Scope and arrangement
The collection, dating from 1976 to 1998, reflects the stage manager and production stage manager career of Cathy B. Blaser. The collection holds prompt books of the plays, mostly produced on Broadway and Off-Broadway. The prompt books also represent special events and plays produced in other cities. These prompt books may include the running order of the play, scripts with Blaser's annotations, occasional correspondence and memorandums, show music, and alternate play versions.
The productions represented in the files include Dr. Selavy's Magic Theatre, Grace and Gloria: A Play in Two Acts, Marathon 33, Mastergate, Penn & Teller Tour 1987-1988, Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour 1991, Two Pianos Four Hands, and Whose Life Is it Anyway?
The collection also contains a small section of technical specifications. These files provide additional background information about the venue for the play or performance event. For example, there are some blueprints, general employer contracts with the local union, and information on stage and seating.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by title of the production, followed by the technical specifications. There are also "old scripts" and "printed matter" folders.