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Prairie Theatre Exchange fonds: MSS 123, PC 133, TC 85, EL 8 (A.02-34)

Prairie Theatre Exchange:

An Inventory of its records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Madeleine McLuhan-Myers
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2008)

Finding aid encoded by Madeleine McLuhan-Myers (March 2008)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
 
Creator:
Prairie Theatre Exchange
 
Title:
Prairie Theatre Exchange fonds
 
Dates:
[ca. 1896], 1962-2001
 
Quantity:
4.7 m of textual records and other material
 
Identification:
MSS 123, PC 133, TC 85, EL 8 (A.02-34)

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Administrative History of Prairie Theatre Exchange

The origins of the Prairie Theatre Exchange can be traced back to the closing of the Manitoba Theatre Centre's drama school in 1972. The school had achieved considerable success offering recreational drama classes but by the early 1970's it was a financial burden that MTC, saddled with a rising deficit caused by recent expansion, could no longer afford to keep open.

When the announcement was made in the summer of 1972, a group of students, parents and other interested Winnipeggers formed a committee to investigate the possibility of opening up a new independent theatre school. This committee became the basis for the first board of the Manitoba Theatre Workshop. Its first chairman was the lawyer Charles Huband whose son David had been a student at the MTC school. Colin Jackson, a former teacher at the MTC school, was appointed as the Workshop's first director.

The Manitoba Theatre Workshop opened for classes on 9 October 1973 in the old Grain Exchange building at 160 Princess Street. This historic structure, which had been empty since 1964, was leased from the City of Winnipeg for $1 a year. Extensive renovations were made with the aid of a $12,000 Opportunities for Youth (OFY) grant.

Like its predecessor, the Manitoba Theatre Workshop's classes were designed for "enthusiastic amateurs" rather than aspiring professional actors. MTW's primary goal was "to make theatre arts accessible and sensible to as many young people as possible." Operating on the philosophy that "involvement, or contact, with the arts is necessary for society", the Workshop hoped to dispel the notion that drama was the exclusive domain of the elite.

In 1973-74, its first season of operation, the Workshop had an enrolment of 210 full-time and 100 part-time students. An infusion of grant money in January narrowly averted a potential financial disaster and allowed MTW to hire additional staff and organize touring programs for the province's schools.

The Manitoba Theatre Workshop initially devoted a large proportion of its resources towards the promotion of drama in both the school system and the larger community. It provided workshops for both teachers and students as well as serving as a resource for corporations, hospitals and other organizations interested in theatre and theatre education. In an effort to reach a wider audience it became involved in the production of "Let's Go", a CKY television program that featured MTW students doing improvisational exercises around a central theme. The Workshop also took over the sponsorship of the annual Junior & Senior High School Drama Festival from MTC.

Many of these activities had to be cut or severely curtailed for the 1975-76 season as a result of CKY's decision to produce "Let's Go" by itself and the decision of the Department of Education to drop its funding for the Drama Festival. The Festival was re-introduced in 1978 and in January 1979 the Manitoba Drama Festivals was incorporated as an official body supported by lottery monies. The festival was expanded the following year to include community theatre groups as well.

In keeping with MTW's educational mandate, its theatre productions were generally oriented towards a younger audience. The Workshop's first shows were student-produced cabarets designed as fundraisers. Canada Council grants were used to establish a puppet troupe that eventually went off on its own in 1976 as the Manitoba Puppet Theatre.

The first adult productions performed at MTW were presented by Confidential Exchange, a studio theatre group of local actors formed in 1974. Their December 1975 production of "Sandhills" was the first show produced at the Workshop under a full Actor's Equity contract. This show was part of the Workshop's first full season of alternative adult theatre, consisting of three Confidential Exchange productions and four touring productions. MTW's formal relationship with Confidential Exchange ended in August 1976 and the group disbanded soon afterward.

The 1977-78 season saw the introduction of The Neighbourhood Theatre (TNT), the province's first professional children's theatre company. Under the artistic leadership of director Deborah Baer Quinn, TNT presented three seasons of high-quality children's and youth theatre. An emphasis was placed on using original and locally-produced material and many of the shows were collective collaborations of the director and actors. A full subscription season was offered for the first time in 1978-79.

The Manitoba Theatre Workshop also hosted numerous touring productions and promoted concerts by popular children's entertainers such as Raffi and Fred Penner.

In September 1981 the Manitoba Theatre Workshop officially changed its name to Prairie Theatre Exchange, signalling a new direction for the company. Gordon McCall succeeded Deborah Quinn as artistic director and David Gillies was appointed as the company's first playwright-in-residence.

The new Prairie Theatre Exchange would offer adult as well as youth and children's programming with the aim of becoming the province's second fully professional theatre company. Its extremely successful first season in 1981-82 was highlighted by a production of George Ryga's "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe" in which all the principal native roles were played by native actors. This fact aroused nation-wide interest and the show was featured on the national news telecasts of both CBC and CTV as well as in a number of other national media outlets. After its Winnipeg run was completed, the show was taken on a five-week tour in southern British Columbia.

An all-Canadian season featuring five world premieres, three of them by Manitoba playwrights, was announced for the following year. This emphasis on local plays, however, proved to be unpopular with the public and resulted in a $20,000 loss.

A new artistic director, Kim McCaw of Saskatoon's Globe Theatre, was brought in for the 1983-84 season. He outlined a new "populist" policy for the PTE that emphasized the production of "contemporary, committed, socially connected work." Under McCaw's direction, the company enjoyed several remarkably successful years and gained a reputation for producing contemporary plays dealing with timely issues. By 1987 it had solidly established itself as the province's younger and hipper alternative to the more conservative Manitoba Theatre Centre. The headline of an article in the 26 June 1987 issue of the Globe & Mail proclaimed: "Prairie Exchange is hot, elaborate theatres are not." For the 1986-87 season PTE announced a balanced budget of $1.2 million, the first time that it had gone over the $1 million mark.

By 1987 it was also obvious that it was no longer feasible for PTE to remain in the old Grain Exchange building. Although the building's historic charm and relaxed atmosphere had become one of the theatre's main selling points, it was simply too small to support a major repertory company.

In November 1987 the PTE announced that it would be moving into a 2100-square-metre space on the third floor of the new Portage Place shopping centre. Kim McCaw defended this somewhat unorthodox juxtaposition of culture and capitalism as a move that would help to bring the arts from the fringes to the centre of the city. Construction began in March of 1989 and the first public performance in the new state-of-the-art 364-seat theatre took place on 12 October 1989.

The new quarters were also designed to accomodate the PTE Theatre School which by the early 1990's boasted an enrollment of well over 400 students. PTE has also continued to offer workshops through the public schoo system as well as curriculum workshops for teachers. In December 1988 PTE was approved as a Teaching Centre by the University of Manitoba.

In 1991 the Quebec director and playwright Michael Springate was named as the PTE's new artistic director, replacing Kim McCaw. Springate's emphasis on the staging of new plays by unknown writers resulted in a drop in attendance and he was replaced in 1995 by Montreal-based freelance director Allen MacInnis. MacInnis announced that a concerted effort would be made to increase attendance by appealing to a wider audience. His first full season as artistic director, 1996-1997, was highlighted by an elaborate staging of "My Fair Lady" and the hosting of the extremely popular touring production "2 Pianos, 4 Hands".

OTHER RESOURCES

For a comprehensive overview of the first nine years of the MTW/PTE the researcher is urged to consult Peter J. Spencer's 1983 EdD thesis "The History and Contribution of the Manitoba Theatre Workshop/Prairie Theatre Exchange". Among its more useful features are a chronology of important dates, a complete listing of shows, and transcripts of Spencer's interviews.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection includes records of the Prairie Theatre Exchange (known as the Manitoba Theatre Workshop until 1981) encompassing theatre seasons from 1973 to 2001, particularly those of the 1980s and early 1990s. Included are administrative papers, such as minutes, correspondence, legal and financial records, as well as publicity material, newspaper articles, show programs and posters, production scripts, notes, schedules, plans, drawings and set designs. The photograph collection consists of 91 photographs, 3 contact sheets, 1 slide, and 43 negative strips. The tape collection consists of 14 audio tapes. The electronic media series consists of 10 computer diskettes.

