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Mark Taper Forum Scripts: Finding Aid
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Description
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.
Background
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 in 2002.
Extent
Approximately 4000 items in 349 boxes.
Restrictions
The scripts cannot be copied or published for any reason.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.