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Sandra Fenichel Asher Papers 1976-2001

MSS-192


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Asher, Sandy
Title: Sandra Fenichel Asher Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1976-2001
Quantity: 5 Boxes (6.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract:The collection contains the papers of Sandra Fenichel Asher from 1976 through the present. The bulk of the collection consists of typescripts of plays written by Asher; production information, such as programs, season flyers, press releases, posters, photographs, study guides and newsletters; and correspondence with publishers and producers. Also included are biographical materials like vitae, awards, biographies and press releases about Asher.
Identification: MSS-192
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Child Drama Collection
Arizona State University Library
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Sandra Fenichel Asher, playwright, actress, teacher and author of young adult literature, was born and raised in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Her father was a doctor who, after the war, set up his medical practice in the first floor of their house. According to Asher, she spent a lot of time up in her room quietly spending time with her books, magazines, puppets, radio and imagination. During this time she made up poems, stories, songs and plays to entertain herself.

Asher attended Indiana University where she earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Theatre in 1964. While attending the university she performed in university productions. She took classes in numerous disciplines: writing, theatre, dance, psychology and French.

After graduation Asher began her writing career. In addition to writing and publishing books for young readers and plays, she has published well over 200 articles, stories and poems in various periodicals. In 1974 she received her Elementary Education Certification from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. One year later she attended the University of Connecticut to do graduate work in child development. She went back to Drury University in 1978 as an instructor in Children's Literature and Creative Writing. From 1986-2003 she was the writer-in-residence for Drury, where she ran a national one-act play competition and was co-founder and Managing Director of Good Company Theatre for All Ages.

In 1991 the Sojourner Truth Scholarship was established at Drury University. The Ladies of the Eighties, Then and Now, a philanthropic group, sponsored a performance of Asher's play A Woman Called Truth. The proceeds from that performance, $600, were matched by Drury University and set aside for a $1200 Sojourner Truth Scholarship. This scholarship was available to an African American graduate of any Springfield high school to attend Drury University.

Asher now lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, two cats and a dog. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and co-founder of the website USA Plays for Kids. She also compiles and publishes the annual AATE Directory of Award-Winning Plays.

Asher is the author of 24 books for young readers (as Sandy Asher) and the editor of two fiction anthologies: But That's Another Story (Walker and Company) and With All My Heart, With All My Mind: Thirteen Stories About Growing Up Jewish (Simon & Schuster), winner of the 1999 National Jewish Book Award for children's literature.

Awards and Honors Given to Sandra Fenichel Asher, in chronological order:

1978National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship Grant in Playwriting (God and a Woman)
1982American Theatre Association Senior Citizens project New Plays List (Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes)
19831st Prize, one-act contest, Little Theatre of Alexandria (The Grand Canyon)
19841st Prize, Children's Musical Theater of Mobile contest (East of the Sun/West of the Moon)
19841st Prize, Dubuque Fine Arts Players contest (East of the Sun/West of the Moon)
1984Junior Literary Guild Selections: (Just Like Jenny; Things Are Seldom What They Seem; Everything is not Enough)
1984Master List, Mark Twain Award, (Just Like Jenny)
1985University of Iowa Outstanding Books for Young Adults, (Missing Pieces)
1985Child Study Association Best Books, (Missing Pieces)
1985-1986Maxwell Anderson Playwriting Series, Stamford, Ct, Best New Play of the Season (Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes)
1986Theatre Communications Group, Plays-in-Progress Series nominee by Society Hill Playhouse, (Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes)
19863rd Prize, Dubuque Fine Arts Players one-act contest, (Afterthoughts in Eden)
1986Center Stage New Horizons contest, (God and a Woman)
1986-1987Nominee, Iowa Teen Award, (Things Are Seldom What They Seem)
1986-1987Mercyhurst College National Playwrights Showcase winner, (God and a Woman)
1986-1987Nominee, Young Hoosier Award, (Things Are Seldom What They Seem)
1987Finalist, IUPUI National Children's Theater Playwriting Competition, (The Silver Saucer)
circa 1988Finalist, Ellis Memorial Award, Theatre Americana, (Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes)
1989Finalist, 1989 IUPUI National Children's Theatre Playwriting Competition, (A Woman Called Truth)
1992Joseph Campbell Memorial Award, The Open Eye Theatre, (A Woman Called Truth)
circa 1993ASSITEJ/USA Outstanding Plays for Young Audiences International: (A Woman Called Truth)
1994American Alliance for Theatre & Education, Distinguished Play Award, (A Woman Called Truth)
1995Finalist, IUPUI Bonderman Playwriting Award (The Wolf and Its Shadows)
1995Participant with The Coterie Theatre, New Visions/New Voices, John F. Kennedy Center, May 19-24, (Across the Plains)
1999AATE Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award
1999Semi-Finalist, IUPUI Bonderman Playwriting Symposium (Joan of ARK)
1999National Jewish Book Award in Children's Literature, (With All My Heart, With All My Mind)
2001Finalist, IUPUI Bonderman Playwriting Award (In the Garden of the Selfish Giant)

