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Open Theater Papers

Special Collections and Archives

Open Theater Papers

Open Theater Subject Files


File -- Contents

  1. Actors Information. 17 folders.
    Includes membership and guest lists, drivers' license and passport information, lost luggage refund and letters of recommendation for Ray Barry and Rhea Gaisner.
  2. [Address Book]. 1 folder.
  3. Advance Program Copy. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence; Clément Simard's Theatre U.S.A.; A new piece, as yet untitled; The Mutation Show; Terminal; Nightwalk; lighting requirements; and technical requirements.
  4. Air transportation 1969. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, departure for Europe, flight arrangements, and schedule for European tour.
  5. Algeria. 30 folders.
    Includes correspondence, informational pamphlet on the Théâtre National Algérien, list of flight preferences, list of contacts and addresses for tour.
  6. Alternative Theatre Newsletter. 1 folder.
    Includes newsletters.
  7. Howard Atlee. 1 folder.
    Includes standard individual contract of employment.
  8. Aukin -- London. 46 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statements to D[avid] Aukin, statements from International Fringe Limited, agreement with David Aukin, suggested repertoire for season, note to Mutation Show light plot, notes on the poster design, agreement with The Round House Productions, The Round House(newsletter), list of company members, summaries of performances at The Round House, details of expenses while in the United Kingdom, and miscellaneous notes.
  9. Australia. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  10. Awards. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  11. Belgium. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  12. Benefit -- April-May '71. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with Fortune Theatre, letter regarding need for a theater and explaining the group's work, information on four performances at the Fortune Theatre, invoices and receipts, information on five benefit performances of "Terminal," and miscellaneous accounting and notes.
  13. Benefits -- 1970. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on four performances at the Fortune Theatre, contributions to Ellis Island Indians, and Terminal.
  14. Cal-Chi, April '72. 56 folders.
    Includes hotel and air reservations, contracts and correspondence of tour to California and Chicago, check stubs and accounting, itinerary and information sheets, and mailing addresses for tour.
  15. California. 22 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of performance at St. Clement's, and miscellaneous notes.
  16. Canada. 35 folders.
    Includes correspondence, miscellaneous notes and accounting.
  17. Canada Feb. '72. 16 folders.
    Includes correspondence, Itinerary/Information sheets for Canada tour, agreement with Dartmouth College, map of York University, and notes on WIN benefit.
  18. Canada 1972. 70 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contract and agreement with York University, tentative motel reservation, tour schedule, performance log, agrement with Sullivan County Community College, agreement with McCarter Theatre (Princeton), agreement with Treble Clef Entertainments, Ltd., agreement with Dalhousie University, agreement with Universitie de Laval, agreement with The Fathers of Confederation Memorial Building Trust, agreement with The Theatre of the National Arts Centre, agreement with the State University of New York at Buffalo, map of York University campus, check stubs, and miscellaneous notes.
  19. China. 1 folder.
    Includes miscellaneous note.
  20. Clippings.
    Includes magazine and newspaper clippings, 1961-
  21. College Tour Spring '70. 31 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with State University of New York at Stony Brook, agreement with The Pennsylvania Players, directions to Annenberg School of Communications, rental fees, rental agreements, budget, transportation fees, actor's payment, and accounting Apr. 1969.
  22. College Tour Spring '71. 44 folders.
    Includes correspondence, sign-up sheet for tours in Massachusetts, air schedules, University of Massachusetts campus guide, arrangements for Boston, arrangements for University of Massachusetts, memorandum of agreement with University of Massachusetts, notice of experience rating charges, agreement with State University College at Pottsdam, agreement with State University College at Brockport, agreement wit State University College at New Paltz, agreement with Fulton-Montgomery Community College, agreement with Nazarth College, agreement with Queensborough Community College, address lists and notes.
  23. Con Edison. 1 folder.
    Includes deposit receipt.
  24. Concerned Citizens for the Arts. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, maps of New York (State). news releases, excerpts from study by N.Y. State Commission on Cultural Resources.
  25. Door Show. 31 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of the group's work in prisons, proposal on the "Prison Piece," statement on the creation of "The Door Show." list of props and equipment used, proposal for a summer '73 touring program, explanation of The Door Show, program copy, performance logs, and miscellaneous notes.
  26. Dublin. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence, and miscellaneous notes.
  27. East Africa. 3 folders.
    Includes correspondence and address list.
  28. El Al Refunds. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous travel documents.
  29. End Game. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on three-week at Washington Square Methodist Church, End Game, and miscellaneous note.
