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Guide to the Manbites Dog Theater Records, 1987-2013 and undated

Summary

Manbites Dog Theater is a professional non-profit theater company founded in Durham in October 1987. Manbites Dog stages a variety of theatrical productions, with a focus on premieres of new works by working closely with playwrights, directors, actors, and artists. In thirty seasons, the theater has mounted over 130 productions, many of them regional or state premieres. Collection includes a variety of administrative documents from these productions, including marketing materials, reviews, contracts, and box-office records. Also includes administrative documents from more general theater operations.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11437
Title
Manbites Dog Theater records
Date
1987-2013 and undated
Creator
Manbites Dog Theater
Extent
23 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes a variety of administrative documents from the company's productions. Theater Seasons consists of marketing materials, reviews, contracts, and box-office records from individual productions. Some productions include photographs, scripts, and DVD and VHS recordings. Arranged chronologically by season and chronologically by production within each season. Administrative Files comprises materials more broadly related to running the theater company, including receipts, contracts, fundraising materials, and financial records. Includes a few videocassettes. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Manbites Dog Theater Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Theater Seasons, 1987-2013 and undated

Consists of marketing materials, reviews, contracts, and box-office records related to individual productions. Marketing materials include programs, posters, flyers, postcards, and other handouts. Reviews are primarily newspaper clippings from local and regional papers such as the Raleigh News & Observer, the Durham Herald Sun, and The Independent Weekly. Contracts are between the company and a variety of performers, directors, playwrights, and artists. Box-office records are for individual performances, noting both attendance and revenue. Some productions also include correspondence, expense reports and other financial documents, scripts, photographs, and DVD or VHS recordings. Arranged chronologically by season and chronologically by production within each season.

RESTRICTED: Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.

Full season publicity materials, newspaper clippings, flyers, script, 1987-1988
Box 1
Seventy Scenes of Halloween, 1987

Marketing materials

Box 1
Seventy Scenes of Halloween, Twilight Zone, Wheel, Jeopardy, Nature etc. VHS, undated
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0020
The Polar Express audiocassette, 1988
Box 17
Audio-cassette RL11437-CS-0002
The Woolgatherer, 1988
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
The Woolgatherer, 1988

Negatives

Box 16
The Normal Heart, 1988

Marketing materials

Box 1
The Normal Heart, 1988

Prograam

Box 16
Twilight Zone: The Elevator; Seventy Scenes of Halloween test tape VHS, 1987
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0010
Hunting Cockroaches, 1988

Reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Soul Cookies and Traveling Ales, 1988

Newspaper clipping

Box 1
Suddenly Last Summer, 1988
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1989
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, working script

Box 1
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1989

Newspaper articles

Box 16
Strange Snow, 1989
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Strange Snow, 1989

Ticket reservation reports

Box 5
The Day Room, 1989
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
The Day Room, 1989

Ticket reservation reports

Box 5
The Day Room VHS, 1989
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0003
The Day Room VHS, 1989
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0006
Indecent Materials, 1989

Postcard

Box 16
[Jesse?] Helms VHS, undated
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0005
The Illuminati, 1990
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
The Illuminati, 1990

Box office reports

Box 5
Reports from the Holocaust and Indecent Materials, 1990
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Reports from the Holocaust and Indecent Materials, 1990

Box office reports

Box 5
Kramer, 1990

Ticket reservation reports

Box 5
The First Four Years: A Progress Report, 1991
Box 16
Indecent Materials, 1990

Lobby Sign, Public Theater, New York

Oversize-folder 1
Grant proposal tape, Indecent Materials rehearsal, Larry Kramer Piece VHS, 1990
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0014
The Dead Monkey, 1990

Marketing materials

Box 1
The Dead Monkey, 1990

Box office reports, ticket reservation reports

Box 5
Christmas on Mars, 1990-1991

Marketing materials

Box 1
Christmas on Mars, 1990-1991

Box office reports, ticket reservation reports

Box 5
The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, 1991

Marketing materials

Box 1
The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks Staged Reading, City Gallery, 1991

