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Finding Aid for the Center Theatre Group Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Center Theatre Group Records
    Collection number: 316-M
    Creator: Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles 1967-
    Extent: In process -- ca. 600 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. University of California, Library Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: (In process) The collection consists of materials pertaining to theater productions at the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre and assorted Center Theatre Group business papers pertaining to the various programs offered by the organization. The collection is in the midst of being processed. The finding aid will be updated periodically.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Center Theatre Group Records, 316-M, University of California, Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to UCLA by Center Theatre Group.

    Historical Note

    Founded in 1967, Center Theatre Group (CTG) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that comprises the 2,000-seat Ahmanson Theatre and the 745-seat Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In addition to its mainstage productions, CTG's comprehensive arts education program, Performing for Los Angeles Youth (P.L.A.Y.), facilitates two in-school residency programs; tours productions for young people; offers special matinee performances of mainstage productions for students; holds an annual poster contest; creates classroom materials for use in schools; and provides workshops on plays for teachers and students. CTG also maintains a variety of initiatives to increase the accessibility of its productions, including Project D.A.T.E. (Deaf Audiences Theatre Experience), the Audio Description Program, Open Captioning, and discount ticket programs. CTG's New Play Production Program includes the commissioning of new work, partnerships with smaller L.A. theatre companies, artist residencies, and producing and presenting consortiums.

    Scope and Content

    Professional Copies to Check: Box 1: A-H Box 3: S-T Box 2: I-M Box 4: U-Z

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Mark Taper Forum
    • Series 2. Ahmanson Theatre
    • Series 3. Ahmanson Renovation
    • Series 4. Doolittle Theatre
    • Series 6. Kirk Douglas Theater
    • Series 10. CTG Administrative Files
    • Series 50. Unprocessed Materials

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles -- Archives.
    Theatrical companies -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources.