Category:Federal Theatre Project

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The Federal Theatre Project (1935–39) was a New Deal program to fund theatre and other live entertainment programs in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. It was created not as a cultural activity but as a relief measure to employ artists, writers, directors and theater workers. It was shaped by national director Hallie Flanagan into a true national theatre that created relevant art, encouraged experimentation in new forms and techniques, and made it possible for millions of Americans to see live theatre for the first time. The Federal Theatre Project ended when its funding was canceled after strong Congressional objections to the left-wing political tone of a small percentage of its productions.


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