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Finding aid of the Celebration Theatre Collection
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Early executive committee minutes, performance budgets, programs, flyers, press kits, photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, including reviews, documenting the activities of the Celebration Theatre, 1982-2006. The collection consists of materials from the collections of Jim Kepner, the first Vice Chairman, of Robert Schrock, a former artistic director, and of the Purple Circuit, an information clearinghouse for gay and lesbian theater, founded by Bill Kaiser.
Celebration Theatre incorporated in 1982 as a community theater to celebrate the positive creative and cultural aspects of the gay and lesbian community of greater Los Angeles. The theater has been in continuous operation since its first production in Jim Kepner's National Gay Archives located on North Hudson Street in Hollywood. The theater later rented space in the Scorpio Theatre on Hoover Street in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles before moving to a West Hollywood-adjacent location on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.
5 records boxes, 3 archive cartons, 1 archive half-cartons, 1 oversize box and 1 oversize lobby card. 7.4 linear feet.
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