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of Sandra Fenichel Asher from 1976 through the present. The bulk of the collection consists of typescripts of plays written by Asher; production information, such as programs, season flyers, press releases, posters, photographs, study guides and newsletters; and correspondence with publishers and producers. Also included are biographical materials like vitae, awards, biographies and press releases about Asher. The Sandra Fenichel Asher Papers are arranged in two series: Series I: Biographical Information and Series II: Plays.

The Biographical Information series consists of one box and includes Asher's resume from 1985, an autobiographical essay, articles written by Asher, a memo regarding the Sojourner Truth Scholarship and information about awards and honors that Asher received.

The Plays series contains information about plays for adults and young audiences written by Sandra Fenichel Asher. The plays are arranged chronologically. This series includes production materials, correspondence, typescript drafts of plays, research materials and study guides. These materials are arranged chronologically in each box.


Arrangement

This collection consists of seventeen boxes divided into two series:
Series I: Biographical Information
Series II: Plays

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Distinctive Collections Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Note: All library reading rooms are currently closed as part of the ASU Library's COVID-19 response. Ask an Archivist is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., for reference assistance regarding collection materials.

Copyright

Arizona State University does not own copyright to this collection. Distinctive Collections recognizes that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.


Related Material

Sandra Fenichel Asher's Published Scripts, in alphabetical order:
125 Original Audition Monologues (2003)
Across the Plains: The Journey of the Palace Wagon Family (1997)
The Ballad of Two Who Flew (1976)
Blackbirds and Dragons, Mermaids and Mice
Classroom Scenes and Monologues
Dancing with Strangers, Three Short Plays (1994)
Dovers Domain (1978)
Emma (1997)
Freddy, the King of Detectives
The Golden Cow of Chelm (1980)
I Will Sing Life: Voices From the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (2000)
In the Garden of the Selfish Giant
The Insulting Princess (1988)
Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes (1989)
Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (2001)
The Mermaids Tale (1981)
Once, in the Time of Trolls (1995)
Romeo and Juliet-Together (And Alive!)
Somebody Catch My Homework (2004)
A Song of Sixpence (1976)
Sunday, Sunday (1994)
The Wise Men of Chelm (1992)
Witling and the Stone Princess (1979)
The Wolf and Its Shadows (2000)
A Woman Called Truth, One Act Version (1989)
A Woman Called Truth, Full Length Version (1993)
Sandra Fenichel Asher's books published as Sandy Asher include:
Ballet One, a series of four books: Best Friends Get Better, Pat's Promise, Mary-in-the-Middle, and Can David Do It (n.d.)
But That's Another Story
Daughters of the Law (1980 and 1983)
Everything Is Not Enough (1987)
A Grand Entrance
The Great American Peanut Book (1977)
Just Like Jenny (1982 and 1984)
Missing Pieces (1984 and 1986)
Out of Here: A Senior Class Yearbook (1993)
Princess Bee and the Royal Good Night Story (2001)
Stella's Dancing Days (2001)
Summer Begins (1980 and 1982) reprinted as Summer Smith Begins (1986)
Teddy Teabury's Fabulous Fact (1985)
Teddy Teabury's Peanutty Problems (1988)
Things are Seldom What They Seem (1983 and 1984)
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (1988)
Wild Words: How to Train Them to Tell Stories (1999)
With All My Heart, With All My Mind: Thirteen Stories About Growing Up Jewish(1999)

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Asher, Sandy.