Program and postcard

Box 16
The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, City Gallery VHS, 1991
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0019
Newsletter, brochure, Spring 1992
Box 16
Hotline, 1991
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, script

Box 1
Hotline, 1991

Box office reports

Box 5
Hotline, 1991

Script

Box 16
Hotline Opening VHS, 1991
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0007
Hotline Opening Video VHS, 1991
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0023
Hotline/TTY Call VHS, 1991
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0018
Reckless, 1992

Reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Reckless, 1991

Box office reports

Box 5
Sincerity Forever, 1992

Reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
Sincerity Forever, 1992

Ticket reservation reports

Box 5
The Key, 1992

Marketing materials

Box 1
The Love Talker, 1992

Box office reports

Box 1
The Love Talker, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
Fringe Movements, 1992

Contracts

Box 1
Fringe Movements, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
The Mystery of Irma Vep, 1992

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 1
The Mystery of Irma Vep, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
Scape, 1992

Marketing materials

Box 1
The Red Address, 1992

Marketing materials

Box 1
Jack, 1992

Marketing materials

Box 1
In the Outfield, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
In the Outfield, 1992
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts

Box 1
In the Outfield, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
Two Plays of Lanford Wilson: A Betrothal and A Poster of the Cosmos, 1992

Marketing materials

Box 1
Two Plays of Lanford Wilson: A Betrothal and A Poster of the Cosmos, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
A Poster of the Cosmos, David Ring VHS, 1992
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0022
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1992
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts

Box 1
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1992
(2 folders)

Box office reports, ticket reservation reports

Box 5
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1992

Music, programs, and script

Box 16
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1992

Music

Box 16
7 Blowjobs, 1992
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, script

Box 1
7 Blowjobs, 1992

Box office reports

Box 5
Psycho Beach Party, 1993
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
The Baltimore Waltz, 1993
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, letter

Box 1
Meat By Beat, 1993
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, correspondence

Box 1
One Day When I was Lost, 1993
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 1
Outraged and on the Wire, 1993
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
Outraged and on the Wire, 1993

Postcard

Box 16
Blue Window, 1993
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
Club Caffeine, 1993
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports, script

Box 1
Club Caffeine, 1993

Ticket reservation reports

Box 5
Dark Ride, 1993
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
Dark Ride Stock Footage VHS, 1993
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0016
The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, 1993
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
Dark Ride, The General's Speech, Margo's TV's VHS, 1993
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0011
Progress Report, 1994
Box 16
If My Boundary Stops Here, 1993
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
The Love Suicide, 1993
Box 16
The Mystery of Irma Vep, 1993
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
The Mystery of Irma Vep VHS, 1993
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0002
Down the Road, 1993-1994
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 1
The High Risk Group Southern Garage Dancers, 1994
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Love and Anger, 1994
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Bound and Gagged, 1994
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Abe on a Hot Tin Roof, 1994
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Mama's Children, 1994
(2 folders)

Contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Cassandra's Lullaby, 1994
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Don't Ask Don't Tell, 1994

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 2
You're Just Like My Father, 1994
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
In the Outfield, 1994

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Reynolds Price Reading, 1994

Reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Let the Crooked Flower Speak, 1994

Reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Fort Head, 1994

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Straight Talk, 1994
(2 folders)

Reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, script

Box 2
Dark Fruit, 1994

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Why We Never Danced, 1994

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
My Queer Body, 1994
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, letters of support

Box 2
Execution of Justice, 1994
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Execution of Justice, 1994

Slides

Box 16
Always Sometimes Never, 1994
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Placebo VHS, 1994
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0021
Night Songs, Street Songs, 1994

Jeff and Ed correspondence, music sheets

Box 16
Sound and Beauty, 1994
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Brilliant Traces, 1994

