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Playwrights Collection
Collection 82
Playwrights Collection, 1955 [1970 - 1984] - 1986, n.d.
4 ft.
This is mainly a collection of unpublished one-act plays. Most were written for production in Lafayette, especially at the Eavesdrop Theatre which was located in the Red Dog Saloon [later The Corner] at the corner of General Mouton St. and Lamar St. They were also performed at the Louisiana Playwrights Theatre, The Red Garter, community theaters, and in small theaters in Virginia, New York City, London, and elsewhere. A few scripts are copies of unpublished or published plays from unidentified sources which must have been produced in Lafayette. Most of the plays were written by USL English Department faculty or students, including a few done as class assignments. Some were written by faculty in other USL departments [mainly history]. Occasionally there are cast listings or even director's notes on the typescript. Several of the copies in this collection were obviously used during rehearsals. Date of production, if given, is taken as date of authorship unless otherwise indicated.
Scripts in this collection have been donated by John W. Fiero, Joe E. Riehl, Jr., and James H. Wilson.
A. Play scripts  
1-1 through 7-5
B. Publicity        
  1. Posters, handbills, etc.
7-6 through 8-3; Map Case 13-2
  2. Programs  
  3. Schedules      
  4. Clippings and articles  
8-6 through 8-9
  5. Material arranged chronologically  
9-1 through 9-6
    [some duplication with other portions of B]        
C. Writings        
  1. Writings about theatres      
    a. Thesis notes      
  2. Miscellaneous      
D. Miscellaneous        
  1. Photographs      
  2. Certificates      
  3. Other  
10-3 and 10-4
Box 1        
1-1 Adaptions. Paul J. Nolan, 1986 published; typescript, n.d.
An Afternoon In The Life of Ms. Madison. Susan Bing, 1978 typescript
And The Dreamers Win. no author typescript
Alone at Last. Jimy Gunn, n.d. typescript
Alone at Last. John R. Moore, 1975. typescript, 2 copies
The American Dream [Once Upon an Island]. Edelma de Leon, 1977. typescript
American Women. Edelma de Leon, 1979. typescript, 2 versions
1-2 April Always Comes At Dawn. Sean McFadden, n.d. typescript
Artistic Moves. [or Cabbage Rolls and Hot Dixie] Mark Robson, n.d. typescript
Automatic Solution or Lady's Choices. Diane Thornhill, n.d. typescript
Asinaria Festa. Edelma de Leon, n.d. handwritten, typescript 2 versions
1-3 Bag Lady. Todd Rundgren, n.d. handwritten
Bang Bang You're Dead. Jackie Gile, n.d. typescript
Beer-Heart. no author, n.d. typescript
Betrayals. Andrew J. Hirt and Paul T. Nolan, 1977, typescript 2 copies
The Betrayed. Kyle Jones, n.d. typescript
1-4 Between Hisses. James Burke and Paul T. Nolan, (Denver: Pioneer Drama Service, 1977.
Between The Two. Desley Noonan, n.d. typescript
Birthday. Mario Fratti, 1976. published [photocopy]
Bondage. Joe E. Riehl, Jr., n.d. typescript
The Brocade Unicorn. Edelma de Leon, 1978. handwritten
1-5 Can This Marriage Be Saved? John B. Cameron, Jr., n.d.
Charity - With a Twist. Paul T. Nolan and James H. Wilson, 1982. typescript
Christmas Play. Stuart Stelly, n.d. typescript
Comet Fever. Joseph Andriano, n.d. typescript
The Commercial. Jean Hurley, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
1-6 The Contest. Jude Roy, n.d. typescript
The Contract. Glen Watson, n.d. typescript
The Conversion of Boobie D. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
The Corner of Walk and Don't Walk. Sally Ann Anspach/Robinson, n.d. typescript
A Cross Section of the Sun. Mitchell P. Chase, n.d. typescript
1-7 Deano Rides Again. Owen J. Reamer, n.d. typescript
The Dentist. M. Barry Epperson, n.d. mimeograph
A Different Body. Paul T. Nolan, n.d. typescript [director's notes on copy]
1-8 Different Things, A three-Act Play. Paul T. Nolan, n.d.
