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Southwest Theatre Conference (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-11-04

Duration: 00:28:36

Subjects: Theater | Southwest Theatre Conference (U.S.) | Baton Rouge Little Theater | Community theater | Theatrical makeup | Rome, Harold, 1908-1993 | Composers | Ward, Douglas Turner | Albee, Edward, 1928- | Dramatists | Playwriting/Screenwriting | Ashley, Elizabeth, 1939- | Acting | ACTORS


  • George, Beth Host
  • Herrod, Doug Photographer
  • Jackson, Lyle Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • DeMers, John Writer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Mitchell, Gene Director
  • Edwards, Lee Interviewee
  • Kelly, Bob Interviewee
  • Rome, Harold Performer
  • Ward, Douglas Turner Interviewee
  • Albee, Edward Interviewee
  • Ashley, Elizabeth Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from November 4, 1977, features highlights from the Southwest Theatre Conference in Baton Rouge.  It includes: an interview with director Lee Edwards of the Baton Rouge Little Theater; a demonstration of theatrical make-up by make-up artist Bob Kelly; a presentation with stage composer Harold Rome; an interview with Douglas Turner Ward of Burnside, the founder of the Negro Ensemble Company; an interview with playwright Edward Albee; and an interview with actress Elizabeth Ashley of Baton Rouge.  Host: Beth George