Joanne Pottlitzer and TOLA archive
- circa 1957-2018
- Pottlitzer, Joanne (Author)
Language of Materials
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Theatrical masks and musical instruments: In-process materials. As of February 2020, these materials are closed to readers temporarily, and will reopen when custom housings are completed.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
63.17 Linear Feet (73 boxes)
TOLA’s production of “A Latin American Fair of Opinion,” directed by Boal, won a 1972 Obie Award.
While Pottlitzer’s work has included Latin American theater from a wide range of countries, after the 1973 military coup in Chile, her focus shifted to that country for several years thereafter. Between 1974 and 1977, she brought some of Chile's leading singers and singing groups to New York, i.e. Inti-Illimani, Angel and Isabel Parra, Quilapayun, whom she presented at Carnegie Hall. TOLA’s 1975 production of “Chile, Chile!” documented the years leading up to the election of Salvador Allende -- the first socialist president to be elected in the western hemisphere -- and the aftermath of the military coup which turned Chile into a dictatorship for nearly two decades under the leadership of General Augusto Pinochet. The production, directed by Joseph Chaikin, won a 1976 Obie Award.
In 1978, she began to organize TOLA's Theatre in the Americas Festival, bringing theatre groups from five Latin American countries and Canada. She also brought representatives of every theatre discipline from Canada and twenty Latin American countries. The groups performed at the Kennedy Center in D.C. for one week and at La Mama ETC and the Entermedia theatre in New York for two weeks. All participants, including U.S. artists (among them Edward Albee, Arthur Miller, Irene Fornes, and The Bread and Puppet Theatre) spent a week of workshops at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Waterford, CT.
In 2001 Pottlitzer was given an award by the Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations “acknowledging and in appreciation of contributions toward restoring democracy in Chile.”
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Allende Gossens, Salvador, 1908-1973
- Audiovisual materials
- Boal, Augusto
- Born digital
- Carrington, Leonora, 1917-2011
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century
- Dramatists, American -- 21st century
- Dramatists, Latin American -- 20th century
- Dramatists, Latin American -- 21st century
- Gambaro, Griselda
- Gil, Gilberto
- Gurrola, Juan José
- Jara, Victor, 1932-1973
- Jodorowsky, Alejandro
- Pottlitzer, Joanne
- Rosenfeld, Lotty
- TOLA (Theatre of Latin America, Inc.)
- Theater -- Latin America -- 20th century
- Theater -- Latin America -- 21st century
- Vargas Llosa, Mario, 1936-
- Guide to the Joanne Pottlitzer and TOLA Archive
- by Beinecke staff
- September 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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