Thursday, August 8, 2013

WPA Theater

(WPA poster, promoting a WPA-Federal Theater production in California. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)

The WPA's Federal Theater program gave unemployed actors and stagehands a chance to earn a living. In the process, more Americans were exposed to plays and theater, via low ticket prices. Like so many of the WPA programs, it was a win-win situation.

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