MC 719; T-475; Vt-250
Parker, Sophie. Papers of Sophie Parker, 1981-1995: A Finding Aid
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
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Call No.: MC 719; T-475; Vt-250
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Title: Papers of Sophie Parker, 1981-1995
Quantity: 7.51 linear feet (18 file boxes) plus 2 folio+ folders, 2 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 2
audiotapes, 6 videotapes, electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Grant applications, financial records, theater festival programs, clippings, audio-
and videotapes of Sophie Parker, director of the Women in Theatre festival in Boston,
Accession number: 2000-M178
The papers of Sophie Parker were given to the Schlesinger Library by Sophie Parker in November 2000.
Processed: November 2012
By: Susan Earle with the assistance of Suzanna Calev.
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Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sophie Parker is held by the President
and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Sophie Parker Papers, 1981-1995; item description, dates. MC 719, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Sophie Parker was born on May 26, 1952. She studied at Hampshire College in Amherst,
Massachusetts, and at the City Literary Institute in London, England, receiving her
B.A. in 1974. She was artistic director and a founding member of Clowns Around, a
touring company staging productions for children, and in 1983 she and Tita Wernimont
co-founded Watermelon Studio, Inc. (later Next Stage Theatre), a theatrical company
providing a venue in which local women theater professionals could present original
work. In 1984, in response to research indicating that only 7% of the productions
in major regional theaters were written by women, Watermelon Studio began planning
a festival to further showcase the work of women playwrights and performers. The first
Boston Women's Theatre Festival was held in 1985 and included work by women from the
United States and Europe. The following year the festival was renamed the Women in
Theatre Festival, and its focus soon expanded to include women in dance, music, and
the visual arts, and to bring women's art to a broader public by providing networks
and resources for women involved in art at all levels. In 1987, Watermelon Studio
began programming year-round, holding the first annual Electra Festival, co-produced
with the Double Edge Theatre of Brighton, Massachusetts, in January, 198. This festival
featured eight internationally acclaimed women performers in experimental dance and
theater. Watermelon Studio also arranged an American tour by the South African group
the Vusisizwe Players. The Women in Theatre Festival and Next State Theatre disbanded
in the 1990s and Parker later established a business consultancy business focusing
on organizational assessment and change management.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Administration, program planning, and applications, ca.1983-1995 (#1.1-13.6,
- Series II. Grants and financial, 1981-1991 (#13.7-17.21, F+D.1, OD.2, SD.1)
- Series III. Publicity, 1984-1994 (#17.22-18.22, F+D.2, OD.1)
- Series IV, Audiovisual,1984-1989, n.d. (#T-475.1 - T-475.2, Vt-250.1 - Vt-250.6)
The collection documents the Women in Theatre Festival held in Boston, Massachusetts,
and includes applications to the festival; festival programs; publicity; posters;
plays; flyers; grant applications; reviews; financial records; and video and audiotapes.
Some material on the Next Stage Theatre and on Sophie Parker's work as a clown is
also included. The bulk of the folder headings were created by the archivist; those
created by Sophie Parker appear in quotation marks. Parker's business consultancy
web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web
Archive Collection (WAX).
