Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.).

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In 1915, sisters Alice and Irene Lewisohn founded The Neighborhood Playhouse, a theater and teaching facility for dance and drama that began as part of the Henry Street Settlement on New York City's Lower East Side.

By 1920, professional actors replaced the amateur troupe of children and adults, and the Playhouse became known for its avante-garde productions. The neighborhood theater closed in 1927. In 1928, Alice Lewisohn Crowley, Irene Lewisohn and Rita Wallach Morgenthau established The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, still in operation in New York City.

From the description of Neighborhood Playhouse records, 1904-1937. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 77934441

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creatorOf Neighborhood Playhouse (New York, N.Y.). Neighborhood Playhouse records, 1904-1937. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Blackwood, Algernon, 1869-1951. person
associatedWith Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959. person
associatedWith Crowley, Alice. person
associatedWith Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933. person
associatedWith García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936. person
associatedWith Gippius, Z. N. 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944. person
associatedWith Ingersoll, Helen. person
associatedWith Leontovich, Eugenie. person
associatedWith Lewisohn, Irene, d. 1944. person
associatedWith Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Little theater movement
Women in the theater

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Active 1904

Active 1937




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