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Theatre Arts Digital Image Collection: Getting Started

Plays in the Collection

The following plays are represented in this theatre collection:



  • 1620 Bank Street by C. Rosalind Bell
  • 365 Days/Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks
  • A  Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • Angels in America Part by Tony Kushner
  • The Force of Habit by Guillen de Castro
  • In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
  • Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee
  • Mr. Burns by Anne Washburn
  • Rent by Jonathan Larson
  • Seagull by Anton Chekhov
  • Senior Theatre Festival
  • Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
  • Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus

Reference Librarians

About the Collection

This collection documents the process of faculty directed campus productions at Puget Sound from script to stage through set models, costume renderings, production photographs, programs and posters. It contains over 500 images and pdf files.

Access to this collection is made possible by support from the Council of Independent Colleges and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Accessing the Collection

Access this image collection through Artstor.

 Once connected, look for Puget Sound Collections on the right side of the page and click on the link for University of Puget Sound: Theatre Arts Productions. See below.  If you do not have a Puget Sound login, use this link to access the images.

Using the Collection for Teaching & Learning

Teaching Suggestions

Use costumes from the collection to discuss material culture.

Drawing from costumes in the collection, students examine items worn during different periods of time and explore their social contexts.


Photo credit: Ross Mulhausen



Use the collection to discuss primary sources.
Sample questions:

  • What are primary sources?

  • How is information organized in digital collections in contrast to other types of materials e.g. books, journals?

  • What are ethical uses of information?

Photo Credit: Lori Ricigliano


Use production photos to illustrate text.
Sample questions:

Are there details in the photo that are not mentioned in the text?

How are the relationships of the characters depicted?

What do the expressions on their faces convey?

What is the perspective of the photo?

What do we learn about the setting from the photo?

What color palette is used? How does the choice of color contribute to the story? To the mood?
Photo credit: Kurt Walls


Use a production photo in a creative writing class
to write dialog for the scene depicted.



Photo Credit: Kurt Walls




Use themes of the plays as writing prompts to engage students in discussions about issues of gender identity, AIDS, the history of electricity, class consciousness, school segregation, and war.