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Potomac Stages Collection

Abstract

Title:
Potomac Stages Collection
Author/Creator:
Potomac Stages
Collection number:
10-143-PSC
Size:
18.8 MB, 852 pages (URLs)
Bulk dates:
2002-2009
Inclusive dates:
2001-2009
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
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: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Potomac Stages, a theater review website, was created in 2001 by theater critic Brad Hathaway. From 2001 until 2010, Potomac Stages published nearly 2,200 reviews of professional and community theater productions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as some reviews of productions outside the Potomac region. Potomac Stages sought to educate theater-goers, providing reviews of a wide variety of productions and information about over two hundred venues in the region, all within a single website. The majority of reviews were written by Brad Hathaway, with additional reviews by David Siegel and web design by Teddie Hathaway. The final update to the website occurred on January 1, 2010.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Potomac Stages Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/11983
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection are accessible online.

Alternate formats:

This collection consists of an archived version of a website.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Potomac Stages, a theater review website, was created in 2001 by theater critic Brad Hathaway. From 2001 until 2010, Potomac Stages published nearly 2,200 reviews of professional and community theater productions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as some reviews of productions outside the Potomac region. Potomac Stages sought to educate theater-goers, providing reviews of a wide variety of productions and information about over two hundred venues in the region, all within a single website. As the theater community in the Washington, D.C.-area grew throughout the first decade of 21st century, Potomac Stages grew alongside it, covering productions staged by local theaters large and small. The majority of reviews were written by Brad Hathaway, with additional reviews by David Siegel and web design by Teddie Hathaway. The final update to the website was made on January 1, 2010.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of theater reviews culled from the Potomac Stages website. Potomac Stages reviewed professional and community theater productions in the Washington, D.C.-area from 2001 to 2010. The bulk of the reviews are from 2002 to 2009.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Website harvested using Archive-It by Joanne Archer, May 2010. Donated by Brad Hathaway.

Processing Information

Processed by:

John Davis

Processing note:

Collection processed by John Davis, August 2014. Web pages are retained in their original state and order.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Cassandra N. Berman, February 2011. Updated by John Davis, August 2014. Updated by Lissa Brennan, November 2014.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged in four series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Professional Companies, 2001-2009 (73 web pages)

