Theatre, Inc (ADT) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) arts organization, founded in
1972 by Joyce Aimee, to preserve American Folk History through the arts.
ADT has been the
producer of numerous Dance Companies, such as:
- The American Folk
Ballet founded by Burch Mann – choreographer under the aegis of ADT for
25 years, encompassing 11 national tours, 7 international tours, as well
as T.V. specials and documentaries.
- The American Dance
Machine founded by Lee Theodore – choreographer five years of tours
throughout the world.
- Agnes de Mille as
choreographer, author and lecturer until her demise.
- Grassroots America – a
community outreach program of the American Folk Ballet, funded in part
by a CETA Title VI grant from the City of Los Angeles.
- American Profiles (2
Volumes of oral histories by older Americans)
- Grassroots America (a
- The De Milles,
consultant to Anne Edwards – publisher Abrams.
T.V. Documentaries include:
- After the Ball
A look at Seniors in Los Angeles. Winner USC Gerontology Award
- Another Door A
look at handicapped children and the arts. Award-Winner “A Very
Special Arts Festival”
- Penny Lane A
year long residency with 12 through 18 year old youngsters in a half-way
house. Winner: Golden Eagle Award
- Agnes, The
Indomitable DeMille Consultant to WNET – PBS – New York Winner: Emmy
- The Far New Land
The opening of the American West perceived in dance, song and story
starring Burt Lancaster and the American Folk Ballet. Winner: Golden
- The De Mille
Dynasty The story of an amazing American Family for AMC-TV – Cecil B., William
and Agnes De Mille. Winner: Cine Award and Golden Eagle
- The Hidden Art of
Hollywood A behind the scenes look at production design for KCET –
PBS – Los Angeles, CA. August 2004.
- The De Mille
Dynasty 1987-1990 Exploring the lives of a century of contributions
of an extraordinary American family. Presented at the Century City
Shopping Center in collaboration with the De Mille trust and The Museum
of Science and Industry. Winner of numerous awards, the exhibit
attracted more than 3 million visitors. It was documented in part by
- Dressed for the
Part 2000-2001, American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Mass. An
in depth panorama of famous motion picture costumes and memorabilia from
the early 1900’s.
- The Provincetown
Film Festival 2004 A retrospective of ICON film costumes from the
collection of John LeBold and Americana.
- The Way We Were
2003. Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ. Selected costumes and artifacts
from famous films.
- A Hollywood
Premiere 2004 Benefit for AIDS research at the Phoenician Hotel in
Phoenix, AZ. Featured Hollywood Re-visited, Greg Shreiner’s collection
of award-winning motion picture costumes with models, singers and
- Cleopatra As
Mirrored in Western Art 2004. Museum of Art and History, Geneva,
Switzerland . In-depth Exhibition of depictions of Cleopatra throughout
Americana has also
contributed to the costume collection and production for:
- Planet Hollywood
- Academy of motion
Picture Arts & Sciences
- Department Stores
- Shopping Centers
- Charity Benefits
- Special Events
Ameliorating Influences and Public Policy Issues include:
- Who Owns the Water TV
Production plus Town Hall meetings regarding water rights in Nevada.
- Flight, Sound and Fury
Town meetings regarding the controversy of the Hollywood- Burbank
Festivals and Pageants:
- The Odyssey of the
American West Produced originally in 1972 at Utah State University,
Logan, Utah. Still a major tourist attraction depicting the opening of
the American West – narrated on tape by Jimmy Stewart. There is a Guest
Live Host annually, i.e. Peter Strauss, Rory Calhoun, etc. Winner: The
George Washington Freedom Foundation Medal, Valley Forge.
And Much More...