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Bare Bodkin Theatre Company Records

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Call Number: UA230

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Bare Bodkin Theatre Company, such as scripts, promotional posters and publications, administrative records, event recordings, and web crawls that date from 2003 -- 2019. Also included are artist in residence documents, constitutional changes, photographs, planning documents, and meeting minutes.

Dates

  • 2003 -- 2020

Creator

Access

Open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into five series: I. Administrative materials; II. Productions; III. Web crawls; IV. 2015 accessions; and V. 2017 accessions.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

127 Digital Object(s) (Of the 127 digital objects, 117 have extent information and comprise 1,218 files. )

4.41 Gigabytes (Of the 127 digital objects, 117 have extent information and comprise 4.41 GB.)

2 web_sites

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains materials related to the Bare Bodkin Theatre Company, such as scripts, promotional posters and publications, administrative records, event recordings, and web crawls.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in the spring of 2003, Bare Bodkin Theater Company is an organization dedicated to providing an outlet for student playwrights and directors to produce their work and other experimental works on and off campus. In addition to putting on student-written productions and writing workshops, Bare Bodkin hosts a 10-minute play festival every fall based on scripts from the Playwrighting I class. The name is taken from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and refers to threadless sewing needle head.

According to their constitution, the Bare Bodkin Theatre Company is charged with increasing the amount of experimental and student written and directed theatre throughout the Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus and in the surrounding communities as a means of generating more interest in the theatrical arts and supporting the incredible talents of primarily unrecognized artists. Additionally, there is a need on and off campus to provide theatre spaces for all interested directors. The company strives to accommodate the artistic visions of these students and to produce performances at Tufts that would otherwise not get the opportunity to perform because of their experimental nature.

All company members will be current Tufts students. Membership is awarded to students who attend one quarter of all general meetings, two of which can include the proposal meetings, and are involved in at least one company production.

Bare Bodkins is closely affiliated with the Pen, Paint, and Pretzels theater group, however, their funding is provided by the Tufts Community Union.

Custodial History

First transfer of materials to the DCA May, 2013.

Processing status

This collection is partiallly processed.

Processing Information

2015 accessions and 2017 accessions were processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist Jane Kelly in 2020 -- 2021. Materials were bagged using Bagger and copied to Box for access. A file-level inventory was created, and series and collection-level description were updated at the time of processing. Original order and file titles have been maintained.

Web sites were crawled by Archive-It. Web crawl information updated in finding aid annually.

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

Contact:
35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States
617-627-3737