LoMonaco, Martha Schmoyer

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The Tamiment Playhouse was located at Camp Tamiment in Pennsylvania's Pocono Moutains. The camp was a summer resort opened in 1921 by the People's Educational Camp Society and affiliated with the Socialist Party's Rand School of Social Science. Started as a means to entertain campers, the playhouse became an important workshop and a major creative outlet for theater, dance, film, and television in the mid-twentieth century. Actors such as Danny Kaye, Bea Arthur, Imogene Coca, and Carol Burnett; directors Max Liebman, Herb Ross, and Joe Layton; choreographer Jerome Robbins; and writers Woody Allen and Neil Simon are a small sampling of the major entertainment figures nurtured at Camp Tamiment. Much of the original material performed at Tamiment found its way to the professional stage and finally Broadway.

From the guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Alumni Oral History Collection, 1955-1988, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Playhouse Alumni Oral History Collection, 1955-1988 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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Summer theater--Pennsylvania--Pocono Mountains--History
Jewish entertainers--United States
Camps--Pennsylvania
Theater--Political aspects
Socialism--United States
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Birth 1955-06-24

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