WOMEN SHAPING HISTORY 2014 The Snarks, 103 Years Old and All Female
The Snarks, Ltd., is an amateur all-female theatre troupe that just celebrated it’s 103rd birthday. Founded by Katie Dickenson, they produce plays solely for its members and their friends.
It was founded in 1909 by seven imaginative and theatrically minded young women who wanted more opportunities to perform on the stage than were available to amateurs at that time. They took the name from Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Hunting of the Snark,” reasoning that since not even the author knew what a Snark was, there would be plenty of leeway to follow any course promising interest or amusement. Now, more than a century later, they present two full productions per year, for eight performances each.
They own a charming carriage house on Lexington and 36th. On the first floor is a tiny stage and seating for about 75. The second floor houses the work room, dressing rooms, meeting room, and kitchen where refreshments are served during the intermission.#