  30. England. 3 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  31. Ensemble per se. 9 folders.
    Includes Intentions of the Ensemble, company responsibilities, a petition to Actors' Equity and material on 1968 grants.
  32. Europe -- Shipping. 2 folders.
    Includes information pamphlet on carnets, and itemized lists for Customs.
  33. Europe 1973. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on United States passports, general information sheets for tour, mailing addresses for tour, progress on tour, list of booking agents, foreign contract information, informational pamphlet on Festival Mondial du Theatre, information on Internationales Theater Institut.
  34. European Tour 1968. 400 folders.
    Includes correspondence, arrangements, contracts, receipts and income.
  35. European Tour 1969-1970. 41 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contracts, receipts, proposal for filmrecording of The Serpent, waybill and arrangements.
  36. European Tour 1970. 41 folders.
    Includes correspondence, tour schedule, travel arrangements, actors' vital statistics, Ubu Cocu, The Serpent: A Ceremony, End Game, and Terminal.
  37. Fall 1973. 142 folders.
    Includes correspondence, performance log, address list, flight information, schedules, informational pamphlet on Ford's Theatre, Joe Chaikin's statement on the end of the group, statement on the Open Theater, quotes on Nightwalk, and miscellaneous notes.
  38. Fall '73 -- New York. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence and news release.
  39. Fall Tour Nov. 1971. 51 folders.
    Includes correspondence, suggested transportation plan for tour, list of personnel traveling to London, Ontario, program copy, information on booking in London, Ontario, itinerary/information sheets for midwest tour, list of bookings pending for midwest tour, list of booking pending for California tour, agreement with Drake University, Drake University's performance agreement with Open Theater, agreement with the University of Notre Dame, agreement with the University of Southern Illinois, agreement with the University of Western Ontario, check stubs, statement of pension, retirement and other income, and miscellaneous notes.
  40. Film. 19 folders.
    Includes correspondence, film funding notes, list of films available for viewing, Public Media Program Guidelines (1973), statement on film of the Open Theater, and miscellaneous notes.
  41. [Final Tour]. 151 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with Colorado State University, agreement with Concordia Teachers College, agreement with Orange Coast College, agreement with Santa Ana College, agreement with California State University, agreement with Golden West College, agreement with University of California at Riverside, agreement with Washington University, agreement with York University, agreement with Thomas Jefferson College, agreement with University of Michigan, agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, agreement with State University of New York College at Oneonta, agreement with Franklin Pierce College, agreement with University of Rhode Island, performing schedule and mailing addresses for Fall Tour 1973, agreement with Lehigh University, Tech-mailing list (Fall 1973), itinerary and information for U.S. tour (1973), schedule for Fall Tour 1973, check stubs, performance logs, and miscellaneous notes.
  42. Ford Foundation. 53 folders.
    Includes correspondence, terms of grants, budgets (Sept. 1, 1969 - June 30, 1970 and Sept. 15, 1970 - June 15, 1971), budget for the initial year of a three-year program, news from the Ford Foundation, statement to the Ford Foundation, grant quarterly payment request, tour schedule, application for grant, memorandum to Ford Foundation grantees, progress report on the Open Theater, remittance advice, and miscellaneous note.
  43. Foreign Misc. 7 folders.
    Includes flight information, weekly box office return from The Round House, list of participating members in Middle East tour (1971), dates of performances, itemized lists for Customs, and miscellaneous notes.
  44. Foundations. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, operating budget for 1972-73 season, projected operating budget for 1973-74 season, and miscellaneous notes.
  45. France. 50 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of officials and contracts in Alger, schedule and registered mail receipt.
  46. French Course. 1 folder.
    Includes manuals and study sheets.
  47. Fund Raising. 89 folders.
    Correspondence, list of theatrical producers, theaters, advertising agencies, etc., invitation to a tribute by the Ford Hood Defense Committee, address list, informational pamphlet on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Support for Theatre," piece, and miscellaneous notes.
  48. General O.T. & Tech. 14 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of group's work in prisons, hotel room list for Zurich, room list for London, hotel room list for Holland Festival, mailing addresses for European tour (1973), technical requirements, list of Open Theater productions, budget for one week touring, program copy for Nightwalk, program copy for Terminal, lists of places where the group has performed, and miscellaneous notes.
  49. Germany. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  50. Gintz. 17 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contract, list of hotels in Amsterdam and Paris, preliminary instructions for Ubu Cocu and hotel arrangements.
  51. Grant information. 41 folders.
    Includes correspondence, budgets, address lists for foundations and notes on money received.
