Fonds 016 - West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild fonds

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West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild fonds

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  • [1928-1986] (Creation)
    West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild

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8 cm of textual records
32 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm or smaller
6 posters : b&w and col. ; 25.5 x 35.5 cm or smaller

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 The West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild was an amateur theatre group that produced plays and presentations in the community. Prior to 1946, the group was called the West Vancouver Little Theatre Group but it did not make an impact until Ernest Laws, a prominent London actor was asked to participate. The guild was officially formed in 1946. By its second year, membership had flourished from 20 to 106, although the guild never managed to have its own facility to stage plays.

In its first season, the guild produced four plays, To Have the Honour, Distinguished Gathering, Personal Appearance, Yes and No, and scenes from Alice in Wonderland. The guild averaged four plays a year and members participated in the One Act Play Festival and the Dominion Drama Festival for which they received numerous awards. The guild also held actors workshops and studio nights. The group was renamed West Van Little Theatre in 1985, and more recently became Theatre West Van.

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The fonds consists of administrative and publicity records such as financial records, minutes, programs and posters relating to the activities of the West Vancouver Little Theatre Guild. The fonds also includes photographs of stage productions.

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Created March 29, 2010

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