Finding Aid for the University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Theater Arts records UARC.0016

Finding aid prepared by Dylan Karlsson, 2019.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2019 March 19.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Theater Arts records
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Theater Arts
Identifier/Call Number: UARC.0016
Physical Description: 6.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 5 cartons)
Date (inclusive): 1918-2002
Abstract: Record Series 16 contains the minutes of meetings, publications, and promotional materials for theatrical productions generated by the Theater Arts Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Also included are 16 bound volumes of Greek plays directed by Evalyn Ann Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles State Normal School faculty in Reading and UCLA faculty in English.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Theater Arts records (University Archives Record Series 16). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives University of California, Los Angeles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Theater Arts Department; Transfer; 1998, 1992, 2002. Provenance of Series 2 unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff, 1988 February; further revisions by University Archives staff, 2011; Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 March. Reprocessing, including enhanced description and further arrangement, by Dylan Karlsson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  under the supervision of Lori Dedeyan, 2019.
Record Series 16 includes the contents of former University Archives record series 124, 633, and 729, which were retired after their contents were merged into this record series in February 2019.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3520522 

Biographical / Historical

The Theater Arts Department at UCLA was founded in 1947, with William Melnitz serving as chair. In 1961, the department merged with the Department of Motion Pictures, Television and Radio to form the UCLA College of Fine Arts, offering undergraduate study across three divisions: Theater, Motion Pictures, and Radio. Melnitz served as the College's founding dean. After the College of Fine Arts was dissolved in 1987, the then-named Theater Department reemerged in the School of Theater, Film and Television, which was created in 1990 with Gilbert Cates as the founding dean. Prior to the founding of the Theater Arts Department, theatrical productions at UCLA were presented by the student body. Starting in 1918, classical Greek plays were presented by the student government ASUCLA annually in the spring. They were directed by Evalyn Ann Thomas, a member of the Los Angeles State Normal School faculty in Reading, and later in the UCLA faculty in English.

Scope and Contents

Record Series 16 contains minutes of meetings, programs, and promotional materials for theatrical productions and one-act plays by student and non-student theater groups within the Department of Theater. This record series also contains 16 bound volumes of Greek plays presented by students of the Los Angeles State Normal school (and later UCLA) between 1919 and 1938 and directed by Evalyn Ann Thomas.
Note: Some production photographs in Subseries 4.3. contain depictions of blackface.


This collection has been arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: Meeting minutes, 1946-1950
  • Series 2: Greek plays presented to Evalyn Ann Thomas, 1919-1938
  • Series 3: Programs and publicity, 1918-2002
    • Sub-series 3.1: Student productions, 1918-2002
    • Sub-series 3.2: One-act plays, 1933-2001
    • Sub-series 3.3: Professional productions, 1959-1998
  • Series 4: Promotional materials, 1941-1998
    • Sub-series 4.1: Announcements and reports, 1941-1990
    • Sub-series 4.2: Publications, 1941-1998
    • Sub-series 4.3: Photographs, 1950-1989
Materials in Series 1 are arranged alphabetically by subject. Materials in Series 2, 3, and 4 are arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

College theater -- California -- Los Angeles
Theater programs
Greek drama
Drama in education -- California -- Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Theater Arts -- Archives.


Series 1. Meeting minutes 1946-1950

Scope and Contents

Series 1 contains minutes from various departmental, staff, and committee meetings.
box 1, folder 1

Curriculum Committee meetings 1948-1950

box 1, folder 2

Faculty and staff meetings 1946-1948

box 1, folder 3

Graduate Committee meetings 1948-1950

box 1, folder 4

Guidance Committee meetings 1947-1950

box 1, folder 5

Motion Picture Division meetings 1948-1949

box 1, folder 6

Radio Division meetings 1948-1950

box 1, folder 7

Theater Arts Department meetings 1947-1949

box 1, folder 8

Theater Division meetings 1948-1950


Series 2. Greek plays presented to Evalyn Ann Thomas 1919-1938

Scope and Contents

Series 2 contains 16 bound volumes of Greek plays presented by students of the Los Angeles State Normal school (and later UCLA) and directed by Evalyn Ann Thomas. Some covers are marked as presentation copies to Thomas from her students (class of 1924, 1925, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938). The volumes contain bound playbills, as well as photographs, newspaper clippings, and letters to Thomas, which are pasted within the book. Some volumes also include annotations.
box 2, folder 1

Bound Greek plays 1919, 1924, 1925

Scope and Contents

The Trojan of Euripides (1919); Oedipus, King of Thebes (1924); Antigone (1925)
box 2, folder 2

Bound Greek plays 1926, 1927, 1928

Scope and Contents

The Alcestis of Euripides (1926); Ajax of Sophocles (1927); Hippolytus (1928)
box 2, folder 3

Bound Greek plays 1929, 1930, 1931

Scope and Contents

Electra (1929); Iphigenia in Tauris (1930); The Medea of Euripides (1931). In Electra there is an announcement that the same play was directed by Thomas in 1922.
box 2, folder 4

Bound Greek plays 1932, 1933, 1934

Scope and Contents

The Agamemnon of Aeschylus (1932); The Choephoroe (libation-bearers) of Aeschylus (1933); The Eumenides (the Furies) of Aeschylus (1934)
box 2, folder 5

Bound Greek plays 1935, 1937

Scope and Contents

Helen of Egypt (1935); The Persians: the Historical Drama of Aeschylus (1935); Antigone (1937)
box 2, folder 6

Bound Greek plays 1938

Scope and Contents

Oedipus, King of Thebes (1938)

Series 3. Programs and publicity 1918-2002

Scope and Contents

Series 3 includes programs, fliers, posters, and other materials relating to full-length and one-act plays featuring student casts (one-act plays also featured student production and writing), and for professional productions staged by groups including the Theater Group and the UCLA Resident Theater Company. Many programs for productions through the mid-1930s are present as photocopies.