Series I, ADMINISTRATION, PROGRAM PLANNING, AND APPLICATIONS, ca.1983-1995 (#1.1-13.6,
E.1), is arranged in the following groupings: Administration, Applications, Correspondence,
Plays, and Program Planning, with each group arranged alphabetically. Administrative
material (#1.1-2.7) includes Watermelon Studio's articles of organization, by-laws,
mission statement, and organizational chart (#1.2) Next Stage Theatre's mission statement
(#1.17); mailing lists (#1.15); box office material (#1.5); contracts for groups performing
at the Women in Theatre Festival (#1.6, 1.8), and the exhibition agreement for Judy
Chicago's Birth Project (#1.9-1.11). Applications (#2.8-6.16) includes applications
to the festival, many including correspondence, photographs of performers, and other
background material on the artists and plays; some folders include budgets, contracts,
and related correspondence for accepted applications. Applicants include the Sistren
Theatre Collective (#5.16-5.17), a Jamaican group; the Vusisizwe Players (#6.6-6.11),
a South African group; and the Charabanc Theatre Company (#2.24), an Irish troupe;
and performance troupes and individual performers from across the U.S. The applications
are arranged alphabetically by artist or theater group. Correspondence (#6.17-7.12)
includes Parker's correspondence with other theater groups, with Festival participants
and attendees, and with the press, including her letter to Gay Community News re: criticism of the Festival (#6.17). Also of note is a letter protesting the Festival's
change of name from the Women's Theatre Festival to the Women in Theatre Festival
(#7.1). Plays (#7.13-12.2) consists of a sampling of the scripts of plays considered
for performance at the festival. Program Planning material (#12.3-13.6) includes readers'
reports, evaluating submitted plays (#12.13); programs from and correspondence and
notes re: theater festivals and conferences Parker attended both in the U.S. and abroad
(#12.3-12.5, 12.9-12.11, 13.5-13.6); prospectuses for Women in Theatre Festivals (#13.3);
material re: proposed Festival panels (#12.16-12.17); and correspondence and notes
re: programming for both Next Stage Theatre and the Women in Theatre Festival (#12.12,
Series II, GRANTS AND FINANCIAL, 1981-1991 (#13.7-17.21, F+D.1, OD.2, SD.1), contains
grant applications, final reports, and correspondence with funding organizations;
many applications also include background material. Some grants were for general funding
for the Festival, while others were intended to support particular theatrical groups,
such as Charabanc, Sistren, and Vusisizwe Players. The Festival frequently obtained
funding from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, but also applied
to a variety of funding organizations, ranging from Bank of Boston to the Ford Foundation.
The series also includes tax returns, financial statements, and budget information.
It is arranged alphabetically.
Series III, PUBLICITY, 1984-1994 (#17.22-18.22, F+D.2, OD.1), includes press releases
announcing the Women in Theatre Festival, festival programs and brochures, reviews,
ads and other publicity, articles about the Festival, flyers, posters, and brochure
drafts, advertising information, and material re: flyer design. Some Electra Festival
and Next Stage Theatre programs (#17.24, 17.28), posters for Parker's clown act (#F+D.2),
and reviews of a play in which she performed (#18.1) are also included. The series
is arranged alphabetically.
Series IV, AUDIOVISUAL, 1984-1989, n.d. (#T-475.1 - T-475.2, Vt-250.1 - Vt-250.6),
includes audio- and videotapes of women in Theatre Festival performances (including
Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens), playwriting and producers panels, and the Electra Festival. It is arranged alphabetically.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard
University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged"
photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are
simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back
with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. ADMINISTRATION, PROGRAM PLANNING, AND APPLICATIONS, ca.1983-1995 (#1.1-13.6,
- 1.1. Administration: accommodations, 1990
- 1.2. Administration: articles of organization, by-laws, mission statement and organizational
chart (Watermelon Studio), ca.1983
- 1.3. Administration: blank forms, 1989
- 1.4. Administration: Bostix, 1990
- 1.5. Administration: box office: seating charts, etc., 1990
- 1.6. Administration: "completed contracts," 1988-1989
- 1.7. Administration: "Concertcharge/out of town," 1990
- 1.8. Administration: contracts, 1990
- 1.9-1.11. Administration: exhibition agreement: Birth Project (Judy Chicago), 1988; includes
Lowell and Worcester, Massachusetts, venues (#1.11).
See #F+D.1 for blueprint removed from #1.11.
- 1.14. Administration: "general operations," 1988
- 1.15. Administration: mailing lists, 1989-1990
- 1.16. Administration: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities (Parker a panelist),
- 1.17. Administration: Next Stage Theatre mission and history, 1989?
- 1.18. Administration: Northeastern University Theatre, 1986-1987; includes contracts between
Northeastern and Watermelon Studio/Women in Theatre Festival
- 2.1. Administration: Parker's Boston Woman certificate of distinction, 1987; includes related article
- 2.2. Administration: "playwright's information": correspondence and press releases re:
American playwrights, 1984-1987; includes women in business
- 2.3. Administration: "Race and Culture in Human Services" course, 1989
- 2.4. Administration: Suffolk University Theatre, 1986-1988; includes contracts for theater
- 2.5. Administration: "target marketing," 1990
- 2.6. Administration: Watermelon Studio mission statement, 1988?
