4th Floor, Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Outdoor theatre has roots back to the ancient Greeks, but it gained popularity in the United States during the 20th century. In 1963, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre opened as a research and advisory agency for outdoor productions. The Manuscripts and Rare Books department houses the Institute of Outdoor Theatre’s archives. This exhibition explores the history of the Institute and several popular outdoor plays in North Carolina, including The Lost Colony, Horn in the West, and Unto These Hills.
"The People's Theatre: The Institute of Outdoor Theatre and North Carolina Productions" was curated by Special Collections staff member, Ashley Williams, along with other staff of the Special Collections Division.
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