Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. In their own words, actors, casting agents, directors, designers, press representatives, producers, playwrights, theater founders and others share their personal accounts of how Off- and Off-Off-Broadway emerged and flourished.

Since June 2014, contributors to this project have conducted over 150 hours of interviews with almost 100 Off-Broadway leaders. Now, Primary Stages will launch a website where future generations of audiences, artists and scholars will be able to access these interviews and learn about different people's views on theatre, art and themselves in their own words.

Check out photos from the debut below!

Participating artists include JoAnne Akalaitis, B.H. Barry, George Bartenieff, Tanya Berezin, Patricia Birch, Anne Bogart, Robyn Burland, Shami Chaikin, Kathleen Chalfant, Tisa Chang, Lori Tan Chinn, Ping Chong, Marilyn Chris, Lynn Cohen, Bill Cwikowski, Barbara Dana, Merle Debuskey, Christopher Durang, Donald and Anne Farber, Fyvush Finkel, Richard Foreman, Paul Foster, Richard Frankel, Arthur French, Caryl Goldsmith, Micki Grant, John Guare, A.R. Gurney, Walter and Georgia Hadler, Joseph Hardy, Terese Hayden, Wynn Handman, Robert Heide, John Gilman, Israel Horowitz, Tina Howe, Tom Jones, Dana Ivey, Robert Kalfin, Willa Kim, Woodie King Jr., Arthur Kopit, Eric Krebs, Ralph Lee, Paul Libin, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Joan MacIntosh, Judith Malina, Peter Maloney, Norman ThomaS Marshall, Marshall W. Mason, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Michael McGrinder, Charles Mee, Robert Moss, Barbara Montgomery, Brian Murray, Julius Novick, Dorothy Olim, Steve Olsen, Gail Merrifield Papp, Estelle Parsons, Robert Patrick, Austin Pendleton, Larry Pine, Albert Poland, Everett Quinton, David Rothenberg, Donn Russell, Richard Schechner, Julian Schlossberg, Lois Smith, Black-Eyed Susan, Rosemarie Tichler, Jean-Claude van Itallie, RoBert Walter, Douglas Turner Ward, Charles Weldon, Elizabeth Wilson, Moni Yakim, Mina Yakin, Paul Zimet, and Jerry Zaks.

Photo credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Dan ShaheenPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Ann Jacobs and Irwin Jacobs Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Doug Reside Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Robin Berwind Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Tisa Chang Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Lois Smith Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Lois Smith Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Jamie deRoy Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Jamie deRoy Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
B.H. Barry and Lynne Halliday Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
B.H. Barry and Lynne Halliday Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Thomas Walker Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
David Rothenberg Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Black-Eyed Susan and Ralph Lee Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Ellen Einhorn Zerkin and Allen Zerkin Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Jean-Claude van Itallie Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Jean-Claude van Itallie Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs and Sally Plass Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs and Sally Plass Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Penny Bergman Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
John Gilman and Robert Heide Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Black-Eyed Susan and John Gilman Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
David Goldsmith and Sally Plass showing how to navigate the new website Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Website front page Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Lynn Cohen and John Gilman Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Getting ready for the group shot Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs and Jamie deRoy Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs and Jamie deRoy Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
Casey Childs and Sally Plass with some of the contributors to the website-B.H. Barry, Donn Russell, George Bartenieff, Lois Smith, Norman Thomas Marshall, Barbara Dana, Charles Weldon, Lori Tan Chinn, Dan Ahearn, Thomas Walker, Robin Berwind, Allen Lewis Rickman, Black-Eyed Susan, Lynn Cohen, John Gilman, Tisa Chang, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Marilyn Chris and Robert Heide

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