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New York theater producer and director Geraldine Lust (1920-1987) began her career in modern dance and choreography. She later studied acting and directing. In the 1950s, Lust established Stella Adler's drama classes and produced and directed off-Broadway. She also directed plays and developed an Artaud Workshop for the Living Theatre. In 1960, Lust obtained the American rights to Jean Genet's The Blacks, which ran for four years off-Broadway. In 1963, she conducted workshops and directed for the Open Theater. In 1967, Lust unsuccessfully attempted to produce a college tour revival of The Blacks and a film version of Genet's The Screens. The Geraldine Lust Papers (1959-1972, bulk 1960-1969) primarily relates to The Blacks and includes correspondence, investor information, contracts, programs, clippings, and photographic prints.
New York theater producer and director Geraldine Lust (1920-1987) began her career in modern dance and choreography. The daughter of theater chain owner Sydney Lust, she studied acting and directing. She then worked for producer Dale Wasserman on Broadway, a connection she maintained. In 1950, Lust established classes for Stella Adler's drama school. For the next ten years, she produced and directed off-Broadway plays. She also directed plays for Julian Beck and Judith Malina, founders and directors of the Living Theatre, and created a school for the company. While at the Living Theatre, Lust developed an Artaud Workshop based on Antonin Artaud's "Theater of Cruelty."
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