theater - The federal theater project 1935-1939 WPA 7900...

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1935-1939 WPA 7900 employed $46 million over 4 years 42,000 performances in over 40 states 20 million patrons free or subsidized tickets Hallie Flanagan (1890-1969) Guggenheim fellowship Vassar Political interests Regional Theater North south west New York Lost colony Dallas tent show theater Children’s Theater and puppet Negro Division Separate but equal 16 units across the country Produced over 75 plays VooDoo Macbeth Swing Mikado Living Newspapers Original work Contemporary issues Statistics and date from speeches and newspapers “everyman” character Epic Theater! Other important production It cant happen here 22 productions in 18 cities The cradle Will Rock o Dangerous musical about a steel strike o Marc Blitzstein FTP in trouble Government money going towards arts with socialist politics Funding going to NY production Controversial productions
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