- 2.7. Administration: Women in Philanthropy event honoring "Women Who Care": correspondence
and list of honorees, including Parker, 1989
- 2.8. Application: Acrobats, Inc., 1988
- 2.9. Application: Nancy Adams, Blue Monday, 1988.
See also Vt-250, reel 2.
- 2.10. Application: Ain't No Man Dragged That Moon Down Yet, 1987; includes copy of letter from Alice Walker to Sheryl Stoodley
- 2.11. Application: Akwanso, 1988
- 2.12. Application: American Tap Dance Orchestra, 1988-1989
- 2.13. Application: Dorothy Anton, 1988
- 2.14. Application: Vrenda Wong Aoki, 1988
- 2.15. Application: At the Foot of the Mountain, 1989
- 2.16. Application: The Bad Play, 1989
- 2.17. Application: Bobby Baker, Drawing on a Mother's Experience, 1989-1990; includes uncataloged photograph
- 2.18. Application: Lesley Bannatyne, 1986-1988
- 2.19. Application: Betty Rules Productions, 1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 2.20. Application: Ann Carlson, 1988
- 2.21. Application: Carpetbag Theatre, Inc, Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens, 1986; includes uncataloged photograph.
See also Vt-250, reel 1.
- 2.22. Application: Sarah Cathcart, 1988-1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 2.23. Application: Lenora Champagne, 1985-1988
- 2.24. Application: Charabanc, 1987-1988; includes uncataloged photograph
- 2.25. Application: Chris Cinque, Growing up Queer in America, 1988-1989
- 2.26. Application: Circus of a Queer Nature, 1989
- 2.27. Application: Pearl Cleage,1988-1990
- 2.28. Application: La Compagne de Barbarie/Cirque de Barbarie, 1988
- 2.29. Application: Companias Divas, 1989?
- 2.30. Application: Crowsfeet Dance Collective, 1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 3.1. Application: Dance Brigade, 1990; includes uncataloged photograph
- 3.2. Application: Dance Theater, Song of Lawino, 1989
- 3.3. Application: Dansproduktie, 1989
- 3.4. Application: Daughter Productions, 1989
- 3.5. Application: Elizabeth Egloff, Swan Play, 1989-1990
- 3.6. Application: Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine, 1988; includes uncataloged photographs
- 3.7. Application: Janet Feindel, A Particular Class of Woman, 1989
- 3.8. Application: Simone Forti, 1989.
See also Vt-250, reel 2.
- 3.9. Application: Deborah Fortsen, Her Dream Kitchen and Crazy Jane, 1989
- 3.10. Application: Gloria, Ariadne and Lady Audley's Secret, 1988-1989
- 3.11. Application: Annie Griffin, Almost Persuaded, 1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 3.12. Application: Katherine Griffith, Miss Pretty Hand, 1989
- 3.13. Application: Honey, Chil', Milk, 1989
- 3.14. Application: Horizons Theatre, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery, 1988
- 3.15. Application: Ceralyn Horton, 1989
- 3.16. Application: Jeannie Hutchins, 1988-1989
- 3.17. Application: I Wasn't Born Here, 1989; includes The Lady Next Door and uncataloged photographs
- 3.18. Application: Arina Isaacson/Doll Story Theatre, 1989
- 3.19. Application: Kathy & Mo, 1988-1989
- 3.20. Application: Kei Takei, 1988; includes uncataloged photograph
- 3.21. Application: Kilkelly/Lyon Collaborative, 1989
- 3.22. Application: Ko-Thi Dance Company, 1989
- 3.23. Application: Kuumba, 1989
- 4.1. Application: Lady Gourd, 1990; includes uncataloged photograph
- 4.2. Application: Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, 1989; includes uncataloged photographs
- 4.3. Application: Latins Anonymous, 1989?; includes uncataloged photograph
- 4.4. Application: Jo Lechay, 1989-1990.