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Buena Vista, 1994

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
The Swan, 1994
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Lonely Planet, 1995
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Brute Theater, 1995
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Landscape Silence & Night, 1995
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Oscar Over Here, 1995
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Reading Series, 1995

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Clit Notes, 1995
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
H.I.Vato, 1995
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
Fishing for Virginia, 1995
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Randy's House, 1995

Box office reports

Box 2
Ten-In-One, 1995
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Imagine Being More Afraid, 1995
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Taken by the Faeries, 1995
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
Newspaper article, 1995

News and Observer newspaper article on Jeff

Box 16
Vampire Lesbians/Sleeping Beauty, 1995-1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 2
Vampire Lesbians/Sleeping Beauty, 1995

Marketing materials, correspondence, box office reports, budgets

Box 4
Tone Clusters, 1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 2
Tone Clusters, 1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, budgets

Box 4
Friendly Fire, 1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 2
The Cryptogram, 1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 2
The Cryptogram, 1996

Form letters, box office reports

Box 4
The Cryptogram, 1996

Promotional material

Box 16
The Bible Belt, 1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 2
The Bible Belt, 1996

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 4
Slavs!, 1996
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 2
Slavs!, 1996

Marketing materials, box office reports, rehearsal reports, schedule

Box 4
Somewhere in the Pacific, 1996
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports, correspondence

Box 2
Slaughter City, 1996
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
The Condemned, 1997
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 2
The Moonshot Tape/Poaster of the Cosmos, 1997
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 2
Walking Miracles, 1997
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, expense reports

Box 2
Walking Miracles, 1997

Binder

Box 16
Love in the Time of College, 1997
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, correspondence

Box 2
Buena Vista, 1997
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 3
Walking Miracles, 1997
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 3
Posing Naked, 1998

Marketing materials

Box 3
Eulogy for a Warrior, 1998
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, expense reports

Box 3
The Food Chain, 1998
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence, rehearsal schedule

Box 3
How I Learned to Drive, 1998
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence

Box 3
How I Learned to Drive, 1998

Script

Box 16
Winding the Ball, 1998
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 3
The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, 1998
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 3
Blue Roses, 1998
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 3
TRU, 1998
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 3
Contents Under Pressure/Courage Under Fire, 1999
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 3
Somewhere in the Pacific, 1999
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports, staging information

Box 3
Preaching to the Perverted, 1999
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 3
Crimson & Clover, 1999
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 3
Amor Fortuna, 1999
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, receipts

Box 3
Cloud Tectonics, 1999
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports, correspondence, photographs

Box 3
Cloud Tectonics, 1999

Program

Box 16
Shirts & Skin, 1999
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence

Box 3
Stop Kiss, 1999

Marketing materials

Box 3
King Lear, 1999
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 3
The Mystery of Irma Vep, 1999
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, script

Box 3
Walking Miracles VHS, 1999
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0015
What Was Lost, 2000

Marketing materials

Box 4
Private Eyes, 2000
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
One Noble Journey, 2000
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
Ein Kleiner Kowboy (sic), 2000
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
Emma's Child, 2000
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
A Mouthfulla Sacco & Vanzetti (sic), 2000
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, script, photograph

Box 4
Glory Box, 2000
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, script

Box 4
Step Out, 2000
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, box office reports

Box 4
802701 (sic), 2000
(3 folders)

Marketng materials, box office reports, script

Box 4
Theater reviews, 2000
Box 16
And Baby Makes Seven, 2000
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
Last Train to Nibroc, 2000
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, correspondence

Box 4
One Noble Journey, 2000
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
Alien Planet, 2000
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 4
Fuddy Meers, 2000-2001
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence, photographs

Box 4
Fuddy Meers, 2000-2001

Postcard

Box 16
Preaching to the Perverted (Holly Hughes), 2001
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence, script

Box 4
Preaching to the Perverted audiocassette, 2001

"Tommy - keep on the sunny side"

