Woven Tales and Signature Boards at the Princess Theater

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Title

Woven Tales and Signature Boards at the Princess Theater

Alternative Title

Woven Tales and Signature Boards

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Community theater--United States
Theater--United States

Description

A display wall in the Princess Theater, located at 115 West First Street in Sanford, Florida. This wall displays two important artifacts related to Creative Sanford, Inc.: "Woven Tales", materials woven during an earlier play; and the signature boards of all of the actors and volunteers who participated in previous performances.

Creative Sanford is a non-profit organization created to manage Celery Soup community theater productions. The original idea for the Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play project came from Jeanine Taylor, the owner of a folk-art gallery on First Street in Sanford, Florida. Their first production was Touch and Go, a play focusing on the people of Sanford and their determination to overcome various obstacles, including the Freeze of 1894-1895, the fall of Sanford's celery industry, and the closing of Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford in the 1960s. Richard Geer and Jules Corriere, partners from Community Performance International, were in charge of assessing oral histories, converting them into scenes for the play, and writing original songs. Director Geer also used an all-volunteer cast from the local community, many of whom were not experienced actors. In the process of producing the show, Creative Sanford decided to rehabilitate an historic building, the Princess Theater, which is located on 115 West First Street and owned by Stephen Tibstra. The Creative Sanford offices are housed in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, located at 203 East First Street.

Creator

Reisz, Autumn

Source

Original color digital image by Autumn Reisz, October 11, 2013.

Date Created

2013-10-11

Contributor

Reisz, Autumn

Is Part Of

Princess Theater, Sanford, Florida.
Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

226 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Creative Sanford, Inc., Sanford, Florida
Princess Theater, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Theater Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Autumn Reisz.

Contributing Project

Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013

Curator

Reisz, Autumn

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"WHO IS CREATIVE SANFORD, INC?" Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com//about.
"About: History and Purpose." Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com/about/.
"Sanford, Florida: How do you make Celery Soup? Add stories, then stir." Community Performance International. http://www.communityperformanceinternational.org/sanford-florida.
"Princess Theater." Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com/princess-theater/.

Transcript

WOVEN TALES

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1 color digital image

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