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Theatre in the Round Collection

Identifier: SHU-0077

Scope and Contents

The scope of this collection contains Theatre items involving Theatre in the Round located in the Bishop Dougherty Student Center at Seton Hall University and the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The collection also includes items from the Celtic Theatre Company, which some Theatre in the Round Students were involved in. This collection contains playbills, slides, photos, posters and other parts of the Theatre in the Round collection. This includes works preformed not only in the theater within the Bishop Dougherty Student Center, but also the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).


  • 1962-2018

Conditions Governing Use

All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William NoƩ Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.

Biographical / Historical

Theatre in the Round was originally founded by Jim Maglone in 1965 out of the Workshop Theatre at Seton Hall University. The plays were originally at the Roman forum-styled theatre in the Bishop Dougherty Student Center at Seton Hall University. Peter Reader joined the theatre in 1985 producing the majority of the plays onward. Along with the Theatre in the Round which involved students from Seton Hall University, the Summer Theatre in the Round involved local community members and alumni who participated in plays as well. From 2004 and onward, many of the theatre plays took place at the South Orange Preforming Arts Center (SOPAC).


2.5 Linear Feet (Two record cartons, one oversized box, and one oversized item in map drawer.)

Language of Materials



The majority of items aquired in this collection were donated from the Department of Communications within Seton Hall University. Materials are a collection of materials eitehr produced directly from the department, or sent to the department from former students and staff. Excess copies of materials, such as playbills, photographs, or correspondences were removed. Items are arranged by date. Materials were originally found in no discernible order.

Series List

  1. Series I: Productions
  2. Series II: Correspondence
  3. Series III: Administrative
  4. Series IV: Press
  5. Series V: Photos and Slides
  6. Series VI: Celtic Theatre Company

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Processing Information

Collection procesed and Finding aid written by Steffen Staco
Theatre in the Round Collection Finding Aid
Steffen Staco
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Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US