School That Came to Stay: Erwin Piscator’s Dramatic Workshop, Now Celebrating Tenth Anniversary, Hopes to Become a University


Ten years ago, when Erwin Piscator proposed that the New School of Social Research set up a drama department, he envisioned the eventual growth of this unit into a University of Theatre where students trained in every conceivable phase of the drama would be eligible for the bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees. The Department was christened the Dramatic Workshop, and, under the leadership of the former German stage director, it expanded so rapidly that it soon became a school within a school.


New York Times. 16 Apr 1950