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1928 General Meeting Speech
A speech made by the Treasurer(?) of the Community Players of Winnipeg detailing expenditures and success with the budget in the previous seven years., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Amateur Dramatics in Winnipeg Article
An article type-written on the Community Players’ of Winnipeg history and mandate., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Ballets and “The Poison Party” Theater program
A theater program by The Winnipeg Little Theatre of Ballets; “L’Apres Midi d’un Boulevard”and “Au Salon de Coiffure” and plays; “The Poison Party” by F. Sladen-Smith and “The Bull Sale” by C. Herbert Richardson were performed on January 9-11, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Community Players of Winnipeg 1921-1922 Season program
A theater program by the Community Players of Winnipeg for the 1921-1922 season. The first production is of “Squirrels” by J. E. Hoare and “The Little Stone House” by George Calderon with the remaining productions to be announced in forthcoming issues of The Manitoba Free Press and The Winnipeg Tribune., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Community Players of Winnipeg 1928-1929 Season theater program
A theater program by the Community Players of Winnipeg for the 1928-1929 with performances of “Henry the Fourth” by Pirandello, “The Importance of Being Ernest” by Oscar Wilde with two later productions to be announced., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Community Players of Winnipeg 1929-1930 Season Theater program
A theater program by the Community Players of Winnipeg for the 1929-1930 season featuring plays like “Shall We Join the Ladies” by J. M. Barrie, “The Farewell Supper” by A. Schnitzler, “The Knave of Hearts” by Louise Saunders, “The Devil’s Disciple” by Bernard Shaw, “Eyvind of the Hills” by Johann Sigurjonsson, and “The Dybbuk” by S. Rappoport along with on comedy to be announced., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Community Players of Winnipeg Correspondence
A carbon copy of a letter sent by Dr. Fred A. Young to D. C. Coleman indicating an enclosed copy of the Community Players financial standing as of October 20, 1928 and suggesting a meeting to discuss financial matters., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Community Players of Winnipeg Members’ Night Committee Performances for the 1928-1929 Season
A theater program by the Community Players of Winnipeg for a series of plays performed by the Members’ Night Committee. “The Man in the Bowler Hat” by A. A. Milne, “The Shadow of Peter” by Harry Green and “Enter the Hero” by Theresa Helburn were performed on February 22-23, 1929 at the Little Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Community Players of Winnipeg Subscription Letter
A letter sent by the Community Players of Winnipeg Membership Secretary, Aileen Garland informing the reader of the productions for the 1928 season and urging them to purchase tickets at a cost of $4.50 for one season., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Little Theatre Gossip Publication
A publication issued in December 1927 by the Community Players of Winnipeg containing short articles on the news and events from little theatres in Canada including the Winnipeg group., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Little Theatre Gossip Publication
A publication issued in April 1928 by the Community Players of Winnipeg containing short articles on the news and events from little theatres in Canada including the Winnipeg group., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Little Theatre Gossip Publication
A publication issued in November 1927 by the Community Players of Winnipeg containing short articles on the news and events from little theatres in Canada including the Winnipeg group., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Little Theatre Gossip Publication
A publication issued in January 1927 by the Community Players of Winnipeg containing short articles on the news and events from little theatres in Canada including the Winnipeg group., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Little Theatre Gossip Publication
A publication issued in February 1928 by the Community Players of Winnipeg containing short articles on the news and events from little theatres in Canada including the Winnipeg group., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Shareholders of the Community Theatre, Limited Financial Statements
A list of shareholders in the Community Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba that includes the names of shareholders along with the number and value of the shares purchased., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
The Community Players of Winnipeg Statement of Receipts and Expenses, 1927-28 Season
A statement of receipts and expenses presented by the Community Players’ of Winnipeg Treasurer for the 1927-28 Season in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
The Little Theatre of Winnipeg Article
A typewritten article by Landon Young documenting the history of The Little Theatre of Winnipeg. The article lays out the history and mandate of the theatre group from its creation in approximately 1921-1923. The article was published in “The Forum” in September 1927., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
The Winnipeg Mirror Newspaper clipping
A two-page newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Mirror dated April 4, 1925. An article on page seven discusses the upcoming programs produced by the Community Players of Winnipeg. On the following page in a column known as “Stage and Screen”, announces performances to be produced in Winnipeg by the Permanent Players., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
Winnipeg Little Theatre Article
An article and partial drafts (unknown author) protesting the opinion held by an article published in the (Winnipeg?) Free Press. The article outlines issues within the theatre group, but also outlines and rebuffs alleged misconceptions published in the Free Press article., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Alice Sit By The Fire” Theater program
A theater program by The Winnipeg Little Theatre of “Alice Sit By The Fire” by J. M. Barrie and directed by John Craig was performed on October 10-12, 1935 at the Dominion Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“All-Winnipeg Play is Artistically Staged” and “In Reading of ‘Porgy’” Newspaper Clipping
