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3-Legged Race New Theater and Performance records

Identifier: PA074

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 6 boxes of binders, containing VHS and DVD copies of performances, as well as minutes of board meetings and other business records. There are also publicity materials present, including reviews, photos, articles, programs and brochures.


  • Creation: 1996-2003

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Restrictions on Use

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.

Historical note

3 Legged Race New Theatre and Performance of Minneapolis was founded in 1996 by former Playwright’s Center Executive Director Dave Moore, Jr. to promote new works that focused on the underground of the performing arts—puppeteering, performance art, new dance, and circus arts, primarily.

The theater’s performances featured more than 75 short pieces by local and national artists, as well as original full length works specially commissioned by the theater. 3 Legged Race also sponsored artist workshops and produced works in progress. The 3 Legged Race New Theatre and Performance closed in 2003.


9 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)


This collections contains materials relating to performance arts in aerialism, clowning, dance, theater, video and puppetry. The records are all contained in 3-ring binders, organized chronologically by year, from 1996 to 2003.


The collection is organized chronologically from 1996 - 2003.

Physical Location

High Bay


The collection was donated by the theater’s Board of Directors in 2003.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Al Lathrop in 2003.

3-Legged Race New Theatre and Performance records
Barbara Bezat
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Collecting Area Details

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