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Open Theater Papers


Box 5: 1971

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  1. 1971, 16 Mar.: Chaikin, Joseph, 1935-. To 36253 Allenwood, Pa.
    Informs him Open Theater is doing a program called "Messages from Prison"; requests contribution to be read. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by signed master letter.
  2. 1971, 19 Apr.: Cole, Toby; New York City. To Susan [Yankowitz] and Marianne [de Pury]; New York City.
    Notifies them Simon & Schuster releases them from contract for Terminal . Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  3. 1971, 14 July: [Chaikin], Joe, 1935-. To the company.
    Discusses words and their use; asks them to prepare songs over the summer; hopes to drop "Terminal" and "Mutation Show" from repertoire; wants to know "To what do we have responsibility?" Typed Letter Signed. 2 p., 27.9 cm.
  4. 1971, June: [Open Theater]
    Lighting requirements and cues. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 5 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by light plot tour.
  5. [1971, 31 July]: [Snyder], Dick; Vancouver, B.C. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Informs him he has Open Theater material but isn't certain where. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 25.4 cm.
  6. [1971], 8-17 Aug.: [Zimet, Paul]
    Mid-East tour. Autograph Manuscript. 18 l., 20.9 cm.
    Journal entries followed by "Interview for Win."
  7. 1971, 20 Aug.: [Stoltenberg, John; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Thanks him for material; encloses material on The Serpent; discusses financial records. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 28 cm.
  8. [1971, Summer]: Gold, Eva; Philadelphia. To The Open Theater.
    Requests another benefit performance for Philadelphia Resistance. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.6 cm.
  9. [1971, Summer]: Gold, Eva; Philadelphia. To Tina [Shepard].
    Thanks Open Theater for check [for Philadelphia Resistance]. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.8 cm.
  10. 1971, 10 Sept.: O'Brien, William J.; Valhalla, N.Y. To Mr. [John] Stoltenberg; New York City.
    Admits some Westchester County Penitentiary inmates "had difficulty in understanding Terminal," but he feels the performance was a "morale builder." Typed Letter Signed (xerox). 1 p., 28 cm.
  11. [1971, 14 Sept.]: [Harris], Cynthia; New York City. To Alex [Gildzen]; Kent, Ohio.
    Has kept no Open Theater material; views it as part of the past. Autograph Letter Signed. 2 p., 10.5 cm.
  12. 1971, 18 Oct.: Stark, Judy; Cambridge, Mass. To John Dillon; New York City.
    Requests copy of his conference speech to publish in NETC News. Typed Letter Signed. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
  13. 1971, 1 Nov.: Stoltenberg, John. To Jusy [Stark]; Cambridge, Mass.
    Encloses John Dillon's speech to the New England Theatre Conference. Typed Letter (carbon). 1 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by carbon of Dillon's Address to the NETC Convention, October 17, 1971.
  14. 1971, [Nov.]: Dillon, John.
    Performing in prisons. Typed Manuscripts (carbon). 12 p., 28 cm.
    "This article is based on his address to the convention of the New England Theatre Conference in Boston, October 17, 1971 ..."
  15. 1971, Dec.: [Open Theater]
    Reservation book. Autograph Document. 30 l., 25.5 cm.
    In spiral notebook.
  16. [1971?]: Open Theater
    Judgement book. 1 vol., 26.4 cm.
    Two typed pages of "The Judgements" are stapled into a copy of the 1951 Trinity Ivy for use in 'Terminal."
  17. [1971]: Open Theater.
    "Terminal" sequence. Autograph Manuscript. 1 p., 27.9 cm.
    Laminated sheet listing order of scenes used for performance.
  18. [1971]: [Shepard, Tina], 1941-
    [Open Theater notebook]. Autograph Manuscript. 29 l., 19.6 cm.
    Notes about "Terminal" and "Mutations."
  19. [1971]: Yankowitz, Susan.
    Terminal: a collective work created by the Open Theatre Ensemble. Typed Manuscript. 61 [i.e. 62] p., 27.9 cm.
  20. [1970-71]: Open Theater.
    The Mutation Show. Typed/Autograph Manuscript. 12 p., 28 cm.
    Accompanied by numerous drafts and notes; copies of articles by Kingsley Davis and E. Burnet Tylor, and a poem by James Dickey.
  21. [1970-71]: Shepard, Tina, 1941-
    [Mutations notebook]. Autograph Manuscript Signed. 27 l., 19.9 cm.
    Accompanied by seven note cards written to her by Joseph Chaikin and three miscellaneous pages.
  22. [1970-71]: [Zimet, Paul]
    [Mutations notebook]. Autograph Manuscript. 87 l., 18.4 cm.
    Accompanied by holograph and typed mss of "Rules."

Box 6: Papers, 1972-March 1973

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