. Side 3. Winter Project; economics; disbanding of groups; Andre Gregory; Charles Ludlam. Tapes often inaudible: May 19, 1983 Copy 2
  23. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983], 1 of 5. Panel: Early work, 1963-1966 / moderator, Arthur Sainer: [1983] Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  24. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983], 1 of 5. Panel: Early work, 1963-1966 / moderator, Arthur Sainer: [1983] Copy 2 Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  25. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 2 of 5. Panel: The Serpent / moderator, Richard Gilman: [1983] Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  26. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 2 of 5. Panel: The Serpent / moderator, Richard Gilman: [1983] Copy 2 Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  27. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 3 of 5. Panel: Late works: Terminal, Mutation Show, Nightwalk/ moderator, Eileen Blumenthal: [1983]Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  28. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 3 of 5. Panel: Late works: Terminal, Mutation Show, Nightwalk/ moderator, Eileen Blumenthal: [1983] Copy 2 Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  29. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 4 of 5. Panel: The collaborative process / moderator, Roger Copeland: [1983]Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  30. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 4 of 5. Panel: The collaborative process / moderator, Roger Copeland: [1983] Copy 2 Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  31. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 5 of 5. Panel: The Open Theater and current trends in performance. Closing remarks: Jean-Claude van Itallie, Barry V. Daniels and Alex Gildzen: [1983] Note: Reference copy on CD available.
  32. [Open Theater Conference: held at Kent State University, Dec. 1-3, 1983] 5 of 5. Panel: The Open Theater and current trends in performance. Closing remarks: Jean-Claude van Itallie, Barry V. Daniels and Alex Gildzen: [1983] Copy 2
  33. Joe's Journal. Recorded on side 1 only; JC discusses his childhood, his stroke,changes, God and death: November 19, 21 and 26, [1984?]
  34. Joe's Journal. Recorded on side 1 only; JC discusses his childhood, his stroke,changes, God and death: November 19, 21 and 26, [1984?] Copy 2
  35. The War in Heaven. New York: Blank Tape Studios, Performers: Director, Sam Shepard; performer, Joseph Chaikin; recorded and mixed by John Bradly; music composed and performed by Sam Shepard. [1985?]
  36. The War in Heaven. New York: Blank Tape Studios, Performers: Director, Sam Shepard; performer, Joseph Chaikin; recorded and mixed by John Bradly; music composed and performed by Sam Shepard. [1985?] Copy 2

Subseries 8A: Audio-Visual Material: Audio Cassettes

Material is organized chronologically.

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Tape Number -- Contents

  1. One Day, Reading. Chaikin reads a work in progress by himself and van Itallie, which became Struck Dumb. Side 1. Reading (no music) -- Side 2. Final reading (with music); followed by conversation by the musicians and producer: November 15, 1987
  2. One Day, Reading. Chaikin reads a work in progress by himself and van Itallie, which became Struck Dumb. Side 1. Reading (no music) -- Side 2. Final reading (with music); followed by conversation by the musicians and producer: November 15, 1987 Copy 2.
  3. Radio France interview. Excerpts from Texts read by Joseph Chaikin in English; followed by interview in French with Chaikin answering in English about Samuel Beckett's suggestions for the adaptation and collaboration with Steven Kent. Recorded on side 1 only: October 30, 1987
  4. Radio France interview. Excerpts from Texts read by Joseph Chaikin in English; followed by interview in French with Chaikin answering in English about Samuel Beckett's suggestions for the adaptation and collaboration with Steven Kent. Recorded on side 1 only: October 30, 1987 Copy 2
  5. The War in Heaven: Music by Gavin Bryars for "the BBC symphony orchestra based on The War in Heaven," with accompanying correspondence from Bryars: April 29, 1993
  6. That Time: Aardvark Audio, New York: November 25, 1994
  7. Samuel Beckett: That Time. That Time performed by Joseph Chaikin, Directed by Mark Cassady; Metropolitan Community United Church: April 1999.
  8. Samuel Beckett: That Time. That Time performed by Joseph Chaikin, Directed by Mark Cassady; Metropolitan Community United Church; "Warm Up Recordings": April 1999.
  9. For Joe from Bill H.: undated
  10. Fragments and Rehearsals: undated
  11. Joe Chaikin Poetry: undated
  12. Marjorie Phillips Voice Exercises: undated
  13. New York University, Lecture and Q&A: undated
  14. Sally and I and Stephen Talking: July 8 and 9, [undated]
  15. Sam Beckett on the Radio--Jo Chaikin: WBAI: undated
  16. Second WBAI Poetry Reading: WBAI: undated
  17. Struck Dumb: "With [unreadable], not mixed," Copyright Jean Claude van Itallie and Joseph Chaikin: undated
  18. Struck Dumb: Demo, Raven Recordings, Cooper Station, N.Y. Copyright Jean Claude van Itallie and Joseph Chaikin: undated
  19. Struck Dumb: "Rough mix": undated
  20. Tempest. 1 of 2: February 7, [undated]
  21. Tempest. 2 of 2, Call backs; readings: February 7, [undated]
  22. [War in Heaven (interrupted)] Roger and Sam and Me: undated
  23. The War in Heaven / Struck Dumb pp. 6-10. The Moving Center: undated
  24. The Years Between: undated
  25. Sage, Greg. Is this real? Collaboration for radio by Joseph Chaikin, Ronnie Gilbert, and Mira Rafalowicz. Roxy Recorders, undated, but possibly 1985
  26. Sage, Greg. Is this real? Collaboration for radio by Joseph Chaikin, Ronnie Gilbert, and Mira Rafalowicz. Roxy Recorders, undated, but possibly 1985, Copy 2