Subseries 3.1. Student productions 1918-2002

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains programs and posters for student theatrical productions, as well as announcements of and promotional materials for theater seasons, often accompanied by ticket order forms. Some programs may only be included as reproductions.
box 3, folder 1

Student production programs 1918-1925

Scope and Contents

Includes The Persians (1918 June), Pygmalion and Galatea (1919 February-March), The Trojan Women (1919 June), Helen In Egypt (1920 June), The Witching Hour (1920 April), Iphigenia In Tauris (1921 June), Sherlock Holmes (1921 December), The Electra of Euripides (1922 May), Secret Service (1922 December), The Agamemnon of Aeschylus (1923 May), Festival of St. John's Eve (1923 May), Benefit program (1923 February), Beau Brummel (1924 December), An Ideal Husband (1924 January), Oedipus King of Thebes (1924 June), Antigone (1925 May), Delta Tau Mu's music production (1925).
box 3, folder 2

Student production programs 1926-1930

Scope and Contents

Includes The Alcestis of Euripides (1926 May), The Electra of Sophocles (1926 July), L'Aiglon (1926 February), Ajax of Sophocles (1927 May), Expressing Willie (1928 November), Hippolytos (1928 May), The Imaginary Invalid (1928 April), untitled program in German (1928 April), The Bourgeois Gentleman (1929 April), Cock Robin (1929 November), Electra (1929 May), Hay Fever (1929 April), The Injury (1929 November), Richard III (1929 December), Los Intereses Creados(?) (1929 May), Cyrano de Bergerac (1930 April), Die versunkene Glocke (1930 March), The Golden Youth (1930 December), Iphigenia in Tauris (1930 May), Las De Cain (1930 April), Le Medecin Malgre Lui (1930 November), The Royal Family (1930 April), Campus Capers productions (1930 March and November, unknown and third editions).
box 3, folder 3

Student production programs 1931-1935

Scope and Contents

Includes Berkeley Square (1931 November), Jedermann (1931 April), Marco Millions (1931 March), Medea (1931 May), Campus Capers production (1931 November, fifth edition of Campus Capers), The Agamemnon of Aeschylus (1932 May), The Beaux' Stratagem (1932 July), Faust (1932 May), The Highroad (1932 December), Les Precieuses Ridicules; Hakuryo (1932 November), Campus Capers productions (1932 April and November, fifth and seventh editions), Adam The Creator (1933 April), The Choephoroe, or the Vengeance of Orestes (1933 May), Le Gendre de Monsieur Poirier (1933 May), March Hares (1933 November), Sueno de una noche de Agosto (1933 November), Twelfth Night (1933 December), Campus Capers production (1933 April, eighth edition), Beggar on Horseback; A Kiss In Sariano (1934 November), Elizabeth The Queen (1934 April), The Eumenides (1934 May), One Hundred Years For A Day (1934 June), Campus Capers production (1934 May, tenth edition), Oedipus King of Thebes (1935 May), Yellow Jack (1935 April), Campus Capers productions (1935, eleventh and twelfth editions).
box 3, folder 4

Student production programs 1936-1940

Scope and Contents

Includes Alcestis (1936 May), A Bill of Divorcement (1936 March), The Devil Passes (1936 October, presented by the Federal Theatre Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, or WPA), La Farce de Maitre Pathelin (1936 April), A program of dances (1936 May), Antigone (1937 May), Comus (1937 December), Ethan Frome (1937 July), The Masque of Kings (1937), Judgment Day (1938), Julius Caesar (1938 March), Oedipus King of Thebes (1938 May), Myra Kinch and group, in concert of modern dance (1938 August, presented by the Federal Theatre Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, or WPA), A program of dances (1938 May), Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1939 November), Playboy of the Western World (1939 May 03-06, directed by Ralph Freud), Playboy of the Western World (1939 May 05-18), The Tempest (1939 April, contains a typed rehearsal schedule), A program of dances (1939 April), A program of dances (1939 May), Bury the Dead (1940 March), The Importance of Being Earnest (1940), Improvisations on an American Theme; Radio Show (1940), Love's Labour's Lost (1940 November), Of Thee I Sing (1940 March), Our Town (1940 May), See How They Run (1940), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1940), Yes, My Darling Daughter (1940), Dance recital (1940 May).
box 3, folder 5

Student production programs 1941-1942

Scope and Contents

Includes Improvisations on an American Theme/Alaska Trail (1941 July-August), Ah! Wilderness (1941 October), Beggar On Horseback (1941 June), Blind Alley (1941 April), Dr. Faustus (1941 March), Green Grow The Lilacs (1941 July), Knickerbocker Holiday (1941 April), Our Town (1941), The Rivals (1941 November), Spontaneous Confusion (1941 May), The Warrior's Husband (1941), Dance recital (1941 May), Around The World In Eighty Days (1942 November), The Beautiful People (1942 November), Engaged (1942 November), A Feather In Your Hat (1942 May, includes newspaper clipping of "Dance Event Outstanding", Los Angeles Times review of the production), The Great American Family (1942 September), The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1942 May), Ladies In Retirement (1942 March), Once In A Lifetime (1942 March), Rope (1942 January), Revolutionary War to Civil War; Civil War to World War I (1942 July), Yellow Jack (1942 April).
box 3, folder 6

Student production programs 1943-1944

Scope and Contents

Includes The Wookey (1943 January), Babes in Boyland (1943 April-May), Electra (1943 January), Family Portrait (1943 May), Goodbye Again (1943 March), Volpone (1943 April), Dance recital (1943 October), Women's Place Is In ... (1943 May), Alison's House (1944 April), The Dover Road (1944 August-September), Four by Corwin (1944 July, four plays by Norman Corwin: The Odyssey of Runyon Jones, Psalm For A Dark Year, Mary and the Fairy, Seems Radio Is Here To Stay), The Male Animal (1944 February), Three Sisters (1944 December), Yellow Jacket (1944 March), Dance recital (1944 May).
box 3, folder 7

