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AMERICAN MASTERS : Joe Papp in Five Acts

Premieres Friday, June 3, 2022, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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Papp, founder of The Public Theater and Free Shakespeare in the Park, believed great art is for all.

  • Airdate(s): 6/3/2022, 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • Original Broadcast: 6/3/2022

Episode Description

Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like Hair, A Chorus Line and for colored girls, created a "theater of inclusion" based on the belief that great art is for everyone.


Press Documents

  • American Masters Documentary Pulls Back the Curtain on the Career, Social Vision and Impact of The Public Theater’s Joe Papp June 3 on PBS

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