The Theatre Rhinoceros records consist of Production files: materials related to productions, co-productions, benefits, proposed
productions, theatre rental, award ceremonies, contests, and anniversaries/seasons; Playscripts: produced playscripts and
correspondence, playscripts and other materials regarding submissions for consideration; Fundraising files: correspondence,
applications for grants, and related materials; Staff files: correspondence and other materials of Artistic Directors, Associate
Artistic Director, General Manger, and Secretary of the Board; Organization files: correspondence, agreements, contracts,
leases, Board of Directors files, Facilities Committee files, press clippings, general staff files, and other organizational
related materials; Chronological files: primarily Board of Directors minutes and other organizational files arranged chronologically;
and Audio/Visual: materials documenting productions.
Theatre Rhinoceros was founded by Allan B. Estes, Jr. in 1977; the company based its name on the "Lavender Rhino" a media
device popularized by the Boston gay community in the mid-70s and originally chosen as a mascot and symbol because it is a
mild and peace-loving creature, until provoked.
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