Student production programs 1945-1946

Scope and Contents

Includes A Gay 90's Revue or "With Finals Only A Week Away What In the Hell Are You Doing Here Tonight" (1945 February), The Gentle People (1945 August), The Imaginary Invalid (1945 January), Night Over Taos (1945 April), Rose of the Rancho (1945 May, Skin Of Our Teeth (1945 November), Time Of Your Life (1945 March), Tonight At 8:30 (1945 July), Both Your Houses (1946 November), Candlelight (1946 May), A case of mistaken identity (1946 March), The Cherry Orchard (1946 July), Henry IV, Part One (1946 January), Jim Dandy; Alice In Wonderland (1946 December), Lady In The Dark (1946 April), Man and Superman (1946 November), On The Sunny Side; Encore (1946 September), Romeo and Juliet (1946 July), Shadow and Substance (1946 February), The Shoemaker's Holiday (1946 May), That's politics (1946 October).
box 3, folder 8-9

Student production programs 1947-1948

Scope and Contents

Includes The Fan (1947 July), The Frogs (1947 January, Hay Fever (1947 April-May), The Great God Brown (1947 April, Hollywood, D. C. (1947 April), King Richard II (1947 November), Mourning Becomes Electra (1947 June, The Play's The Thing (1947), Pride and Prejudice (1947 January), Trial By Jury (1947 May), Dance recital (1947 May), Dr. Knock (1948 July), Footprints On The Ceiling (1948 June-July), The Importance of Being Earnest (1948 July), The Importance of Being Earnest (1948), John Brown's Body (1948 March-April), Periphery (1948 November), Squaring The Circle (1948 July), Suspect (1948 April), Three Men On A Horse (1948 July), The Trojan Women; Lysistrata (1948 November), Thunder Rock (1948), Twelfth Night (1948 November-December), Verily I Do (1948 April-May), The White Steed (1948 March), Our American Cousin (1948 April).
box 3, folder 10-11

Student production programs 1949-1950

Scope and Contents

Includes Ah Wilderness! (1949 May), Boy Meets Girl (1949 August), Country Mile (1949 May), Daughters of Atreus (1949 June), Faust (1949 November, The Hasty Heart (1949 March-April), A Live Woman In The Mines (1949 July), The Miser (1949 December), Of Mice And Men (1949 July), Portrait In Black (1949 October-November), Roadside (1949 November), Saint Joan (1949 April), The Seagull (1949 April), All My Sons (1950 April), Beggar's Opera (1950 May), Blithe Spirit (1950 February-March), Don Juan of the Potrero (1950 May), Having A Wonderful Time (1950 August), He Who Gets Slapped (1950 March-April), Judgment Day (1950 July), Macbeth (1950 November-December, James Dean in the role of Malcolm), Machinal (1950 November), Papa Is All (1950 October-November), Posse (1950), Shadow of a Prince (1950 June), The Sun Looks Down (1950 July), Yellow Jacket (1950 December).
box 3, folder 12

Student production programs 1951

Scope and Contents

Includes Candida (1951 October-November), The Circle (1951 March), Dark of the Moon (1951 May), Fashion (1951 December), The Green Cockatoo; Literature (1951 April), House In A Sea (1951 November-December), The Late Christopher Bean (1951 February-March), Sing Ho For A Prince (1951 July), The Spider (1951 July), The Young and Fair (1951 July).
box 3, folder 13-14

Student production programs 1952

Scope and Contents

Includes Even The Gods ... (1952 November), The Imaginary Invalid (1952 December), The Lower Depths (1952 March-April), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1952 May), The Philadelphia Story (1952 April), The Truth About Blayds (1952 October-November), Two Blind Mice (1952 March).
box 3, folder 15-16

Student production programs 1953

Scope and Contents

Includes The Antagonists (1953 April), Billy Budd (1953 May), Fete de l'Epiphanie (1953 January), The Front Page (1953 March-April), Hedda Gabler (1953 October-November), Hurly Burly (1953 August), An Ideal Husband (1953 April), The Inspector General (1953 November), Repeat After Me (1953 July), The Shorn Lambs (1953 July-August), Tobias and the Angel (1953 December), The Wedding Present (1953 March).
box 3, folder 17-18

Student production programs 1954

Scope and Contents

Includes The 1954 Homecoming Show (1954 October), The Broken Stairway (1954 March-April), The Duelists (1954 November), Fig Tree Madonna (1954 November), Four Colonels In Love (1954 December), The Happy Time (1954 October-November), Lady Precious Stream (1954 May), Love Thy Coach (1954), Marriage Wheel (1954 May), The Pearl (1954 April).
box 4, folder 1

Student production programs 1955

Scope and Contents

Includes Allegro (1955 November-December), Dona Elena (1955 July), The Dragon By Moonshine (1955 March-April), The Genius (1955 May), Jennesa (1955 November-December), Light Up The Sky (1955 July), Payment Deferred (1955 October-November), Romeo and Juliet (1955 April), The Smile of the Moon Man (1955 July), The Stronger; Miss Julia (1955 May), Treasure Island (1955 December).
box 4, folder 2

Student production programs 1956

Scope and Contents

Includes Bell, Book and Candle (1956 March), Caesar and Cleopatra (1956 May), The Crucible (1956 November-December), Lady of the Dawn (1956 April), Montezuma (1956 December), On Borrowed Time (1956 October-November).
box 4, folder 3

Student production programs 1957

Scope and Contents

Includes All The King's Men (1957 July), Annabelle Broom, The Unhappy Witch (1957 March), Detective Story (1957 November-December), The Flowering Peach (1957 July-August), The Glass Menagerie (1957 March), Henry IV, Part One (1957 April), The Lady's Not For Burning (1957 October-November), Marco Polo (1957, includes a one-page brochure promoting this children's show), The Playboy of the Western World (1957 May), The Tavern (1957 July), Tiger At The Gates (1957 June), Volpone (1957 November).
box 4, folder 4