This series includes reviews of performances put on by professional theater companies.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1st Stage (5 reviews), 2008-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 1
Adventure Theatre (3 reviews), 2004-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 2
African Continuum Theatre Company (19 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 3
American Century Theater (39 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 4
American Music Stage (2 reviews), 2001-2002 (Online) series 1box 1folder 5
Arena Stage (67 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 6
Bay Theatre Company (5 reviews), 2006-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 7
Catalyst Theater Company (20 reviews), 2001-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 8
Centerstage (26 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 9
Charter Theatre (22 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 10
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (1 review), 2005 (Online) series 1box 1folder 11
Classika Theatre (18 reviews), 2001-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 12
Constellation Theatre Company (4 reviews), 2007-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 13
Corner Store (1 review), 2007 (Online) series 1box 1folder 14
Everyman Theatre (21 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 15
Firebelly Productions (15 reviews), 2003-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 16
Folger Theatre (23 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 17
Ford's Theatre (29 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 18
Forum Theatre & Dance (9 reviews), 2004-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 19
GALA Hispanic Theatre (13 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 20
Ganymede Arts (10 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 21
Heritage Theatre Company (6 reviews), 2003-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 22
Hub Theatre (2 reviews), 2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 23
Imagination Stage (16 reviews), 2001-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 24
Journeymen Theater Ensemble (12 reviews), 2004-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 25
Keegan Theatre (45 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 26
Kennedy Center Concert Hall (4 reviews), 2003-2007 (Online) series 1box 1folder 27
Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater (26 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 28
Kennedy Center Family Theater (15 reviews), 2001-2006 (Online) series 1box 1folder 29
Kennedy Center Opera House (12 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 30
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater (9 reviews), 2002-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 31
Landless Theatre Company (7 reviews), 2001-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 32
Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre (5 reviews), 2002-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 33
Longacre Lea (8 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 34
Madcap Players (4 reviews), 2004-2007 (Online) series 1box 1folder 35
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (2 reviews), 2005-2006 (Online) series 1box 1folder 36
MetroStage (40 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 37
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts (70 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 38
Open Circle Theatre (7 reviews), 2003-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 39
Puppet Company (1 review), 2007 (Online) series 1box 1folder 40
Quotidian Theatre Company (15 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 41
Rep Stage (27 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 42
Riverside Center Dinner Theater (5 reviews), 2003-2007 (Online) series 1box 1folder 43
Rorschach Theatre (21 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 44
Round House Theatre (46 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 45
Scena Theatre (21 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 46
Shakespeare Theatre Company (49 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 47
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (1 review), 2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 48
Signature Theatre (56 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 49
Solas Nua (12 reviews), 2005-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 50
Spooky Action Theater (5 reviews), 2005-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 51
Stroyka Theater (1 review), 2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 52
Studio Theatre (54 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 53
Studio Theatre 2ndStage (21 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 54
Synetic Theater (22 reviews), 2003-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 55
Taffety Punk Theatre Company (3 reviews), 2007-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 56
Teatro De La Luna (7 reviews), 2001-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 57
Theater Alliance (27 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 58
Theater of the First Amendment (9 reviews), 2002-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 59
Theater J (49 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 60
Theatre Du Jour (2 reviews), 2002-2006 (Online) series 1box 1folder 61
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Baltimore (6 reviews), 2006-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 62
Toby's Dinner Theatre - Columbia (29 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 63
Tribute Productions (3 reviews), 2004-2007 (Online) series 1box 1folder 64
Venus Theatre (5 reviews), 2002-2005 (Online) series 1box 1folder 65
Vpstart Crow Productions (6 reviews), 2001-2005 (Online) series 1box 1folder 66
Washington Improv Theater (1 review), 2002 (Online) series 1box 1folder 67
Washington Savoyards (7 reviews), 2003-2008 (Online) series 1box 1folder 68
Washington Shakespeare Company (39 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 69
Washington Stage Guild, 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 70
Wayside Theater (20 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 71
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (48 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 72
Zemfira Stage (4 reviews), 2007-2009 (Online) series 1box 1folder 73

Series 2: Community Companies, 2001-2009 (45 web pages)

This series includes reviews of performances put on by community theater companies.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Act Two Performing Arts (1 review), 2007 (Online) series 2box 2folder 1
Aldersgate Church Community Theatre (9 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 2
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (4 reviews), 2004-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 3
Arlington Players (19 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 4
Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (4 reviews), 2004-2007 (Online) series 2box 2folder 5
Bowie Community Theatre (1 review), 2003 (Online) series 2box 2folder 6
British Embassy Players (1 review), 2003 (Online) series 2box 2folder 7
Castaways Repertory Theatre (3 reviews), 2001-2004 (Online) series 2box 2folder 8
CCT with 2nd Flight Productions (2 reviews), 2007-2008 (Online) series 2box 2folder 9
Cedar Lane Stage (1 review), 2001 (Online) series 2box 2folder 10
Chevy Chase Players (1 review), 2002 (Online) series 2box 2folder 11
Colonial Players (4 reviews), 2004-2007 (Online) series 2box 2folder 12
Dominion Stage (17 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 13
Elden Street Players (8 reviews), 2003-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 14
Encore Stage and Studio - Children's Theatre (3 reviews), 2002-2008 (Online) series 2box 2folder 15
Fauquier Community Theatre (3 reviews), 2002-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 16
Foundry Players (1 review), 2004 (Online) series 2box 2folder 17
Greenbelt Arts Center (5 reviews), 2002-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 18
Hard Bargain Players (2 reviews), 2003-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 19
Hexagon (2 reviews), 2003-2007 (Online) series 2box 2folder 20
Kensington Arts Theatre (10 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 21
Laurel Mill Playhouse (3 reviews), 2003-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 22
Little Theatre of Alexandria (53 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 23
McLean Community Players (1 review), 2008 (Online) series 2box 2folder 24
Merely Players (1 review), 2008 (Online) series 2box 2folder 25
Montgomery Playhouse (1 reviews), 2002 (Online) series 2box 2folder 26
Musical Theatre Center (2 reviews), 2002 (Online) series 2box 2folder 27
Port City Playhouse (20 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 28
Port Tobacco Players (3 reviews), 2003-2004 (Online) series 2box 2folder 29
Prince William Little Theatre (1 review), 2002 (Online) series 2box 2folder 30
Reston Community Players (3 reviews), 2007-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 31
Rockville Little Theatre (1 review), 2003 (Online) series 2box 2folder 32
Rockville Musical Theatre (1 review), 2004 (Online) series 2box 2folder 33
Rooftop Productions (1 review), 2004 (Online) series 2box 2folder 34
Rude Mechanicals (3 reviews), 2005-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 35
St. Mark's Players (10 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 36
Sandy Spring Theatre Group (2 reviews), 2003-2005 (Online) series 2box 2folder 37
Silver Spring Stage (9 reviews), 2002-2007 (Online) series 2box 2folder 38
Springfield Community Theatre (3 reviews), 2002-2009 (Online) series 2box 2folder 39
Sterling Playmakers (2 reviews), 2003-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 40
Tantallon Community Players (2 reviews), 2001-2007 (Online) series 2box 2folder 41
Vagabond Players (1 review), 2005 (Online) series 2box 2folder 42
Victorian Lyric Opera Company (1 review), 2003 (Online) series 2box 2folder 43
Wildwood Summer Theatre (3 reviews), 2002-2006 (Online) series 2box 2folder 44
Young Playwright's Theatre (3 reviews), 2002-2004 (Online) series 2box 2folder 45

