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Theatre Algoma collection

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0.2 m of textual records and graphic material.

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History Biographical: 

Theatre Algoma was established in 1972 as a student drama club at Algoma University College .The group was founded by Dr. Robert d'Amato, who served as Artistic Director until he retired in 2002. Early funding for the group came from AUC, the Sault Opera Society, and the Sault Theatre Workshop. 

Theatre productions by staff and students of Algoma University College and Algoma University include: 

1972 Peter Weiss, The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charente under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

1973 Vaclav Havel, The Garden Party

1974 Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman of Chaillot

1974 May Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

April n.d.  -  An Evening of 1-Act Plays: Tennessee Williams; The Unsatisfactory Supper ; Eugene Ionesco  -  The Oversight ; William Butler Yeats  -  Purgatory ; Jean Genet  -  The Maids

n.d.  -  Samuel Beckett "Not I," and  "An Evening with Samuel Beckett," with Lee Anne Pearson.

n.d.  -  They Lie for Love!  (Twin Bill): Molière  -  Le médecin volant and David Garrick  -  The Lying Valet

n.d.  -  Harold Pinterm: The Dumb Waiter, Trouble in the Works, The Black and White, The Applicant, Request Stop

n.d.  -  4-By Tennessee: The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Portrait of a Madonna, Lord Byron's Love Letter, Something Unspoken

1976 An Evening of One-Act Plays: Ferdinand Arrabal  -  Picnic on the Battlefield; August Strindberg  -  The Stranger; Matt Brown  -  Teacher Thomas; Deborah Wilson  -  The Logical Conclusion

1976 Intro Class and Mask Workshops

1976 Slawomir Mrozek, Tango

1976 Michel Tremblay's Hosanna

1976 Five Plays. Presented by the AUC English Department: Tennessee Williams, The Unsatisfactory Supper; Eugene Ionesco, The Oversight; W. B. Yeats, PurgatoryAnton Chekhov, The Proposal; Jean Genet, The Maids

1977 February 10-12 Albert Camus's Caligula

1977 March/April King Oedipus.  

1986 Hillar Liitoja, Expound

1989 Virgin Bride

1990 November 22-24  Vaclav Havel, Temptation

1991 October 10-12  Albertine in Five Times

1992 February Une Soirée Beckett

1993 March Two Medieval plays

1993 Spring "A Monty Python Extravagazna, or, I Was A Polym (or) Phous Python, or, Circus of the Hyperreal Hermeneutics."

1994 Modern European Theatre Class

1995 March George Walker's Zastrozzi's The Master of Discipline

1997 November David Mamet's, Oleanna

1997 January 7-11 Jean Anouith, Eurydice

1999 Fall Construction of the theatre

1999 Christmas  William Gibson's The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree

2000 March 24-25 Stages of Cruelty: A Theatrical Medley

2006  The Bootlegger Blues.  Produced by the Shingwauk Players

2007 March 7-10  Timberelake Wertenbaker, The Love of the Nightingale

2010 Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers

2011 Choices?

2012 What the Hell?

2014 March The Absurd and How to Deal With It: Ferdinand Arrabal,   Pique-nique en campagne and Eugene Ionesco, The Bald Soprano

2014 December Neil Fleming, Last Christmas

2015 March 26-28 Two One-Act Comedies: David Ives, Time Flies and Daniel Weissenberger, Voltaire and the Zombies

Scope Content: 

Collection comprises materials documenting Theatre Algoma, a theatre production organization out of Algoma Unviersity. Includes posters, event programs, photographs, scripts, and other material. 

Custodial History: 

Material in accession 2018-020 was donated to the University Archives by Bob Cooper on March 16, 2018

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No restrictions on access.


Minor conservation performed during processing.

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