First Convention

First Convention of the National Alliance of the Theatrical Stage Employees

July 17, 1893

Photo caption: The Elks Hall occupied the first floor of this building, located at 27th Street and Broadway, New York City, and it was here that the first Alliance Convention was held on July 17, 1893.


Seventeen men met in New York City on July 17, 1893, voicing frustration with an industry in which managers and producers held all the high cards.


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