Organisation New Theatre League (Sydney, N.S.W.)
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Other Names
Workers' Arts Club Players
New Theatre (Sydney)
Address 36 Pitt Street
NSW Australia
First Date 1936
Last Date 1945
Functions Presenting Company, Production Company
Notes Workers' Arts Club Players changed name to New Theatre League in 1936 to reflect internationalisation of the movement, following the New Theatre League in USA. Dropped the League gradually from 1945 but still used occasionally until early 1950s.
Related Organisations
Events

British Drama League

Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS)

New Theatre League Writers Group

Annabella Studio (students)

Bryant's Playhouse

International Peace Campaign, NSW Section

Irene Vera Young (students)

Heather Brothers

Marlowe Players

Sydney Players' Club

The Playwrights' Advisory Board

  • Morning, Independent Theatre Clubrooms, Sydney, NSW, 17 August 1939

Thea Rowe Theatre School

Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW

New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW

New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW

St James' Hall (1887-1961), Sydney, NSW

The Savoy Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Bryant's Playhouse (1942-1946), Sydney, NSW

Independent Theatre Clubrooms, Sydney, NSW

Little Theatre (Phillip Street), Sydney, NSW

Bryant's Playhouse (1932-1942), Darlinghurst, NSW

Domain, Sydney, NSW

Grace Brothers Auditorium, Ultimo, NSW

Railway Institute, Sydney, NSW

Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW

Jerold Wells - Actor, Producer, Director

Victor Arnold - Actor, Producer, Director, Stage Manager

Edmund Allison - Designer, Producer, Director, Set Designer, Actor

Clifford Odets - Playwright

Albert Maltz - Playwright

Kenyon McCarron - Actor

Charles Kitchener - Actor, Designer

  • All Change Here, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 14 April 1945
  • Pioneers, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 23 January 1944
  • Golden Boy, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 15 October 1939
  • Cannibal Carnival, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 4 April 1939
  • Love on the Dole, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 4 December 1938
  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938
  • Six Men of Dorset, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1938
  • Bury the Dead, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 9 April 1938

Leslie Rees - Playwright, Producer

Cedric Flower - Designer

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 17 February 1945
  • Decision, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 2 December 1944
  • Tomorrow the World, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 23 September 1944
  • The Eve of St Mark, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 19 March 1944
  • The Little Foxes, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 11 January 1944
  • The Eve of St. Mark, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944
  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1943

Betty Roland - Playwright, Actor

Jack Fegan - Actor

Jean Blue - Producer, Actor

Oriel Gray - Actor, Playwright

  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 May 1944
  • The Eve of St. Mark, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944
  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1943
  • Let's Be Offensive, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 11 April 1943
  • Marx of Time, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 7 June 1942

Jerome Levy - Producer, Director, Actor

Desmond Rowan - Actor

John Gray - Director, Producer

  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 May 1944
  • The Eve of St Mark, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 19 March 1944
  • The Eve of St. Mark, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944
  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1943

Herbert Hodge - Playwright

Jean-Baptiste Moliere - Playwright

Stanislav Polonski - Actor, Producer

  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 May 1944
  • The Eve of St. Mark, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944
  • Lawson, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1943
  • The Cave, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 7 September 1943

Irwin Shaw - Playwright

  • The Gentle People, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1940
  • Bury the Dead, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1939
  • Bury the Dead, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 9 April 1938
  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Francis Andrews - Designer

Ben Bengal - Playwright

Bernard Cronin - Playwright

Roger Cullen - Playwright

Alan Herbert - Actor

Freda Lewis - Producer

Philip Stevenson - Adaptor, Playwright

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943
  • Transit, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 10 September 1939
  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938

Bernard Yardley - Actor

Maxwell Anderson - Playwright

Frank Andrews - Actor, Designer

Sylvia Arnold - Actor

Muriel Box - Playwright

  • Angels of War, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 7 January 1940
  • Angels Of War, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 20 December 1936

Fred Brown - Actor

Beryl Bryant - Producer

George Bryant - Producer

Frank Callanan - Actor

  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938
  • Till the Day I Die, The Savoy Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 1 July 1936

Hugh Carllsen - Actor

Hugh Carlsson - Producer, Actor

John L. Clugston - Director

Beresford Conroy - Actor

  • Golden Boy, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1 August 1943
  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

William Constable - Designer

Elsie Dane - Actor

Leal Douglas - Actor

Catherine Duncan - Playwright, Adaptor

  • No Conscription, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 17 May 1940
  • The Sword Sung, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 1 July 1938

Doris Fitton - Producer, Artistic Director

  • Morning, Independent Theatre Clubrooms, Sydney, NSW, 17 August 1939
  • Sub-Editor's Room, Independent Theatre Clubrooms, Sydney, NSW, 30 May 1939

Joan Fitzpatrick - Actor

Atholl Fleming - Adjudicator

Jack Gale - Actor

V Galitsky - Playwright

  • The Cave, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 23 January 1944
  • The Cave, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 7 September 1943

T Gibson - Lighting Designer

Peter Harding - Actor

Joan Hardy - Actor

  • Blood on the Moon, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 22 July 1939
  • The Sword Sung, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 1 July 1938

