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Thursday, May 24, 2007

AAPEX Archive Established!

Greg Fusco and Beverly Brewton read from a script written during a playwrights' retreat at the Lawrence and Lee Institute, August, 2006.

An archive for AAPEX members is now available at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute of The Ohio State University. Members can deposit scripts, programs, correspondence, photos of productions, and so forth in the AAPEX Archive.

Ohio State students Cornelius Hubbard and Doreen Salkiewicz in a staged reading of Shirley Barrie's Audience at Gallery 202 in Westerville, Ohio

The AAPEX Archive exists, most importantly, to make sure the work survives and is protected. The Lawrence and Lee Institute also actively works, through classes, staged readings, and other means, to publicize the material in its collections. In so doing, it honors the lifework of its founders, the playwriting team of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, who not only wrote such classic American plays as Inherit the Wind, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, and Auntie Mame, but who also encouraged young writers through their teaching, workshops, creation of the American Playwrights Theatre, and establishing the Margo Jones Award to honor others who encouraged the art and craft of playwriting.

There’s more about the Institute at http://library.osu.edu/sites/tri/

The Lawrence and Lee Institute houses many collections and archives of playwrights and other theatre artists; a representative listing is at http://library.osu.edu/sites/tri/collections/

Mevelyn Estes
at a reading for seniors by Howling at the Moon, a women's ensemble based at the Ohio State University

See also http://www.osureadings.blogspot.com/ for examples of staged readings

And http://theatreh101.blogspot.com/ for classroom uses of texts

For further information, contact the Institute's director, Alan Woods, at the following address/email:

Alan Woods

The African-American Playwrights' Exchange Archives

The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute

The Ohio State University

1400 Lincoln Tower
1800 Cannon Drive

Columbus, OH 43210-1230

614/292-6614 vox
614/688-8817 FAX
614/329-5689 cell

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