Fonds XZ1 MS A980-995 - Great Canadian Theatre Company Archives

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Great Canadian Theatre Company Archives

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    CA ON00344 XZ1 MS A980-995

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    • 1975- (Creation)

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    1.65 m textual records 23 videocassettes 46 posters

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    The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) was established in 1975 in Ottawa by professors and students at Carleton University. Beginning with performances at the University, the Company became a venue as well when it moved to what is now the Ottawa South Community Centre. In 1982 GCTC moved to its present 230-seat venue on Gladstone Avenue. The Company’s mandate is to foster, produce and promote quality theatre that examines Canadian life and Canadians’ place in the world. Its play development program supports emerging playwrights, and the Playwrights’ Unit gives them access to a dramaturge. The GCTC has showcased premieres of more than sixty plays and produced plays by George F. Walker, Judith Thompson, Ann Marie MacDonald, Arthur Milner and Michel Tremblay.

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    The fonds consists of financial records, scripts, newsletters, production files, administration files, programs, posters, reviews, pubilcity materials and photographs of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Performance Files Posters Performance Videotapes Administration Records General information GCTC Board meetings

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    Deposited by GCTC in September 1992.


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