Script Files

Thematic Collection

This collection contains original scripts for a wide range of performance works. The vast majority of the 1000+ objects in this collection describe pieces that were ultimately produced at La MaMa; a notable minority of these scripts, however, never were performed here--these were scripts that were either submitted for La MaMa’s consideration, or came into the collection by donation from the author. Approximately 260 of these scripts pertain to La Mama’s early Pushcart years (1962-1985), and include works by Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Wallace Shawn, Harvey Fierstein, Paul Foster, Elizabeth Swados, Tom Eyen, John Vaccaro, and H. M. Koutoukas, among many others. There are also scripts from the late 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s by Mac Wellman, David and Amy Sedaris, William Electric Black and Ping Chong, among others. 

More object records are being added to this collection as the material is processed and catalog. This collection should be considered comprehensive but not complete.
after 1959

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