The birth of North America’s first professional troupe, the collapse of Zero Mostel, controversies, mergers, and more.
From the first interracially cast ‘Othello’ to the founding of our longest-running queer troupe, this was a memorable month for theatre.
From the creation of Chicago’s Goodman to a seminal show by the National Black Theatre, July was a standout month for theatrical milestones.
From the first theatre in North America to the birth of Margo Jones’s Theatre ’47 and VASTA’s first conference, June was a hot month for theatrical milestones.
From the births of lighting designer Stanley McCandless and playwright Velina Hasu Houston to August Wilson’s last play, May was a memorable month for theatre.
From the first American stage comedy to NYC’s ban on burlesque and the launch of the Mark Taper Forum, April was showered with noteworthy theatrical events.
From the arrest of San Francisco Mime Troupe members to the beginnings of the Northwest Asian American Theater, March was a noteworthy month for theatre.
From the birth of the Little Theatre movement and the Native American Theatre Ensemble to the death of Bert Williams, February was filled with notable moments in theatre history.
From ACT’s San Francisco move to the premieres of ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ and ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ January was hardly a chilly month for theatre.
From a fire at the Richmond Theatre in Virginia to the birth of Puerto Rican theatre in New York City, December was a memorable month for theatre.