Student production programs 1958

Scope and Contents

Includes The Captain And His Hero (1958 July), The Country Girl (1958), Cyrano de Bergerac (1958), The House Shall Tremble (1958 January), Much Ado About Nothing (1958 November), The Snob (1958 March), Tallest Baby On The River (1958 December), Teach Me How To Cry (1958 November).
box 4, folder 5

Student production programs 1959

Scope and Contents

Includes Don Carlos (1959 November), A Game of Gods (1959 April), Heidi (1959 March), The Night of January Sixteenth (1959 November), Portraits In Grease Paint (Show One) (1959 July), Portraits In Grease Paint (Show Two) (1959 July), Uncle Vanya (1959 May), Yankee Don't Go Home (1959 December), Yes My Lord (1959 March).
box 4, folder 6

Student production programs 1960

Scope and Contents

Includes All Rooms Face The Ocean (1960 May), The Cocktail Party (1960 March-April), The Good Woman of Setzuan (1960 May), The Hunters and the Henwife (1960), The Island of Goats (1960 October-November), Of Thee I Sing (1960 April), She Stoops To Conquer (1960 December), A Touch Of The Poet (1960 November-December).
box 4, folder 7

Student production programs 1961

Scope and Contents

Includes Antigone (1961 April), The Bashful Genius (1961 December), Finian's Rainbow (1961 May), Forty-five Minutes From Broadway (1961, presented by American Educational Theater Association (AETA) and United Service Organizations (USO)), The Just (1961 March), Machinal; On The Verge Or The Geography Of Yearning (1961 June), Not For Children (1961 October-November), The Red Shoes (1961 March), Richard II (1961 November).
box 4, folder 8

Student production programs 1962

Scope and Contents

Includes Ah Sing (1962 April), Clerambard (1962 March-April), A Country Scandal (1962 November), Liebelei (Light of Love) (1962 May), Pocatan (1962 December), Puddin' Tame (1962 March), You Never Can Tell (1962 October-November).
box 4, folder 9

Student production programs 1963

Scope and Contents

Includes The Girl Of The Golden West (1963 March, includes an invitation to a special performance commemorating the opening of the new playhouse of the Department of Theater Arts), The Griffin And The Minor Canon (1963 July), The Infernal Machine (1963 December), The Man With The Oboe (1963 July), Off With His Honorable Head (1963 March-April), R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1963 November), Right You Are (If You Think You Are) (1963 October-November), The School For Scandal (1963 May), The Wild Duck (1963 July-August), Woyzeck; The Tenor (1963 April-May), You Can't Take It With You (1963 July-August).
box 4, folder 10

Student production programs 1964

Scope and Contents

Includes Carousel (1964, includes programs for productions performed on campus and on tour sponsored by the American Educational Theater Association (AETA) and United Service Organizations (USO)), Coriolanus (1964 October-November), The House of Bernarda Alba (1964 November), Lazarus Laughed (1964 March), Night Shift (1964 January), Period of Adjustment (1964 July-August), Red Roses For Me (1964 May), Tartuffe (1964 December), The Thirteen Clocks (1964 April), A Thurber Carnival (1964 July), The Visit (1964 July), The Winter's Tale (1964 April-May).
box 4, folder 11

Student production programs 1965

Scope and Contents

Includes The Cage (1965 October-November), Camino Real (1965 January), Crime and Punishment (1965 March), The Days Between (1965 November), Dear Brutus (1965 July-August), Everyman; The Ancient Puppet Play of Johannes Doctor Faustus (1965 April-May), The Ghost Sonata (1965 July), The Monster (1965 May), The Orphans (1965), Pippi Longstocking (1965 April-May), Promises To Keep (1965 July-August), The Queen and the Rebels (1965), The Recruiting Officer (1965 December), She Was Married In Moscow (1965 July), The Threepenny Opera (1965 May).
box 4, folder 12

Student production programs 1966

Scope and Contents

Includes Ardele (1966 March), Baal (1966 April), Drums In The Night (1966 August), He Who Says Yes; He Who Says No; The Measures Taken (1966 July), In Gardens Past And Present Places (1966 March), The Lark (1966 November), Mann 1st Mann (1966 July-August), Noah And A Flood Of Other Stuff (1966 January), The Private Life Of The Master Race (1966 July), A Taste Of Honey (1966 May), The Tempest (1966 May), Twelfth Night (1966 December), Waiting For Godot (1966 November).
box 4, folder 13

Student production programs 1967

Scope and Contents

Includes Agamemnon (1967 March), The Drunkard (1967 July, publicity poster), The Hostage (1967 July-August), The Hostage (1967 November-December), Johnny Johnson (1967 May-June), Just Like In The Movies (1967), The Knack (1967 April), The Little Juggler (1967), Little Mary Sunshine (1967 July-August), Money (1967 July), Orphee; The Bull On The Roof (1967 February), The Physicists (1967 May), Rhinoceros (1967 February-March), The Sign of Jonah (1967 November), Theodore's House (1967), A Thousand Clowns (1967 November), A Thurber Carnival (1967 July-August).
box 4, folder 14

Student production programs 1968

Scope and Contents

Includes Anything Goes (1968 August), August And Ice Cream (1968 November), Bruce (1968 April), Guys And Dolls (1968 May-June), Henry IV (1968 February-March), How's The World Treating You? (1968 May-June), The Magic Circle (1968 January), Marat-Sade. (The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade) (1968 November), A Moon For The Misbegotten (1968 January-February), The Play's The Thing (1968 July-August), The Private Life of the Master Race (1968 January-February), Sergeant Musgrave's Dance (1968 February-March),Ta, Ta, Mrs. Jones, We'll Send You A Card From The Falls (1968 April), U.S.A. (1968), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1968 July).
box 4, folder 15