See #OD.2 for spreadsheet.
- 4.5. Application: Lilly and May, 1988; includes uncataloged photograph and contract
- 4.6. Application: Mabou Mines, 1985
- 4.7. Application: Ellen Maddow, 1986
- 4.8. Application: Maiden Voyages, 1990
- 4.9. Application: Malady of Death, 1990
- 4.10. App lication: Manhattan Tap, 1988; includes uncataloged photographs
- 4.11. Application: Deb Margolin, 1989
- 4.12. Application: Mass Transit, 1989
- 4.13. Application: Robbie McCauley, 1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 4.14. Application: Miss Bliss and Swingin' Sardines, 1989; includes uncataloged photographs
- 4.15. Application: Mixed Company, 1989
- 4.16. Application: Mobius Performing Group, 1988
- 4.17-4.18. Application: Monstrous Regiment, 1986-1990; includes uncataloged photograph (#4.17)
See #OD.2 for poster removed from #4.18.
- 4.19. Application: Mrs. Vershinin, 1989
- 4.20. Application: Music-theatre group, 1988-1989
- 4.21. Application: Myriade Productions, 1988
- 4.22. Application: Jude Naritas, 1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 4.23. Application: Nominatae Filiae, 1988
- 4.24. Application: Bonnie Hughes Nover, 1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 4.25. Application: O Vertigo Danse, 1989
- 4.26. Application: Lizzie Olesker, 1988
- 5.1. Application: Omaha Magic Theatre, 1989
- 5.2. Application: Parker & Klein, 1988
- 5.3. Application: Elisa Pearmain, 1988
- 5.4. Application: Janice Perry (aka Gal), n.d.; includes uncataloged photographs.
See also Vt-250, reel 4.
- 5.5. Application: Lorraine Pintal, Madame Louis 14, 1989
- 5.6. Application: Practical Cats, Inc., 1989
- 5.7. Application: Penelope Prentice, 1988
- 5.8. Application: Elizabeth Quinlan, 1988
- 5.9. Application: Reno, 1990; includes uncataloged photograph
- 5.10. Application: Rachel Rosenthal, 1988.
See also Vt-250, reel 6.
- 5.11. Application: Gerd Schottländer, 1989
- 5.12. Application: Seattle Group Theatre, 1989
- 5.13. Application: Brenda Shertz, Boston Theatre of the Deaf, 1988
- 5.14. Application: Siren Theatre, Hotel Destiny, 1986-1988
- 5.15. Applications: Sistren Theatre Collective, budgets, 1987.
See #SD.1 for chart.
- 5.16-5.17. Application: Sistren Theatre Collective, correspondence, 1987-1988; includes uncataloged
photographs (#5.16) and letter from Alice Walker (photocopy) (#5.17)
- 5.18. Applications: Sistren Theatre Collective, "current," 1987
- 5.19. Application: Sistren Theatre Collective, invitations, 1988
- 5.20. Application: Sistren Theatre Collective, meeting notes, 1988
- 5.21. Applications: Sistren Theatre Collective, press, 1988
- 5.22. Applications: Sistren Theatre Collective, proposal, 1987
- 5.23. Application: Sistren Theatre Collective, tour specifics, 1988
- 5.24. Application: Sistren Theatre Collective, visa, 1986-1987
- 5.25. Application: Judith Sloan, Responding to Chaos, 1989
- 5.26. Application: Spiderwoman Theatre, 1987
- 5.27. Application: Split Britches Theater Company, n.d.
- 5.28. Application: Tea, 1989
- 5.29. Application: Terrorist Bridesmaids, 1990; includes uncataloged photograph
- 5.30. Application: A Traveling Jewish Theatre, 1989
- 6.1. Application: the Twatones, 1988
- 6.2. Application: Uses of Enchantment, n.d.