Subject(s)
Children's plays, American -- United States.
Children's theater -- United States.
Dramatists, American -- United States.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Sandra Fenichel Asher Papers, MSS-192. Arizona State University Library: Child Drama Collection.

Provenance

The Sandra Fenichel Asher Papers were received from Sandra Fenichel Asher in 1997 and ongoing, accession number 2003-02668.


Container List

Series I: Biographical Information
BoxFolder
11 Sandra Fenichel Asher resume, Undated
12 Asher Autobiography: Something about the Author Autobiography Series, Volume 13, Undated
13 Asher Profile: Indiana Alumni, 1987 April
14 God And A Woman: American Alliance for Theatre & Education, 1987-1988 Unpublished Play Reading Project, finalist notification, 1988 April 21
15 A Woman Called Truth: IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis) Children's Theatre Symposium, Certificate of Award, 1989 March 17
16 "Multicultural Voices and Issues" Panelist, The 1991 IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis) National Youth Theatre Playwriting Symposium, 1991 March 22-23
17 A Woman Called Truth: American Alliance for Theatre & Education 1994 Distinguished Play Award, correspondence, 1994
18 Sojourner Truth Scholarship, memorandum regarding scholarship establishment, 1991 November 5
19 A Woman Called Truth: The Open Eye Theatre: New Stagings, 1992 Joseph Campbell Award Winner, press release, 1992 August 13
110 Asher Profile, Crrt Bulletin (2), N.Y., 1993 May, August-September
111 Asher article: "Life, Live Theatre, and the Lively Classroom" in The Alan Review, 1994 Spring
Series II: Plays
BoxFolder
21 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): For The Love Of Elizabeth: typescript copy, Undated
22 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): What Professor Fahrgessen Forgot: adapted from a Jewish folktale: typescript copy, Undated
23 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Witling And The Stone Princess: a play for children, based on The Queen Bee by the Brothers Grimm: typescript, circa 1976
24 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Mermaid's Tale: based on The Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen: typescript copy, circa 1977
25 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Mermaid's Tale andThe Insulting Princess: Interlochen Center for the Arts, Spring Tour, production materials, 1979
26 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Golden Cow Of Chelm: a Jewish folktale, adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher: Plays magazine, October, 1980
27 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): East Of The Sun/West Of The Moon: research materials, Undated
28 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): East Of The Sun/West Of The Moon: research materials, Undated
29 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): East Of The Sun/West Of The Moon: typescript with revisions, proposal and handwritten notes, Undated
210 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): East Of The Sun/West Of The Moon: a Norwegian folktale, adapted for stage: typescript copy, circa 1984
211 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Grand Canyon: a play in two acts, (later titled Sunday, Sunday): typescript, circa 1984
212 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Sunday, Sunday: a play in two acts, (originally titled The Grand Canyon): typescript copy with revisions and handwritten author's notes, circa 1987
213 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Sunday, Sunday: typescript copy with some revisions, circa 1991
214 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Sunday, Sunday: typescript copy, circa 1993
215 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Insulting Princess or The Great Western Willaberry National Maroon And How It Began: Interlochen Center for the Arts Tour, program, Undated
216 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Insulting Princess: typescript, circa 1985
217 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Insulting Princess: a play for children in one act, based on the story "The Insulting Princess" in Where Did You Get Your Ideas? by Sandy Asher: typescript, circa 1988
218 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Once, In The Time Of Trolls: a play in one act, inspired by Norwegian folktales: typescript, circa 1993
219 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Once, In The Time Of Trolls: American Alliance for Theatre & Education Unpublished Play Reading Project 1993-94, first and second round evaluation forms, 1993-1994
