Harry M. Bagdasian, freelance writer/director
The Playwrights' Theatre (New and Otherwise) Years
1972 - 1984
At my desk in the theatre on Church Street 1976 - obviously before
we sand-blasted the interior of the building
To The Left Is A List of Several Stories & Flashbacks
(I will add more in time)
a consideration regarding playwrights and manuscript plays
FUND RAISING: “For Lack of a Pie”
the story of two fund-raising events (a film festival & "Hamlet!!, the musical")
BUYING THE BUILDING
tells how "We (they) Buy The Building in 67 Hours - Thank You, George!"
RELIGION vs THEATRE?
tells the story of how religion & theater can clash over a playwrights' text
SURVIVAL part 1
Reflections on measures to keep the theatre alive - some desperate some humorous
Theatre Dog / Theatre Critic / Fund-Raising Pawn
email memories from a variety of NPT vets along with pictures
SANDBLASTING THE BUILDING
random photos from productions and theater activities
that I will upload now and again
During our first season, we were sternly told, “You know, you’ll always have your hat in your hands.” That came from an elderly woman named Lucy Kennedy, the frail and genteel woman who was Zelda Fichandler’s head script reader at Arena Stage … the 800 pound gorilla of Washington Theatre institutions at the time. “You’ll always have your hat in your hands,” I remember Lucy telling us. So? We wanted to do theatre. Who cared if being nonprofit meant an endless of process of fund-raising. The fundraising sometime brought more laughs than some of the plays we produced. For more on fundraising, click on "fundraising (duh) and take a look at "For Lack of a Pie ..."