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[Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston - March 9, 2006]

Description: Letter, sticker, pamphlet, and photocopied newspaper clippings from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to praise his participation in a group reading panel sponsored by Amnesty International and other organizations. The event, "We Say No: Writers Against Torture", brought together a variety of academics and writers for one night in San Antonio Central Library. The material enclosed by Cisneros corresponds with the event.
Date: March 9, 2006
Creator: Cisneros, Sandra
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Edward D. Garza to Sterling Houston - April 25, 2005]

Description: Letter from Edward D. Garza, mayor of San Antonio, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to thank him for his participating in the Steering Committee for The Cultural Collaborative (TCC): A Plan for San Antonio's Creative Economy. The committee was put in place to find solutions to support art and cultural programs in the city. With its planning stage over, he discusses the future of the committee, including a new committee to be formed. He invites him to submit nominations for members.
Date: April 25, 2005
Creator: Garza, Edward D.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Adrien-Alice Hansel to Sterling Houston - September 1, 2004]

Description: Letter from Adrien-Alice Hansel, literary manager of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The letter informs Mr. Houston that his plays - Le Griffon and The Ballad of Henry Brown/Miz Johnson & Mr. Jones - have not been selected for production at an upcoming festival.
Date: September 1, 2004
Creator: Hansel, Adrien-Alice
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Karen DeVinney to Sterling Houston and Sandra Mayor - August 13, 2004]

Description: Letter from Karen DeVinney, managing editor from the University of North Texas press, to Sandra Mayo and Sterling Houston. She writes to both to inform them of edits that have been made to a manuscript titled Myth, Magic, and Farce. The manuscript is a collection of plays by Houston, a prominent San Antonio playwright. DeVinney goes on to talk about other stages that need to be met before publication.
Date: August 13, 2004
Creator: DeVinney, Karen
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Linnet Taylor to a CAN Gathering Participant - June 2, 2004]

Description: Letter from Linnet Taylor, program assistant of creativity and culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. She sends the letter to a "CAN gathering participant" with a copy of Creative Community: the Art of Community Cultural Development; presumably, a publication by the Foundation.
Date: June 2, 2004
Creator: Taylor, Linnet
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Tanya Palmer and Adrien-Alice Hansel to Sterling Houston - May 20, 2004]

Description: Letter from Tanya Palmer and Adrien-Alice Hansel of the Actors Theatre in Louisville to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They write to invite him to send plays for future production in their company. They thank his past contributions and invite him to also participate in the national Ten-Minute Play Contest.
Date: May 20, 2004
Creator: Palmer, Tanya & Hansel, Adrien-Alice
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Dr. Enrique Perez-Rodriguez to The Advocate - March 28, 2004]

Description: Letter from Dr. Enrique Perez-Rodriguez to The Advocate, an American magazine for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender interests. Dr. Perez-Rodriguez sends lengthy commentary on the state of American healthcare; particularly, his many grievances concerning what he believes to be a poor and hypocritical treatment of HIV and indigent patients by politicians and lawmakers.
Date: March 28, 2004
Creator: Perez-Rodriguez, Enrique
Item Type: Letter

[Cathy Crimmins Book Review by Katie Grinch]

Description: Review of the Cathy Crimmins book - How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The True and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World - by Katie Grinch. She gives several bullet points on how gay culture has influenced mainstream culture, as pointed out in the book. The last page is an excerpt from Crimmins' book.
Date: 2004
Creator: Grinch, Katie
Item Type: Text

[Card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston - October 2003]

Description: Greeting card from Dan H. Laurence to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He mentions a reunion with old friends and a stage performance where he received a standing ovation. The front of the card has been printed with a view of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre stage, empty and with closed curtains.
Date: October 2003
Creator: Laurence, Dan H.
Item Type: Artwork

[Letter from Dr. Paul Harford to Sterling Houston - September 5, 2003]

Description: Letter from Dr. Paul Harford to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes sending him a list of information regarding medication and treatment of the HIV virus. His last item on the list is the contact information of a physician, Dr. Luis Alfredo Cisneros.
Date: September 5, 2003
Creator: Harford, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston - August 17, 2003]

Description: Letter from Sandra Cisneros to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to congratulate him for receiving a 2003 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a fifteen hundred dollar award with no restrictions as to its use. A second letter is included that reads as a press release for the award, with mention of other award winners and the award history.
Date: August 17, 2003
Creator: Cisneros, Sandra
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Edward D. Garza to Sterling Houston - August 6, 2003]