Subseries 8B: Audio-Visual: Reel-to-Reel audio tapes

Subseries 8C: Audio-Visual: Videotape

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Tape Number -- Contents

Reel-to-Reel audio tapes: 7" reels of 1/4" audio tape.

  1. Interview, Sam Shepard, San Francisco: Producer Steve Gomer, Cam. John Heller, 1 of 2: January 13, 1982
  2. Interview, Sam Shepard, San Francisco: Producer Steve Gomer, Cam. John Heller, 2 of 2: [January 13, 1982]
  3. "WBAI Joseph Chaikin Poetry, 2nd tape:" undated

3/4 Inch, U-matic Format Videotape

  1. Camera 3 Presents Terminal. Performing Art Services and Gomer/Heller Productions. 3/4 inch format: [December 12, 1970]
  2. Savage Love: by Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard. Performed by Joseph Chaikin, music performed by Harry Mann and Skip La Plante. Filmed by Shirley Clarke. December, 1980. 3/4 inch format.
  3. Tongues: The Other Theatre, Inc. with the Women's Interart Center. Performed by Joseph Chaikin, music performed by Skip La Plante. Filmed by Shirley Clarke. December, 1980. 3/4 inch format.

Subseries 8D: Audio-Visual: Videotape

Box 30

Tape Number -- Contents

VHS Format Videotape

  1. Camera 3 Presents Terminal with text by Susan Yankowitz. A collaboration by the Open Theatre. Co-directed by Joseph Chaikin and Roberta Sklar: December 12, 1970. Note: Reference copy on DVD available.
  2. Camera 3 Presents Terminal with text by Susan Yankowitz. A collaboration by the Open Theatre. Co-directed by Joseph Chaikin and Roberta Sklar: December 12, 1970. Note: Reference copy on DVD available.
  3. Camera 3 Presents Terminal with text by Susan Yankowitz. A collaboration by the Open Theatre. Co-directed by Joseph Chaikin and Roberta Sklar: December 12, 1970. Copy 2 Note: Reference copy on DVD available.
  4. The Serpent: Open Theatre. Net Playhouse, by Jean-Claude Van Itallie, directed by Joseph Chaikin and Roberta Sklar. Includes documentary about program, interviews with actors, and two sequences from "Terminal" (The Executed Man by Raymond Barry and The Song by Shami Chaikin): May 11, 1976. Note: Reference copy on DVD available.
  5. The Serpent: Open Theatre. Net Playhouse, by Jean-Claude Van Itallie, directed by Joseph Chaikin and Roberta Sklar. Includes documentary about program, interviews with actors, and two sequences from "Terminal" (The Executed Man by Raymond Barry and The Song by Shami Chaikin): May 11, 1976. Copy 2. Note: Reference copy on DVD available.
  6. Tongues: Magic Theatre, San Francisco, by Joseph Chaikin and Sam Shepard, Distributed by the American Poetry Archive: June, 1978.
  7. Killer Head and Tongues: Magic Theatre, San Francisco, produced by the American Poetry Archive and the Poetry Center at San Francisco State University: [1978]
  8. Tongues: Other Theatre, performed by Joseph Chaikin, filmed by Shirley Clarke. Prod.: December, 1980.
  9. Tongues for Alive from Off Center, performed by Joseph Chaikin, filmed by Shirley Clarke. Prod.: [1980]