Student production programs 1969

Scope and Contents

Includes After The Fall (1969 January-February), The Alchemist (1969 March), American Hurrah (1969 May-June), The Boys From Syracuse (1969 May-June), Getting Married (1969 January-February), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1969), The Importance Of Being Earnest (1969 April), Mademoiselle Colombe (1969 August, publicity poster), Ondine (1969 November-December), The Red Eye Of Love (1969 March), Venetians Blind (1969 November).
box 4, folder 16

Student production programs 1970

Scope and Contents

Includes The Cherry Orchard (1970 January-February), A Circle On The Ground (1970 April), In The Jungle Of The Cities (1970 July-August), The Insect Comedy (1970 December), Kiss Me Kate (1970 May-June), Mother Courage And Her Children (1970 November-December), The New Chautauqua (1970 July-August), The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail (1970 July), The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail (1970 October), The Poor of New York (1970 July), Summertree (1970 April-May), Troilus and Cressida (1970 March), A Dance For People And Puppets (1970 January).
box 4, folder 17

Student production programs 1971

Scope and Contents

Includes The Apple Tree (1971 May-June), Arms And The Man (1971 November), The Bacchae (1971 January-February), Comfort and Joy (1971), Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie? (1971 April-May), The Gods Sit Back; The Gang's All Here (1971 July), Indians (1971 March), King Richard III (1971 December), 'Tis Of Aucassin And Of Nicolette (1971 April-May).
box 4, folder 18

Student production programs 1972

Scope and Contents

Includes Best Friends (1972 October, an original musical based on the early years of the Department of Theater Arts at UCLA), Cabaret (1972 May-June), Celebration (1972 July), Don't Go Walking Around Nakes; Madam's Late Mother (1972 July), The Man Who Came To Dinner (1972 February), The Mystery Of The Passion Of Our Lord; The Women At The Tomb (1972 March-April), No Place To Be Somebody (1972 November-December), The Rimers of Eldritch (1972 July), The Serpent (1972 July), Sleight of Hand (1972 April-May), Stop The World, I Want To Get Off (1972 November), Under Milk Wood (1972 March).
box 4, folder 19

Student production programs 1973

Scope and Contents

Includes The Country Wife (1973 February), Dracula (1973 May), Faust, Part One (1973 November-December), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1973), Goats (1973 November), Indian Cinderella (1973 December), The Skin Of Our Teeth; The Balcony; The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of The Crowd (1973 July), Ten Days That Shook The World (1973 May-June), Varoom-Varoom Lions (1973 January).
box 4, folder 20

Student production programs 1974

Scope and Contents

Includes All The Way Home (1974 February), Canterbury Tales (1974 May-June), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1974 January-February), Dames At Sea (1974 May), The Fiddler's Green (1974 October-November), The Life of Timon of Athens (1974 November), A Love Supreme (1974), Macbeth (1974), Middle Of The Night (1974 April-May), A Month In The Country (1974 March), The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1974 July), The Shewing Up Of Blanco Posnet; Elmer and Lily; Cowboy Mouth; The House Of Blue Leaves; Carnival (1974 July-August), The Snow Queen (1974 November-December), The Tempest (1974), Recipe for Theater (1974 July).
box 5, folder 1

Student production programs 1975

Scope and Contents

Includes The Amen Corner (1975), Anything Goes (1975 April-June), Can You Give Me Sanctuary? (1975 January-February), Come Into My Gallery (1975 November-December), The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (1975 March), Hot L Baltimore (1975 July-August), Inherit The Wind (1975 October-November), Operation Sidewinder (1975 February), The Pajama Game (1975 July-August), Picnic (1975 July), She Loves Me (1975 May-June), Take A Giant Step (1975 April-May).
box 5, folder 2

Student production programs 1976

Scope and Contents

Includes Abe Lincoln In Illinois (1976 March), The Crucible (1976 June), Fever (1976), The Front Page (1976), Look Homeward Angel (1976 July), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1976 November-December), Mirror, Mirror (1976 May), The Mouse Trap (1976 October-November), Oh Oh Freedom (1976 November), Ole-O-Liola! (1976 July), Our Lan' (1976 April-May), Take Me Along (1976 July-August), The Tiger (1976 May), Tom Paine (1976 February), Upstream Toward Lethe (1976 January-February), West Side Story (1976 May), You Can't Take It With You (1976 February), Noon Miracle (1976 November).
box 5, folder 3

Student production programs 1977

Scope and Contents

Includes Androcles And The Lion (1977 November-December), Anyone Can Whistle (1977 May), Born Yesterday (1977 July), Boy Meets Girl (1977 February), The Chisholm Trail Went Through Here (1977 July-August), A Crockett Match (1977 November), Falling Apart (1977 February), In The Boom Boom Room (1977 January), Lock Up Your Daughters (1977 August), The Rose And The Ring (1977 April-May), Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (1977 November), Sticks And Bones (1977 April), Summer And Smoke (1977 March), Thunder Rock (1977 June), Upstream Toward Lethe (1977 April), What The Butler Saw (1977 July).
box 5, folder 4

Student production programs 1978

Scope and Contents

Includes Antigone (1978 April), The Big Knife (1978 November), Caesar and Cleopatra (1978 August), The Chalk Garden (1978 July), Come Get Maggie (1978 November-December), Dear World (1978 June), Death Of A Salesman (1978 July), A Doll's House (1978 May), Endangered Species (1978 December-1979 January), Equus (1978 January-February), Loot (1978 March, Meg (1978 June-July), Oedipus (1978 March), Pipe Dream (1978 June), Red Herring (1978 November-December), The Tempest (1978 August-September), The Tie That Binds (1978 February), Tonight At 8:30 (1978 July), The Vintage Season (1978 February).
box 5, folder 5

Student production programs 1979

Scope and Contents

Includes Carousel (1979 May-June), A Cry Of Players (1979 April), A Far Country (1979 July), Gallows Humor; The Island (1979 May), The Importance Of Being Earnest (1979), The Miracle Worker (1979 April-May), Pipe Dream (1979 March), Punch And Judy (1979 January), Sakuntala (1979 August), Shoreline (1979 November), A Taste Of Honey (1979 October), The Wizard Of Oz (1979 November-December), The Would Be Gentleman (1979 February), Yerma (1979 July).
box 5, folder 6

