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New Playwrights' Theatre records

 Collection 0140-SCPA

The New Playwrights' Theatre was founded in 1972 by artistic director Harry M. Bagdasian as a non-profit theatre in Washington, DC devoted to aspiring American playwrights. From 1972 to 1984, the Theatre produced 75 world premiere productions and over 200 readings of works-in-progress. The collection consists of scripts of original productions, compact discs, video discs, and books. This collection is unprocessed; an inventory is available upon request.


  • 1972-1986

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.


114 Items

Related Material

- Henry M. Bagdasian theater posters and playbills collection (finding aid)

New Playwrights' Theatre records
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States