Fonds P001 - Piggery Theatre fonds

The Piggery Arthur Virgin at the original barn Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit To my dear friend Blithe Spirit Catch Me If You Can Scene from Piggery Theatre performance Actor from a Piggery Theatre play Terrence LaBrosse Joseph Tawil Set design for The Melville Boys play Set design for I'll Be Back Before Midnight play Set design, Artichoke play Set design, And When I Wake play Set design, Dead Together play Set design, Wrong For Each Other play Set design, Italian-American Reconciliation play To Arthur, from Louis

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Piggery Theatre fonds

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  • 1964-2007 (Creation)

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0,94 m of textual records. - 3 architectural drawings. - 654 photographs. - 4 postcards.

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The Piggery Theatre was launched in 1965 by the Townships Playhouse Guild of North Hatley. Before that time, groups such as the Community Club Players and the North Hatley Playhouse had produced plays in the North Hatley area. Over the years, productions of a wide range of Canadian, American and British plays, a few of them mounted by guest companies (Théâtre de l'atelier, La Poudrière, and others) have been staged at the Piggery. The theatre has continued to be run by the company that launched it, whose corporate name was changed officially in 1981 to the Piggery Theatre.

The Company, whose mandate is to present good summer theatre, is a non-profit organization run by a board of eighteen directors elected annually by the membership. The Board hires an artistic director and an administrative director to operate the theatre. Events such as guided tours, fashion shows, auctions, and craft exhibitions are organized to finance the theatre's activities.

In 1990, the Piggery Theatre celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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The documents were maintained by the Piggery Theatre until they were donated to the ETRC in 1989. Further material has been donated in successive accruals over the years.

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The fonds contains source material on the administrative, financial, and artistic history of the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley from 1964 to 1996. It consists of minutes, correspondence, production and employment agreements, employee files, financial statements, grant applications, programmes, scripts, advertisements, photographs, and architectural drawings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1964-1990), Human Resources (1972-1985), Financial Resources (1964-1990), Moveable and Immovable Resources (1964-1985), Productions (1965-1996), Public Relations (1965-1993), and Westbec Limited (1964-1976).

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The following sub-series is restricted: P001/002.03 Employee Files.

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Researchers may also consult the North Hatley Playhouse fonds (P139) for further information on theatre in the North Hatley region.

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Further accruals are expected.

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The documents were donated in five accessions (1989, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2010) by the Piggery Theatre.
Most of the documents are in English, some in French.

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28 janvier, 2016

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