ARTHUR E. JR. ALVIS, is a graduate of Cumberland College, Williamsburg, Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (MFA, 1976). Presently a systems engineer for a computer software firm in Wichita, Kansas, Alvis has taught theatrical design at the University of Missouri-Columbia; at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio; and at Michigan Tech University, Houghton, Michigan. His articles on lighting design have appeared in Lighting Dimensions and in Theatre Crafts.
STEPHEN M. ARCHER is professor of theatre at the University of Missouri- Columbia, where he teaches theatre history and playwriting. He has published American Actors and Actresses: A Guide to Information Sources ( Gale, 1983), How Theatre Happens ( Macmillan, 1983), as well as numerous articles and reviews. He is presently preparing a comprehensive biography of J. B. Booth, Sr.
CAMILLE N. R. BOKAR holds the doctorate in theatre from the University of Southern California where she conducted research on the history of legitimate theatre in Los Angeles in the period 1920 to 1929. She has taught theatre at California State University, Los Angeles.
DEBRA BRUCH is a doctoral student in theatre at the University of Missouri- Columbia. An accomplished scene painter, she holds a Master of Arts in theatre from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
HELEN KRICH CHINOY is professor of theatre at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in American theatre and drama, women in theatre, theatre criticism, and various periods of dramatic literature and theatre history. Dr. Chinoy is co-author, with Toby Cole, of Actors in Acting, originally