- 6.3. Application: Elizabeth Vercoe, 1989
- 6.4. Application: Edit Villarreal, 1989-1990; includes play Love Medicine and uncataloged photograph
- 6.5. Application: VOICE (Violence Overcome in Creative Ensemble) Troupe, Fires of Transformation, 1988
- 6.6-6.11. Application: Vusisizwe Players, 1988; includes audience surveys (#6.11), contracts
#(6.8), information re: ticket sales (#6.8), tour details (#6.9), agreement with the
Museum of African American History's African Meeting House (#6.10), and uncataloged
photographs. (#6.9 and 6.11)
See also T-475, reel 1.
- 6.12. Application: Cheryl West, Before It Hits Home, 1988
- 6.13. Application: Whole Theatre Company, 1989
- 6.14. Application: Women of the Calabash, 1989; includes uncataloged photographs
- 6.16. "Applications: yes," 1988-1989; includes uncataloged photograph
- 6.17-7.1. Correspondence, 1984-1994; includes Parker's letter to Gay Community News re: a review of the Festival (#6.17), a letter protesting the change of the name
from "Women's Theatre Festival" to "Women in Theatre" (#7.1), a "love letter" re:
1990 Festival (#7.1), and Next Stage Theatre's organizational chart (#7.1) (2 folders)
- 7.2. Correspondence: "Celebrate Idaho," 1989
- 7.3. Correspondence: David Eden (National Foundation for Jewish Culture), 1989
- 7.4. Correspondence: Flynn Theatre, 1989
- 7.5. Correspondence: L'Espace Go (Montreal), 1989
- 7.6. Correspondence: Minnesota Dance Alliance, 1987
- 7.7. Correspondence: "New Works: BAM Majestic," 1989
- 7.8. Correspondence: Omaha Magic Theatre, 1988-1990
- 7.9. Correspondence: Playwright's Center, 1986-1987
- 7.10. Correspondence: Women in Theatre Network, Inc., 1985
- 7.11. Correspondence: Women in View Festival, 1989
- 7.12. Correspondence: Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development, 1989
- 7.14. Play: Alabama Rain, 1992
- 7.15. Play: All Other Destinations..., 1988
- 7.16. Play: And So the Angels Waited..., 1994
- 7.18. Play: Between You and the Horizon, 1993
- 7.19. Play: Chapman's Seed, 1992
- 7.20. Play: The Confinement, 1992
- 8.1. Play: The Cousins, ca.1993
- 8.2. Play: The Creation of Adam, ca.1993
- 8.3. Play: The Curious Adventures of Mary and Marge, 1992
- 8.4. Play: Disappearing, 1990
- 8.5. Play: Dreams Like Me, 1993
- 8.6. Play: East Lynne, 1992
- 8.7. Play: Eclipsed, 1991
- 8.8. Play: The Essence of Being, 1992
- 8.10. Play: A Girl's Guide to the Divine Comedy, 1993
- 8.11. Play: Going to New England, 1988
- 8.12. Play: Hard Times Come Again No More, 1994
- 8.13. Play: Harmony Ridge, 1993; includes cover letter
- 8.15. Play: I Can Give You a Good Time, ca.1990?
- 9.1. Play: Into the Fire, 1993
- 9.2. Play: Josephine, 1992
- 9.3. Play: Life Without Instruction, n.d.
- 9.4. Play: Lipstick (synopsis), n.d.
- 9.5. Play: Minya Mintz, 1992
- 9.6. Play: My Other Heart, 1992
- 9.7. Play: Necessities,1991.
- 9.8. Play: Nocturnal Emissions, 1992
- 9.9. Play: Odd Fish, 1992
- 9.10. Play: Of Men and Mountains, 1993; includes cover letter
- 9.11. Plays: Passed Over and Peking Duck, 1994-1995
- 9.12. Play: Providence Convent, 1992
- 9.13. Play: Queen Magnolia, 1992
- 10.1. Play: Queen Vinegar or the Tart's Progress, 1992
- 10.2. Play: Rapture, 1993; includes letter to Next Stage Theatre
- 10.4. Play: The Roof's On Fire, 1991
- 10.6. Play: Scene of Shipwreck, 1993; includes letter to Next Stage Theatre
- 10.7. Play: The Secret Louisa, 1992
- 10.8. Play: Shooting Shiva, 1990
- 10.9. Play: Shooting Stars, n.d.
