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African Continuum Theatre Company Collection


African Continuum Theatre Company Collection
African Continuum Theatre Company
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25.5 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 Theater Company was founded in 1989 as the African Continuum Theater Coalition with the mission to assist African American community theaters in Washington DC to improve the quality and visibility of their work. The organization transitioned to a full theater company in 1995 and began producing professional-caliber plays with an African American perspective. ACTCo has produced dozens of fully staged productions as well as hosted numerous public staged readings of new works by playwrights of color. The ACTCo 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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