Newspaper clippings from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, the first reviewing the Winnipeg Little Theatre’s production of “The Land of Far Away” and the second reviewing a reading of “Porgy” by Edith Sinclair, Mrs. Burton Kurth and others., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Canada’s “Little Theatres”” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune with a discussion by Carroll Aikins on the attributes in having little theater groups in communities and goes on to describe the Community Players’ of Winnipeg activities and their efforts to promote Canadian plays and despite a lack of equipment the little theatre movement was gaining in popularity across the country., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Community Players Score Triumph in Barrie’s ‘Dear Brutus’ at Little Theatre” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune of a review by Professor W. F. Osborne of the production of “Dear Brutus” by the Community Players of Winnipeg., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Community Players To Wipe Out Deficit” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Tribune of a letter to the editor explaining the reason for a significantly larger deficit in the 1927-28 season compared to the previous season. The letter was written by M. C. Walston, Honorary Treasurer, The Community Players of Winnipeg., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Community Theatre As Salvation of Drama, Is George Arliss’ View” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune with a discussion focusing on George Arliss’ advocacy for little theatres and describes them as a space for building civic spirit and for giving ordinary citizens the opportunity to produce theatre productions., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Cradle Song” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune titled “Art and Artists: A Stage Setting of Beauty” by Walter J. Phillips. The article discusses the interest toward a collection of paintings by members of the Ontario Society of Artists that had a showing in Manitoba and then made its way to Edmonton. The second portion of the article praises John A. Russell’s work in creating the set for the Little Theatre’s production of Sierra’s “Cradle Song”. The article is accompanied by a photograph of the set., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Dream Houseboat on Thames Play’s Setting” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune announcing Harold Chapin’s play “The New Morality” to be presented March 20-23 at the Winnipeg Little Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Eyvind of the Hills” Theater program
A theater program by the Community Players of Winnipeg of “Eyvind of the Hills” by Jóhann Sigurjónsson and produced by O. A. Eggertson. The play was performed on April 28-30 and May 1-3, 1930 at the Community Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Fantastic Play by Pirandello” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune reviewing The Winnipeg Little Theatre’s production of Pirandello’s “Henry IV”., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“First Members’ Night At Little Theatre” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Free Press reviewing the Members’ Night performance hosted by the Community Players of Winnipeg., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Folk Plays To Be Presented” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune announcing the Little Theatre of Winnipeg’s production of “The Hot Iron” and “The Travelling Scholar from Paradise” both written by Hans Sachs performed at the Winnipeg Little Theatre., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Founder of Chicago Little Theatre Addresses Community Players” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune discussing the rebirth of art in North America from a talk at the University of Manitoba given by Maurice Brown, the founder of the Chicago Little Theatre., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Hay Fever” Theater program
A theater program by The Winnipeg Little Theatre of “Hay Fever” by Noel Coward and directed by John Craig was performed on April 28-29, 1933., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Henry IV” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune depicting Winston McQuillan as Henry IV and George Waight as Dr. Genoni in the production of Pirandello’s “Henry IV” by the Community Players of Winnipeg., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Henry IV” Theater program
A theater program by the Community Players of Winnipeg of “Henry IV” by Luigi Pirandello and produced by Edith Sinclair. The play was performed in October 1928 at the Community Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Human Touch in The Cradle Song” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune announcing the production of “The Cradle Song” by Martinez Sierra produced by Edith Sinclair with assistance from John Russell. The play was performed on January 30 - February 2, 19?? at the Little Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Is Hart House Theatre to Close?” Newspaper clipping
A clipping from Saturday Night (?) of an article by Ian Gordon discussing the attributes of little theatres especially the Hart House Theatre in Toronto., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“John Craig: Director” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune announcing John Craig’s appointment as director of the Little Theatre of Winnipeg. It argues in support of this decision and lists reasons why this appointment is good for the future of the theatre group despite bringing in a professional into a theatre of amateur artists and production staff., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Juvenile Artists to Entertain Poor Kiddies, Little Theatre” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping from The Winnipeg Evening Tribune announcing a production by the Junior League of Winnipeg featuring “The Land of Far Away” at the Winnipeg Little Theatre., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.
“Land of Far Away” Newspaper clipping
A newspaper clipping by The Winnipeg Evening Tribune reviewing “The Land of Far Away” performed at the Community Players of Winnipeg Theatre., The Little Theatre Movement or la petite scène, has now become a generic term for the amateur or nonprofessional, "community" theatre in Canada often featuring Canadian playwrights. Originally, however, it referred to an international reform movement protesting against mass-produced, professional productions seen around the turn of the century.

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