September 20–October 11
The Seven Year Itch
George Axelrod

January 9–31
Crime and Punishment in America
Cops by Terry Curtis Fox and
Hello Out There by William Saroyan

March 19-22
American Century's
Broadway Hit Parade

compiled by Jack Marshall,
Tom Fuller, and Jacqueline Manger

July 17–August 8
Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose

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20th century performing arts


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TACT recognizes the following levels of giving:

Group Theater-Goers
Named in honor of the Group Theater. Founded in 1931 by a group of politically active actors, writers and directors, the Group Theater launched the theatrical careers of Clifford Odets, Marc Blitztein, and William Saroyan, and its members, which included Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and others, had a continuing influence on American theater to the end of the century.
Provincetown Players
$2,500 - $4,999
The Provincetown Players were founded in 1915 in Provincetown, Mass, at the tip of Cape Cod, by playwright Susan Glaspell and her director and playwright George Cram Cook. The company produced the original productions of all of Eugene ONeills plays through Desire Under the Elms (1924), as well as the plays of Glaspell, one of the U.S.s best and earliest female playwrights.
Theater Guilders
$1,000 - $2,499
Named in honor of the Theater Guild, the most successful and prolific producing group of the 1920s and 1930s. Founded in 1919, the Guild was the principle producer of the plays of Elmer Rice, Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Philip Barry, Robert Sherwood and others. It also brought to Broadway the musical credited with defining modern American musical theater, Oklahoma!
Mercury Theater Backers
$500 - $999
Named in honor of the Mercury Theater the repertory company formed in 1937 by Orson Welles and John Houseman, famous for its ground-breaking productions of Shakespeare and later, the legendary musical, The Cradle Will Rock. It also created a renowned series of radio dramas, and its troupe, including Everett Sloan, Agnes Moorehead, George Coulouris, Ray Collins, Joseph Cotton and Welles himself, played most of the major roles in the film classic, Citizen Kane.
Living Theater Lovers
$250 - $499
The Living Theater repertory company began in 1947, and energized the New York theater-scene with its often assaultive devices and contempt for stage traditions, employing audience interaction and sometimes shocking stage effects to an unprecedented degree.
$100 - $249
The most venerable of Americas theatrical clubs, The Players began in 1888 and is still active today. Not a producing organization but a true club dedicated to the celebration and appreciation of live theater, its members have included Edwin Booth, Mark Twain, Howard Lindsay, Alfred Drake, and Jose Ferrer. The American Century Theater, in its Rescues series, honors the long-held tradition of The Players of producing a production of a classic American play each year for its members enjoyment.
Federal Theater Funders
$10 - $99
The Federal Theater Project was established under the WPA during the Great Depression to put theater professionals to work. It created hundreds of shows of all kinds, across the country, often breaking new ground and always seeking to make theater available to all. It also recognized, like The Group Theater and the Living Theater, the power of the stage to explore political issues and make meaningful commentary on the issues of the day.

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P.O. Box 6313, Arlington VA 22206