Series 3: Venues, 2001-2009 (28 web pages)

This series includes reviews of performances classified by the venue they were performed in.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1409 Playbill Caf (4 reviews), 2005-2008 (Online) series 3box 3folder 1
Alden Theatre (1 review), 2001 (Online) series 3box 3folder 2
Arts Barn (1 review), 2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 3
Atlas Performing Arts Center (1 review), 2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 4
Bethesda Theatre (3 reviews), 2007-2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 5
Black Box Theatre (4 reviews), 2004-2007 (Online) series 3box 3folder 6
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (3 reviews), 2003-2006 (Online) series 3box 3folder 7
Center for the Arts (2 reviews), 2002-2003 (Online) series 3box 3folder 8
Chesapeake Arts Center (1 review), 2002 (Online) series 3box 3folder 9
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8 reviews), 2001-2007 (Online) series 3box 3folder 10
Clark Street Playhouse (1 review), 2005 (Online) series 3box 3folder 11
Flashpoint (3 reviews), 2006-2008 (Online) series 3box 3folder 12
H Street Playhouse (2 reviews), 2003 (Online) series 3box 3folder 13
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre (2 reviews), 2005-2006 (Online) series 3box 3folder 14
Hippodrome Theatre (35 reviews), 2004-2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 15
Lincoln Theatre (3 reviews), 2005 (Online) series 3box 3folder 16
Lisner Auditorium (1 review), 2006 (Online) series 3box 3folder 17
Lyric Opera House (1 review), 2002 (Online) series 3box 3folder 18
National Theatre (31 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 19
Rosslyn Spectrum (1 review), 2004-2006 (Online) series 3box 3folder 20
Source Theatre Company (14 reviews), 2001-2008 (Online) series 3box 3folder 21
Strathmore Music Center (1 review), 2007 (Online) series 3box 3folder 22
Takoma Theatre (1 review), 2003 (Online) series 3box 3folder 23
Theatre on the Run (1 review), 2003 (Online) series 3box 3folder 24
Warehouse Theater (9 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 25
Warner Theatre (32 reviews), 2001-2009 (Online) series 3box 3folder 26
Wolf Trap Filene Center (13 reviews), 2002-2008 (Online) series 3box 3folder 27
Barns at Wolf Trap (2 reviews), 2001-2002 (Online) series 3box 3folder 28

Series 4: News Archive, 2001-2009 (88 web pages)