Student production programs 1980

Scope and Contents

Includes An American Journey with Thornton Wilder (1980 July), The Comedy of Errors (1980 October-November), Company (1980 May), Doctor Faustus (1980 July-August), Everything In The Garden (1980 July), A Flea In Her Ear (1980 March), Forest Murmurs (1980 September-October), Ghosts and Shadows, Echoes and Doors (1980 February), The Government Inspector (1980 February), Hagar's Children (1980 February), Hot L Baltimore (1980 January-February), Marriage A-la-Mode (1980 January), The Miser (1980 September-October), Moments of Departure (1980 February), The Shadow Box (1980 April), The Thief (1980 November), Trails (1980 November-December), Vieux Carre (1980 February).
box 5, folder 7

Student production programs 1981

Scope and Contents

Includes... And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (1981 April-May), The Classical Performing Arts Friendship Mission of Japan (1981 August), The Enchanted (1981 January-February), Family Matters (1981 October-November), Flight (1981 March), The Inspector General (1981 August), La Ronde (1981 July), The Land Of The Dragon (1981 March), The Matchmaker (1981 November-December), An Original Jimmy Shine (1981 May), Slice Of Death (1981 October), Three British Comedies (That's All, Black Comedy, The Real Inspector Hound, 1981 July-August), Three Sisters (1981 June).
box 5, folder 8

Student production programs 1982

Scope and Contents

Includes Aladdin! (1982 April), Alcestis (1982 February-March), All Kinds Of Blue (1982 December), All My Sons (1982 January-February), Bice Green (1982 December), The Birds (1982 August), Brigadoon (1982 June), Goodbye My Fancy (1982 July), The Happy Time (1982 July-August), Hedda Gabler (1982 April-May), The Mound Builders (1982 April-May), Saint Joan (1982 March), Tango (1982 January), Time Time And Again (1982 November), Travesties (1982 November).
box 5, folder 9

Student production programs 1983

Scope and Contents

Includes As You Like It (1983 March), Bonjour la Bonjour (1983 December), Collections Of A Long Distance Garbageman (1983 November), The Double Margin (1983 May), The 5th of July (1983 July), Henry, Sweet Henry (1983 August), In The Distance (1983 March), The Lady's Not For Burning (1983 July), Moliere And The Cabal of Hypocrites (1983 April-May), Once Upon A Mattress (1983 April-May), Stage Blood (1983), When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1983 January-February), Wings (1983 February), A Yard Of Sun (1983 June).
box 5, folder 10

Student production programs 1984

Scope and Contents

Includes Betrayal (1984 February), Bruinhaha! (1984 November-December, part of Planks and Passions, a repertory of three original plays), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (1984 April-May), El Cuento de Pancho Diablo (1984 October), Hoes (1984 December, part of Planks and Passions), Les Belles-Soeurs (1984 May), The Man Of Mode (1984 June), Medea (1984 November), Medstar (1984 December, part of Planks and Passions), My Body (1984 January-February), Night Of The Iguana (1984 September), The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (1984 February), Rider (1984 November), The Routine (1984 May), Soluna (1984 March), Twisters (1984 March), Uncle Vanya (1984 September).
box 5, folder 11

Student production programs 1985

Scope and Contents

Includes Buried Child (1985 March), Cloud Nine (1985 June), Dear Liar (1985 May), Division Street (1985 April-May), Eros And Psyche (1985 January-February), The Feast Of Youth (1985 November-December), God's Trombones (1985 April-May), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1985 May-June), Little Mary Sunshine (1985 July-August), Macbeth (1985 April), Mensch Meier (1985 May), Le Misanthrope (1985 February), Moby, or How Not To Write A Musical (1985 July-August), Rabbit In The Moon (1985 December), Strange Snow (1985 June), La Venexiana (1985 March), Robert Wilson's King Lear – a work in progress (1985 May).
box 5, folder 12

Student production programs 1986

Scope and Contents

Includes The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1986 May), The Conduct Of Life (1986 October-November), Fools (1986 February), From realism to fantasy with the French (1986 May, includes two works in progress: scenes from A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Last Puppet King), Hamlet (1986 March), I Am Celso (1986 February), Last Summer At Bluefish Cove (1986 January-February), Losing Ground (1986 January-February), Losing Ground (1986 November), The Most Happy Fella (1986 May-June), Once In A Lifetime (1986 August), Studio (1986 March), Three new play readings (1986 August, Iowa Boys, Damaged Goods, Emerald Tree Boa), Three short plays (1986 July, Feiffer, This Property Is Condemned, Spoon River), 'Tis of Aucassin and of Nicolette (1986 June).
box 5, folder 13

Student production programs 1987

Scope and Contents

Includes The Beaux's Stratagem (1987 July-August), Bottoms Up! (1987 May-June), Dance Of The Ram (1987 January-February), Generations (1987 April), Hippolytus (1987 July-August), Home (1987 February), Junctions (1987 June), The Lady From Dubuque (1987 October-November), On A Far-Away Beach (1987 October), Romeo And Juliet (1987 November-December), SBW (1987 April-May), Seascape With Sharks and Daner (1987 April-May), The Tender Trap (1987 July-August), Top Girls (1987 January), Trailblazer (1987 December), The Visit (1987 March).
box 5, folder 14-15

Student production programs 1988

Scope and Contents

Includes American Buffalo (1988 June), Blood On The Leaves (The Nat Turner Story) (1988 May-June), Blue Window (1988 January-February), Cloud Nine (1988 July-August), The Club (1988 July-August), The Dispossessed (1988 February-March), A Little Night Music (1988 May-June), The Loony Dauka (1988 October), Much Ado About Nothing (1988 December), One-Eyed Jacks and Suicide Kings (1988 December-1989 February), Private Wars (1988 May), Right You Are (If You Think You Are) (1988 November), The School For Wives (1988 July), The Square Root Of Wonderful (1988 April), Takara No Tsuruhashi (1988 April), Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Under Milk Wood (1988 July-August), When The First Two Hundred Letters Came (1988), Winterset (1988 March).
box 5, folder 16

