Tryout Theatre collection of radio plays, 1948-1949

Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Tryout Theatre collection of radio plays
Date (inclusive): 1948-1949
Collection number: 1623
Creator: Tryout Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)
Extent: 1 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: The Tryout Theatre was a non-profit organization founded in 1943 in Seattle, Washington to promote the development and production of new American plays. The collection contains transcripts of radio plays broadcast by the group.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Allen.

Processing Note

Processed by Heather Lowe in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tryout Theatre collection of radio plays (Collection 1623). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

History

The Tryout Theatre was a non-profit organization founded in 1943 in Seattle, Washington by George Savage, Zoe Lund Schiller and others. Its purpose was to promote the development and production of new American plays. The theatre was a member of the National Theatre Conference, Seattle Art Museum, American Educational Theatre Manuscript Play Project, and the American National Theatre and Academy.

Scope and Content

Collection consists predominantly of mimeographed and typescript play scripts that were adapted for a radio program conducted by the Tryout Theatre. Also included are 3 programs for stage plays.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Tryout Theatre---Archives.
Theater---Washington (State)---Seattle---Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Radio plays.
Programs.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Theatre programs, 1948-1949.

Scope and Content Note

Programs for the plays: The Quick and the Dead by Gerald Savory, Cow in the Apartment by Harold Holifield, Alternate Route by Harold Holifield, and Sight Unseen by Rosemary Foster and Warner Law.
Box 1, Folder 2

Alternate Route, script by Harold Holifield, 1948 January 12.

Box 1, Folder 3

World's End, script by Richard Hodges, 1948 January 19.

Box 1, Folder 4

Genie of the Flame, script by Phyllis Peterson, 1948 February 2.

Box 1, Folder 5

Ring Around the Bathtub, script by Dorothy Berrigan and Dorothy Burke, adapted for radio by Robert Wright, 1948 February 16.

Box 1, Folder 6

Ghost at Mrs. Minny's, script by Guy Kenyon, 1948 February 23.

Box 1, Folder 7

Easy Come. Script by John R. Shield, 1948 March 15.

Box 1, Folder 8

Barabas, script by Milo Ryan, 1948 March 22.

Box 1, Folder 9

Freedom Train, script by Michael Hogan, 1948 April 5.

Box 1, Folder 10

Thirty Days Hath my Wallet, script by Charles Lake, April 26 1948.

Box 1, Folder 11

The Boy with the Bright Red Hair, script by Catherine Hutchings, 1948 May 3.

Box 1, Folder 12

The City, script by Ea McCoy and James Ambandos, 1948 May 10.

Box 1, Folder 13

Applied Psychology, script by Joann Martin, 1948 May 17.

Box 1, Folder 14

The Other Side of the Line, script by Catherine Hutchings, 1947 November 4.

Box 1, Folder 15

For the Love of Bodky, script by Ea McCoy and James Ambandos, 1948 May 31.

Box 1, Folder 16

Double Trouble, script by Emanuel Wechsler, 1948 June 7.

Box 1, Folder 17

A Zoo for Jodi-Ann, script by Guy Kenyon, 1948 June 14.

Box 1, Folder 18

Sequel, script by Keith de Folo, 1948 June 21.

Box 1, Folder 19

Captivated by America, script by Chan Hoar, 1948 June 28.

Box 1, Folder 20

Secret Weapon, script by Emanuel Wechsler, 1948 July 5.

Box 1, Folder 21

Faith Hits Editor, script by Keith Aldrich adapted for radio by Guy Kenyon, 1948 July 12.

Box 1, Folder 22

Crank That Engine, script by Mel Gallemore, 1948 August 2.

Box 1, Folder 23

Never Again, script by Pat Soule, 1948 August 9.

Box 1, Folder 24

Couples Only, script by Vivian Franklin, 1948 August 23.

Box 1, Folder 25

Rhodes, script by Quentin Waight, 1948 August 30.

Box 1, Folder 26

Lush Valley, script by Patricia Campbell, ca. 1948.