Administrative and production files have been grouped together by season. These files document the various activities undertaken by PTE/MTW, including its theatre classes, educational outreach programmes and school tours. Most of the seasonal series contain files of Board of Directors minutes, correspondence, finances, press releases and press clippings as well as other promotional material. Production files dealing with the season's shows (mainstage and touring productions) are arranged chronologically at the end of each seasonal series. Records in these files include programs, schedules, promotional material and reviews.

Miscellaneous and cumulative files that could not easily be placed into a seasonal series are grouped together. These include files which continunue over multiple seasons, regarding PTE/MTW buildings, tours and activities, as well as reference materials and a large group of subject-files (accumulated by PTE) regarding the organization's "early history".

The third series consists of records from the prompt books of PTE's Stage Managers (and sometimes Assistant Stage Managers). These contain rehearsal schedules, production notes, blocking diagrams and annotated scripts, show reports, tour itineraries, notes regarding set, costume, sound and lighting cues, as well as other related documents.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 7 series.

  • Administrative and Production Files
  • Cumulative and Miscellaneous Files
  • Production Prompt Books & Scripts
  • Oversized
  • Photograph Collection (PC 133)
  • Tape Collection (TC 85)
  • Electronic Media (EL 8)

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Restrictions on Access

Some personal files and confidential production material are restricted.

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Restrictions on Use

The Prairie Theatre Exchange Collection is open to all researchers on the condition that they abide by all copyright laws and regulations as passed by the Parliament of Canada and exercise proper care of all documents contained therein. Any excerpts or quotations from the Collection must not be used without acknowledgment and source attribution.

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Related Records

The Winnipeg Tribune Collection (MSS 24) includes a subject file on the Manitoba Theatre Workshop (#4511) as well as personality files on such key figures as Colin Jackson, Deborah Quinn and Charles Huband.

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Custodial History

The records of the Prairie Theatre Exchange were donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2002.

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Other Finding Aids

MSS 123, PC 133, TC 85 (A.92-30)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Administrative and Production Files [ 1973-2001 ]

(Arranged by season & performance dates)