Student production programs 1989

Scope and Contents

Includes The Admirable Crighton (1989 March), A Chorus Line (1989 January), Curse Of The Starving Class (1989 April), End Of The World With Symposium To Follow (1989 July-August), Hippolytus; The Changeling 1989 May-June), The Hot L Baltimore (1989 June), The King Of Infinite Space (1989 November-December), The Mandrake (1989 July-August), Me And Juliet (1989 December), Savage In Limbo (1989 February), The Skin Of Our Teeth (1989 July-August), The Trojan Women (1989 July), Turtle Garden (1989 June), Uncommon Women and Others (1989 May).
box 5, folder 17

Student production programs 1990

Scope and Contents

Includes I Remember Mama (1990 May-June), Largo Desolato (1990 May-June), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1990 April-May), Macbeth (1990 March), Narrowback; The Mass of Men; Angel Alley (1990 November-December), The Plough And The Stars (1990 January-February), Seasons's Reasons (1990 March), Summer Vacation Madness (1990 November), Temptation (1990 May-June).
box 5, folder 18

Student production programs 1991

Scope and Contents

Includes Candide (1991 May-June), Fen; Little Murders (1991), The First Breeze Of Summer (1991 March), Ghosts (1991 November), How The Other Half Loves (1991 December), Lysistrata; Tartuffe; Life Is A Dream (1991 March), Machinal; On The Verge Of The Geography Of Yearning (1991 June), The Seagull (1991 November).
box 6, folder 1

Student production programs 1992

Scope and Contents

Includes The Birthday Party (1992 May), The Blind Goddess (1992 March), Capoeira (1992 February-March), Dracula (1992 December), Fifth Of July (1992 November), Iphigenia At Aulis (1992 May, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1992 May), A Moliere Project (The Rehearsal at Versailles, Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed, The Doctor In Spite Of Himself, 1992 February-March), The Revenger's Tragedy (1992 June), 12-1-A (1992 November), Unfinished Women Cry In No Man's Land While A Bird Dies In A Gilded Cage (1992 May-June), White Trash In Love (1992 February-March), Working (1992 April), Woza Albert! (1992 January-February).
box 6, folder 2

Student production programs 1993

Scope and Contents

Includes Anatomy of a Bad Mood (1993 May), Le Bourgeois Avant-Garde; The Mystery of Irma Vep (1993 March), Deathwatch (1993 May), Fate Of A Cockroach (1993 February-March), The Love Of The Nightingale (1993 March), The Lover (1993), Mad Forest (1993 November-December), Matsukaze (1993 March), 1 1/2 Sisters (1993), She Talks To Beethoven (1993), A Small Family Business (1993 November-December), Spring Awakening (1993 June), Temptation (1993 May), Variations On The Elephant Man (1993), Wedding Band (1993 April-May), The Winter's Tale (1993 May-June), The Zoo Story (1993).
box 6, folder 3

Student production programs 1994

Scope and Contents

Includes Almost Asleep (1994 May), The Art of Waiting (1994 April), Childhood Friend (1994 June), Dead Mother, Or Shirley Not All In Vain (1994 December), The Golem (1994 March), The Gray Brides (1994 May), Il Combattimento Di Tancredi E Clorinda; L'Histoire Du Soldat (1994 March), The Language Of Flowers (1994 March), A Life Of Crime (1994 January), The Madman and the Nun (1994 May), Reckless (1994 May-June), Saints (1994 June), Seventy Scenes of Halloween (1994 June), South On I-40 (1994 May), Story Theatre (1994 October-November), Subtleties (1994 May), The Superior Residence (1994 June), Titus Andronicus (1994 March), The Witness or "Our Little Stabilization" (1994 May), The Woman From Samos; Casina (1994 October).
box 6, folder 4

Student production programs 1995

Scope and Contents

Includes Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (1995 May-June), Appetite (1995 May), The Fantasticks (1995 April), Killing Game (1995 May), Macbeth (1995 March), Marisol (1995 December), The Magic Flute (1995 May), Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb (1995 May), Sara and Fenny Too (1995 May), Tales Of The Lost Formicians (1995 May), Trojan Women (1995 March), Two Gentlemen Of Verona (1995 March).
box 6, folder 5

Student production programs 1996

Scope and Contents

Includes Baal (1996 February), Birthmark (1996 June), Blood Wedding (1996 March), The Dybbuk (1996 February), Frida Kahlo: Self-Portrait Of Pain (1996 May), True West (1996 May), Hurlyburly; The Tavern (1996 November), The Illusion (1996 May-June), The Kentucky Cycle (1996 April), Leonce And Lena (1996 March), The Rover (1996 November-December), Search The Shadows (1996 May), Seasons (1996 May), Stage Door; The Possessed (1996 May-June), Tumbleweeds (1996 May), Twelfth Night (1996 November-December), Woyzeck (1996 June).
box 6, folder 6

Student production programs 1997

Scope and Contents

Includes Dreaming of Rope Ladders (1997 May), Hamletmachine (1997 February-March), The Journey Of The Fifth Horse (1997 May-June), The Miracle Worker (1997 May-June), The Noh Cycle (1997 February), Pelleas and Melisande (1997 February), The Prodigious Snob (1997 November-December), Queer Soldiers (1997 May), The Rake's Progress (1997 March), The Torch-Bearers (1997 November-December), The Tragedy of Tragedies; or The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great (1997 May), Ubu Roi (1997 March).
box 5, folder 7

Student production programs 1998

Scope and Contents

Includes Accidents (1998 May), Antigone (1998 February), The Atomic View Motel (1998 June), Jack, Or The Submission (1998 April-May), A La Porte (1998 April-May), Les Cenci (1998 March), The Lower Depths (1998 June), Lulu (1998 March), Origen (1998 March), The Triumph Of Isabella (1998 November).
box 6, folder 8

