Workers Theater. Vol. 2 No. 1. April, 1932.

Workers Theater. Vol. 2 No. 1. April, 1932.

Contents: To All Workers Theatre Groups and Readers, A Year of Workers Theatre, The ARTEF by Nathaniel Buchwald, Workers Theatre and the United Councils of Working Women by T. Littinsky Workers Theatre and the I.L.D. by J. North, Counter-Olympic Campaign by the Nature Friends Dramatic Group, The W.I.R. Cultural Work in the Class Struggle by Alfred Wagenknecht, The Importance of the Workers Theatre by Tom Truesdale,, Workers Theatre and ‘Cultural Front,’ PLAYS: Scottsboro by Proletbuehne, Who Owns the Movies? by Harry A. Potamkin, Growth of Children’s Workers Theatre Groups by T.Littinsky, REVIEWS of Workers Laboratory Theatre, Workers Dance by Esther Porter, Oakland Workers Drama Group by Jane Williams, Correspondence from the Japanese Proletarian Theatre Association, Workers Theatre Movement of England, The Groups in Action by J. Leder, A Voice from the Red Players of New York,

Workers Theater began in New York City in 1931 as the publication of The Workers Laboratory Theater collective, an agitprop group associated with Workers International Relief, becoming the League of Workers Theaters, section of the International Union of Revolutionary Theater of the Comintern. The rough production values of the first years were replaced by a color magazine as it became primarily associated with the New Theater. It contains a wealth of left cultural history and ideas. Published roughly monthly were Workers Theater from April 1931-July/Aug 1933, New Theater from Sept/Oct 1933-November 1937, New Theater and Film from April and March of 1937, (only two issues).

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