Subseries 8D: Audio-Visual: Videotape

Box 31

Tape Number -- Contents

VHS Format Videotape

  1. War in Heaven: Teatro Festival, Parma, Italy: 1986
  2. Edwin Booth Award to Joseph Chaikin: City University Graduate Center: May 4, 1987
  3. Edwin Booth Award to Joseph Chaikin with "Struck Dumb" Rehearsal: [May 4, 1987]
  4. North High Hall of Fame Alumni Dinner, October 8, 1987
  5. Balcony: Cleanup, first rehearsal, and discussion of Genet: September 19, [1988?]
  6. Balcony: PHN/Moonbeam Productions, New York, trailer, selected scenes. March 9, 1989
  7. Balcony: PHN/Moonbeam Productions, New York, trailer, selected scenes. March 9, 1989. Copy 2
  8. Struck Dumb and The War in Heaven: Genesis Theatre: April 11, 1989
  9. Joseph Chaikin/War in Heaven: Arizona State: February 4, 1992
  10. [Joseph Chaikin discussion with R.D. Laing], includes "duets" with voices, sounds, etc.: undated

Subseries 9A: Photographs and Sketches: Subject

Organized by subject.

Box 32

Folder -- Contents

  1. Events: Chaikin accepting Booth Award: [May 4, 1987]
  2. Events: Chaikin reception at Arizona State University: February 4, 1992
  3. Personal: Snapshot photographs, including early photographs, friends and family: miscellaneous dates, 1950s-1980s
  4. Portraits: Chaikin: Folder 1 of 2: miscellaneous dates
  5. Portraits: Chaikin: Folder 2 of 2: miscellaneous dates
  6. Portraits: Chaikin and Sam Shepard: undated
  7. Portraits: Chaikin sketches by Don Bachardy (photographic prints) and exhibit catalog: 1972 and 1973
  8. Portraits: Chaikin sketches (photocopies) by Jeff Schlanger: undated
  9. Productions: The Connection: circa 1962
  10. Productions: Dybbuk: 1979
  11. Productions: Electra, contact sheets: 1976
  12. Productions: Endgame: undated
  13. Productions: Imaging the Other: 1982
  14. Productions: The Last Yankee: Chaikin and playwright Arthur Miller at rehearsal, inscribed to Chaikin from Miller: 1998
  15. Productions: Lies and Secrets: 1983
  16. Productions: The Living Theater, general: [early 1960s]
  17. Productions: Man is Man: [1962]
  18. Productions: Me and My Brother: [1969]
  19. Productions: Mutation Show: [1972-1973]
  20. Productions: Open Theater, general: 1963
  21. Productions: Rearrangements, contact sheets: 1979
  22. Productions: Savage/Love and Tongues: 1994
  23. Productions: The Serpent: 1968
  24. Productions: The Summer Project, proofs and negatives: undated
  25. Productions: Terminal: [1971-1972]
  26. Productions: Texts: 1981
  27. Productions: Three by Beckett: [1996]
  28. Productions: Tongues and Savage/Love: 1980 and undated
  29. Productions: Tourists and Refugees: 1980
  30. Productions: The Traveler/The Traveller, including Jean-Claude van Itallie portraits: [1987]
  31. Productions: Trespassing: 1982
  32. Productions: Trio: 1983
  33. Productions: Ubo Cocu: undated
  34. Productions: Uncle Vanya: 1983
  35. Productions: Utterances: 1990
  36. Productions: Waiting for Godot: [1990] and undated
  37. Productions: The War in Heaven: 1987 and undated
  38. Productions: When the World Was Green: 1997
  39. Productions: Woyzeck: 1976
  40. Productions: Unidentified: undated

