- 1981-1986 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
61 boxes and items (8.5 metres)
Name of creator
Ernest J. Schwarz founded Toronto's Studio Lab Theatre in 1965, and was its Artistic Director until 1976. He has produced and directed professional productions in various parts of the US and Canada, and has produced, directed and written seventeen plays for young audiences which have toured extensively throughout Ontario. In addition, he has taught privately and at such institutions as York University, University of Toronto and Ryerson University.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Ernest J. Schwarz, 1989.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of originals and copies of correspondence, proposals for productions, investors' agreements, contracts between the producers and the theatres as well as between the producers and actors; scripts, financial statements (including expenses, revenues, pre-production and production budgets, balance sheets); investors' kits, publicity, production and casting notes, programmes, flyers, newspaper and magazine reviews, resumes and photographs of actors, directors, choreographers and technical crews; videocassettes of some of the productions and a few properties.
The collection also contains the papers (contracts, proposals, financial statements, correspondence, notes, scripts, reviews of past productions, publicity and productions notes) of unrealized project possibilities.
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Conditions governing access
Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request
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