2-1 Diggers. Carl Wooton, n.d. typescript
Diplomacy. Melanie Harper, 1978. typescript
The Dirty Trick. John R. Moore and Jody Moore, n.d. typescript
A Discussion Of Sexual Stereotyping In Children's Stories to presented To the National Association for Women...At Some Later Date. Susan Bing and John B. Cameron, n.d. typescript
Dolls No More. Mario Fratti, 1973. published
Don't Ask Me. Catherine Ann Pondrom, n.d. typescript and handwritten; typescript
Drama On The Corner. Paul T. Nolan, collection of one-act plays [unidentified], with introduction. published, n.d. [source not given]: v.-xi, 2-15, 80-97 [photocopy]
2-2 Eleanor. John B. Cameron, Jr., n.d. typescript, 2 versions
Elena. Richard Bier, n.d. typescript
An Empty Cup. Desmond McGinn, n.d. typescript
Encounter. Jimy Gunn, n.d. typescript
Escape To The Sea. Mary Jo Pendleton, n.d. typescript
The Evils Of Corruption. Robert Ede Ogbebor, n.d. typescript
2-3 Evangeline: The True Stories. Joseph E. Riehl, introduction by James H. Wilson, [1971]. typescript, 2 drafts
2-4 La Farce. Cynthia Walson, n.d. typescript
Fatalism: California Style. Jane Duke, n.d. typescript
The Feeble Husband. Clayton J. Delery, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
The Final Solution. John Fiero, n.d. typescript
A Flood On The Rise. D. S. La Breche, n.d. typescript; also identified as Into the Mist. Sabine Boisvert
2-5 Flush Times. no author, n.d. typescript
The Fool. Diane Thornhill, n.d. typescript
The Forum. Mark Robson, n.d. typescript
Frodo Is A Proper Companion. Diane Thornhill, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
From Thence A Rib. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript
Future Perfect. Edward J. Puneky, 1977. typescript
2-6 Games Old Men Play. James H. Wilson, 1977. typescript, 3 versions
Gardiner's Progress. no author, n.d. typescript
Genesis II. David Thibodeaux, n.d. typescript
The Gentlemanly Bastard. no author, n.d. typescript
Getting Rid of Horace. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript
3-1 Gift Horse. John W. Fiero, n.d. mimeograph
The Good Soldier. James H. Wilson, n.d. typescript
The Greatest of These. Harrison Thomas, 1982. typescript
Green is The Color Of Life. Diane Thornhill, n.d. typescript
3-2 Hades for Some Is The Red Dog Saloon. [based on The Sins of Mothers and Sons] Jane F. Bonin, n.d. typescript
A Hand For Your Foot. Karen Reed, n.d. typescript
Harmony Is Paradise. Carol Begnaud, n.d. typescript
Here We Go Again. Owen J. Reamer, n.d. typescript
Hobo's Alley. Ken Liner, n.d. typescript
Howard. Raleigh Marcell, Jr, n.d.
3-3 I Just Don't Know. Andrew Menard, n.d. typescript
Jamie. A. Melody Faul, 1979. typescript
The Jigsaw Man. Joe E. Riehl, Jr. n.d. typescript
The Joke. no author, n.d. typescript (incomplete)
Just Imagine. Karen Campbell, n.d. handwritten
Keep Kool. Archie Pennington, n.d. typescript
3-4 Killin' Cats and Playing Poker [originally Three Dollar Ante Poker]. no author, n.d. typescript
King Hobo. Charlie Vance, 1980. typescript
Knock, Knock. Aaron Wainwright Smith, n.d. typescript
3-5 The Last Days of Buffalo Bill. John W. Fiero, Paul T. Nolan, and James H. Wilson, n.d. typescript, 4 versions
3-6 The Last Of The Southern Belles. no author, n.d. typescript
Last Week I Was Ninety-Five. Paul T. Nolan, n.d. published, no source: 154-213
The Lesson. John Gray Thorpe, 1977. handwritten, typescript 3 versions
3-7 The Lighted Window. Jude Roy, n.d. typescript
The Lion Is Dying. Paul T. Nolan and James H. Wilson, 1984. published
Lost In The Dark. Heidi Nehrbass, n.d. typescript
Love Is A Daisy. Margaret James Collins, 1955. published
The Lufkin Reception. Berlynne Briggs, n.d. typescript
The Lying Valet. David Garrick, adapted by Paul T. Nolan, (Downers Grove, IL: Contemporary Drama Service, 1978).