  52. Holland. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  53. Holland 1973. 21 folders.
    Includes correspondence, supplementary lighting information, agreement with Holland Festival, and hotel room list for Holland Festival.
  54. Mel Howard. 1 folder.
    Includes letter of agreement for bookings and engagements.
  55. Hungary. 2 folder.
    Includes correspondence.
  56. Iceland. 13 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  57. Income -- 1968. 1 folder.
    Includes purchase orders and check stubs.
  58. Income -- 1969. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence, purchase orders and check stubs.
  59. Invitations. 32 folders.
    Includes correspondence, conference abstract (Ohio State University), and miscellaneous notes.
  60. Iran. 25 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  61. Israel. 59 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with the Israel Festival, preliminary program of the Israel Festival, list of people for Israel Festival performances, note to all artists participating at the Israel Festival, statement of calls and telegrams, and miscellaneous notes.
  62. ITI. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, issues of Theatre Notes, informational piece on the group for Theatre Notes, and "Support for Theatre" note.
  63. Itineraries. 5 folders.
    Includes Canada tour, California/Chicago tour, European tour (1973), U.S. tour (1973), and Ohio mini-tour.
  64. Japan. 6 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  65. Latin America. 15 folders.
    Includes correspondence, draft for contract for Latin-American tour, and address list.
  66. Lease -- Loft. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, lease agreements, insurance policy, and advertisement notes.
  67. Lewis -- Horowitz. 8 folders.
    Includes correspondence and account identification record.
  68. Loft -- Schedule classes. 13 folders.
    Includes certificate of occupancy for building, loft schedule, correspondence, zoning maps, application for alteration of building, notes on Will's and Roberta's workshop, and miscellaneous notes, addresses, and phone numbers.
  69. London. 24 folders.
    Includes correspondence, budget for one week touring in the U.S., list of invitations to all three productions, statement on the group's work by Shami Chaikin, and miscellaneous notes.
  70. London Travel. 12 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  71. Lost Luggage. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, and an explanation of the luggage situation.
  72. March College Tour. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, receipts and income, and address lists.
  73. March '72 Run -- Space. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, news release, invoices for display advertising inThe Village Voice, and miscellaneous notes.
  74. Meeting Minutes. 12 folders.
    Includes minutes: Oct.-Nov. 1971, Feb. 1973, Sept. 1973; correspondence; proposal for two one-month residencies at Brandeis University; proposal regarding Camera Three money on Mutations; list of projected expenses; Labor Day List of Things; committee report; and miscellaneous notes.
  75. Mellon Foundation. 1 folder.
    Includes correspondence.
  76. Mental Hospitals. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence, maps for Bronx State Hospital, miscellaneous notes.
  77. Mid-East Tour Conference. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  78. Mid-East Tour '71 -- Shipping Only. 22 folders.
    Includes correspondence, itemized list for customs, flight information, invoices, schedule and list of agents.
  79. Middle-East Tour 1971. 30 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contract with BITEF, synopsis of Terminal, statement on Mutations, list of departures from Israel, list of contacts and mailing addresses for tour, final list of people coming on tour, program credits for Terminal, list of participants in tour, contract with Le Theatre National Algerian, fact sheet for Le Festival D'Israel, miscellaneous accounting and notes.
  80. Stephen Harris Miller. 75 folders.
    Includes correspondence, performance logs, agreement with University of Wisconsin, floorplans for UMW Fine Arts Theatre, New York State Council on the Arts touring program, informational pamphlets on The Workgroup, information on Quog, agreement with Niagara County Community College, agreement with The Smithsonian Institution Performing Arts Division, list of Chicago contacts, promotion and miscellaneous notes.
  81. Miscellaneous. 125 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statement on Black Panther trial, list of items the group feels obligated to boycott, letter to bring in contributions for the group, cancelled check, and miscellaneous notes.
  82. Miscellaneous [#2]. 12 folders.
    Includes list of company members, passport information, claim notices from Travelers Insurance Company, mailing addresses for European tour, flight information, itemized lists for Customs, statement on the nature and termination of the group, reservations with Sealing Travel Limited, accounting and receipts, and address list.
  83. Miscellaneous [#3]. 21 folders.
    Includes correspondence, projected budget for 1972-73 season, financial statement for 1971-72 season, lists of bookings, budget (Sept. 1970 - Aug. 1971), and miscellaneous notes.
  84. Misc. Production Information 1973. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, itemized list for Customs, lighting requirements, dock tally, and miscellaneous notes.
  85. NET. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with NET, modification of agreement with NET, and check stub.
  86. New England Theatre Conference, Oct. '71. 17 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with the New England Theatre Conference, informational pamphlet on the conference, map of Boston, announcement on the conference, miscellaneous notes and accounting.
