Some Off-Off Links


We are open to suggestions for this list.


Primary Stages Oral History of Off-Broadway Oral History Project

Celebrating the visionaries who created New York’s vibrant Off-and Off-Off-Broadway theater.

See and hear such OOB veterans as Arthur French, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Marshall Mason, Michael McGrinder, and Robert Patrick.


La Mama

The venerable and sole survivor of the early OOB “plants.”


Michael McGrinder
Playwright, poet, novelist, essayist. Enjoy his poetry and other writings at


Robert Patrick

Off-Off’s most prolific playwright is now its foremost archivist, and seems to be one of the few who understand the proper spelling of playwright.

For an astonishing wealth of photos from the Caffe Cino, along with some side-trips to other early OOB venues:

And here Mr Patrick shows you what we wore at the time:


Peculiar Works Project

The most dynamic theatre people working today are also great champions of early Off Off Broadway, having conducted a two-year reading series of early Off-Off works and walking tours with excerpts from 25 early Off-Off-Broadway plays segueing almost seamlessly into each other.


Doric Wilson

His And He Made a Her was one of the earliest plays (1961) produced at the Caffe Cino. Let Doric’s page at TOSOS tell you about it.



An astonishing list of over 100,000 plays written or translated into English since the original production of Look Back In Anger in 1956. More than 20,000 playwrights are represented. Are your plays listed?

Published on July 22, 2009 at 2:01 am  Leave a Comment  

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