Box 7
Audio-cassette RL11437-CS-0001
The Monogamist, 2001
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, expense reports, photographs

Box 4
Tune for Tommy, 2001
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, photographs

Box 4
Tune for Tommy, 2001

Postcard

Box 16
A New Fine Shame, 2001
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
Puzzlehunt 2001, 2001
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, connect-the-dots puzzle

Box 4
PuzzleHunt 2001, 2001

Brochure

Box 16
Puzzle Hunt 2001 window dub VHS, 2001
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0017
Theater reviews, 2001
Box 16
This is Our Youth, 2001
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, photograph

Box 4
This is Our Youth pre-show CD, 2001
Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0001
Something Wonderful Right Now: An Evening of Improvisational Theater, 2001
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 4
Cymbeline, 2001
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 4
Breathtaking, 2001
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, box office reports

Box 5
Fit to be Tied, 2001-2002
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, performance rights

Box 5
Surviving Pearl: A Baroque Love Story, 2001
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 5
Prufrock, 2002
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, contract, box office reports

Box 5
A Tune for Tommy, 2002
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence, photographs

Box 5
Plays Well with Others, 2002
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, photographs

Box 5
Hurricane Salad, 2002
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contract, box office reports

Box 5
Puzzlehunt 2002, 2002
(4 folders)

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, photographs

Box 5
Don't Ask Don't Tell, 2002
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports, photographs

Box 5
Don't Ask Don't Tell CD-R, 2002

"Manbites Dog Theater postcard PDFs, Kelly Martin Willow Graphics"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0001
Peep, 2002
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 5
70 Scenes of Halloween, 2002

Scripts

Box 16
Season program, 2002

Program

Box 16
Tomorrowland, 2002

Postcard

Box 16
Bucknaked, 2003
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contract papers, box office reports

Box 5
Bucknaked, 2003

Collection

Box 16
Silver Screen Peep, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 5
Loose Lips Sink Ships, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 5
Scott Miller, 2003

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 5
Manbites Dog Music, Scott Miller, 2003

"Help us bring live music to the Manbites Dog stage"

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0002
Manbites Dog Music, Scott Miller, 2003
Box 17
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0015
Puzzlehunt 2003, 2003

Marketing materials

Box 5
Puzzlehunt Window dub VHS, 2003
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0008
Kenny Roby (with Scott McCall) & Richard Ferreira, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 5
Mouth Candy presents Open Wide, 2003

Marketing materials, box office report

Box 6
Two Sams, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports, rehearsal schedule

Box 6
Bill & Libby Hicks, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports, photographs

Box 6
Minstrel Show, 2003

Box office reports

Box 6
Us, 2003

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
Take it all Off, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Kevin Gordon, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Mouth Candy presents Say Ahh!, 2003

Marketing materials, box office report

Box 6
Shirlette Ammons Live, 2003

Marketing materials

Box 6
Julius Caesar, 2003

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports,

Box 6
Gothic, 2003

Marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports

Box 6
Tiny Ninja Theater's Romeo and Juliet, 2003

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
Shopping and Fucking, 2003
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports, script, photographs

Box 6
Frog Holler, 2003

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Transactors Improv Co., 2004

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
501: Evolution of a Butch Lesbian, 2004

Marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports

Box 6
Evening of Blues / Folk, 2004

Box office report

Box 6
Silver River, 2004
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, photographs

Box 6
Silver River CD-R, 2004

"Silver River"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0002
Holding Talks, 2004

Marketing materials, newspaper clipping, contracts, box office reports

Box 6
Smut, 2004

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Far Away, 2004

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
Brooms, 2004

Marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports

Box 6
Mouth Candy presents Lip Service, 2004

Marketing materials

Box 6
Nixon's Nixon, 2004

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
Sonnets for an Old Century, 2004

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clipping, box office reports, script