220 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Once, In The Time Of Trolls: typescript copy with revisions, circa 1994
221 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Once, In The Time Of Trolls: typescript with some revisions, circa 1995
222 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Once, In The Time Of Trolls: Drury College, production materials, 1995 April 28-30
223 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): Once, In The Time Of Trolls: Stone's Throw Theatre, newsletter, 1995 August 18-20
224 Assorted Plays (1976-1995): The Troll Princess: The Seem-To-Be Players, production materials, 1995 January 27-29
BoxFolder
31 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer: The Tale of the Silver Saucer and the Transparent Apple, photocopy from published book, Undated
32 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: Drury College, December 11, no year, program, Undated
33 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: adapted from a Russian folk tale: typescript, Undated
34 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: a play for children, based on a Russian folk tale: typescript copy, 1979
35 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: typescript copy with revisions, circa 1979
36 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: typescript copy with revisions and hand written lyrics, circa 1986
37 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: typescript, circa 1986
38 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: a play for children loosely based on a Russian folktale: typescript copy, circa 1987
39 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer-The Silver Saucer: Drury College, season brochure, 1988 December 11
310 Prince Alexis And The Silver Saucer: (Previously titled The Silver Saucer), a play for children loosely based on a Russian folktale: typescript copy with music manuscript copy, circa 1988
311 Main Street Theatre, programs, Undated
BoxFolder
41 Little Old Ladies In Tennis: typescript copy with revisions, circa 1985
42 Little Old Ladies In Tennis: typescript copy with some revisions, circa 1987
43 Little Old Ladies In Tennis: typescript copy, circa 1987
44 Little Old Ladies In Tennis: typescript copy, circa 1989
BoxFolder
51 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: notes and preliminary script ideas, Undated
52 A Woman Called Truth: research materials, Undated
53 A Woman Called Truth: Dramatic Publishing catalogue listing, Undated
54 A Woman Called Truth: correspondence with potential producers and directors, 1977 June 10-1994 December 8
55 A Woman Called Truth: history, 1978-1994
56 A Woman Called Truth: God And A Woman (later titledA Woman Called Truth): typescript copy with revisions, Undated
57 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: A Play in Celebration of the Life of Sojourner Truth: typescript with music manuscript, circa 1983
58 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: typescript, circa 1986
59 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: 1986 Festival of Emerging American Theatre, critique, 1986
510 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: Paul Iddings, Executive Director of National Playwright's Showcase, biographical information and correspondence, 1986-1989
511 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: James Skiff, Musical Director and Composer, biographical information and correspondence, 1986 October 14-1987 February 14
512 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: James Skiff, Musical Director and Composer, research and arrangements, Undated
513 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: typescript copy with music manuscript copy, circa 1987
514 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: A Two-Act Play in Celebration of the Life of Sojourner Truth: typescript copy with some revisions, circa 1987
515 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: premiere, presented by the National Playwright's Showcase and Greensleeve Players at Mercyhurst College, production contact sheet, negatives and photograph, 1987 February 13-21
516 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: premiere, presented by the National Playwright's Showcase and Greensleeve Players at Mercyhurst College, production materials, 1987 February 13-21
517 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: The Open Eye: New Stagings Lab, Rehearsed Reading Series, production materials, 1987 May 13
