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About Charles Lauterbach

Charles Lauterbach is a professor emeritus of theatre arts who retired in 2001 after thirty years at Boise State University, forty years in education, and fifty years in theatre production. He has been conducting research on Idaho theatre history for the past twenty-five years, supported by grants from Boise State, the Idaho Board of Education, and the Idaho Humanities Council. He is the author of two books, Pioneer Theatre in the Boise Basin: 1863-1899 and Jolly Della Pringle: Star of the Western Stage.

Two Boards and a Passion

When I arrived in the spring of 1971 at what was then the Boise State College campus to be interviewed for a position in the recently formed theatre arts department, I hid my disappointment upon first viewing the Subal Theatre. I had taught classes and directed plays for five years at the University of California, Riverside, which had a state of the art theatre facility. But I wanted to escape both the southern California smog and what I felt were declining resources at the time for that state’s higher education system, so I accepted the Boise job when it was offered in spite of my unspoken reservations. Continue reading

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