- 11.1. Play: Signs of Life, 1987?
- 11.2-11.3. Play: Six Plays in Black and White, 1995
- 11.5. Play: Things That Break, 1992
- 11.6. Play: Three the Hard Way, 1994
- 11.7. Play: Unspeakable Desire, 1993; includes cover letter
- 11.8. Play: untitled, n.d.
- 11.9. Play: untitled, n.d.
- 11.10. Play: The Wanderer, 1991
- 11.11. Play: We All Fall Down, 1992
- 11.12. Play: White Ashes, 1993; includes cover letter
- 12.1. Play: The Woman Who Shot Lenin, n.d.
- 12.2. Play: Women with the Mind of Winter, 1995; includes letter to Sophie Parker
- 12.3. Program planning: 5th Annual Vrouwenfestival (Amsterdam), 1995; includes uncataloged
- 12.4. Program planning: Festival de Theatre des Ameriques, 1989
- 12.5. Program planning: First International Women's Playwriting Conference, 1988-1989
- 12.6. Program planning: First Night (Boston), 1989-1990
- 12.7. Program planning: London and Hamburg trip, 1989
- 12.8. Program planning: National Endowment for the Arts: emerging artist initiative, 1989
- 12.9. Program planning: National Festival of Women's Theatre, 1984
- 12.10. Program planning: New England Theatre Conference: 36th annual convention (at which
Parker presented), 1987
- 12.11. Program planning: "New Works Art Expo?," 1986-1988; includes re: various theater events
- 12.12. Program planning: Next Stage programming, 1988-1991; includes report on 1988/89 season
- 12.13. Program planning: Next Stage readers' reports re: submitted plays, 1993?, n.d.
- 12.14. Program planning: Next Stage/Women in Theatre Spring program, 1990
- 12.15. Program planning: notes, n.d.
- 12.16. Program planning: playwriting panel (1990 Festival), 1990.
See also Vt-250, reel 5 and T-475, reel 2.
- 12.17. Program planning: prison panel (1990 Festival), 1989-1990; includes re: Jean Trounstine's
project "From Behind the Walls: A Humanities-Based Theatre Program for Incarcerated
- 12.18. Program planning: "program development," 1986-1987; includes Clowns Around
- 13.1. Program planning: programming, 1989
- 13.2. Program planning: programming: composers, 1986
- 13.3. Program planning: prospectuses for Women in Theatre Festivals, 1985-1987
- 13.4. Program planning: rejected scripts, 1989
- 13.5. Program planning: Theatre der Welt (Germany), 1989
- 13.6. Program planning: Woman: The Comic Soul festival (Denmark), 1991; includes receipts
from trip to Europe (sampling)
- Series II. GRANTS AND FINANCIAL, 1981-1991 (#13.7-17.21, F+D.1, OD.2, SD.1)
- 13.7. 1986 tax records (Watermelon Studio), 1986-1987
- 13.8. 1987 tax records (Watermelon Studio), 1987-1988
- 13.9. 1988 tax records (Watermelon Studio), 1988
- 13.10. 1989 tax records (Next Stage Theatre), 1989-1990
- 13.11. 1990 tax records (Next Stage Theatre ), 1990-1991
- 13.13. Budget, 1988-1989.
See #SD.1 for chart.
- SD.1. Items removed from #5.15 and 13.13
- 13.14. Budget: Electra Festival, 1988
- 13.15. Budget spreadsheets, 1989.
See #OD.2 for spreadsheet.
