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Center Stage, Inc. Records (MS-00551)

Abstract

The Center Stage, Inc. Records (1994 to 2008) are comprised of photographs, bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, publicity, scripts, programs, cast lists, and video cassettes of a number of the productions. Center Stage Theater Inc. was the first LGBT theater company in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Date
1994-2008
Extent
1.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
1.50 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
Related People/Corporations
Contributor: Brown, Alana
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Scope and Contents Note

The Center Stage, Inc. Records (1994 to 2008) are comprised of photographs, bylaws, correspondence, meeting minutes, publicity, scripts, programs, cast lists, and video cassettes of a number of the productions. Center Stage Theater Inc. was the first LGBT theater company in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Biographical / Historical Note

Center Stage, Inc. was established in 1999 by Lenore Andrea Simon and Alana Brown. Center Stage was the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) theater company in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company closed in 2003, due to three factors: the productions did not get the support from the gay community that Brown and Simon expected; consistently poor reviews of productions; and Brown and Simon shifted their focus to other endeavors. Despite its short period of operation, Center Stage was an important creative development in the Las Vegas LGBT community and provided a source of alternative theater in the city.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

Center Stage, Inc. Records, 1994-2008. MS-00551. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00551
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated by Alana Brown in 2009 through Dennis McBride; accession number 2009-006. Additional materials were donated by Dennis McBride in 2019; accession number 2019-035.

Processing Note

Material was processed by Dennis McBride in 2009. In 2014 Dallas Reiber enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. In 2017 Joyce Moore revised the inventory. In 2019 Mary Anilao rehoused the 2019 addition and updated the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

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