1973-1974
Box Folder   
1 1 Board of Directors - Correspondence, Notes & Reports 1973-1974
  2 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1973-1974
  3 Correspondence (general) [as Manitoba Theatre Workshop (MTW)] 1973-1974
  4 C Finances & Donations 1973-1974 Confidential
  5 News Releases, Reports & Articles 1973-1974
  6 Presentations & Proposals 1973-1974
  7 Miscellaneous 1973-1974
  8 Productions (1973/74 Season) 1973-1974
1974-1975
Box Folder   
1 9 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1974-1975
  10 Correspondence (general) [as Manitoba Theatre Workshop (MTW)] 1974-1975
  11 C Finances [as Manitoba Theatre Workshop (MTW)] - includes salary agreements 1974-1975 Confidential
  12 Newsletters (Manitoba Theatre Workshop) - vol.1, no.2-3 1975
  13 Miscellaneous (including theatre and summer theatre program proposals) 1974-1975
  14 Productions (1974/75 Season) - includes press releases and reviews of shows 1974-1975
1975-1976
Box Folder   
1 15 Board of Directors - Correspondence & Notes 1975-1976
  16 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1975-1976
  17 Correspondence (general) 1975-1976
  18 C Financial statements, accounts and budgeting - includes staff agreements 1975-1976 Confidential
  19 Newsletter (Manitoba Theatre Workshop) February 1976
  20 Miscellaneous (including press releases, MTW School documents and notes) 1975-1976
  21 Productions (1975/76 Season) - includes press releases and reviews of shows 1975-1976
1976-1977
Box Folder   
2 1 Board of Directors - Correspondence, financial statements and notes 1976-1977
  2 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1976-1977
  3 Correspondence (general) 1976-1977
  4 Financial statements, accounts, donations, budgeting - includes staff agreements 1976-1977
  5 News releases, reports and articles 1976-1977
  6 Miscellaneous (re: staffing, MTW courses) 1976-1977
  7 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1976-1977
1977-1978
Box Folder   
2 8 Assessment meetings concerning the Manitoba Theatre Workshop (includes correspondence, memos, presentation, budget statements notes) 1977-1978
  9 Correspondence (general) 1977-1978 
  10 C [MTW] Finances, budget, donations and staffing 1977-1978 Confidential
  11 Newsletters (Manitoba Theatre Workshop) 1977-1978
  12 News releases, reports and articles 1977-1978
  13 Miscellaneous (including proposals, MTW school courses, copy of Letters Patent) 1977-1978
  14 C Productions (1977/78 season) - includes show publicity material and related press releases, agreements and correspondence1977-1978 Confidential
1978-1979
Box Folder   
2 15 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1978-1979
  16 Correspondence (general) 1978-1979
  17 C Funding, finances, budgets (including cash flow, inventory, grants and related correspondence) 1978-1979 Confidential
Box Folder   
3 1 News releases, reports and articles 1978-1979
  2 Miscellaneous (including MTW School records) 1978-1979
  3 C Productions (1978/79 season) - includes programs, tour schedules, related press releases, reviews and articles 1978-1979 Confidential
  4 Productions (1978/79 season): Children's Concerts (Fred Penner & Raffi) 1978-1979
1979-1980
Box Folder   
3 5 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes and Notices 1979-1980
  6 Correspondence (general) 1979-1980
  7 C Finances (Canada Council Funding) 1979-1980 Confidential
  8 Miscellaneous (including documents re: MTW School and Manitoba Association of Playwrights) 1979-1980
  9 Productions (1979/80 season) - includes publicity material, programs and reviews 1979-1980
1980-1981
Box Folder   
3 10 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1980-1981
  11 Board of Directors - Memos, notices and related correspondence 1980-1981 
  12 C Correspondence (general) 1980-1981 Confidential
  13 Finances, budgets, grants (including grant applications and related correspondence) 1980-1981 Confidential
  14 News releases and articles 1980-1981
  15 Miscellaneous (including notes) 1980-1981
  16 C Productions (1980/81 season) - includes finances, notes, articles and related correspondence 1980-1981 Confidential
1981-1982
Box Folder   
3 17 Board of Directors - Meeting minutes and member lists 1981-1982
Box Folder   
4 1 Correspondence (general) 1981-1982 
  2 C Finances, budgets, grants (including funding applications and related correspondence) 1981-1982 Confidential
  3 News releases, reports and articles 1981-1982
  4 Miscellaneous (including proposal for mime program, MTW School records) 1981-1982
1981-1982 Shows
Box Folder   
4 5 Productions (1981/82 season) [general] 1981-1982
  6 Productions: "The Women of Margaret Laurence" (Nov. 1981) 1981-1982
  7 Productions: "The Ecstasy of Rita Joe" (Nov.-Dec. 1981) 1981-1982
  8 Productions: "The Snow Queen" (Dec.1981) 1981-1982
  9 Productions: "You Are What You Eat" (Jan.1982) - Puppet Tree Company 1981-1982
  10 Productions: "Flat Out" (Feb.1982), "The Unicorns" (Mar.1982), "The Promised Land" (Apr.1982) 1981-1982
1982-1983
Box Folder   
4 11 Board of Directors - Members List 1982-1983
  12 Correspondence (general) 1982-1983
  13 C Finances, budgets, grants (including applications and related correspondence) 1982-1983 Confidential
  14 News releases, reports, articles 1982-1983
  15 Miscellaneous (includes notes and "To Do" list) 1982-1983
1982-1983 Shows
Box Folder   
4 16 Productions (1982/83 season) - includes seasonal subscription mailings and related press releases 1982-1983
  17 Productions: "Last Call" (Oct.1982), "New Canadian Kid" (Nov.1982), "Beauty and the Beast" (Dec.1982) 1982-1983
  18 Productions: "Cold Comfort" (Jan.-Feb.1983) 1982-1983
  19 Productions: "The O-Zone" (Feb.1983) - Puppet Tree Company 1982-1983
  20 Productions: "Straight Ahead / Blind Dancers" (Apr.1983) 1982-1983
  21 Productions: "Vandal" (Apr.1983), "St. Peter's Asylum" (Apr.1983) 1982-1983
1983-1984
Box Folder   
5 1 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1983-1984
  2 C Finances, budgets, grants (including funding applications and related correspondence) 1983-1984 Confidential
  3 News releases & articles 1983-1984
  4 Miscellaneous (including PTE proposals & reports) 1983-1984
1983-1984 Shows
Box Folder   
5 5 Productions (1983/84 season) - includes seasonal subscription mailings and related press releases 1983-1984
  6 Productions: "Playing the Fool" (Oct.-Nov.1983) 1983-1984
  7 Productions: "Beyond the End of Your Nose" (Nov.1983), "Pinocchio" (Dec.1983) 1983-1984
  8 Productions: "Drift" (Jan.-Feb.1984), "So You Think You're the Teacher" (Feb.-Mar.1984) 1983-1984
  9 Productions: "The Fighting Days" (Mar.-Apr.1984) 1983-1984
1984-1985
Box Folder   
5 10 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1984-1985
  11 C Finances, Budget, Audit Report 1984-1985 Confidential
  12 News releases, reports and articles 1984-1985
  13 Miscellaneous (including PTE School reports) 1984-1985
1984-1985 Shows
Box Folder   
5 14 Productions (1984/85 season) - includes seasonal subscription mailings and related press releases 1984-1985
  15 Productions: "After Baba's Funeral" and "Sweet and Sour Pickles" (Oct.-Nov.1984) 1984-1985
  16 Productions: "Checkin' Out" (Nov.-Dec.1984) 1984-1985
  17 Productions: "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (Dec.1984-Jan.1985) 1984-1985
  18 Productions: "Section 23" (Feb.-Mar.1985) 1984-1985
  19 Productions: "The Fighting Days" (Mar.-Apr.1985) 1984-1985
1984-1985 Tours
Box Folder   
5 20 Tours (1984/85 season) - includes mailing, review, schedule 1984-1985
1985-1986
Box Folder   
6 1 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1985-1986
  2 Correspondence (general) 1985-1986
  3 C Finances, Budget, Funding & Rentals (including sponsorship, grant applications and related correspondence) 1985-1986
  4 News releases, reports, articles and promotional material 1985-1986
  5 Miscellaneous (including Board manual, PTE School report) 1985-1986
1985-1986 Shows
Box Folder   
6 6 Productions (1985/86 season) - includes seasonal subscription mailings and related press releases 1985-1986
  7 Productions (1985/86): "The Shunning" (Oct.-Nov.1985) 1985-1986
  8 Productions (1985/86): "The Shunning" (study materials) 1985-1986
  9 Productions (1985/86): "Enemy Graces" (Nov.-Dec.1985) - includes study materials 1985-1986
  10 Productions (1985/86): "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (Dec.1985-Jan.1986) 1985-1986
  11 Productions (1985/86): "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (Study Guide) 1985-1986
  12 Productions (1985/86): "Welcome to Hard Times" (Jan.-Feb.1986) - includes Study Guide 1985-1986
Box Folder   
7 1 Productions (1985/86): "The Occupation of Heather Rose" (Feb.-Mar.1986) - includes Study Guide 1985-1986
1985-1986 Tours
Box Folder   
7 2 Tours (1985/86) - Schedules & booking notes 1985-1986
  3 Tours (1985/86) - Articles, reviews, promotion, mailings & related correspondence 1985-1986
1986-1987
Box Folder   
7 4 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1986-1987
  5 Correspondence (general) 1986-1987
  6 C Finances, budgets, grants (including funding applications and related correspondence) 1986-1987 Confidential
  7 News releases, reports, articles (including Annual Report) 1986-1987
  8 Miscellaneous (including proposals & reports from Playwright's Unit & PTE School) 1986-1987
1986-1987 Shows
Box Folder   
7 9 Productions (1986/87 season) - includes seasonal subscription mailings and related press releases 1986-1987
  10 Productions: "Primrose School District #109" (Oct.-Nov.1986) - includes Study Guide 1986-1987
  11 Productions: "The Revivial" (Nov.-Dec.1986) - includes Study Guide 1986-1987
  12 Productions: "The Paperbag Princess and Other Stories" (Dec.1986-Jan.1987) 1986-1987
  13 Productions: "Schedules" (Jan.-Feb.1987) - includes Study Guide 1986-1987
  14 Productions: "Dewline" (Feb.-Mar.1987) - includes Study Guide 1986-1987
1986-1987 Tours
Box Folder   
7 15 C Tours (1986/87) - Correspondence, schedules, promotion, finances 1986-1987 Confidential
  16 Tours (1986/87) - Show & Travel Reports 1986-1987
  17 Tours (1986/87) - Study Guides for "I Met A Bully on the Hill", "Fallout" and "Bandits" 1986-1987
Box Folder   
8 1 Tours (1986/87 - national): "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (Dec.1986)- Promotion & schedule, articles, reviews 1986-1987
1987-1988
Box Folder   
8 2 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1987-1988
  3 Correspondence (general) 1987-1988
  4 C Finances, budgets, funding (including grant applications and related correspondence) 1987-1988 Confidential
  5 News releases, reports, articles 1987-1988
  6 Miscellaneous (including PTE review and PTE School report, "statement of purpose") 1987-1988
1987-1988 Shows
Box Folder   
8 7 Productions (1987/88 season) - includes seasonal subscription mailings and related press releases 1987-1988
  8 Productions: "Bordertown Cafe" (Oct.-Nov.1987) 1987-1988