518 A Woman Called Truth-God And A Woman: presented by the National Playwright's Showcase and Greensleeve Players at Fort LeBouef High School Auditorium for Waterford Heritage Days, 1987 July 17-19
519 A Woman Called Truth: a one-act play, (previously titled God And A Woman): treatment, Undated
520 A Woman Called Truth: The Detroit Center for the Performing Arts, October 16-December 19, no year, production materials, Undated
521 A Woman Called Truth: Eccentric and Circles Theatre Production at YWCA, February 13, no year, production materials, Undated
522 A Woman Called Truth: A Play in Celebration of the Life of Sojourner Truth: typescript copy with revisions and music manuscript copy, circa 1988
523 A Woman Called Truth: A Play in One Act, Celebrating the Life of Sojourner Truth: typescript copy with some revisions and music manuscript copy, circa 1988
524 A Woman Called Truth: typescript copy with music manuscript copy, circa 1989
525 A Woman Called Truth: Main Street Theatre, production materials, 1989 February 7-March 1
BoxFolder
61 A Woman Called Truth: IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis) Children's Theatre Symposium, program and critiques, 1989 March 16-18
62 A Woman Called Truth: The Open Eye Theatre, production materials, 1990 February 4-25
63 A Woman Called Truth: The Open Eye Theatre, study guide, 1990 February 4-25
64 A Woman Called Truth: The Open Eye Theatre, production materials, 1991 January 19-February 17
65 A Woman Called Truth: The Walker Theatre, production materials, 1991 February-March
66 A Woman Called Truth: The Coterie Theatre, Fall Tour, production materials, 1991 October 15-November 10
67 A Woman Called Truth: The Open Eye Theatre, Spring Tour, production materials, 1992 January 18-March 1
68 A Woman Called Truth: The Open Eye Theatre, letters from audience members, 1992
69 A Woman Called Truth: Two Act Version, A Play in Celebration of the Life of Sojourner Truth: typescript with music manuscript copy, circa 1993
610 A Woman Called Truth: First Stage Milwaukee, 1993 Winter Tour, production materials, 1993
611 A Woman Called Truth: Nashville Academy Theatre, production materials, 1993 January 18-February
612 A Woman Called Truth: Nashville Academy Theatre, study guide, 1993 January 18-February
613 A Woman Called Truth: presented by The Coterie Theatre at Vandicort Center Theatre, production materials, 1994 March 2
614 A Woman Called Truth: Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre, production materials, 1994 May 11-14
615 A Woman Called Truth: Dallas Children's Theatre, production materials, 1995 January 20-February 5
616 A Woman Called Truth: Dallas Children's Theatre, production materials, 1996 February 2-18
617 A Woman Called Truth: Alliance Children's Theatre, production materials and correspondence, 1996 October 26, November 2
618 A Woman Called Truth: Plymouth Meeting Friends School, production materials, 1997 April 18-19
BoxFolder
71 The Wise Men Of Chelm: notes and preliminary script ideas, Undated
72 The Wise Men Of Chelm: before staged reading at Arizona State University: typescript copy with bibliography, circa 1991
73 The Wise Men Of Chelm: partial typescript copy with revisions, circa 1991
74 The Wise Men Of Chelm: typescript with revisions, 1991
75 The Wise Men Of Chelm: typescript copy with revisions and one page glossaries of Yiddish names and expressions (2), circa 1991
76 The Wise Men Of Chelm: typescript copy with notes "Old Version" and "...returned this version a author 10-13-92", circa 1991-1992
77 The Wise Men Of Chelm: after readings at Arizona State University and The Open Eye Theatre in Roxbury, New York, after full production at Arizona State University: typescript copy, circa 1991
78 The Wise Men Of Chelm: staged reading at Arizona State University, notes from open discussion held after the reading with cover letter by Director Richard King, 1991 April 23
79 The Wise Men Of Chelm: typescript copy with revisions, 1991
710 The Wise Men Of Chelm: Theatre for Young America, production materials, 1997 January 11-24
BoxFolder
81 Dancing With Strangers-Blind Dating: typescript copy with revisions, Undated
82 Dancing With Strangers-Blind Dating: typescript copy with revisions, Undated
83 Dancing With Strangers-Blind Dating and Perfect: Tada! Theatre, Spring 1992 Staged Reading Series, production materials, 1992 May 17
84 Dancing With Strangers-Perfect: typescript copy with revisions, Undated
85 Dancing With Strangers-Perfect: A Play in One Act: typescript copy, circa 1992
86 Dancing With Strangers: The Open Eye: New Stagings, Eye on Directories Festival, correspondence from Asher to Ernie Barbarash, Director, 1992 May 3-10