Box 6
Sonnets for an Old Century Final for show, Sound Q's show use CD-R, undated
Box 17
Cd RL11437-CD-0014
The Tempest, 2004

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
501: Evolution of a Butch Lesbian, 2004

Marketing materials, reviews, box office reports

Box 6
Vincent: An Appreciation of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 2004

Marketing materials, reviews, box office reports, script, photograph

Box 6
Vincent: An Appreciation of Edna St. Vincent Millay sound, 2004

"Pre-show/intro and post-curtain"

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0006
Vincent: An Appreciation of Edna St. Vincent Millay sound, 2004

"Blind Boys of Alabama / Spirit of the Century"

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0007
Vincent: An Appreciation of Edna St. Vincent Millay sound, 2004

"Maldoror Sound"

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0008
Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth, 2004

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Nixon's Nixon, 2005

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports, script

Box 6
Nixon's Nixon sounds, 2005

"Nixon Sounds," 2005 January 3

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0003
Nixon's Nixon sounds, 2005

"Nixon 2 - Sound," 2005 January 5

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0004
Nixon's Nixon sounds, 2005

"Nixon - added sounds, test disc"

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0005
Nixon's Nixon sounds, 2004

"Nixon's Nixon sound," 2004 August 10

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0009
Nixon's Nixon sounds, 2004

"Nixon sound," 2004 August 9

Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0010
The Man Who, 2005

Marketing materials, reviews, box office reports

Box 6
Right now this minute: a script in development, 2005

both hands theare company (sic); marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Silver River, 2005

Stoneleaf Festival of North Carolina Theatre; marketing materials, contracts, correspondence

Box 6
Dragon Lady, 2005

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
Puzzlehunt 2005, 2005
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, script, surveys

Box 6
Puzzlehunt 2005 CD, 2005

"Puzzlehunt 2005"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0003
Puzzlehunt 2005 VHS, 2005
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0001
Songs & Scenes from Sam/Sara, 2005

Marketing materials, box office reports, script

Box 6
Independent newspaper review, 2005
Box 16
Found Magazine/Lone Surfer Tour, 2005

Marketing materials, box office report, correspondence

Box 6
After the Deluge, 2005

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 6
Back of the Throat, 2005

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 6
piece-meal (sic), 2005

both hands theatre company (sic); marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports

Box 10
Tiny Ninja Theater presents Hamlet, 2005

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 10
Speak Truth to Power, 2006

Contracts, receipts

Box 10
The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen, 2006
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, photographs

Box 10
The Fall to Earth, 2006

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 10
Three Sisters (on Ice), 2006

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 10
One by One by Once Upon a Time, 2006

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 10
Thom Pain (based on nothing), 2006

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 10
brooms: a play about saying yes (sic), 2006

both hands theatre company (sic); marketing materials, box office reports

Box 10
Movies at Manbites, 2006

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 10
Season brochure, 2006
Box 10
Season brochure, 2006
Box 16
My Name is Rachel Corrie, 2006

Script

Box 10
The Cherry Orchard, 2006

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 10
Exactly What T(w)o Do, 2006

Postcard

Box 16
In the Doghouse, 2007
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings

Box 10
An Oak Tree, 2007
(5 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, correspondence, photographs

Box 10
An Oak Tree photos, 2007

"Photos oak tree"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0011
An Oak Tree CD 1, 2007
Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0011
An Oak Tree CD 2, 2007
Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0012
An Oak Tree Stage CD, 2007
Box 7
Audio-cd RL11437-CD-0013
Beyond Belief, 2007
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 10
Cornucopia of Me, 2007

Marketing materials, reviews, box office reports

Box 10
The Pillowman, 2007
(5 folders)

Reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, budgets

Box 10
The Pillowman color photos, 2007

"Pillowman color photos by Alan Dehmer"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0010
At the Vanishing Point, 2007
(6 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, photographs

Box 10
At the Vanishing Point, 2007

Postcard

Box 16
At the Vanishing Point disc 1, 2007

"At the Vanishing Point Disc 1"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0005
At the Vanishing Point disc 2, 2007