  9 Productions: "Don't Blame the Bedouins" (Nov.-Dec.1987) 1987-1988
  10 Productions: "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" (Dec.1987-Jan.1988) 1987-1988
  11 Productions: "Boiler Room Suite" (Jan.-Feb.1988) 1987-1988
  12 Productions: "Welcome to the NHL" (Mar.-Apr.1988) 1987-1988
1987-1988 Tours
Box Folder   
8 13 Tours (1987/88) - Schedules, itineraries & show reports (for touring shows from regular season) 1987-1988
  14 Tours (1987/88) - Promotional materials & notes (for "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants") 1987-1988
  15 Tours (1987/88) - Correspondence & Reviews (including letters of intent) 1987-1988
  16 C Tours (1987/88) - Schedules & Finances for "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" 1987-1988 Confidential
1988-1989
Box Folder   
9 1 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes (Sept.-Dec.1988) 1988-1989
  2 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes (Jan.-Aug.1989) 1988-1989
  3 Correspondence (general) 1988-1989
  4 C Finances, budgets, funding (including related correspondence and Annual Report) 1988-1989 Confidential
  5 News releases, reports, articles 1988-1989
  6 Miscellaneous 1988-1989
1988-1989
Box Folder   
9 7 Productions (1988/89 season) - includes plans for shows and related press releases 1988-1989
  8 Productions: "Andrew's Tree" - includes Study Guide 1988-1989
  9 Productions: "My Memories of You" (Sept.Oct.1988) - includes Study Guide 1988-1989
  10 Productions: "The Third Ascent" (Nov.-Dec.1988) - includes Study Guide 1988-1989
  11 Productions: "The Chinese Man Said Goodbye" (Jan.-Feb.1989) - includes Study Guide 1988-1989
  12 Productions: "The Mail Order Bride" (Mar.-Apr.1989) - includes Study Guide 1988-1989
  13 C Tours (1988/89) - Correspondence & notes 1988-1989 Confidential
  14 Tours (1988/89) - Correspondence re: "Artists in the Schools" program (Manitoba Arts Council) 1988-1989
Box Folder   
10 1 Tours (1988/89) - Phone conversations (notes) re: school tours 1988-1989
  2 Tours (1988/89) - Bookings & Schedules 1988-1989
  3 C Tours (1988/89) - Contracts / Booking Confirmations 1988-1989 Confidential
  4 Tours (1988/89) - Tour accomodations / hotels 1988-1989
  5 Tours (1988/89) - Technical pages, daily schedules & show reports (for Jan.-Feb.1989 tour of "Andrew's Tree", "On Your Marks", "You Can Do It If You Try") 1988-1989
  6 Tours (1988/89): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Correspondence 1988-1989
  7 Tours (1988/89): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Correspondence with North Dakota 1988-1989
  8 Tours (1988/89): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Promotion / media kit 1988-1989
  9 Tours (1988/89): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Schedules, bookings & advance orders 1988-1989
  10 C Tours (1988/89): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Contracts (with sponsors) 1988-1989 Confidential
  11 C Tours (1988/89): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Letters of intent/agreement (from sponsors) 1988-1989 Confidential
  12 C Tours (1988/89 national) - Correspondence & tour agreements (sponsors in Ontario & Saskatchewan) 1988-1989 Confidential
  13 Tours (1988/89 national) - Tour accommodations / hotels 1988-1989
  14 Tours (1988/89 national) - Tour sponsors, itineraries, finances 1988-1989
Box Folder   
11 1 Tours (1988/89 national): "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" - News releases, articles and media kit 1988-1989
  2 Tours (1988/89 national): "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" - Schedules & Itineraries 1988-1989
  3 Tours (1988/89 national): "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" - Tech. Book 1988-1989
  4 C Tours (1988/89 season tour) - Travel Insurance & Letters of Agreement 1988-1989 Confidential
  5 Tours (1988/89 season tour) - Correspondence & Promotion 1988-1989
  6 Tours (1988/89 season tour) - Schedules & Itineraries 1988-1989
  7 Tours (1988/89 season tour) - Show Reports 1988-1989
  8 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1989-1990
  9 C Finances (statements to June 1990 & 1990 reconcilliation) 1989-1990 Confidential
  10 News releases, articles, newsletters 1989-1990
  11 Miscellaneous (including season report and review of PTE School) 1989-1990
  12 Productions (1989/90 season) - includes season promotion and reviews 1989-1990
  13 Productions: "Village of Idiots" (Oct.-Nov.1989) - includes Study Guide 1989-1990
  14 Productions: "Lloyd's Prayer" (Nov.-Dec.1989) - includes Study Guide 1989-1990
  15 Productions: "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (Dec.1989-Jan.1990) 1989-1990
  16 Productions: "Odd Jobs" (Jan.-Feb.1990), "Cruel Tears" (Feb.-Mar.1990) 1989-1990
  17 Productions: "Murmel Murmel Mortimer Munsch" (Mar.-Apr.1990) 1989-1990
Box Folder   
12 1 Tours (1989/90) - Bookings & Schedules 1989-1990
  2 Tours (1989/90) - Brochures & Questionnaire (school tours) 1989-1990
  3 Tours (1989/90) - Hotels & Accomodations 1989-1990
  4 Tours (1989/90) - Technical Information (performace venues) 1989-1990
  5 Tours (1989/90) - Show Reports (for performances of "The General", "Section 23: the Sequel" & "A Prairie Boy's Winter", Feb.-Mar.1990) 1989-1990
  6 Tours (1989/90): "A Prairie Boy's Winter" - Correspondence 1989-1990
  7 C Tours (1989/90): "A Prairie Boy's Winter" - Sponsorship 1989-1990 Confidential
  8 C Tours (1989/90): "A Prairie Boy's Winter" - Contracts/Agreements & Advance Orders 1989-1990 Confidential
  9 C Tours (1989/90): "The General" & "Section 23: the Sequel" - Correspondence (including fee information) 1989-1990 Confidential
  10 Tours (1989/90): "The General" & "Section 23: the Sequel" - Contracts/Agreements 1989-1990 Confidential
  11 Tours (1989/90): "The General" & "Section 23: the Sequel" - Study Guides 1989-1990
  12 Tours (1989/90): "The General" & "Section 23: the Sequel" - Teacher Evaluations (for Manitoba Arts Council's "Artists-in-the-Schools" program) 1989-1990
  13 C Tours (1989/90): "Murmel Murmel Mortimer Munsch" - Contracts/Agreements 1989-1990 Confidential
  14 Tours (1989/90): "Murmel Murmel Mortimer Munsch" - Media Kit 1989-1990
  15 Tours (1989/90): "Murmel Murmel Mortimer Munsch" - Miscellaneous (including itineraries & accommodations) 1989-1990
  16 Tours (1989/90 national tour): "You Can Do It If You Try" - Brochures (including drafts) 1989-1990
Box Folder   
13 1 Tours (1989/90 season tour) - Medial Kits & Articles 1989-1990
  2 Tours (1989/90 season tour): "Odd Jobs" (Feb.1990) - Accomodations, Reports & Schedules 1989-1990
  3 Tours (1989/90 season tour): "Cruel Tears" (Mar.1990) - Accomodations, Reports & Schedules 1989-1990
  4 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1990-1991
  5 C Finances, sponsorship & funding 1990-1991 Confidential
  6 News releases, reports & articles 1990-1991
  7 Productions (1990/91 season) - including seasonal promotion 1990-1991
  8 Productions: "The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux" (Oct.1990) 1990-1991
  9 Productions: "Sisters" (Nov.-Dec.1990) 1990-1991
  10 Productions: "More Munsch" (Dec.1990-Jan.1991) 1990-1991
  11 Productions: "Amigo's Blue Guitar" (Jan.-Feb.1991) 1990-1991
  12 Productions: "A Flush of Tories" (Feb.-Mar.1991) 1990-1991
  13 Productions: "Rosie's Cafe" (Apr.-May 1991) 1990-1991
  14 Productions: Spring Break Family Festival (March 1991) 1990-1991
  15 Tours (1990/91) - Bookings & Schedules 1990-1991
  16 C Tours (1990/91) - Hotels / Accommodations 1990-1991 Confidential
  17 Tours (1990/91) - Report (including tour revenue & copies of schedules) 1990-1991
  18 Tours (1990/91) - Reviews (from newspapers) 1990-1991
  19 Tours (1990/91) - Miscellaneous Memos & Notes 1990-1991
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14 1 Tours (1990/91): "Jelly Belly", "The Fighting Days" - Correspondence, Schedules & Invoices 1990-1991
  2 C Tours (1990/91): "Jelly Belly", "The Fighting Days" - Letters of Agreement & Booking Confirmations 1990-1991 Confidential
  3 Tours (1990/91 season tour): "More Munsch" - Correspondence, Programs & Bookings 1990-1991
  4 C Tours (1990/91 season tour): "More Munsch" - Contracts 1990-1991 Confidential
  Tours (1990/91 season tour): "The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux" - Correspondence & Schedules 1990-1991
  6 C Tours (1990/91 season tour): "The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux" - Contracts 1990-1991 Confidential
  7 C "Contact Manitoba" 1991 (Manitoba Arts Council) - includes PTE registration, notes & promotion Spring 1991 Confidential
  8 Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes 1991-1992
  9 C Finances & Sponsorship 1991-1992 Confidential
  10 News releases, reports, articles & newsletters 1991-1992
  11 Miscellaneous (including Board of Directors Manual 1991/92) 1991-1992
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15 1 Productions (1991/92 season) - includes programs & reviews 1991-1992
  2 Productions: "Selkirk Avenue" (Oct.1991) 1991-1992
  3 Productions: "Cornflower Blue" (Nov.-Dec.1991) 1991-1992
  4 Productions: "Love You Forever and Other Stories" (Dec.1991-Jan.1992) 1991-1992
  5 Productions: "The Raft" (Jan.-Feb.1992) 1991-1992
  6 Productions: "The End of the World Romance" (Feb.-Mar.1992) 1991-1992
  7 Productions - Spring Break Family Festival (including promotion, programs & reviews) March-April 1992
  8 Correspondence (audience, subscribers) 1992-1993
  9 C Finances, budget, sponsorship & fundraising 1992-1993 Confidential
  10 Productions (1992/93 season) - includes programs & reviews 1992-1993
  11 Miscellaneous (including course listing for PTE School) 1992-1993
  12 Correspondence (with subscribers) 1993-1994
  13 Productions (1993/94 season) - includes programs & reviews 1993-1994
  14 Articles & Brochures 1994-1995
  15 C Finances, donors & Annual Report 1994-1995 Confidential
  16 Productions (1994/95 season) - includes programs & reviews 1994-1995
  17 Productions: "The Stone Angel" (Oct.-Nov.1994) 1994-1995
  18 Productions: "InQuest" (Nov.-Dec.1994) 1994-1995
  19 Productions: "All Fall Down" (Feb.1995) - includes Study Guide for highschools 1994-1995
  20 C Finances, budgets, funding & donors (including tour report) 1995-1996 Confidential
  21 Miscellaneous (re: PTE drama school) 1995-1996
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16 1 Productions (1995/96 season) - includes programs & reviews 1995-1996
  2 Miscellaneous 1996-1997
  3 Productions (1996/97 season) - includes programs & reviews 1996-1997
  4 C Miscellaneous (including articles & some correspondence) 1997-1998 Confidential
  5 Productions (1997/98 season) - includes programs & reviews 1997-1998
  6 Productions (1998/99 season) - includes programs & reviews 1998-1999
  7 Productions (1999/2000 season) - includes programs & reviews 1999-2000
  8 Productions (2000/01 season) - includes programs & reviews 2000-2001

