On 6 December 1938, Hallie Flanagan, director of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), testified before the House Special Committee on Un-American Activities.
What does FTP stand for?
FTP stands for Federal Theatre Project
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- For Those of You Who Don't Know
- Face to Palm
- Facility Training Program
- Failure To Pay (court ordered fines)
- Failure to Progress (obstetrics, labor)
- Fakultas Teknologi Pertanian (Indonesian: Faculty of Agricultural Technology)
- Family Transition Place (Ontario, Canada)
- Fast Track Program
- Fawcette Technical Publications
- Federal Test Procedure
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When Theodore Ward's Big White Fog was produced by the Chicago Negro Unit of the Federal Theatre Project in April 1938, it was hailed by fellow artists as an important and original play.
He had started his career in the 1930s during the Soviet-friendly days of the Federal Theatre Project and the Living Newspaper; in 1947, he went further down the radical road when he directed the New York and Los Angeles stage productions of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo.
Other studies in the volume include Kurt Eisen writing about the controversies over the Federal Theatre Project in the late 1930s; James Fisher, on the work of the Italian playwright and performer Dario Fo; Anne Fletcher, on the Broadway designer and theorist Mordecai Gorelik; Susan Kattwinkel, on variety theatre and government in the United States; and Jeff Turner, on "the politics of Whiteness" and Wilder's Our Town.
This incendiary musical play, with its bare-bones staging, pro-worker sentiments, and thumb-nosing approach to musical scoring, caught the unionist spirit of the day as it precipitated the downfall of the Federal Theatre Project amid suspicion of communist propagandizing.