The Federal Theatre Project - Children's Theater

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Plays and Performances of Children's Theatre during the New Deal Federal Theatre Project of the 1930s.

Androcles and the Lion
“Androcles and the Lion” was written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912. The play, “Androcles and the Lion”, is about a Christian slave and a lion who meet face to face in front of a crowd in the Coliseum in Rome, but the slave ends up not being…

Federal Theater Project in the 1930s
The Federal Theatre Project began in the year 1935. It took a number of different legislative actions before the official approval from the president on September 12, 1935. Of the 4.8 billion dollars that the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of…

Pinocchio New York Production
This image was taken during a performance of Pinocchio at the Ritz Theatre in New York. This scene portrays Pinocchio in the mouth of the giant whale. The play, Pinocchio, was one of the most popular performances exhibited during the Federal Theatre…