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Cumulative & Miscellaneous Files [ 1962-1996 ]

Note: Some larger records have been separated into oversize (box 38).

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16 9 Building (Princess Street) - Statements of work done on buildings 1973
  10 Building (Princess Street) - History of Princess Street properties ca.1981
  11 Building (Princess Street) - Correspondence & Reports re: Arts Accomodation Study ca.1982-1986
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17 1 Building (Princess Street) - Heritage Organizations & Designation Application ca.1985-1986
  2 C Building (relocation) - Correspondence, proposals & notes re: possible sites (380 William Street & Bank of Commerce Building)  ca.1981-1985 Confidential
  3 Building (relocation) - Correspondence, proposals & notes re: possible sites (Pantages Playhouse) 1986
  4 Building (renovation) - Correspondence & notes (PTE Development Committee) ca.1986
  5 C Building (renovation) - Correspondence, submissions & references (from Basrab Hammond Architects) ca.1986 Confidential
  6 C Building (renovation) - Correspondence, submissions & references (from Gaboury Associates) ca.1986 Confidential
  7 C Building (renovation) - Correspondence, submissions & references (from architectural firms & consultants) ca.1986 Confidential
  8 C Building (renovation) - Submissions from architectural firms (Coh-MMP) ca.1986 Confidential
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18 1 C Building (renovation) - Submissions from architectural firms (Num-WAC) ca.1986 Confidential
  2 C Building (construction) - North Portage Construction payment certificates (#5&6) August-September 1989 Confidential
  3 C Building (construction) - North Portage Construction payment certificates (7, 8 &9) October-December 1989 Confidential
  4 Cultural Centre (proposal) - Correspondence & notes ca.1981-1983
"Early Years" (PTE/MTW topic files) ca.1970-1985
Box Folder   
18 5 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Index, appendix & MTW/PTE chronology 197-?
  6 Early Years (PTE topic files) - MTW Aims, philosophy & background (correspondence) 197-?
  7 Early Years (PTE topic files) - MTW Aims, philosophy & background (reports, proposals, news releases, publicity & articles) 197-?
  8 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - MTW Aims, philosophy & background (for grants, applications, budgets, donors) 197-? Confidential
  9 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Articles & clippings ca.1975
  10 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - Arts organizations (reference) ca.1975-1981 Confidential
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19 1 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Building 160 Princess Street (former Grain Exchange Building) 1972-1978
  2 Early Years (PTE topic files) - CKY "Let's Go" ca.1975
  3 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Classroom Arts Program (CAP) ca.1973-1975
  4 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Confidential Exchange (theatre company) ca.1975
  5 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Drama Festivals ca.1974-1982
  6 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Evaluations from Students (as MTW) ca.1973-1976
  7 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - Financial Statements (including MTW budgets and audits) 1974-1982 Confidential
  8 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - Funding Requests ca.1973-1982 Confidential
  9 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Interviews (original & transcribed) re: early Manitoba Theatre Workshop ca.1982
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20 1 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Manitoba Playwrights Search ca.1979
  2 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Miscellaneous (including correspondence, memos, reports, articles, notes) 198-?
  3 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - The Neighbourhood Theatre (correspondence & funding applications) - 1 of 2 ca.1977-1978 Confidential
  4 Early Years (PTE topic files) - The Neighbourhood Theatre (tours, productions, reports & reviews) - 2 of 2 ca.1977-1978
  5 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Outreach ca.1974-1975
  6 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - Personnel/Staff & Job Descriptions ca.1973-1975 Confidential
  7 C Early Years (PTE topic files) - Puppetry (including financial & grant records) ca.1974-1976 Confidential
  8 Early Years (PTE topic files) - MTW School ca.1976-1980
  9 Early Years (PTE topic files) - Study Guides & Study Guide Program ca.198-?
  10 C Personnel - Background & resumes/C.V.s ca.1980 Confidential
Touring Shows
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20 11 Locations (sketches & notes): Winnipeg Schools ca.1980s
  12 Locations (sketches & notes): Manitoba Sites ca.198_
  13 C Schools information, maps & mailings 1985-[ca.1989] Confidential
  14 Stoney Mountain Penitentiary ca.1986-1987
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21 1 Winnipeg Core Area Initiative - correspondence and reports ca.1981-1986
MTW/PTE History
Box Folder   
21 2 "Manitoba Theatre Workshop Year One: From Vision to Reality" 1982
  3 C "The History and Contribution of Manitoba Theatre Workshop / Prairie Theatre Exchange" by Peter J. Spencer (Ph.D. dissertation) - draft copy 1983 Confidential
  4 C "The History and Contribution of Manitoba Theatre Workshop / Prairie Theatre Exchange" by Peter J. Spencer (Ph.D. dissertation) - revised version 1983-1990 Confidential
  5 Transcribed Interviews (post-dissertation) with Dr. Peter Spencer ca.1985
Reference
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21 6 Reference - Dominion Drama Festival May 1962
  7 Reference - The Forks Development ca.1987
  8 Reference - "Ideaction" (journal of the North American Regional Alliance of IATA), vol.1-3 1980s
  9 Reference - Manitoba Arts Council reports & "Artists-in-Schools" catalogue ca.1990-1996
  10 Reference - "Preliminary Economic Impact Study of Winnipeg's Five Largest Performing Arts Organizations : Final Report" April 1992
  11 Reference - Theatre Calgary & Playhouse Theatre ca.1973-1974
  12 Reference - The Working Theatre & The Children's Theatre Comapany and School ca.1977

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Scripts / Prompt Books [ 1981-1996 ]

(Arranged by season & production dates)

Note: Some larger records have been separated into oversize (box 38).