3-8 Maggie And Jen. Diane Thornhill, n.d. typescript
Magic Ruff Puffs. John B. Cameron, Jr., 1979. published
Mama's Boy. [James H. Wilson]. typescript and photocopy
4-1 The Man In Back. Paul T. Nolan and James H. Wilson, 1984. typescript, 2 versions; printed
Man on a Dredge. Stuart Stelly, n.d. typescript
The Mansion. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript
The Man Who Knew Buffalo Bill. James H. Wilson, n.d. typescript
4-2 Manny's Full Count. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript
Mark of the Beast. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescripts
Mephitis. Raleigh Marcell, Jr, n.d. typescript
The Message. Mark Robson, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
A Midsemester Break. Aaron Smith, n.d. typescript
More Than Kin and Less Than Kind. no author, n.d. typescript
My Last Bride. Richard Bier, n.d. typescript
4-3 Next? Please. no author, n.d. typescript
Night of the Homo Sapien. Stuart Stelly, n.d.. typescript
No Dinner Tonight. no author. handwritten
None Too Gently. Steve Seal, n.d., typescript
Now I Lay Me Down To Death. Bernard Hocke, 1978. typescript
4-4 O Happy, Happy Wedding Day. no author, n.d. typescript
One Way Out. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript
Opening Time. David Cockshott, [1978 production]. typescript
Opportunity Knocks. John B. Cameron, Jr., n.d. typescript
Orals. Forrest M. Byrd, n.d. typescript
4-7 Pawn's Gambit. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
Pepper-Boy. Mike Sinitiere, n.d. typescript
Perchance To Dream. no author, n.d. typescript
The Poke Salad Annie's Granny Adventure. Albert Stefanski, n.d. handwritten, (list of players mimeographed) [photocopy]
Power Play. Joe E. Riehl, n.d. typescript
5-1 Primal Bark. Sidney Creaghan, n.d. typescript
Private Conversations. C. Waguespack, n.d. typescript
The Private Life of Thomas Wolsey. Olga Ironside Wood, 1977. typescript
Pronouns and Adjectives. Sue F. Kaplan, n.d. typescript
Psuicide. Michael Lackey, n.d. typescript
5-2 A Quarter Turn In Billingsgate. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript 2 versions
A Quiet Place. Paul T. Nolan, n.d. typescript
Rabbit. ? Harper, n.d. typescript.
5-3 The Red Dog Connection. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
Restaurant. Edelma De Leon, n.d. handwritten
The Reunion. Sue F. Kaplan, n.d. typescript 3 versions
Rhythm Of the Road. Clinton R. Jordan, n.d. typescript
The Roundhouse. Mike Sinitiere, 1976. typescript
Ruthie. Clayton J. Delery, n.d. typescript
5-4 Sailor. Jim Prince, 1977. typescript
Santa's Last Year. Thomas E. Spener, n.d. typescript, 2 versions
The Sharpie. Owen J. Reamer, n.d. typescript
The Sins of Mothers and Sons. Jane F. Bonin, n.d. published, Janus, n.d. [photocopy]
[see also Hades for Some Is the Red Dog Saloon]
Six That Pass in the Night. Edelma de Leon, n.d. handwritten, typescript
5-5 The Ski Lift. [Ken Lanoue], n.d. typescript
Snuff Flick or Helmet Who? John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript, printed
Society Ladies. John Comeaux, 1979. typescript
Squeeze Play. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript 2 versions
The Stronger. August Strindberg, loosely adapted by Paul T. Nolan. typescript, 2 pages thermofaxed
5-6 Suction. Stuart Stelly, n.d. typescript
Sunday in the Park. Richard Bier, n.d. typescript
The Survivor. Hal Porter, n.d. typescript
5-7 Tales of the Uptown Renown. James M. MacDonnell, n.d. typescript
Telling Almost Everything. no author, n.d. typescript 2 versions
The Ten O' Clock Report. Rickie Bruce, n.d.. typescript
Terminal. no author, n.d.. mimeograph
5-8 Texas Romance. Edelma de Leon, n.d. handwritten, mimeograph; rough draft: The Fleabayne Café and Elegant Diner, n.d. handwritten
6-1 A Theological Matter. Paul A. Landry, n.d. typescript
The Thirteenth Day of Summer. Richard Bier, n.d. printed
Three Character Dialogue. Sue F. Kaplan, 1979. typescript
Three Men and a Maid. James H. Wilson, n.d. typescript (one copy heavily edited)
Through the Door, Darkly. Bob Bray, n.d. typescript
6-2 Time Warp. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript 2 copies, 1 heavily edited
Tragedy on the Teche. Terry J. Moreau, n.d. typescript.