Description: Letter from Edward D. Garza, mayor of the city of San Antonio, to Sterling Houston, prominent local playwright. He writes to invite him to join the Cultural Collaborative Steering Committee, a group composed of leaders in the arts community. The members, chosen from the private and public sector, would have a say in the growth and support of San Antonio's cultural sector.
Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Garza, Edward D.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Marcus Goodyear to Sterling Houston - July 18, 2003]

Description: Letter from Marcus Goodyear, English teacher at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to send word of a student literary magazine called Limestone. At the bottom of the letter, he has hand-written a personal note to Sterling thanking him for a writing workshop.
Date: July 18, 2003
Creator: Goodyear, Marcus
Item Type: Letter

[E-mail from Bob Leonard to Sterling Houston - July 7, 2003]

Description: E-mail from Bob Leonard of the Network of Ensemble Theaters to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes to invite him to a National Conference which will take place in Amherst, Massachusetts. All travel expenses will be covered for the week-long summer conference.
Date: July 7, 2003
Creator: Leonard, Bob
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Otis F. Richardson to Sterling Houston - February 24, 2003]

Description: Letter from Otis F. Richardson to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He writes as an old friend, and sends photocopied pages of a magazine article in THING, in which Houston was profiled. A fourth page shows some of Richardson's work as an illustrator. He discloses to Houston that he would like to start a line of gay and lesbian greeting cards. He has included three of these mock-ups in the letter as well.
Date: February 24, 2003
Creator: Richardson, Otis F.
Item Type: Letter

[E-Mail from Craig Gingrich-Philbrook to Paul Bonin-Rodriguez - February 16, 2003]

Description: E-Mail from Craig Gingrich-Philbrook to Paul Bonin-Rodriguez. He fondly writes to Paul informing him that he has just watched his play, Memory's Caretaker, on a tape that Paul sent. He proposes that the play be used as part of a printed forum discussion in Text and Performance Quarterly (TPQ), a scholarly journal. He asks Paul if he would be interested in participating and thanks him for sharing his work with him.
Date: February 16, 2003
Creator: Gingrich-Philbrook, Craig
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Karen DeVinney to Sandra Mayo - January 31, 2003]

Description: Letter from Karen DeVinney of the University of North Texas Press to Sandra Mayo, director of the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies at Southwest Texas State University. In trying to publish a collection of plays by Sterling Houston, Mayo has submitted the work-in-progress to DeVinney and an anonymous reader. The reader's report is included after the letter, with the conclusion that the publication will be much richer with a few revisions. DeVinney hopes Mayo can make the revisions and resubmit.
Date: January 31, 2003
Creator: DeVinney, Karen
Item Type: Letter

Black & Blue: Four Hundred Years of Struggle and Transcendence

Description: This manuscript by Sterling Houston is a short play about the struggles and triumphs of African-Americans in the United States and, in particular, Texas over a period of four hundred years. The play features writing by Sterling Houston interwoven with both live and and recorded musical performances, poetic excerpts, and direct quotations from legal documents and decrees.
Date: 2003~
Creator: Houston, Sterling
Item Type: Text

[Cameoland Musical Program]

Description: Program for the stage musical Cameoland, a Jump-Start Performance Company and Carver Community Cultural Center production written by Sterling Houston. The inside of the program lists cast members, production team members, and short bios of the people in the theatre company.
Date: 2003
Item Type: Pamphlet

[Letter from John McBurney to Sterling Houston - October 30, 2002]

Description: Letter from John McBurney to Sterling Houston. He informs Mr. Houston that Tootie Finnell does not have a grave marker, and he would like his input to put on a drag show as a fundraising activity. He suggests the Jump-Start Theatre as a possible location. The letter has been written on a typed report. McBurney has included his business card as a make-up artist.
Date: October 30, 2002
Creator: McBurney, John
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Tanya Palmer and Amy Wegener to Sterling Houston - August 12, 2002]

Description: Letter from Tanya Palmer and Amy Wegener, staff members of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They write to inform him that he has been selected as a finalist for a Heideman Award, and that they will consider all finalists for production in an upcoming festival.
Date: August 12, 2002
Creator: Palmer, Tanya & Wegener, Amy
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Yolanda Young to Sterling Houston - June 8, 2002]

Description: Letter from Yolanda Young to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to tell him that he enjoyed his company when they were together, and hopes that he has fun in Puerto Rico for his vacation. She expresses a desire to keep in touch, and provides him her number and e-mail to do so.
Date: June 8, 2002
Creator: Young, Yolanda
Item Type: Letter

[E-mail from Arnold Aprill to Sterling Houston - January 17, 2002]

Description: E-mail from Arnold Aprill to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. He has received a script for one of Houston's plays, Cameoland, and is writing to comment on several parts of the story. This includes notations on character development, music, and imagery.
Date: January 17, 2002
Creator: Aprill, Arnold
Item Type: Letter