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22 1 "The Snow Queen" (1 of 2) December 1981
  2 "The Snow Queen" (2 of 2) December 1981
  3 "Beyond the End of Your Nose" November 1983
  4 "Checkin' Out" - Stage Manager's script/book (1 of 2) November 1984
  5 "Checkin' Out" - Stage Manager's script/book (2 of 2) November 1984
  6 "The Shunning" October-November 1985
  7 "Enemy Graces" October-December 1985
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23 1 "Welcome to Hard Times" - Script (with program and some reviews) January-February 1986
  2 "Welcome to Hard Times" - Stage Manager's notes (schedules, props, drawings) January-February 1986
  3 "Welcome to Hard Times" - Prompt Script (with notes) January-February 1986
  4 "The Occupation of Heather Rose" - Stage Manager's book (including prompt script, notes, schedules, designs) February-March 1986
  5 "I Met a Bully on the Hill", "Fallout", "Bandits" (Tour - Oct.1986) - Stage Manager's Prompt Book (1 of 2) - includes "Fallout" scriptOctober 1986
  6 "I Met a Bully on the Hill", "Fallout", "Bandits" (Tour - Oct.1986) - Stage Manager's Prompt Book (2 of 2) - includes "I Met a Bully on the Hill" and "Bandits" scripts October 1986
  7 "Primrose School District No.109" - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes script and notes October-November 1986
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24 1 "Primrose School District No.109" - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes sound checks, memos, rehearsal & tour notes October-November 1986
  2 "Schedules" - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes script January 1987
  3 "Schedules" - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes notes on wardrobe & set, rehearsal schedules & show reportsJanuary 1987
  4 "Dewline" - Stage Manger's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes script & costume, sound, props notes February-March 1987
  5 "Dewline" - Stage Manger's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes rehearsal notes, schedules, show reports & blocking and tour notesFebruary-March 1987
  6 "Don't Blame the Bedouins" - Stage Manager's notes - includes props and production notes (prompt script oversized) November 1987
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25 1 "Don't Blame the Bedouins" - Stage Manager's notes (prompt script oversized) November 1987
  2 "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" - Script December 1987 - January 1988
  3 "Boiler Room Suite" (1 of 2) - includes script, props, wardrobe, set notes January 1988
  4 "Boiler Room Suite" (2 of 2) - includes sound notes, rehearsal schedules, show reports January 1988
  5 "Welcome to the NFL" - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 3) - includes miscellaneous notes (re: set up, rehearsals, tour) 1988
  6 "Welcome to the NFL" - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 3) - prompt script 1988
  7 "Welcome to the NFL" - Stage Manager's prompt book (3 of 3) - includes schedules, sound cues, props, costumes, tour notes 1988 
  8 "My Memories of You" - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - prompt script September-November 1988
  9 "My Memories of You" - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes show reports & notes regarding rewrites, schedules & tour September-November 1988
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26 1 "The Third Ascent" (1 of 2) - includes prompt script November-December 1988
  2 "The Third Ascent" (2 of 2) - includes schedules, production notes & show reports November-December 1988
  3 "The Chinese Man Said Goodbye" - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - prompt script 1988-1989
  4 "The Chinese Man Said Goodbye" - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes schedules & notes re: sound, lights, set, tour 1988-1989
  5 "The Mail Order Bride" - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - includes script, schedules & rehearsal reports March-April 1989
  6 "The Mail Order Bride" - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes production notes, publicity & performance reports March-April 1989
  7 "The Mail Order Bride" - Assistant Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes memos, rehearsal notes, blocking diagramsMarch-April 1989
Box Folder   
27 1 "The Mail Order Bride" - Assistant Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - prompt script March-April 1989
  2 "Village of Idiots" - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes script, schedules & set notes October 1989
  3 "Village of Idiots" - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes rehearsal notes, publicity, performance reports & tour information October 1989
  4 "Lloyd's Prayer" - Script 1989
  5 "Lloyd's Prayer" - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - includes production notes November-December 1989
  6 "Lloyd's Prayer" - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes prompt script & music November-December 1989
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28 1 "The General" (school tour 1990) - prompt script 1990
  2 "Sisters" - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - prompt script November-December 1990
  3 "Sisters" - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes production notes, rehearsal & performance schedules, publicity, performance reports November-December 1990
  4 "Amigo's Blue Guitar" (1 of 2) - includes prompt script 1990-1991
  5 "Amigo's Blue Guitar" (2 of 2) - includes production & rehearsal schedules, rehearsal notes, scene timings, performance reports1990-1991
  6 "A Flush of Tories" - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - includes prompt script February-March 1991
Box Folder   
29 1 "A Flush of Tories" - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes production notes & show reports February-March 1991
  2 "More Munsch" (tour 1991) - includes schedules, tour notes, prompt script & show reports 1991
  3 "Jelly Belly", "More Munsch", "The Fighting Days" (tour) - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - includes tour schedule, rehearsal notes, prompt script ("The Fighting Days") 1990-1991
  4 "Jelly Belly", "More Munsch", "The Fighting Days" (tour) - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes props, set, costume notes & prompt script ("Jelly Belly Makes Garbage Delight of Alligator Pie") 1990-1991
  5 "Cornflower Blue" (at the Blyth Festival) - Stage Manager's book (1 of 3) - includes prompt script (Act I) 1991
  6 "Cornflower Blue" (at the Blyth Festival) - Stage Manager's book (2 of 3) - prompt script (Act II) 1991
  7 "Cornflower Blue" (at the Blyth Festival) - Stage Manager's book (3 of 3) - includes calendar & production notes 1991
  8 "Selkirk Avenue" - Stage Manager's prompt book [#1] (1 of 2) - includes schedules, production notes & prompt script 1991
Box Folder   
30 1 "Selkirk Avenue" - Stage Manager's prompt book [#1] (2 of 2) - includes performance schedules & notes re: costumes, props, sound, set 1991
  2 "Selkirk Avenue" - Stage Manager's prompt book [#2] - includes production notes & prompt script September-October 1991
  3 "Lisa", "Love You Forever and Other Stories", "Grimm Sisters" (tour) - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes prompt scripts for "Love You Forever" and "Grimm Sisters" 1991-1992
  4 "Lisa", "Love You Forever and Other Stories", "Grimm Sisters" (tour) - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes production notes, performance & rehearsal schedules, show reports 1991-1992
  5 "The Raft" (1 of 2) - includes prompt script February 1992
  6 "The Raft" (2 of 2) - includes show reports February 1992
  7 "The End of the World Romance" - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - includes prompt script February-March 1992
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31 1 "The End of the World Romance" - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - includes schedules, notes & show reports 1992
  2 "Lisa" (school show) - prompt script 1992
  3 "The Soft Eclipse" (mainstainge & tour) - Stage Manager's book (1 of 2) - includes show reports, tour schedules, memos, rehearsal schedules & notes 1992
  4 "The Soft Eclipse" (mainstainge & tour) - Stage Manager's book (2 of 2) - prompt script 1992
  5 "Dog and Crow" (Dec.1992) - Stage Manager's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes prompt script & notes re: props 1992
  6 "Dog and Crow" (Dec.1992) - Stage Manager's prompt book (2 of 2) - includes schedules & show reports 1992
  7 "The Seekers" (Nov.-Dec.1992 highschool tour) - Stage Manger's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes script 1992
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32 1 "The Seekers" (Nov.-Dec.1992 highschool tour) - Stage Manger's prompt book (1 of 2) - includes rehearsal notes, show reports1992
  2 "Let's Do Munsch" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 2) - includes productio & rehearsal notes, schedules 1992-1993
  3 "Let's Do Munsch" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 2) 1992-1993
  4 "Annie and the Old One" (tour 1993) - includes script, schedules, show reports 1993
  5 "Thirteen Hands" - Stage Manager's book (fd.1 of 2) - prompt script January-February 1993
  6 "Thirteen Hands" - Stage Manager's book (fd.2 of 2) - includes production & rehearsal schedules & notes, blocking, show reportsJanuary-February 1993
  7 "Tin Can Cathedral" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 3) - includes prompt script & notes re: props & wardrobe September-October 1993
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33 1 "Tin Can Cathedral" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 3) - includes schedules, tour notes, show reports September-October 1993
  2 "Tin Can Cathedral" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.3 of 3) - lighting cues September-October 1993
  3 "Marilyn Mudrow" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 2) - includes script November-December 1993
  4 "Marilyn Mudrow" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 2) - includes rehearsal & production notes, schedules, lighting cuesNovember-December 1993
  5 "Moonlight Sonata" (school tour) - Stage Manager's prompt book - includes script, rehearsal & tour notes, schedules 1993
  6 "The Snow Queen" (fd.1 of 2) - includes script, show reports December 1993
  7 "The Snow Queen" (fd.2 of 2) December 1993
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34 1 "Fox" (fd.1 of 2) - includes prompt script 1994
  2 "Fox" (fd.2 of 2) - includes schedules, notes, show reports 1994
  3 "Pretty Blue" - Stage Manager's prompt book & production information - includes prompt script, schedules, notes & show reportsSeptember-October 1994
  4 "InQuest" - Stage Manager's script & production notes (fd.1 of 3) - includes prompt script 1994
  5 "InQuest" - Stage Manager's script & production notes (fd.2 of 3) - includes schedules & notes 1994
  6 "InQuest" - Stage Manager's script & production notes (fd.3 of 3) - includes rehearsal schedules & notes, lighting cues, show reports 1994
  7 "Four Cinderella Stores", "Ming Lo Moved the Mountain..." - Stage Manager's book (fd.1 of 2) - includes schedules & notes 1994-1995
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35 1 "Four Cinderella Stores", "Ming Lo Moved the Mountain..." - Stage Manager's book (fd.2 of 2) - includes script & show reports1994-1995
  2 "All Fall Down" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 2) - script February 1995
  3 "All Fall Down" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 2) - includes schedules, notes, lighting cues, show reports February 1995
  4 "The Stone Angel" - Stage Manager's book [#1] (fd.1 of 2) - includes prompt script, production & performance schedules 1995
  5 "The Stone Angel" - Stage Manager's book [#1] (fd.2 of 2) - includes schedules & notes, script changes, memos 1995
  6 "The Stone Angel" - Stage Manager's book [#2] (1 of 2) - includes script & schedules 1995
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36 1 "The Stone Angel" - Stage Manager's book [#2] (2 of 2) - includes rehearsal notes, memos, show reports 1995
  2 "Fashion, Power, Guilt" (fd.1 of 2) - includes show reports March 1995
  3 "Fashion, Power, Guilt" (fd.2 of 2) - includes lighting cues March 1995
  4 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 2) - script 1995
  5 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 2) - includes lighting cues, schedules, notes, show reports 1995
  6 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" - Assistant Stage Manager's book - includes script 1995
  7 "A Whole Buncha Munsch", "A Prairie Boy's Winter" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 2) - includes memos, schedules, notes  1995-1996
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37 1 "A Whole Buncha Munsch", "A Prairie Boy's Winter" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 2) - includes tour schedule, notes1995-1996
  2 "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (1996 tour) - includes script 1996
  3 "A Whole Buncha Musch" (1996 tour) - includes script 1996
  4 "The League of Nathans" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 3) - script February 1996
  5 "The League of Nathans" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 3) - production notes February 1996
  6 "The League of Nathans" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.3 of 3) - production notes February 1996
  7 "FareWel" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.1 of 2) - includes schedules, notes, show reports 1996
  8 "FareWel" - Stage Manager's prompt book (fd.2 of 2) - includes production notes 1996

