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Bedlam Theatre records

Identifier: PA173

Scope and Contents

Materials from the Bedlam Theatre which consist of production files, administrative files, board of directors files, project files, meeting brainstorm documents, personnel files, clippings, scrapbooks, flyers, press releases, playbills, posters, restaurant menus, restaurant designs, floppy disks, CDs, hard drives, cassettes, VHS tapes, financials, grant documents, research notes, scripts, agendas, sketches and drawings, digital media, slides, negatives, awards, bibles/ stage manager notes, leadership and development minders


  • 1993 - 2016

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Bedlam Theatre was founded in 1993 by Maren Ward and John Bueche. After an 11-year stint at a small studio space in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, the theatre relocated to Lowertown St. Paul in 2014.

Bedlam Theatre was known for it's avant-garde and ambitious productions like thye Ten Minute Play Festival, Cedar-Riverside Art Zone for Youth and BOMP! dance nights. Over the years it became a restaurant and bar, a dancehall and music venue, and a community center and theater.


36 Linear Feet (31 Paige boxes 4 oversized boxes)

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This collection is comprised of materials from the Bedlam Theatre which consist of production files, administrative files, project files, personnel files, clippings, scrapbooks, publicity, restaurant files, awards, A/V materials, etc. These materials are unprocessed.

Physical Location

All 35 boxes are located at PS1. One glass award is stored in Suite 213 in Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Finding Aid for the Bedlam Theatre Archives
K Pearl McClintock
February 2020
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Collecting Area Details

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