Student production programs 1999

Scope and Contents

Includes An American Daughter (1999 November), The classical theater workshop (1999 March), Days And Nights: Five Chekhovian Interludes (1999 June), In the Heart of America (1999 February), The Passions of Shakespeare (1999 November), Territory (1999 June), Two plays by Horton Foote (1999 April), The Wonder! A Woman Keeps A Secret (1999 March).
box 6, folder 9

Student production programs 2000

Scope and Contents

Includes All's Well That Ends Well (2000 June), Him (2000 April), Three Sisters (2000 March), The Tooth of Crime (2000 February), The Trap (2000 March), The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae (2000 March).
box 6, folder 10

Student production programs 2001

Scope and Contents

Includes The American Clock: A Vaudeville (2001 January-February), As You Like It (2001 February), Betty's Summer Vacation (2001 November-December), Elizabeth Rex (2001 March), The Hospital At The Time Of The Revolution (2001 June), The Lady From Dubuque (2001 April), A Lie Of The Mind (2001 November), Lifecord (2001 March), Macbett (2001 June), The School For Scandal (2001 March), The Sneeze (2001 May), Tell Me The Truth About Love (2001 May-June).
box 6, folder 11

Student production programs undated

box 7, folder 1

Season announcements and ticket forms 1941, 1943, 1948, 1957-1959, 1961-1966

box 7, folder 2-7

Season announcements and ticket forms 1968-2002

box 8, folder 13

Posters and promotional materials for events (oversized) 1948-1996


Subseries 3.2. One-act plays 1933-2001

Scope and Content

This subseries includes programs and other promotional materials for one-act plays written, produced, and performed by students.
box 6, folder 12

One-act plays - programs 1933-1934, 1947-1948, 1953-1956, 1959

box 6, folder 13

One-act plays - programs 1963-1966, 1969

box 6, folder 14

One-act plays - programs 1970-1971, 1973-1974

box 6, folder 15-19

One-act plays - programs 1975-2001

box 6, folder 20

One-act plays - programs undated

box 6, folder 21

One-act play posters undated


Subseries 3.3. Professional productions 1959-1998

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes materials from the Theater Group, other non-student production programs, theater arts festivals, and the Annual Hugh O'Brian Acting Awards.
box 6, folder 22

The Theater Group productions - programs 1959-1969

box 6, folder 23

UCLA Resident Theater Company productions - programs 1978-1980

box 6, folder 24

Other professional productions/events - programs and posters 1975-1993

box 6, folder 25

Annual Hugh O'Brian Acting Awards programs 1966-1968, 1972-1977, 1979-1983, 1985-1987, 1990-1992

box 6, folder 26

Annual Hugh O'Brian Acting Awards programs 1966-1986

Scope and Contents

Includes announcements and the Fall 1983 issue of Ambassador, The Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation paper; also includes an announcement fo the first Lucille Ball Awards in Dramatic Writing, 1972.
box 6, folder 27

Theater arts festivals and conferences - programs 1966, 1981, 1992, 1998

box 6, folder 28

Exhibitions - programs 1974, 1983-1984


Series 4. Promotional materials 1941-1998

Scope and Contents

Series 4 materials include brochures, fliers, publications, photographs, and other materials regarding the academic and theatrical offerings of the Theater Department and related entities. Also included are materials regarding student films, the First Southern California Conference of Education Theatre Workers, and announcements in the department.

Subseries 4.1. Announcements and reports 1941-1990

Scope and Content

This subseries includes materials regarding academic training programs offered by the Theater Arts Department, as well as student films, a report on the First Southern California Conference of Education Theatre Workers, and announcements in the department.
box 6, folder 29

Theater Department course and workshop offerings 1941-1989

box 6, folder 30

Theater, film, and television writing competition announcements 1978, 1988, 1990

box 6, folder 31

Announcement of the College of Fine Arts, Fall and Spring semesters 1961-1968

box 6, folder 33

Report of the First Southern California Conference of Education Theatre Workers 1940, 1947

box 6, folder 34

Student film materials 1965-1970


Subseries 4.2. Publications 1961-1998

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes programs and magazines produced for professional productions such as The Playgoer, The Performing Arts at UCLA, Los Angeles Theater Magazine, and Performing Arts.
box 6, folder 32

Newsletters 1951, 1980-1981

Scope and Contents

Includes Associated Students UCLA, UCLA Theater Arts Alumni Campus Theater Spotlight; POV, the Official Newsletter of the MP/TV Students' Association.
box 7, folder 8-10

"The Playgoer" (program/magazine) 1961-1966

box 7, folder 11

"The Performing Arts at UCLA"/"Music Magazine" (Playgoer publications) 1967-1971

box 7, folder 12

"UCLA Center for the Performing Arts" magazine 1981-1984

box 7, folder 13

"Los Angeles Theatre Magazine" 1982

box 7, folder 14-18

"Performing Arts" magazine 1985-1994

box 8, folder 1

"Performing Arts" magazine 1994-1998


Subseries 4.3. Photographs 1950-1989

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains black-and-white production stills, color slides, and program reproductions. Some cast members and photographers are identified.
box 8, folder 2

Shadow Of A Prince 1950 June 1-3

box 8, folder 3

Monty O'Brien 1951

box 8, folder 4

The Late Christopher Bean 1951 February-March

box 8, folder 5

House in a Sea 1951 November

box 8, folder 6

Fashion 1951 December

Scope and Contents

Materials in this folder contain depictions of blackface.
box 8, folder 7

Lower Depths 1952 March

box 8, folder 8

The Philadelphia Story 1952 April

box 8, folder 9

Yerma 1979 July

box 8, folder 10

Dear Liar 1985 May

box 8, folder 11

The Admirable Crichton (color slides, no program) 1989

box 8, folder 12

Unknown productions undated