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Oversize records, 1973-1996
Box Folder   
38 1 Buildings (relocation) - Plans for Bank of Commerce Building ca.1981-1986
  2 C Buildings (renovation) - Correspondence, submissions & references from the LM Architectural Group (*oversize records) ca.1986 Confidential
  3 Reference - "The Country Homemaker" (copies of articles) - for PTE production "The Fighting Days" (*oversize)
  4 Scrapbook: MTW/PTE clippings (*oversize) ca.1973-1975
  5 Scrapbook: MTW/PTE clippings (*oversize) 1975
  6 Scrapbook: MTW/PTE clippings (*oversize) 1976
  7 Scrapbook: MTW/PTE clippings (*oversize) 1977-1978
  8 "Don't Blame the Bedouins" - Stage Manager's prompt script (*oversize) 1987
  9 "Don't Blame the Bedouins" - Stage Manager's lighting cues (*oversize) 1987
  10 "The Chinese Man Said Goodbye" - Stage Manager's prompt book: set plans (*oversize) 1988-1989
  11 "The Fighting Days" - Set plans (*oversize) 1991
  12 "Thirteen Hands" - Stage Manager's prompt book: music (*oversize) 1992-1993
  13 "The Snow Queen" - Stage Manager's prompt book: set & costume design (*oversize) 1993
  14 "The League of Nathans" - Stage Manager's prompt book: set & costume design (*oversize) 1996
 
Map Cabinet Oversize records [1975]-1995

Formerly box 39

Production Plans & Drawings; Posters

Folder   
1 Production Plans & Drawings: "Enemy Graces" (set) September 1985
2-3 Production Plans & Drawings: "The Occupation of Heather Rose" (stage plans) ca.1986
4 Production Plans & Drawings: "Welcome to Hard Times" (prop design) ca.1986
5-6 Production Plans & Drawings: "Marilyn Mudrow" (set) November 1993
7-12 Production Plans & Drawings: "Pretty Blue" (set) August 1994
13 Production Plans & Drawings: "Pretty Blue" (lighting plot) September 1994
14-15 Production Plans & Drawings: "The Stone Angel" (lighting plot) November 1994
16-21 Production Plans & Drawings: "Fashion, Power, Guilt" (set) December 1994 - January 1995
22 Poster: "Manitoba Theatre Workshop" (advertisement for theatre school) ca.1975?
23 Poster: "Classical Arts" calendar for March-May 1989 ca.1989
24-25 Posters (shows): "My Memories of You" (Sept.-Oct.1988) 1988
26 Posters (shows): "Village of Idiots" (Oct.-Nov.1989) 1989
27-28 Posters (shows): "Lloyd's Prayer" (Nov.-Dec.1989) 1989
29 Posters (shows): "The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux" ca.1990

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Oversize records 1980-1995
Folder   
1
MTW/PTE plans [ca.1980]-1982

Note: located in map cabinet.

  • #1 - "Floorplan & section" [for theatre], ca.1980
  • #2-4 - [Floorplans of MTW theatre (Princess Street location)], ca.1980
  • #5-6 - "Floorplan & section" [for theatre], October 1982
1 PTE Production drawings, plans & set designs 1984-1995

Note: located in map cabinet.

  • #7 - "After Baba's Funeral" & "Sweet and Sour Pickles" (designer: Brian Perchaluk), August 1984
  • #8-9 - "After Baba's Funeral" & "Sweet and Sour Pickles" (Don Carron), September 1984
  • #10 - "A Prairie Boy's Winter", November 1984
  • #11 - "L'article 23", January 1985
  • #12 - "The Shunning", September 1985
  • #13-18 - "Primrose School District 109", August 1986
  • #19-20 - "Boiler Room Suite", December 1987
2 PTE Production drawings, plans & set designs 1984-1995

Note: located in map cabinet.

  • #21-25 - "The Raft", January 1992
  • #26-28 - "The Soft Eclipse", August 1992
  • #29-30 - "Thirteen Hands", October 1992
  • #31-34 - "Tin Can Cathedral", August 1993
  • #35 - "Marilyn Mudrow", November 1993
  • #36 - "InQuest", November 1994
  • #37-40 - "All Fall Down", December 1994
  • #41-42 - "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me", September 1995
  • #43-45 - "Bunch of Munsch", October 1995
  • #46 - "A Prairie Boy's Winter", 1995

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Photograph Collection (PC 133) [ca.1896], 1975-1994
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Princess Street buildings (including Grain Exchange) 1896-[ca.1980]

10 photographs

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Mime Program (various adults and children) 1982

11 photographs

  3

Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1984-1987

12 photographs

  • #22 - Scene from "Checkin' Out" (1984/85 season) - Martine Friesen, ca.1984-1985
  • #23 - Scene from "The Fighting Days" (1984/85 season) - Catherine Barroll (as Nellie McClung) & Katia de Pena (as Lillian Beynon Thomas), ca.1984-1985
  • #24 - Scene from "Section 23" (1985/86 season), ca.1985-1986
  • #25 - Scene from "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (1985/86 season) - Brian Drader, Robb Paterson, Andrew Stelmack, Karen Barker, ca.1985-1986
  • #26 - Scene from "Enemy Graces" (1985/86 season) - Brenda Kamino (as Setsuko Nakamoto) & Janet Lo (as Jill Nakamoto), ca.1985-1986
  • #27 - Scene from "The Occupation of Heather Rose" (1985/86 season) - Laurel Paetz (as Heather Rose), ca.1985-1986
  • #28-29 - Scenes from "Primrose School District 109" (1986/87 season), ca.1987
  • #30 - Scene from "Schedules" (1986/87 season) - Susan Sneath & Robert King , ca.1987
  • #31 - Scene from "Dewline" (1986/87 season) - Barbara Duncan, Tom Anniko & Karen Barker, ca.1987
  • #32 - Scene from "Paperbag Princess" (1986/87 season) - Vern Thiessen, Maggie Nagle & Darrell Baran (with the "mudpuddle"), ca.1987
  • #33 - [Unidentified production], ca. 1980s
  4 Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1987-1989