87 Dancing With Strangers-Achieving Target Heart Rate (previously titled An Aerobic Workout For The Heart and later titled Workout!): typescript copy with revisions and handwritten notes, Undated
88 Dancing With Strangers-Workout!: (previously titled Achieving Target Heart Rate): typescript with revisions, Undated
89 Dancing With Strangers-Workout!: A Play in One Act: typescript copy, circa 1989
810 Dancing With Strangers-Workout!: typescript copy, circa 1990-1991
811 Dancing With Strangers: three one-act plays, each titled Blind Dating, Perfect and Workout!: typescript, circa 1991
812 Dancing With Strangers: typescript copy, circa 1991
813 Dancing With Strangers: a program of short [plays], each titled Blind Dating, Perfect and Workout!: typescript copy with revisions, circa 1991
814 Dancing With Strangers: a program of three short plays, each titled Blind Dating, Perfect and Workout!: typescript copy, circa 1992
815 Dancing With Strangers: typescript copy with revisions, circa 1992
816 Dancing With Strangers: typescript copy, circa 1993
817 Dancing With Strangers: typescript copy, [pre-publication draft], circa 1993
818 Dancing With Strangers: The Paul M. Mellon Arts Center, production materials, 1993 July 22, 25
BoxFolder
91 Across The Plains: research materials, Undated
92 Across The Plains: research notes, articles, bibliography note cards, Undated
93 Across The Plains: research materials on Donner Party from various sources with sections highlighted and notes, Undated
94 Across The Plains: handwritten notes on research, play development ideas, and bibliography, Undated
95 Across The Plains: production photograph, no theatre identified, Undated
96 Across The Plains: We Have All Got Through (later titled Across The Plains): typescript with revisions and bibliography, Undated
97 Across The Plains: We Have All Got Through: typescript with revisions, circa 1994
98 Across The Plains: We Have All Got Through: postcard from Amie [Brockway], regarding responses to a reading of the script, 1994 May 31
99 Across The Plains: correspondence with Jeff Church, Artistic Director, The Coterie Theatre, 1993-1994
910 Across The Plains: We Have All Got Through: The Journey Of The Palace Wagon Family (later titled Across The Plains), commissioned by The Coterie Theatre: typescript with bibliography and sheet of handwritten revisions, circa 1994
911 Across The Plains: We Have All Got Through: typescript copy with bibliography and manuscript of songs with lyrics, circa 1994
912 Across The Plains: notes [regarding revisions], Undated
913 Across The Plains: typescript copy with bibliography, circa 1994
914 Across The Plains: typescript copy submitted for IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis) Playwriting Symposium, circa 1994
915 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, notes and bibliography, circa 1994
BoxFolder
101 Across The Plains: American Alliance for Theatre & Education Unpublished Play Reading Project 1995-96, script evaluation forms, 1995-1996
102 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, circa 1995
103 Across The Plains: New Visions/New Voices Production, information packet and correspondence, 1995 May 19-24
104 Across The Plains: New Visions/New Voices Production, program, 1995 May 19-24
105 Across The Plains: IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis) Playwriting Symposium, critique and evaluation forms, 1995
106 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions and music manuscript copy, circa 1995
107 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, notes, bibliography and added pages with revisions, Undated
108 Across The Plains: typescript with music manuscript and bibliography, circa 1995
109 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, circa 1995
1010 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, typed production notes, and newspaper articles, circa 1995
1011 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, 1995 December 22
1012 Across The Plains: typescript with sticky note "5 Actor- 3 Copies" attached to the first page, Undated
1013 Across The Plains: typescript copy, abridged version, Undated
1014 Across The Plains: typescript copy with revisions, Undated
1015 Across The Plains: typescript with music manuscript and bibliography, page of script with sticky note "Enclosed Is Not Latest Script", Undated
1016 Across The Plains: typescript copies, pages 1-25 and pages 1-22 with narrator notes, circa 1996
1017 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, notes and added pages with revisions, Undated
