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Quebec Drama Federation fonds

  • P164
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2001

The documents provide a portrait of English-language theatrical activity in Quebec, primarily in the period after the founding of QDF in 1972. The fonds contains budget, fundraising, and other financial records, legal documents, human resources documents, correspondence, records of the Quebec Drama Festival 1974-1984, documents relating to QDF-sponsored workshops, seminars, and programs, materials on the Dominion Drama Festival, theatre programs, and photographs. There is also material that was collected for a history of English-language theatre in Quebec.

Quebec Drama Federation

Georgiantics 1942

"He Was Only a Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing" or "He Sure Made Montcalm Down" - Dick Howard Farley (Tax Collector), Lucille Stern (Little Red Riding Hood), Bill Hymovitch (Montcalm, prone at foreground), Al DeRosso (French Sargeant, prone at the rear of stage).

Georgiantics 1942

"1867" or "That Ain't the Way I Heerd it. . ." From left to right Bill Haymovitch (Common Man). Members of the House (The Singing Chorus): Lois Bishop, Norma Carrick, Irene Cohen, Mariln Cohen, Hilda Dalfen, Roslyn Gurberg (Second Member from Chicoutimi) (first line, at right, behind Murray Fainer), Yona Kremalowsky, Blanche Michlin, Hilaire South, Thelma spelling, Lucille Stern (Third Member from Chicoutimi), Marion Styles. Murray Fainer (First Member from Chicoutimi). Dick Henthorn (Prime Minister). Arthur Simmons (Sergeant-at-arms). In the orchestra pit: Herschel Darwin (violinist)

Dorothy Davis fonds

  • P098
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1993

The fonds provides information on Montreal Children's Theatre and its founders.

The fonds consists of five scrapbooks including press clippings and articles, as well as photographs, a video cassette of a media interviews with Dorothy Davis [ca. 1983, 1984] and of a report on her death in 1993, and the honourary degrees conferred by Concordia University on Dorothy Davis and Violet Walters in 1984.

Davis, Dorothy

The Cathespian Guild fonds

  • P0142
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1954

The fonds provides information on the annual Catholic Drama Festival organized by the Guild between 1940 and 1953.

The fonds contains some handouts on the Cathespian Guild and a few programs and photographs of some of the annual Catholic Drama Festivals. It also contains the Drama Festival award book entitled Award for Distinguished Achievement in Catholic Theatre.

Cathespian Guild

Mary Morter fonds

  • P0239
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2001, predominantly 1969-1975

The Mary Morter fond contains documents pertaining to theater in Montreal. More specifically, the fonds is composed of materials concerning the Instant Theatre and the Pendulum Theatre, both located in Montreal and founded and run by Mary Morter in the 1960s and 1970s. The fonds provides an overview of the programming at both theatres. It also provides insight into how the theaters were perceived by the public. In addition, the fonds contains a number of documents focusing on the play North American Indian Legends by Pendulum Theatre. Documents created by other theatres located in Montreal or Toronto provide additional insight into the English-speaking theatre scene in those cities in the 20th century.

The Mary Morter fonds contains theatre programs, photographs, posters, correspondence, magazines, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, a sound recording, and various plays, among other documents.

Morter, Mary

Othello Play

Othello Play. From left to right: Douglass B. Clarke, Dorothy Adams (Clarke), Evelyn Cope (Browne).

Othello Play

Othello Play. From left to right: Evelyn Cope (Browne), Mary Macintyre, Tim Whalen, Aley Ferguson, Roy Malcaronne, Dorothy Adams (Clarke), Gordon Stewart.

Black Theater Workshop fonds

  • F034
  • Fonds
  • [1940]-2016, predominant 1972-2007

The Black Theater Workshop fonds is composed of materials created and compiled by the Black Theater Workshop (BTW) and contains materials documenting the activities and operations of the BTW from its founding in 1972 until its 2007-2008 season. Documents are also reflective of the BTW's contributions to Montreal’s Black communities and to theater in Canada. Textual records and other materials document the BTW's administration, finances, awards, plays, programming, promotional activities, communications, and facilities, among other things.

The fonds is divided into the following series :
F034/A Administration
F034/B Financial records
F034/C External relations
F034/D Productions / Programming

The fonds is composed of textual records, including without limitations financial documents, grant applications, board meeting minutes, reports, play scripts, newspapers and newspaper clippings, promotional material, and correspondence; graphic materials as photographs, posters, logos, drawings, and others, sound recordings, moving images, and a T-shirt.

Black Theater Workshop

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