Caffe Cino posters

Collection Data

Description
Caffe Cino, a coffee house at 31 Cornelia Street in New York City's Greenwich Village, was at the center of the nascent Off Off-Broadway movement. Founded by Joe Cino in 1958, the Cino staged hundreds of plays, poetry readings, and musical revues. It closed in 1968, a year after the death of Joe Cino. Twenty-six oversized posters for productions at the Caffe Cino; many designed by Ken Burgess, but others by the playwrights themselves. Includes mixed media works of collage using pieces of glass, photos, paper cut-outs, newsprint, stickers, paint and aluminum foil. Productions represented include plays by Soren Agenoux, Diane Di Prima, Tom Eyen, Robert Heide, H.M. Koutoukas, David Starkweather and Lanford Wilson, among others.
Names
Caffe Cino (Event place)
Burgess, Ken (Kenneth Emerson), 1935-1989 (Artist)
Cino, Joe, 1931-1967 (Presenter)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1968
Place: 31 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, New York, N.Y.
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Vim 2011-300
Topics
Agenoux, Soren, 1936-
Borske, Haal
Caruana, Jerry
Di Prima, Diane
Eyen, Tom
Hartman, Peter
Heide, Robert, 1939-
Howard, James
Koutoukas, H. M. (Haralambos Monroe), 1937-2010
Krauss, Ruth
LaBar, Tom
Perkinson, James W.
Starkweather, David (Playwright)
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955
Wilson, Lanford, 1937-2011
Experimental theater -- New York (State) -- New York
Gay theater
Off Off-Broadway theater
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York
Genres
Posters
Collages
Notes
Biographical/historical: Caffe Cino, a coffee house at 31 Cornelia Street in New York City's Greenwich Village, was the birthplace of Off Off-Broadway theatre. Founded by Joe Cino in 1958, the Cino staged hundreds of plays, poetry readings, and musical revues. It closed in 1968, a year after the death of Joe Cino. Caffe Cino is especially recognized as a site for for significant LGBTQ performance and culture.
Content: Twenty-six oversized posters for productions at the Caffe Cino; many designed and created by artist Ken Burgess, but others created by the playwrights themselves. Includes mixed media works of collage using pieces of glass, photos, paper cut-outs, newsprint, stickers, paint and aluminum foil. Productions represented include plays by Soren Agenoux, Diane Di Prima, Tom Eyen, Robert Heide, H.M. Koutoukas, David Starkweather and Lanford Wilson, among others.
Physical Description
Extent: 26 posters in 22 folders: color ; 76 cm. x 100 cm. and smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19427354
MSS Unit ID: 24236
Archives collections id: archives_collections_24236
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9f210560-5f9c-0139-94e5-0242ac110002
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