The Triality of Love. [student paper submitted to Jane Bonin], n.d. typescript
Trump, Tramp, Trumped. Diane Thornhill, n.d. typescript
Turn up the Music and Discuss. no author, n.d. typescript
6-3 Uncle Sam Wants You. no author, n.d. typescript
Upstairs Woman. John R. Moore, n.d. typescript
Variations on a Theme. Edelma de Leon, n.d. typescript
The Vatican's Pole. Mark Robinson, n.d. typescript
A Vengeful God. Michael A. Klumpp, 1978. typescript
The Vigil. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript
A Voice To Call Your Own. no author, n.d. typescript, (thermofax)
6-4 Waiting For MacArthur. F. Delor Angeles, n.d. typescript
The Walk-in Closet. Robert Bray, n.d. typescript
Wallflowers. Jimy Gunn, n.d. typescript
The Weary Hour. Paul T. Nolan. and James H. Wilson, 1982. typescript
When It Rains In Brooklyn. no author, n.d. typescript
Worms. John W. Fiero, n.d. typescript 2 versions
Yielding Patterns. Melanie Harper, n.d. typescript
6-5 The Wife's Progress. [3 acts] Paul T. Nolan, n.d. typescript
6-6 Playwrights Theatre of Louisiana at The Quaigh Theatre in New York, May 15-25, 1979 [anthology]
    American Woman. Edelma de Leon
Christmas Play. Stuart Stelly
A Discussion of Sexual Stereotyping in Children's Stories to be Presented to the National Association for Women...at Some Later Date. Susan Bing and John B. Cameron, Jr.
From Thence a Rib. John W. Fiero
Here We Go Again. Owen J. Reamer
The Jigsaw Man. Joe E. Riehl, Jr.
Neutral Tones. Paul T. Nolan
Three Men and A Maid. James H. Wilson
6-8 Playwright Theatre of Louisiana... (copy 2)
7-1 The Eavesdrop Theatre: 6 plays For The Corner Café. (Houston: Edgemoor Publishing Company, (1976))
    One Way Out. John W. Fiero
Hades for Some Is the Red Dog Saloon. Jane F. Bonin
The Killer. Owen J. Reamer
The Fling. Barbara Hull
Alone at Last. John R. Moore
The Economy of Love. Paul T. Nolan
  [for review see 9-9]
7-2 London Bound from The Eavesdrop Theatre. n.d. [bound collection of typescript scripts] 2 copies
    Pawn's Gambit. John W. Fiero
Games Old Men Play. John H. Wilson
Bondage. Joe E. Riehl, Jr.
The Surgeon General Has Determined. Paul T. Nolan
Deano Rides Again. Owen J. Reamer
A Texas Romance. Edelma De Leon
7-3 Plays: untitled, no author, no date
7-4 same          
7-5 fragments          
7-6 Flyers, etc.: Eavesdrop Theatre A-L        
7-7 Same: M-Z, blank        
7-8 Same: multiple plays [arranged alphabetically by first play]
7-9 Same: Playwrights' Theatre of Louisiana        
8-1 Same: Red Garter; other Lafayette        
8-2 Same: non-Lafayette        
8-3 Same: location not indicated        
  see also Map Case 13-2 for oversize posters        
8-4 Programs        
8-5 Schedules: [not complete] Summer, 1975 - Fall, 1980, n.d.
8-6 Clippings, 1969 - 1978: November, 17        
8-7 Same: 1978: November, 21 - 1983        
8-8 Same: no date        
8-9 Same: no date        
9-1 Scrapbook: clippings, photos, 1975        
9-2 Playbills, clippings, etc. chronological: 1979        
9-3 Same: 1980        
9-4 Same: Spring, 1980 [items about Theater Wagon and trip to Virginia]
9-5 Same: 1981        
9-6 Same: 1983        
9-7 Essays about (mainly) Eavesdrop Theatre:
    histories, evaluations, conceptual statement by Paul T. Nolan, etc.
9-8 Material gathered by Mark Robson in preparation of thesis on Eavesdrop Theatre
    chronology of productions        
9-9 Miscellaneous        
    correspondence of Jane Bonin with Scarecrow Press        
    reviews of some plays [some done as student papers]: includes Fiero, John. "From Lafayette to London: The 'Fringe' Theatre," The Round Table of the South Central College English Association, v. 18, # 6 (October, 1977); Knapp, Bettina L., book review of The Eavesdrop Theatre, in ibid., v. 17, # 4 (October, 1976)
      [for anthology see 7-7]
10-1 Photographs        
10-2 Certificates: 1975, 1976-77        
10-3 Miscellaneous theater material        
    material on award presentations; notice about Legacy Press; flyer from Southern Theatres Drama Service; announcement from Eavesdrop Too, Blowing Rock, North Carolina; etc.
10-4 Miscellaneous writings:        
    poems, etc., Clopha Deshotel; student paper by Richard Bier, 1974

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