"At the Vanishing Point Disc 2"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0006
At the Vanishing Point color photos, 2007

"At the Vanishing Point color photos by Alan Dehmer"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0007
At the Vanishing Point powerpoint, 2007

"Meatyard PP"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0008
At the Vanishing Point pre-show, 2007

"At the Vanishing Point pre-show"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0009
MUSE Festival correspondence and notes, 2007
Box 10
boyElroy (sic), 2007

MUSE Festival; marketing materials, box office reports, script

Box 10
boyElroy (sic) sampler, 2007

"boyELROY Pig Men Sampler"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0004
Cornucopia of Me, 2007

MUSE Festival; marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 10
Assembly!; Rehearsing A Public Ritual for the Founding of the Land of Apocryphy, 2007

MUSE Festival; marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports

Box 10
The Stonewater Rapture, 2007

MUSE Festival; marketing materials, box office reports

Box 10
Live @ the Dog (sic), 2007

MUSE Festival; marketing materials, box office reports

Box 10
Black Poetry, 2007

MUSE Festival; box office reports

Box 10
Wine in the Wilderness, 2007

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 10
Movies at Manbites, 2007

Box office reports

Box 10
Season brochure, press materials and show rights, 2007
Box 10
Blue/Orange, 2007
(3 folders)

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, audition resumes

Box 10
Blue/Orange DVD, 2007
Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0016
Blue Door, 2007

Proposal documents

Box 10
Rabbit Hole, 2007

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 10
Rabbit Hole DVD, 2007

"Rabbit Hole master"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0014
Rabbit Hole DVD, 2007

"Rabbit Hole"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0015
Hello Penis: A Man-ifesto, 2007

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 12
My Lovely Suicides, 2007

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 12
holding pattern (sic), 2007

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 12
Found Magazine vs. PostSecret (sic), 2007

Marketing materials, box office reports, correspondence

Box 12
Europe Central, 2008

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 12
Europe Central DVD, 2008

"Europe Central, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, World Premiere"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0026
Dying City, 2008

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, script

Box 12
Beyond Belief, 2008

Reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence

Box 12
Black Poetry, 2008

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 12
Fistful of Love, 2008

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, budgets, receipts

Box 12
Fistful of Love CD-R, 2008

"With fistful of love and gratitude"

Box 7
Optical-disc RL11437-OP-0012
The Non, 2008

Script, letter

Box 12
Definition of a Hero, 2008

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 12
Cornucopia of Me, 2008
(2 folders)

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 12
Goin' a Buffalo, 2008

Marketing materials, newspaper clipping, box office reports

Box 12
Season brochure, press materials, and fundraising, 2008

Includes some correspondence

Box 12
WUNC Pitches, 2008

Form letters

Box 12
Black Bird, 2008

Correspondence

Box 12
The Island, 2008

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 12
Black Poetry, 2008

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 12
Deer Hunting with Jesus, 2008

Marketing materials, newspaper, contracts, box office reports, scripts

Box 12
The Secret Chord, 2008

Box office report

Box 12
Act a Lady, 2008

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 12
Hungry Ghost, 2009

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence

Box 12
The Receptionist, 2009

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, script

Box 12
The Receptionist DVD, 2009

"The Receptionist"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0025
The Overwhelming, 2009

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, scripts

Box 12
Best of Flicker, 2009

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 12
The Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession, 2009

Marketing materials, box office reports, photograph

Box 12
Age of Arousal, 2009

Marketing materials, reviews, contracts, box office reports

Box 12
Washing Machine, 2009

Marketing materials, box office reports, correspondence

Box 12
Season brochure, 2009
Box 12
Season intern applications and notes, 2009
Box 12
Age of Arousal, 2009

