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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 66, Number 1 (Oct. 1964)

A theater for all seasons,   pp. [12]-13


Page [12]


A THEATER FOR, ALL SEASONS
T  HE ROLE of Mrs. Fannie Tay-
   lor, director of the Union Thea-
ter since 1946, is to make things
work. Translated  freely, "making
things work" means approximately
the following:
  Advising the Union Music and
Theater committees in the major
roles these students take in bringing
cultural attractions into the theater.
Supervising the theater staff in hun-
dreds of functions required to meet
the needs of groups using the theater
and to run the box office operation
efficiently. Scheduling events care-
fully to accommodate as many activ-
ities as possible. Handling the me-
chanics of booking through volumes
of correspondence and hundreds of
telephone calls. Creating new pro-
grams as new interests develop, or-
ganizing occasional festivals to ex-
plore many different facets of one
area of interest, advising other cam-
pus groups like the Homecoming
show committee, heading the pub-
licity effort for the theater. And the
list goes on.
  Mrs. Taylor's proven ability to
make things work at the Union The-
ater has brought her into demand in
other places. She is secretary of the
national Association of College and
University Concert Managers, a
member of the Governor's Council
on the Arts, was recently a White
House guest as a member of the
national committee for the obser-
vance of Shakespeare's 400th an-
niversary.
  In California last month she con-
ducted a workshop for concert
managers at UCLA and earlier in
the year she did similar programs
Since 1946, Mrs. Fannie Taylor has watched
the great, near-great, and the run-of-the-mill
perform on the boards of the Union Theater
stage.


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