APA

Definition

Theater

  • The Association of Producing Artists. During its ten-year existence(1960 - 70), this New York repertory company provided the widestcross-section of drama to be seen in America. Its eclectic repertoryincluded works by Shakespeare, Shaw, Chekhov, Pirandello, and Ionesco.

    Founded by Ellis Rabb, the APA formed a liaison with the off-BroadwayPhoenix Theatre. The company won high critical praise but was sometimesaccused of relying upon proven successes. It failed to receive anadequate subsidy and financial problems eventually forced it to close.

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