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African Continuum Theatre Company Collection


African Continuum Theatre Company Collection
African Continuum Theatre Company
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42 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

The African Continuum Theatre Company was founded in 1989 as a service organization. Initially, its mission was to assist the African American community theatres of Washington, D.C. in improving the quality and visibility of their work. In 1995, the organization transitioned into a theatre company, producing professional-caliber plays from an African American perspective. African Continuum has produced over 34 works, including seven world premieres, and has hosted numerous public readings of new works by playwrights of color. The African Continuum Company Collection consists of business and administrative records, press materials, performance recordings, photographs, prompt books, scenic art, and other organizational documents outlining its history.

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African Continuum Theatre Company Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment:


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