1018 Across The Plains: typescript with bibliography and multiple copies of music manuscript, circa 1996
BoxFolder
111 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions, commissioned by The Coterie Theatre, circa 1996
112 Across The Plains: typescript with music manuscript, sticky note on first page "7 Actor-3 Copies", Undated
113 Across The Plains: typescript with revisions and two newspaper clippings about the Donner Party, 1996 August 4
114 Across The Plains: typescript with music manuscript and bibliography, circa 1996
115 Across The Plains: travel arrangements for Asher to The Coterie Theatre, 1996 January 20-23
116 Across The Plains: premiere, The Coterie Theatre, production notes, 1996 January 23-February 18
117 Across The Plains: premiere, The Coterie Theatre, viewer guide, 1996 January 23-February 18
118 Across The Plains: premiere, The Coterie Theatre, study guide, 1996 January 23-February 18
119 Across The Plains: premiere, The Coterie Theatre, photocopies of letters from audience members to the cast, 1996 January 23-February 18
1110 Across The Plains: The Open Eye Theatre, 1996 Eye on Playwrights Workshop and Rehearsed Reading Series, production materials, 1996 February 25
1111 Across The Plains: The Open Eye Theatre, in residence with the Roxbury Arts Group, summary of questionnaire responses, 1996 July 26-August 4
1112 Across The Plains: The Open Eye Theatre, in residence with the Roxbury Arts Group, production materials, 1996 July 26-August 4
BoxFolder
121 Emma: research materials, Undated
122 Emma: notes, Undated
123 Emma: correspondence, 1996-1997
124 Emma: a play in two acts, adapted from Jane Austen's novel and letters; typescript with revisions, Undated
125 Emma: a play in two acts, adapted from Jane Austen's novel; typescript with revisions, Undated
126 Emma: adapted from Jane Austen's novel; typescript copy with several addendum pages, circa 1997
127 Emma: adapted from Jane Austen's novel; commissioned by Dramatic Publishing Company; typescript with revisions and several Addendum pages with correspondence from Herman Johanse, circa 1997
128 Emma: a play in two acts, adapted from Jane Austen's novel; typescript with handwritten notes, circa 1997
129 Emma: a play in two acts, adapted from Jane Austen's novel; typescript copy with revisions and handwritten notes, circa 1997
1210 Emma: a play in two acts, adapted from Jane Austen's novel; commissioned by Dramatic Publishing Company: typescript copy with revisions, circa 1997
1211 Emma: Vandivort Center Theatre, production materials, 1997 February 23
1212 Emma: responses to rehearsed reading, no theatre specified, Undated
1213 Emma: typescript, circa 1997
BoxFolder
131 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - wolf stories from the world, Undated
132 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - Native American stories, Undated
133 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - handwritten lists of "books read" and "books to find", Undated
134 The Wolf And Its Shadows: index cards with notes, quotes from relevant books, Undated
135 The Wolf And Its Shadows: response to correspondence from Asher - letter from Department of Interior [regarding: wolf management and legislation], Undated
136 The Wolf And Its Shadows: correspondence between Asher and Dr. L. David Mech [a query for slides], 1994 January 3-4
137 The Wolf And Its Shadows: newspaper articles about wolves, from The Wildlife Advocate, 1994 Fall
138 The Wolf And Its Shadows: correspondence from Asher to ["Ed"], 1995 February 15
139 The Wolf And Its Shadows: IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis) National Youth Theatre Playwriting Symposium: production materials, 1995 March 30-April 1
1310 The Wolf And Its Shadows: sticker, bumper sticker, note card, film notice [wolves], Undated
1311 The Wolf And Its Shadows: article on Asher in Today's Woman, 1999 June
1312 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - The International Wolf Center, Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Wild Canid Survival And Research Center, Undated
1313 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - The Wolf Sanctuary Review, 1997-1999
1314 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - The Wolf Education and Research Center, 1997-1998
1315 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - Nature Conservancy, 1998 January
1316 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - International Wolf Magazine, 1998-1999
1317 The Wolf And Its Shadows: research material - Defenders Magazine, 1998 Winter-1999 Summer
