This collection consists primarily of photocopies of scripts for plays performed at the Mark Taper Forum and the Center Theatre
Group in Los Angeles, California,
from 1967 onward, as well as production files, programs, and a set of periodicals related to the dramatic arts. In addition
to the Mark Taper Forum, the collection includes
plays from other Center Theatre Group theaters including The Improvisational Theatre, New Theatre for Now, and The Lab.
The Mark Taper Forum, part of the Center Theater Group which also includes the Ahmanson and the Kirk Douglas Theater, is
a non-profit arts institution dedicated to theater production.
The theater opened in Los Angeles, California, in 1967 and is known for its development
of new plays and voices for the theatre. Located at the Performing Arts Center
(formerly The Music Center) in downtown Los Angeles, the Taper has received
virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony for theatrical
excellence. It is one of America's top regional theatres, and a number of the plays
presented on and off-Broadway and across the country began at the Taper. The Taper and the Ahmanson have presented a variety
of theatrical productions,
including drama, comedies, musicals, classic revivals, and world-premieres. The Kirk Douglas theater, an intimate venue, opened
Approximately 4000 items in 349 boxes.
The scripts cannot be copied or published for any reason.
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services
Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.