Between October, 2001 and January, 2009 Potomac Stages featured a news item on its front page each business day. These items have been archived for access. There is an archive page for each month.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
News Archive (14 posts), October 2001 (Online) series 4box 4folder 1
News Archive (22 posts), November 2001 (Online) series 4box 4folder 2
News Archive (20 posts), December 2001 (Online) series 4box 4folder 3
News Archive (23 posts), January 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 4
News Archive (19 posts), February 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 5
News Archive (15 posts), March 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 6
News Archive (22 posts), April 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 7
News Archive (22 posts), May 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 8
News Archive (21 posts), June 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 9
News Archive (21 posts), July 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 10
News Archive (22 posts), August 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 11
News Archive (14 posts), September 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 12
News Archive (20 posts), October 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 13
News Archive (18 posts), November 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 14
News Archive (18 posts), December 2002 (Online) series 4box 4folder 15
News Archive (20 posts), January 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 16
News Archive (20 posts), February 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 17
News Archive (23 posts), March 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 18
News Archive (21 posts), April 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 19
News Archive (22 posts), May 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 20
News Archive (23 posts), June 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 21
News Archive (17 posts), July 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 22
News Archive (21 posts), August 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 23
News Archive (21 posts), September 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 24
News Archive (15 posts), October 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 25
News Archive (18 posts), November 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 26
News Archive (19 posts), December 2003 (Online) series 4box 4folder 27
News Archive (20 posts), January 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 28
News Archive (20 posts), February 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 29
News Archive (23 posts), March 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 30
News Archive (17 posts), April 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 31
News Archive (20 posts), May 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 32
News Archive (22 posts), June 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 33
News Archive (21 posts), July 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 34
News Archive (21 posts), August 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 35
News Archive (21 posts), September 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 36
News Archive (12 posts), October 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 37
News Archive (21 posts), November 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 38
News Archive (18 posts), December 2004 (Online) series 4box 4folder 39
News Archive (20 posts), January 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 40
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (19 posts), February 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 41
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (18 posts), March 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 42
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (21 posts), April 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 43
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (22 posts), May 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 44
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (22 posts), June 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 45
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (14 posts), July 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 46
News Archive -- [PDF file not from original web harvest. Brad Hathaway donation added November 2014.] (23 posts), August 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 47
News Archive (21 posts), September 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 48
News Archive (19 posts), October 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 49
News Archive (20 posts), November 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 50
News Archive (13 posts), December 2005 (Online) series 4box 4folder 51
News Archive (21 posts), January 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 52
News Archive (20 posts), February 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 53
News Archive (18 posts), March 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 54
News Archive (20 posts), April 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 55
News Archive (22 posts), May 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 56
News Archive (17 posts), June 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 57
News Archive (11 posts), July 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 58
News Archive (23 posts), August 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 59
News Archive (16 posts), September 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 60
News Archive (22 posts), October 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 61
News Archive (21 posts), November 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 62
News Archive (16 posts), December 2006 (Online) series 4box 4folder 63
News Archive (22 posts), January 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 64
News Archive (14 posts), February 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 65
News Archive (22 posts), March 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 66
News Archive (21 posts), April 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 67
News Archive (22 posts), May 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 68
News Archive (16 posts), June 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 69
News Archive (16 posts), July 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 70
News Archive (21 posts), August 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 71
News Archive (17 posts), September 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 72
News Archive (22 posts), October 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 73
News Archive (17 posts), November 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 74
News Archive (15 posts), December 2007 (Online) series 4box 4folder 75
News Archive (20 posts), January 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 76
News Archive (20 posts), February 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 77
News Archive (18 posts), March 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 78
News Archive (23 posts), April 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 79
News Archive (20 posts), May 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 80
News Archive (16 posts), June 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 81
News Archive (13 posts), July 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 82
News Archive -- [July 2008] (18 posts), August 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 83
News Archive (18 posts), September 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 84
News Archive (13 posts), October 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 85
News Archive (14 posts), November 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 86
News Archive (15 posts), December 2008 (Online) series 4box 4folder 87
News Archive -- [blank] (18 posts), January 2009 (Online) series 4box 4folder 88

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