Subseries 9B: Photographs and Sketches: Oversized

Box 33

Folder -- Contents

  1. Portraits: Chaikin: miscellaneous dates
  2. Portraits: Chaikin and Sam Shepard: undated
  3. Portraits: [Group Theater ?] actors in rehearsal, including Chaikin: undated

Series 10: Scrapbooks and Oversized Material

Box 34--Flat Box

Folder -- Contents

  1. Periodical: Interview magazine with Sam Shepard on cover (2 copies): September 1988
  2. Scrapbook: Chaikin scrapbook pages including periodical clippings, programs and photographs: 1957-1964 Note: Researchers should used photocopied scrapbook pages provided
  3. Timeline: Timeline of Jewish experiences during WWII (handwritten), posterboard: undated

Series 11: Posters

Organized alphabetically by name of production.

Box 35--Flat Box

Folder -- Contents

  1. Poster: Ancient Boys by Jean-Claude van Itallie: undated
  2. Sketch: Ancient Boys: Attached note, "Christopher Selby (director's) sketch to show [unreadable] for Ancient Boys, La Mama production": 1990
  3. Poster: Angel Works: 1993
  4. Poster: A Delicate Balance: undated
  5. Poster: Endgame: 1995
  6. Poster: The Next Thing and The Trial of Judith and Julian Beck: undated
  7. Poster: Nightwalk: [1973]
  8. Poster: Terminal and The Mutation Show: undated
  9. Poster: Texts for Nothing: undated
  10. Poster: Under the Skin: undated
  11. Poster: Waiting for Godot: 1992
  12. Poster: The War in Heaven and Tongues: undated
  13. Poster: The War in Heaven: undated
  14. Poster: Open Theater poster mock-ups: undated

Series 11: Posters: Oversized

Organized alphabetically by name of production.

Box 36--Flat Box

Folder -- Contents

  1. Poster: Bag Lady and Naropa by Jean-Claude van Itallie: undated
  2. Poster: The Glass Menagerie: undated
  3. Poster: Savage/Love: undated (French)
  4. Poster: Savage/Love and Tongues: undated (Italian)
  5. Poster: The Seagull: undated Note: Poor Condition
  6. Poster: Texts for Nothing: 1997
  7. Poster: Texts for Nothing: undated
  8. Poster: Linguaggi (Tongues): 1991 (Italian)
  9. Poster: Tongues: undated (Dutch)
  10. Poster: The Traveller: 1988
  11. Poster: Festivals and Workshops: Alternate U., Chaikin Acting Seminar: Spring 1970
  12. Poster: Festivals and Workshops: Pontedera Teatro, including The War in Heaven: 1989-1990 (Italian)
  13. Poster: Festivals and Workshops: Festival International de Theatre: 1993
  14. Poster: Festivals and Workshops: La Vie Dei Festival, inclluding Texts for Nothing: 1997 (Italian)
  15. Poster: Festivals and Workshops: Prince William Sound Community College, Edward Albee Theatre Conference: 1999
  16. Framed Award: Edwin Booth Award from the City University of New York to Chaikin: 1987

Series 12: Artifacts

Box 37

Contents

  1. Award/Honors: Hall of Fame: North High School Alumni: Engraved Plaque: 1987
  2. Award/Honors: Distinguished Consumer Award: California Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Engraved Plaque: 1989
  3. Award/Honors: Individual Achievement Award: National Council on Communicative Disorders: Glass award and base (separate): 1989
  4. Award/Honors: Doctor of Humane Letters, Kent State University: Gold and black commencement hood: 1990
  5. Award/Honors: Gradiva Award, Best Play: National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: Engraved Plaque: 1997
  6. Award/Honors: Last Frontier Directing Award: Engraved Gold Bowl: 1999
  7. Award/Honors: Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre: Award: 2003
  8. Unidentified scholar's hood, trimmed in brown and purple: undated
  9. T-shirt: "Death Rowe Shut It Down": undated

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