Finding Aid of the Robbie Fearn Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1981/1984">1981 - 1994</date>, PC.5040

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Finding Aid of the Robbie Fearn Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1981/1984">1981 - 1994</date>, PC.5040

Abstract

Robbie Fearn (1959- ) was born in Arlington, Virginia and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began his theatre career as a child actor in Raleigh. After completing a B.A. in Communications and Theatre at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1981, he began work at drama as an actor-technician. During his tenure at , he served as the play's Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, Production Coordinator/Technical Director, and the Assistant Director. Fearn served under directors Joe Layton and Fred Chappell, and General Managers Deloris Utley Harrell and John Summerton.
The Robbie Fearn Papers contain information about drama during Robbie Fearn's tenure with the production. The majority of the papers are production records and include personal notebooks and night-by-night notes of each performance.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Fearn Papers
Call Number
PC.5040
Creator
Fearn, Robert "Robbie"
Date
1981-1994 and undated
Extent
1.67 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5040, Robbie Fearn Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Robbie Fearn papers contain information about drama during Robbie Fearn's tenure with the production. The majority of the papers are production records, and include personal notebooks and night by night notes of each performance, for a number of years. Also included are correspondence, pay stubs, information on the Professional Theatre Workshop (PTW) and extra curricular productions of Company at Waterside Theatre.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.

Biographical Note

Robbie Fearn (1959- ) was born in Arlington, Virginia, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He began his theatre career as a child actor in Raleigh. After completing a B.A. in Communications and Theatre at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1981, he began work at drama as an actor-technician. During his tenure at , he served as the play's Production Stage Manager, Technical Director, Production Coordinator/Technical Director, and the Assistant Director. Fearn served under directors Joe Layton and Fred Chappell, and General Managers Deloris Utley Harrell and John Summerton.

Contents of the Collection

1. Finding Aid

2. Correspondence

3. Master Carpenter

4. Stage Manager

Script from , Stage Manager Notebook, labeled 1985, 1986
Box 1
Stage Manager's Notebook, 1986-1987
Box 1
Formatter from Stage Manager's Notebook, 1986
Box 1
Stage Manager "86 information, my records", 1986
Box 1
After matter from 1986, Stage Manager's Notebook [mostly 1987], 1986-1987
Box 1
R. Fearn Notes, 1987
Box 1
Season, 1988
Box 1

5. Script, Old Tom understudy, 1988

6. Fearn, Misc. Ephemera, undated

7. Professional Theatre Workshop (PTW) and extra curricular productions of the The Lost Colony Company and productions at Waterside Theatre

8. Business Records

R. Fearn Pay Stubs, 1981-1986
Box 1
Agreement between R. Fearn and Lost Colony, 1986-1994
Box 1
Items relating to grievance committee and petition committee, 1988-1989
Box 1

9. Backstage Manual

10. Production Stage Manager (PSM)

1989, 1989
Box 2
Formatter, including RIHA Board notes
PC.5040
Calendar, 1989
Box 2
Calling
Box 2
Company/Contact
Box 2
Production
Box 2
Policy
Box 2
History
Box 2
Blocking
Box 2
Show Reports and Notes
Box 2
1990, 1990
Box 2
RIHA Board notes and handouts
PC.5040
Calendar, 1990
Box 2
Contact
Box 2
Policy
Box 2
Production
Box 2
Calling
Box 3
Blocking
Box 3
History
Box 3
Season, Nightly Notes, Show Reports, 1990
Box 3
Season, 1990
Box 3
1991, 1991
Box 3
Blocking
PC.5040
Calendar, 1991
Box 3
Contact
Box 3
Policy
Box 3
Production
Box 3
Forms
Box 4
Calling
Box 4
History
Box 4
Formatter
Box 4
Show Reports and Nightly Notes
Box 4

11. Technical Director (TD)

1992, 1992
Box 4
PSM/TD Notes; 1992 Budget
PC.5040
TD Notes, 1992
Box 4
Personnel
PC.5040
Inventory
Box 4
Operations
Box 4
Policy
Box 4
Press Releases
Box 4
Robbie's Almanac, 1992
Box 4
1993, 1993
Box 4
Calendar, 1993
Box 4
Contacts
Box 4
Budget
Box 4
Policy
Box 4
Scenery
Box 4
Props
Box 4
Costumes
Box 4
Sound
Box 5
Season, 1993
Box 5
Season, 1994
Box 5

Subject Headings

  • Roanoke Colony--Drama
  • Roanoke Island Historical Association
  • Theater--Production and direction--North Carolina--Roanoke Island
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)--Drama
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Robbie Fearn in 1996.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Outer Banks History Center staff prior to 2001.
  • Encoded by Kelly Grimm, August, 2009