11 photographs

  • #34 - Scene from "Bordertown Cafe" (1987/88 seasons) - Patricia Ludwick, Wally McSween, Nancy Drake & Kyle McCulloch, ca.1987
  • #35 - Scene from "Welcome to the NHL" (1987/88 season), ca.1988
  • #36 - Scene from "Don't Blame the Bedouins" (1987/88 season), ca.1987-1988
  • #37 - Scene from "Boiler Room Suite" (1987/88 season) - Linda Huffman & Garrison Chrisjohn, ca.1987-1988
  • #38 - Scene from "The Third Ascent" (1988/89 season) - Brian Drader (as Tommy) & Robert King (as Henry), ca.1988
  • #39 - Scene from "The Chinese Man Said Goodbye" (1988/89 season) - Kyle McCulloch, Harry Nekken, ca.1989
  • #40 - Scene from "Snowsuits, Birthdays and Giants" (1988/89 season) - Karen Barker, Mariam Bernstein & Robert Slade, ca.1989
  • #41 - Scene from "Andrew's Tree" (1988/89 season) - Karen Cogan & Stephen Lawson, ca.1989
  • #42 - Scene from "You Can Do It If You Try" (1988/89 season) - Donald Kitt, Karen Cogan, Monica Dufault & Stephen Lawson, ca.1988-1989
  • #43 - Scene from "The Mail Order Bride" (1988/89 season) - Sarah Orenstein, Andrew Wheeler, Bonnie Hay & Garrison Chrisjohn, ca.1988-1989
  • #44 - Scene from "My Memories of You" (1988/89 season) - Tom McBeath, Karen Barker, Evelyne Anderson, ca.1988-1989
  5 Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1989-1990

13 photographs

  • #45 - Scene from "Village of Idiots" (1989/90 season) - Karen Coogan, Mariam Bernstein, Harry Nelken, Doreen Brownstone, Andrew Akman & Sarah Orenstein, ca.1989-1990
  • #46 - Scene from "Cruel Tears" (1989/90 season) - Sharon Bajer & Brian Drader, ca.1989-1990
  • #47 - Scene from "Lloyd's Prayer" (1989/90 season) - David Storch (as Bob the Raccoon Boy) & Brian Torpe (as Lloyd), ca.1989-1990
  • #48-55 - Scenes from "Odd Jobs" (1989/90 season) - include Mary-Colin Chisholm (Ginette), Margaret Barton (Mrs. Phipps), Chris Sigurdson (Tim), ca.1989-1990
  • #56-57 - Scenes from "A Prairie Boy's Winter" (1989/90 season) - include Darrell Baran, Patty Jameson, James MacDonald, Bonnie Hay, Darren O'Donnell, ca.1989-1990
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Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1991-1994

9 photographs

  • #58 - Scene from "The End of the World Romance" (1991/92 season) - Linda Huffman, ca.1991-1992
  • #59 - Scene from "Love You Forever and Other Stories" (1991/92 season) - Arne MacPherson & Philippa Domville, ca.1991-1992
  • #60 - Scene from "Selkirk Avenue" (1991/92 season) - Cheryl Swarts, Mariam Bernstein & Brian Linds, ca.1991
  • #61 - Scene from "Cornflower Blue" (1991/92 season) - John Jarvis (as Jeff) and Jan Wood (as Mervyl), ca.1991-1992
  • #62 - Scene from "The Raft" (1991/92 season) - Richard Clarkin (as Frank) & Joy Coghill (as Imma), ca.1992
  • #63 - Scene from "The Soft Eclipse" (1991/92 season), ca.1992
  • #64 - Scene from "Grimm Sisters" (1992 spring festival), ca.1992
  • #65 - Scene from "Thirteen Hands" (1992/93 season) - Karen Gartner, Nancy Drake, Linda Huffman, Colleen Tillitson, ca.1992-1993
  • #66 - Scene from "The Stone Angel" (1994/95 season) - Shirley Douglas, ca.1994
  7 Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1990

4 photographs

  • #67-70 - Cast photos for "The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux" - Huguette Oligny & Gratien Gelinas, ca.1990
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Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1991

4 photographs

  • #71-74 - Cast (publicity) photos for "Selkirk Avenue" (1991/92 season) - includes Tom McBeath, Brian Linds, Mariam Bernstein, ca.1991
  9 Production Photos (from PTE shows) 1984-1995

4 photographs

  • #75-78 - Photos of props for "Cornflower Blue", ca.1991
  10 Miscellaneous Photos [ca.1980]-1992

12 photographs, 3 contact sheets & 1 slide

  • #79 - "Audience at Darwin School" (caption) - b/w, ca.1980
  • #80 - "Cherry Karpyshin, staff" (caption) - colour, April 1989
  • #81 - "Charles Huband, Board; Reg Alcock" (caption) - colour, April 1989
  • #82 - [Three people in workshop (Colin Jackson on right)] - b/w, ca.1980
  • #83 - "Portage Place Construction" (caption) - b/w, ca.1985
  • #84 - "Shaun Kettner, Peter Harrison" (caption) - b/w, ca.1988
  • #85 - [Three unidentified women (in office).] - b/w, ca.1989
  • #86 - [Unidentified woman with telephone.] - b/w, ca.1985
  • #87 - [Three men in workshop (Peter Harrison in centre).] - b/w, ca.1988
  • #88 - "School photos" (caption) [several children on stage], ca.1985
  • #89 - [Colin Jackson] (left) & [Kim McCaw?] (right) outside of PTE theatre at Portage Place, ca.1989
  • #90 - "Gordon McCall" (caption), ca.1985
  • #91 - [View of bus shelter with poster for PTE's "The Raft"], ca.1991-1992
  11 Negatives & slides (unidentified) November 1975

19 negative strips

  12 Negatives & slides (unidentified) ca.1975

30 negative strips

  13 Negatives & slides: "Drama Festival" ca.1975

11 negative strips & 1 slide

  14 Negatives & slides: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ca.1975

11 negative strips & 2 contact sheets

  15 Negatives & slides: "Sandhills" November 1975

13 negative strips & 1 contact sheet

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Tape Collection (TC 85) ca.1985
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  • #1-2 - Raye Anderson [interviews], ca.1985
  • #3-4 - Interviews: David Barnett [interviews], ca.1985
  • #5 - Eddie Gilbert [interviews], ca.1985
  • #6 - David Gillies [interviews], ca.1985
  • #7 - Charles Huband [interviews], ca.1985
  • #8 - Colin Jackson [interviews], ca.1985
  • #9 - Shawn Kettner [interviews], ca.1985
  • #10 - Gordon McCall [interviews], ca.1985
  • #11-12 - Deborah Quinn [interviews], ca.1985
  • #13 - Leslie Silverman [interview], ca.1985
  • #14 - Terry Welsh [interview], ca.1985

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Electronic Media (EL 8) ca.1990-1995

Production files

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  • #1 - "Tin Can Cathedral," ca.1993-1994
  • #2 - "InQuest," 1994
  • #3-4 - "All Fall Down," ca.1994-1995
  • #5-6 - "Fashion, Power, Guilt," ca.1994-1995
  • #7-8 - "Someone to Watch Over Me," ca.1995
  • #9-10 - Munsch [unidentified] / "A Prairie Boy's Winter," ca.1990-1995

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