Federal Theatre Project

The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The FTP's primary goal was employment of out-of-work artists, writers, and directors, with the secondary aim of entertaining poor families and creating relevant art.

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... The Negro Theatre Project (NTP) was part of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP) and had units that were set up in cities throughout the United States ... The project provided employment and apprenticeships to black playwrights, directors, actors, and technicians ... The project offered a much needed source of assistance for African American theatre from 1935 to 1939 ...

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