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The collection holds a 1960 Pollock's toy theater, with scripts, paper scenes, and character sheets. To a lesser extent, notebooks contain production notes, concepts for plays, and notes on creative drama.
Research and teaching files also contain notes from classes with Stella Adler and background material for Sharon's lecture on the play, Tango, which includes notes from an interview she did with playwright Slawomir Mrozek. The collection holds audio recordings of Sharon's discussions with Dr. Sharon's participation in children's theater organizations is documented in correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, meeting minutes, and reports. In 1965, the CTC Plays Committee commissioned Conrad Aiken to write a children's play based on his work, The Kid; the collection holds the script and relevant correspondence.
Over the course of her career, Sharon also studied acting and mime.
She married Sidney Tillim in 1956, and sometimes used the name Muriel Sharon Tillim professionally and socially.
Records date between 19 and deal with individual productions, children's programming at the 92nd Street Y, the Pocket Players theater company, and other children's theater groups that Sharon directed.
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The collection contains production papers, scripts, scores, promotional and publicity materials, correspondence, photographs, notes, articles, and administrative records.
Muriel Sharon (née Schochen, 1918-1996) was a children's theater director and director of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA's Children's Drama Department from 1948 to the early 1970s. It was Graham who suggested that she change her name from Schochen to Sharon.
The collection also holds caricatures that Sharon did of Martha Graham and her colleagues in the 1940s, and three dance sketches by Christine Engler.
The collection contains a small amount of biographical material, including resumes and timelines, records from high school and college, and early career clippings.
Some collections held by the Dance, Music, Recorded Sound, and Theatre Divisions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are held off-site and must be requested in advance.