Workers Theatre. Vol. 1 No. 11. February, 1932.

Workers Theatre. Vol. 1 No. 11. February, 1932.

Contents: Workers Theatre and the Kentucky Miners Strike by H. Elien, The ARTEF by Nathaniel Buchwald, Workers’ Theatre Plays by Florence Ruah, Revolutionary Theatre in Fascist Japan, The Breadline Comes to Broadway by B. Reines, Technique in Workers Theatre by A. Prentis, An Answer to an Attack on Workers Theatre by A. Saks, ‘The Miners are Striking’ by A. Prentis, ‘We Demand’ by Bernard Reines, Who Owns the Movies? by Harry Alan Potamkin, The Class Struggle Through the Camera Eye, Workers International Relief Film Program, Reviews, Prepare for the Upcoming Conference, Correspondence, Groups in Action, An Experience with Workers Children by E.W. Mareg, News and Notes, In the Red Spotlight.

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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