Lillian Hellman - Playwright

William Horton - Actor, Set Designer

Frederick Hughes - Producer

Miles Malleson - Playwright

Jack McGann - Actor

Les McGill - Producer, Actor

Jack McLean - Actor

Mary Osmond - Actor

Geoffrey Parsons - Playwright

Katharine Susannah Prichard - Playwright

  • Pioneers, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 23 January 1944
  • Forward One, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 10 January 1937

Ruby Rich - Playwright

Ramon Sender - Playwright

Margaret Senior - Designer

  • Golden Boy, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1 August 1943
  • The Gentle People, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1940

Don Sharpe - Actor

Lionel Shave - Playwright

John Sherman - Actor

George Sklar - Playwright

Bella Spewack - Playwright

Sam Spewack - Playwright

Reg Stocker - Actor

Frank Swonnell - Actor

Ted Willis - Playwright

  • All Change Here, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 14 April 1945
  • Sabotage, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 6 December 1942

Edgar Yardley - Actor, Producer

Irene Vera Young - Movement Director

Aleksandr Afinogenov - Playwright

  • Distant Point, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 20 September 1942

Hal Alexander - Producer

  • Off the Leash, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 6 October 1940

Guido Baracchi - Actor

Jack Barker - Actor

  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938

John Bates - Actor

Frank Beck - Set Designer

Ruth Bedford - Playwright

Michael Blankfort - Playwright

W S L Bracegirdle - Actor

Barrie Braddock - Actor

  • The Sword Sung, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 1 July 1938

Bertolt Brecht - Playwright

Harry Brooks - Playwright

Tur Brothers - Playwright

  • Showdown, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 10 November 1940

Bill Brown - Playwright

Anne Bullen - Actor

Tanya Butler - Actor

Kathleen Carroll - Playwright, Director

Anton Chekhov - Playwright

  • The Proposal, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944

Edward Chodorov - Playwright

  • Decision, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 2 December 1944

Norman Clark - Producer

  • Angels Of War, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 20 December 1936

Kleber Claux - Actor

  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938

Fred Cooksey - Actor

Percy Corry - Playwright

Alan Crawford - Playwright

Wyn Cunningham - Actor

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

Arnaud D'Usseau - Playwright

George Landen Dann - Playwright

Elsie Dick - Producer

John Drinkwater - Playwright

Megan Edwards - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Hal Eldridge - Actor

Nikolai Erdman - Playwright

  • Suicide, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 23 January 1944

Lionel Eton - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Joseph Evans - Actor

Jake Fagan - Actor

  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938

Edna Ferber - Playwright

Jack Foster - Actor

Tom Foster - Actor

Tom Godfrey - Actor

Diana Gould - Producer

  • The Sword Sung, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 1 July 1938

Dinah Gould - Playwright

  • Eureka, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 24 April 1938

James Gow - Playwright

Ronald Gow - Playwright

Walter Greenwood - Playwright

Jack Grey - Actor

  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938

June Hay - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Ruth Hogan - Actor

May Hollinworth - Producer

Ethel Holmes - Composer

Harry Howlett - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Henry Howlett - Actor

Reg Humphreys - Actor

  • Transit, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 25 June 1938

Hughis Hurley - Actor

Henrik Ibsen - Playwright

  • Ghosts, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 5 March 1944

Valentine Katayev - Playwright

George Kaufman - Playwright

Chas Kitchener - Actor

  • The Proposal, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944

William Kozlenko - Playwright

Arthur Laurents - Playwright

Joseph Lawrence - Playwright

Myra Leard - Actor

Rupert Lockwood - Author

Enid Lorimer - Producer

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

George Loveless - Actor

Florence McCarron - Actor

Robert McCaughren - Director, Playwright

James McCauley - Playwright

Tim McGill - Actor

Annette Moore - Circus Style Performer

Clifton Mossop - Actor

Dennis Nash - Actor

Peter Nikl - Playwright

Rosaleen Norton - Designer

  • Marx of Time, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 7 June 1942

Lesley O'Toole - Designer

  • Off the Leash, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 6 October 1940

Margaret Olley - Set Designer

Norma Parsons - Actor

  • The Proposal, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1944

Nikolai Pogodin - Playwright

  • Aristocrats, Railway Institute, Sydney, NSW, 7 November 1938

John Reed - Playwright

Diane Reeve - Playwright

L J Robertson - Lighting Designer

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Leila Rodgers - Actor

Marjorie Rose - Producer

Marjory Rose - Actor

Eileen Ryan - Actor

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 17 February 1945

Joan Savage - Actor

George Bernard Shaw - Playwright

  • Pygmalion, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 9 June 1936

Lev Sheinin - Playwright

  • Showdown, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 10 November 1940

Claire Sifton - Playwright

Paul Sifton - Playwright

Montagu Slater - Playwright

  • New Way Wins, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 2 June 1940

Janet Stevenson - Playwright

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

Geoffrey Trease - Playwright

Pat Tucker - Actor

Les Wiggins - Actor

  • Transit, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 10 September 1939

Valerie Wilson - Producer

  • Pygmalion, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 9 June 1936
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