Postcard

Box 16
Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders, 2009

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence

Box 12
The Italian Actress, 2009

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports

Box 13
The Rule of Fate, 2009

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 13
Jane Eyre, 2009

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 13
Strange Beauty Film Festival, 2010

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 13
Strange Beauty Film Festival DVD, 2010

"Strange Beauty Festival Preview, 10 films"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0019
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, 2010

Marketing materials, box office reports, script

Box 13
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom DVD, 2010

"Neighborhood 3"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0022
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom DVD, 2010

"Neighborhood 3"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0023
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom DVD, 2010

"Neighborhood 3 1st cut"; includes attached note

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0024
Now You See Me, 2010

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 13
Now You See Me DVD, 2010

"Now You See Me DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0004
Now You See Me DVD, 2010

"Now You See Me DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0005
The Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession, 2010

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 13
The Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession DVD, 2010

"Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0020
The Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession DVD, 2010

"Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0021
God's Ear, 2010

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, correspondence

Box 13
God's Ear DVD, 2010

"God's Ear DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0017
God's Ear DVD, 2010

"God's Ear DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0018
Blackbird, 2010

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports

Box 13
Season brochure, 2010
Box 13
Breadcrumbs, 2010

Marketing materials, contract, box office reports

Box 13
Breadcrumbs, 2010

Postcard

Box 16
Breadcrumbs DVD, 2010

"Breadcrumbs"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0011
Breadcrumbs DVD, 2010

"Breadcrumbs DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0012
Breadcrumbs DVD, 2010

"Breadcrumbs DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0013
The Theme is Blackness, 2010

Marketing materials, contract, box office reports

Box 13
Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations (sic), 2010

Marketing materials, reviews, contracts, box office reports, correspondence, script

Box 13
Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations (sic) DVD, 2010

"Oh the Humanity and other exclamations DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0009
Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations (sic) DVD, 2010

"Oh, the Humanity 1st cut"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0010
Nightwork, 2011

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, box office reports, script

Box 13
Nightwork DVD, 2011

"Nightwork 1st cut"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0006
Nightwork DVD, 2011

"Nightwork DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0007
Nightwork DVD, 2011

"Nightwork DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0008
Strange Beauty Film Festival, 2011

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 13
Now You See Me, 2011

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports

Box 13
Archipelago, 2011

Marketing materials, reviews, contracts, box office reports

Box 13
Archipelago, 2011

Postcard

Box 16
Jade City Chronicles, 2011

Marketing materials, reviews, newspaper clippings, contracts, box office reports, script

Box 13
Buddy Cop 2, 2011

Marketing materials, contracts, box office reports, script

Box 13
Buddy Cop 2 DVD, 2011

"Buddy Cop 2 DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0001
Buddy Cop 2 DVD, 2011

"Buddy Cop 2 DVD-R"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0002
Buddy Cop 2 DVD, 2011

"BC2 1st"

Box 7
Dvd RL11437-DVD-0003
The Year of Empty Wine Bottles, 2011

Marketing materials, box office reports

Box 13
Season brochure, 2012
Box 16

2. Administrative Files, 1993-2009 and undated

Administrative Files comprises materials more broadly related to Manbites Dog operations. Includes some correspondence, marketing materials for acting classes, newspaper clippings, receipts and other financial records, and some fundraising materials, including grant applications. Also contains materials related to the National Endowment for the Arts, such as application materials, correspondence, and status reports. Includes a few videocassettes. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

RESTRICTED: Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.