- OD.2. Items removed from #1.13, 4.4, 4.18, and 13.15
- 13.16. Budget summaries, 1986-1990
- 13.17. Financial statements (Watermelon Studio), 1985-1986
- 13.18. Financial statements (Watermelon Studio), 1987
- 13.19. Financial statements (Watermelon Studio), 1988
- 13.20. Grant application: American Airlines (correspondence re: Sistren Theatre Collective),
- 13.21. Grant application American Express (rejected), 1988
- 13.22. Grant application: Astraea Foundation, 1984-1989; includes re: Vusisizwe Players
- 13.23. Grant application: AT & T Foundation (rejected) (re: Charabanc), 1988
- 13.24. Grant application: Bank of Boston, 1987-1989
- 13.25. Grant application: Bank of New England, 1988-1989
- 13.26. Grant application: Boston Arts Lottery, 1988-1989
- 14.1-14.2. Grant application: Boston Globe Foundation, 1981-1989
- 14.3. Grant application: Boston Women's Fund, 1988-1989
- 14.4. Grant application: Cabot Corporation Foundation, 1987-1988
- 14.5. Grant application: City of Boston Trust Funds, 1987-1988
- 14.6. Grant application: Community Works, 1990
- 14.7. Grant application: Digital Equipment Corporation, 1987-1989
- 14.8. Grant application: Filene Charitable Foundation, 1987-1989
- 14.9. Grant application: Ford Foundation, n.d.
- 14.10. Grant application: O.W. Forte Foundation, 1987-1988
- 14.11. Grant application: Fuller Foundation, 1987-1988
- 14.12. Grant application: Fund for a South Africa (re: Vusisizwe Players), 1988-1989
- 14.13. Grant application: General Cinema Corporation, 1989-1990
- 14.14. Grant application: GenRad, 1987
- 14.15. Grant application: Gillette Corporate Contributions Program, 1987
- 14.16. Grant application: John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1987-1988
- 14.17. Grant application: Haymarket People's Fund, 1987-1990
- 14.18. Grant application: Honeywell Bull, 1987-1990
- 14.19-14.20. Grant application: Inter-Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts, 1988-1990;
includes Edward Kennedy (#14.19)
- 14.21. Grant application: Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1986-1989; includes letters of recommendation
- 14.22. Grant application: LEF Foundation, 1989
- 14.23. Grant application: Lechmere, Inc., 1987-1988
- 15.1. Grant application: Agnes M. Lindsay Trust, 1987
- 15.2. Grant application: Lotus Development Corporation, 1987-1989
- 15.3-15.4. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Brown Sugar and Magenta Sunsets, 1983-1986
- 15.5-15.7. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: re: Charabanc Theatre Company, 1987-1988; includes final report (#15.6)
- 15.8. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Cultural Identities, 1990
- 15.9. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Electra Festival, 1989.
See also Vt-250, reel 2.
- 15.10. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: Contemporary
Arts Program: Lady Audley's Secret, 1989
- 15.11. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Monstrous Regiment, 1986-1988
- 15.12. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Mrs. Vershinin, 1989
- 15.13. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Personal Odysseys, 1988-1989
- 15.14-15.15. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Sistren Theatre Collective, 1987-1988; includes final report (#15.15)
- 16.1. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Vusisizwe Players, 1987-1988; includes final report
- 16.2. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Contemporary Arts
Program: Waarna Toe...And So Where To, 1989; includes notes from cast on play's significance for them
- 16.3. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: correspondence,
- F+D.1. Items removed from #1.11 and 16.3
- 16.4. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: planning grants,
- 16.5. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: special project
proposal (for Judy Chicago's Birth Project), 1987
- 16.6. Grant application: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: technical assistance
- 16.7. Grant application: Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, 1987
- 16.8. Grant application: Mutual Bank Foundation, 1988?
- 16.9. Grant application: The New England, 1987-1988
- 16.10-16.11. Grant application: New England Foundation for the Arts: Sistren Theatre Collective,
- 16.12. Grant application: New England Telephone, 1987
- 16.13. Grant application: New England Theatre Conference, 1984-1989; includes program proposal
- 16.14. Grant application: New England War Tax Resistance, 1987
- 16.15. Grant request: Old Colony Charitable Foundation, 1986
- 16.16. Grant application: Old South Fund, 1988
- 17.1. Grant application: T.E. Parker Foundation, 1987
- 17.2-17.3. Grant application: Polaroid Foundation, 1985-1990
- 17.4. Grant application: A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, 1988
- 17.5. Grant application: Raytheon Company, 1988
- 17.6. Grant application: Resist, 1987-1988
- 17.7. Grant application: Rockefeller Foundation, 1987-1988
- 17.8. Grant application: Shawmut Charitable Foundation, 1987-1988
- 17.9. Grant application: State Street Foundation, 1987
- 17.10. Grant application: Stop and Shop Foundation, 1987-1988
- 17.11. Grant application: Threshold Foundation, 1990
- 17.12. Grant application: Van Itallie Foundation, 1989
- 17.13. Grant application: Zayre Foundation, 1988?
