Inventory of the
NDWT Theatre Company

Inventory #F0201

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0201
Title:NDWT Theatre Company
Dates:1976-1978, predominant 1977
Extent:0.29 m of textual materials
51 photographs and contact sheets : b&w ; 20.5 x 24.5 cm and smaller. -- 157 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35mm.
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The NDWT Theatre Company was founded by director Keith Turnbull (b.1944-) and playwright James Reaney (1926-2008)and based out of the Bathurst Street Theatre in Toronto. The theatre company acronym is occasionally attributed as the "Ne'er-Do-Well Thespians". The company operated between January 1975 to January 1982, and is perhaps best known for mounting and touring James Reaney plays across Canada, including "The Donnellys" trilogy in 1975 and four more Reaney plays from 1976 to 1981 as well as works by other writers, including Gordon Pengilly. In 1979 it toured the revue, "Northern Delights" to northern Aboriginal communities in Ontario, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of manuscript drafts and production photographs of the 1976 production of James Reaney's "The Dismissal" by the NDWT Theatre Company at the Hart House Theatre, as directed by Keith Turnbull and co-directed by Lester Kohalmi. The play is based on the 1896 student strike at the University of Toronto.

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Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
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Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1987-005. No further accruals are expected.
Associated Material: Related materials can be found in the James Reaney fonds at the University of Western Ontario, and the NDWT theatre company fonds at the University of Guelph.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Lester Kohalmi in 1987.
Provenance Access Points:Kohalmi, Lester
Reaney, James, 1926-2008

Date of creation: 2009/11/26
Date of last revision: 2009/11/26
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