1318 The Wolf And Its Shadows: audio cassette of Open Eye produced radio play, circa 1995
BoxFolder
141 The Wolf And Its Shadows-Stories From The Wolf Road: correspondence between Asher and Jeanne Klein, 1993 February 25-March 3
142 The Wolf And Its Shadows-Stories From The Wolf Road: typescript, [outline], Undated
143 The Wolf And Its Shadows-Stories From The Wolf Road: typescript, [outline], Undated
144 The Wolf And Its Shadows-Stories From The Wolf Road: typescript with handwritten notes, circa 1993
145 The Wolf And Its Shadows-Stories From The Wolf Road: typescript, with revisions, Undated
146 The Wolf And Its Shadows-Stories From The Wolf Road: typescript, circa 1993
147 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, with revisions, Undated
148 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, with revisions, circa 1993
149 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, Undated
1410 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, Undated
1411 The Wolf And Its Shadows: a play in one act: typescript, [date illegible], Undated
1412 The Wolf And Its Shadows: a play in one act: typescript, circa 1994
1413 The Wolf And Its Shadows: a play in one act: typescript, with revisions, circa 1994
1414 The Wolf And Its Shadows: The Omaha Theater Company for Young People [formerly the Emmy Gifford Children's Theater]: study guide, 1995 March 10-26
1415 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, with revisions, circa 1995
1416 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1995
1417 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1995
1418 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1995
1419 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, with revisions, circa 1995
Includes "Releasing Wolves from Symbolism" from Congressional Testimony.
1420 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1996
1421 The Wolf And Its Shadows: radio script, typescript, circa 1996
1422 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1997
1423 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1998
1424 The Wolf And Its Shadows: typescript, circa 1998
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151 I Will Sing Life: research materials, Undated
152 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1995
153 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1995
154 I Will Sing Life: proposal: [no text], Undated
155 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1995
156 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1995
157 I Will Sing Life: typescript, (with notes and revisions), circa 1995
158 I Will Sing Life: typescript, c1995 (hand-dated "log-5/13/96"), 1996 May 13
159 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1996
1510 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1996
1511 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1996
1512 I Will Sing Life: typescript and sheet music, circa 1998
1513 I Will Sing Life: typescript (with revisions), circa 1998
1514 I Will Sing Life: typescript, circa 1999
1515 I Will Sing Life: theatre review, Springfield, Missouri, Newsleader, 1999 March 1
1516 I Will Sing Life: cassette tape of music from play (just piano), Undated
1517 I Will Sing Life: Vandivort Center Theatre: programs, 1999 March 4-7
1518 I Will Sing Life: cast photos, Undated
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161 Little Women: list of adaptations of Little Women by authors other than Asher, Undated
162 Little Women: correspondence to Sandra Asher, 1998-2000
163 Little Women: research materials, Undated
164 Little Women: typescript copy with revisions, Undated
165 Little Women: typescript, proposal, Undated
166 Little Women: typescript, 1998
167 Little Women: typescript with revisions, 1998
168 Little Women: typescript, 1999
169 Little Women: typescript copy, 1999
1610 Little Women: typescript copy, 1999
1611 Little Women: typescript with revisions, 1999 November 26
1612 Little Women: Prime Stage, production materials, 2000 March 3-26
1613 Little Women: typescript, 2000 March 11
1614 Little Women: typescript with revisions, 2000 March 11
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171 Little Women: Steben's Children's Theatre, production materials, 2000
172 Little Women: Dreamwrights Youth & Family Theatre, production materials, 1999 March 17-28
173 Little Women: correspondence with Dreamwrights Youth & Family Theatre, Undated
174 Little Women: typescript with revisions and blocking, Dreamwrights Youth & Family Theatre, Undated
175 Little Women: Landers Theatre and Good Company Theatre, production materials, 1999 November 6-14