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Yale Summer Cabaret Scripts and Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Call Number: DRA 35

Scope and Contents

This collection contains scripts and ephemera, such as programs, flyers, and posters, as well as photographs from the Yale Summer Cabaret.

Dates

  • 1974-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Yale Summer Cabaret Scripts and Ephemera Collection was housed in the former Drama Library until its transfer to the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library in 2008. The 2014 addition, which included materials for the period 1974 through 2014, was a gift of Don Lowy on behalf of the Yale Summer Cabaret Advisory Board. The 2015 addition was also delivered by Don Lowy on behalf of the Yale Summer Cabaret Advisory Board.

Arrangement

Organized into two series and one addition: I. Scripts. II. Ephemera. 2014 Addition.

Extent

4.75 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/arts.dra.0035

Overview

This collection contains scripts and ephemera from the Yale Summer Cabaret (formerly known as the Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts).

Biographical / Historical

The Yale Summer Cabaret is a wholly separate organization from the Yale Cabaret. It has been in operation since 1974. From 1974 until 2008, it was known as the Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts or ECPA (also referred to as the Ensemble Company for the Creative Arts). ECPA was dissolved on May 16, 2008, and absorbed by the Yale School of Drama. Yale Summer Cabaret has, since its inception, been managed by Yale School of Drama students. It stages three to four productions per summer in a venue with under 100 reconfigurable seats. Food and drink are served before each performance. Yale Summer Cabaret produces adaptations of published plays, student-written plays, and collaboratively devised pieces.

A detailed history of Yale Summer Cabaret productions is available in the repository. This documentation has been compiled and provided by Don Lowy on behalf of the YSC Executive Board (last updated September 22, 2014).
Title
Guide to the Yale Summer Cabaret Scripts and Ephemera Collection
Author
Compiled by Monica Achen
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository

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