Record Series 253 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes and other material relating to the Theatre Group.
The series also contains biographical information and clippings about John Houseman (artistic director of the Theatre Group,
The Theatre Group was a production company founded in 1959 by Abbott Kaplan, Director of UCLA Extension. Under the auspices
of the Extension Division, it operated as an experiment in campus-based professional theater and presented six or more professionally
produced, directed, and acted productions each year. The Theatre Group drew from a group of Equity actors located in Los Angeles
(California). Its productions included such actors as Jack Albertson, Judith Anderson, Edward Asner, Nina Foch, John Kerr,
Cloris Leachman, Carroll O'Connor, Paula Prentice, Robert Ryan, and James Whitmore.
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