  87. N.Y. Council on the Arts. 24 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement for special or education project, and miscellaneous notes and check stubs.
  88. New York State University Residencies '70-'71. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agenda for meeting, proposals for residents at Brandis University.
  89. [Nitewalk]. 1 folder.
    Includes record.
  90. Ohio, Apr. '73. 19 folders.
    Includes correspondence, program for University of Toledo performance, agreement with the University of Toledo, itinerary, flight arrangements, performance log, and note to Mutation Show light plot.
  91. OOBA. 10 folders.
    Includes correspondence, informational pamphlet on OOBA, newsletters and information bulletins, meeting notices, publicity information, three-year development project, services and essential information sheets.
  92. Open Theater 1971. 2 folders.
    Includes disbursements and receipts.
  93. Craig Owes. 15 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  94. Pat -- P.R. '73. 12 folders.
    Includes correspondence, news releases, mailing or telephoning list, performance logs, list of contacts, invoice for display ads in The Village Voice, and miscellaneous notes.
  95. Performance Requests. 76 folders.
    Includes correspondence, check stubs and press release.
  96. Photographs. 18 folders.
    Includes photographs from the Doris plays, Serpent, Terminal, Masks, America Hurrah, poster, Endgame, Mutation Show, Clown Show, Ubu Cocu, Viet Rock, Calm Down Mother, Keep Tightly Closed in a Cool Dry Place, Open Theater Conference (1983), and miscellaneous photos.
  97. Pittsburgh, Upsala, Bennington. 24 folders.
    Includes correspondence, arrangements, map of Upsala campus, Upsala list of money received, agreement with Upsala college, agreement with Carnegie Institute of Technology, Bennington list of money received, and remittance statement.
  98. Plans for Summer. 13 folders.
    Includes correspondence and information on arrangements and accommodations.
  99. Poster. 2 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  100. Potential Bookings -- Sept. '70. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, agreement with the "Y Arts Council" of the JYC of Philadelphia, and miscellaneous notes.
  101. Press. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, letters of invitation to workshop for foreign correspondence, statement of calls, correspondence and telegrams, and directory of members of The Foreign Press Association (1967).
  102. Prison Fund Raising. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, and The National Council of Arts' guidelines for applicants (1973).
  103. Prisons. 32 folders.
    Includes correspondence, proposal for a prison performance program, projected activities, projected budget, statement on group's work and prison performances, letter to chief wardens, schedule and arrangements, miscellaneous notes and literature on prisons.
  104. Programs. 1 folder.
    Includes program copy.
  105. Promotion. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, list of places where the group has performed, mailing addresses for European tour (1973), announcement of the last performances by the group.
  106. Public Relations Requests. 35 folders.
    Includes correspondence, news release, list of places where the group has performed, and miscellaneous notes.
  107. Publicity '73 -- Space. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, frequency contract with The Village Voice, advertising information for The Village Voice, A New Piece, The Mutation Show.
  108. Puerto Rico. 3 folders.
    Includes correspondence and miscellaneous notes.
  109. Radical Theatre Repertory. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, Booking Information Sheet, information on Radical Booking Agency, and Open Theater's resignation from repertory.
  110. Receipts. 52 folders.
    Includes the years: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973. Also includes record books 1-7, 9-12, 14-15, 19; payroll book and tax analysis (1968-1969); check stub record (1966), and account notebook (1969).
  111. Requests 1971. 1 folder.
    Includes miscellaneous notes.
  112. Reviews -- Europe 1973. 1 folder.
  113. Reviews (Originals). 1 folder.
  114. Rockefeller Foundation. 36 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statement of projected activities, projected budget, budget, report to the Rockefeller Foundation, The Actor's Voice, budget for the initial year of a three-year program, the foundation's policy with respect to the announcement of grants, and miscellaneous notes.
  115. Rosenfeld. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, contacts and miscellaneous notes.
  116. St. Clement's, Fall 1973. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, advertising information for New York Magazine, tour itinerary, press releases, advertising information for The Village Voice, advertising information for The New York Post, tax exemption certification, program copy for Nightwalk, program, copy for The Mutation Show, program copy for Terminal, list of performances, agreement with St. Clement's, and miscellaneous notes.
  117. Santa Fe. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, notes on "Opera," check stubs, and notes on arrangements.
  118. [Schedules]. 1 folder.
    Includes calendars and schedules.
  119. [Scrapbook]. 1 folder.
    Includes scrapbook from 1973 European tour.
  120. Le Serpent. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence, preliminary instructions, royalty statements, and "Le Serpent: Un Rite."
