ERIC Number: ED054720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Dec-31
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Feasibility Study on Combining a Community Theatre with a College Drama Department.
This is the report of a feasibility study on the subject of a formal association between the Drama Department of the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Chapter I, the Introduction, states and defines the problem and presents the objectives and procedures of the study. Chapter II deals with questions of identity of the two organizations in terms of disputed motives, need for change, relation of the Playhouse Board, Club, and School, to aspects of association, and community theatre versus professional theatre. Chapter III examines the experiences with professional theatres of other institutions of higher education in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Palo Alto. Chapter IV considers the roadblocks, of identity and motive, location and nature of new facilities, relations between training and performing, the Playhouse School, the local actor, and the organization of professional theatre. Chapter V presents the conclusions and examines the advantages to the association; possible changes as a result of association; community effects, organization and location of new theatre plants, effects on training; and the organization of professional theatre. Recommendations conclude the report. A report summary is attached. (AF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Inst. of Tech., Pittsburgh, PA.