- 17.14-17.15. Grant applications: correspondence and forms, 1985-1991
- 17.16. "Group sales," 1989-1990
- 17.17. Matching gift and in-kind donation programs, n.d.
- 17.18. "Miscellaneous national foundations" (for possible funding), n.d.
- 17.19. "Producer's Circle": donor lists, 1990?
- 17.20. Receipts/invoices primarily re: Charabanc, 1988
- 17.21. Women in theater festival "financial," 1988
- Series III. PUBLICITY, 1984-1994 (#17.22-18.22, F+D.2, OD.1)
- 17.22. Advertising, 1987, 1989
- 17.23. Boston Women's Theatre Festival program, 1985
- 17.24. Electra Festival program, 1988
- 17.25. "Flyer art": Women in Theatre Festival, 1990; includes uncataloged photographs
- 17.26. Flyer: Clown Theatre Workshop (sponsored by Watermelon Studio), ca.1985
- 17.27. Flyer distribution, 1989
- 17.28. Next Stage Theatre programs, 1994, n.d.
- 18.1. Not the Marrying Kind reviews (re: Sophie Parker), 1984
- F+D.2. Posters: Clowns Around, Boston Women's Theatre, Women in Theatre, 1985-1988, n.d.
- OD.1. Posters: Women in Theater, Fits @ Starts (written by and starring Parker), 1988-1989,
n.d.; includes poster for Judy Chicago's Birth Project
- 18.2. Press release (for 1986 festival), 1985
- 18.3. Press releases, 1987
- 18.4. Press releases, 1988
- 18.5. Press releases, 1989
- 18.6. Press releases, 1990
- 18.7. "Program": drafts and inserts for Women in Theatre Festival program, 1990
- 18.8. Programs and flyers for plays performed in Women in Theatre festival, 1987-1989
- 18.10. Reviews and other press, 1985
- 18.11. Reviews and other press, 1986
- 18.12. Reviews and other press, 1987
- 18.13. Reviews and other press, 1988; includes Electra festival
- 18.14. Reviews and other press, 1989
- 18.15. Reviews and other press, 1989
- 18.16. Women in Theatre Festival and Electra Festival flyers, 1988-1989?
- 18.17. Women in Theatre Festival brochure drafts, 1990
- 18.18. Women in Theatre Festival program, 1986
- 18.19. Women in Theatre Festival program, 1987
- 18.20. Women in Theatre Festival program, 1988
- 18.21. Women in Theatre Festival program, 1989
- 18.22. Women in Theatre Festival programs, 1990
- Series IV. AUDIOVISUAL, 1984-1989, n.d. (#T-475.1 - T-475.2, Vt-250.1 - Vt-250.6)
- Vt-250.1. Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens, Women in Theatre Festival, 1988. VHS. 120 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-250, reel 1.
See also #2.21.
- Vt-250.3. "Opening night: Women's Theatre Festival tape 2, 1984," 1985? U-matic. 30 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-250, reel 3.
See also #17.23.
- T-475.1. People on the Front Line radio program featuring Vusisizwe Players, September 28,
1988. 45 minutes.
REQUEST AS T-475, reel 1.
See also #6.6-6.11.
- Vt-250.4. Cabaret! Gal Perry and Friends tech rehearsal; Producers Panel (incomplete), March
18-19, 1988. VHS. 120 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-250, reel 4.
See also #5.4.
- Vt-250.6. Producers' panel: Women in Theatre Festival, March 19,1988. VHS. 120 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-250, reel 6.
Feminist theater--United States
Women in the theater
Women performance artists
Women theatrical managers
Women theatrical producers and directors
Charabanc Theatre Company
Next Stage Inc. Women in Theatre Festival