  121. Space, Inc. 26 folders.
    Includes correspondence, informational pamphlet on The Space, information on the conception and plan of The Space, agreement with The Space, bulletin from The Space, and list of those involved with the Open Theater.
  122. Spring 1973. 13 folders.
    Includes correspondence, proposal for Fall 1973, performance log, and miscellaneous notes.
  123. Stoltenberg, 1973. 4 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  124. Swiss Television. 23 folders.
    Includes correspondence, note of expenses, documentary material, and Marianne de Pury's resumé.
  125. Switzerland. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence.
  126. TCG. 15 folders.
    Includes correspondence, newsletters, newsletter information, touring kit, and theatre directory.
  127. TDF. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, master list of theaters, off-off Broadway voucher manifests, and miscellaneous notes.
  128. Tan van. 2 folders.
    Includes motor vehicle tax return, copies of N.Y. State insurance identification card and certificate of registration.
  129. [Taxes]. 18 folders.
    Includes correspondence, balance sheet (1966), summary of finances (Sept. 1968-June 1969), statement of receipts and expenditures (Jan.-Dec. 1966), list of people who will be on salary, matching funds (accounting), tax returns (1967), tax returns (1968), employer's instructions for reporting taxes (1970), exemption application, and miscellaneous notes.
  130. Three Week Run. 5 folders.
    Includes record of cash sales, record of phone orders, total sheet for Washington Square South, record of gross income, miscellaneous accounting, receipts, and notes.
  131. Truck Sale. 7 folders.
    Includes correspondence, bill of sale, information, information on van,, information on insurance policy, advertisements, and miscellaneous notes.
  132. To Be Filed. 48 folders.
    Includes correspondence, statement of Nightwalk, statement on The Open Theater, list of awards won by the group, proposal for performing (Spring 1973), list of Chicago contacts, Nightwalk: Sequence, The Mutation Show: Sequence of scenes, tax information, news releases, agreement draft revisions with David Aukin, itemized list for Customs, information on carnets, room list for London, mailing addresses in Europe, and miscellaneous notes.
  133. Ubu Cocu. 1 folder.
    Includes preliminary instructions, and program copy.
  134. UMTR. 29 folders.
    Includes correspondence, address list, informational pamphlet on UMTR, summer fun '73 events, and miscellaneous notes.
  135. [Unmarked, 1]. 21 folders.
    Includes fee schedules, royalty statement on The Serpent, list of debts, correspondence, schedule of contributions and donations, list of receipts, list of people who owe money to The Open Theater, actors' Optional Wage and Tax Statement--1968, receipt for box-office money, accounting for 1968 and 1969, payment of actors, budgets, notification of audit, list of actors' social security numbers.
  136. [Unmarked, 2]. 8 folders.
    Includes seating chart for the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, correspondence, The Serpent: a ceremony, notes on CBS arrangements, statement on video tape rights to The Serpent, statement regarding the obligation of the group to boycott list of products, and payroll.
  137. [Unmarked, 3]. 34 folders.
    Includes correspondence, actors' payroll, bank deposit slip, payroll notes for Buffalo performances of End Game, payroll notes for Harvard performances, payroll notes on Pittsburgh Performances, Opera royalties, payroll notes on Philadelphia performances, miscellaneous accounting and notes.
  138. [Unmarked, 4]. 5 folders.
    Includes correspondence, questionnaire from the Cultural Council Foundation, Theatre Notes (Newsletter), flyer from USITT.
  139. [Unmarked, 5]. 20 folders.
    Includes correspondence, flight information, tour itinerary (Fall 1973), list of possible performances, schedules of performances (Fall 1973), itinerary and information for U.S. Tour (1973), and miscellaneous notes.
  140. [Unmarked, 6]. 21 folders.
    Includes correspondence, information on support for Bobby Seale and Angela Davis, quotes and translations from reviews, drawing, itinerary/information sheet for Midwest tour (Fall 1971), itemized list for Customs, set-up chart for Mutation Show, box office statements for the Theater at St. Clement's, and miscellaneous notes and accounting.
  141. Village Voice. 1 folder.
    Includes ads, bills, and tearsheets.
  142. Yugoslavia. 36 folders.
    Includes correspondence, schedule for Middle East tour performances, emergency addresses, list of contacts and mailing addresses for tour, contract with BITEF, list of participants in Middle East Tour, and address list of actors' relatives and friends.
  143. Zürich, May 1973. 9 folders.
    Includes correspondence, tentative agreement with Theatre 11 (Zürich), and miscellaneous notes.

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