Acting class, 1994

Marketing materials, newspaper clippings

Box 3
Acting class, 2008

Roster, registration forms

Box 14
Adopt-a-Photo, 2006

Correspondence, notes

Box 14
Assorted newspaper clippings, 1993-1998
(2 folders)
Box 3
Assorted ticket ledgers, 1988-1989

Ticket sales reports

Box 14
Babcock Foundation, 1991-1992
Box 15
Beer, wine, and concessions sales reports, 2003-2004
Box 14
Biddle Foundation/Past years, 1989-1992
Box 15
Blank form masters, 1990-1991
Box 15
Bryan Family Foundation, 1991-1992
Box 15
Building fund receipts and statements, 1998-1999
Box 14
Credit card ticket sales reports, 2003-2009
(7 folders)

Tix.com weekly reports

Box 13
Dog stuff, 1991 and undated
Box 15
Donor cards and financial contributions, 2003-2009
(10 folders)
Box 14
Dramatists Guild grant, 2003

Correspondence, application materials

Box 14
FEDAPT, 1989-1991 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 15
Fundraising flyers and promotional materials, 2000-2006
(6 folders)
Box 14
Grants/Corporate, 1986 and undated
Box 15
Grants/Durham Arts Council, 1988-1989
(2 folders)
Box 15
Grants/Durham Arts Council, 1990-1992
Box 15
Grants/Miscellaneous parts, undated
Box 15
Grants/North Carolina Arts Council, 1989-1991 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 15
Great Human Race, 2003-2009
(3 folders)

Correspondence, flyers, memos, donation cards

Box 14
Guide to Death and Dying? VHS, 1991
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0013
Income Statements, 2002
Box 14
Letter from Joseph Papp/Public Theater, 1992
Box 15
Letters of Agreements, 1997
Box 3
Light filters, undated
(4 envelopes)
Box 17
Manbites Dog Inventory, 1992
Box 15
Manbites Dog Inventory VHS, 1992
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0009
Manbites Dog Last Photo Shoot Party VHS, undated
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0004
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 15
Miscellaneous press flyers, 1998-2003
(3 folders)

Manbites Dog flyers, On the Purple Circuit newsletters, assorted LGBTQ flyers and pamphlets

Box 14
National Endowment for the Arts, 1994-1998
(6 folders)

Correspondence, memos, application materials, status reports, financial documents

Box 3
National Endowment for the Arts Grants, 1991-1992
Box 15
North Carolina Arts Council general support meeting, 2008

Memos, strategic plan

Box 14
Payroll reports, 1999-2000
(2 folders)
Box 14
Petty cash forms, 1991
(2 folders)
Box 15
Petty cash forms, 1992
Box 15
Photographs, undated
Box 15
Publicity, 1988-1989 and undated
Box 15
Receipts, 1998-2001
(39 folders)

Monthly receipts from production costs, payroll, and theater management

Box 8
Receipts, 2001-2005
(44 folders)

Monthly receipts from production costs, payroll, and theater management

Box 9
Receipts, 2005-2008
(42 folders)

Monthly receipts from production costs, payroll, and theater management

Box 11
Receipts, 2009
(6 folders)

Monthly receipts from production costs, payroll, and theater management

Box 14
Theater reviews, 1998-2001
Box 15
Untitled U-Matic, undated
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-UM-0001
Untitled VHS, undated
Box 17
Video-cassette RL11437-VHS-0012
Used ticket vouchers, 2005-2006
Box 14
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, 1988-1992
(2 folders)
Box 15
7 Blowjobs strategy, 1992
Box 15
 

Historical Note

Manbites Dog Theater is a professional non-profit theater company founded in Durham in October 1987. Manbites Dog stages a variety of theatrical productions, with a focus on premieres of new works by working closely with playwrights, directors, actors, and artists. In thirty seasons, the theater has mounted over 130 productions, many of them regional or state premieres. In March 1997, Manbites Dog purchased a building near downtown Durham to serve as a permanent performance space for the company. The building opened to the public in fall 1998. Original productions have included Indecent Materials, Hotline, Walking Miracles, A Tune for Tommy, Plays Well With Others, Bucknaked: A Love Story, Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders, and Now You See Me. The theater closed in 2018.


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Provenance

The Manbites Dog Theater Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017 and 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Paul Sommerfeld, May 2017.

Addition 2018-0073 processed by Andie Adkins and Alice Poffinberger, October 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0044, 2017-0064, 2018-0073.