Interview with Palmer Wells, 2014-12-10
Graham, Anne M. (1966- )
SubjectCobb County (Ga.) -- History.; Marietta (Ga.) -- History.; Oral histories.; Cobb County (Ga.). Board of Commissioners -- History.; Gay rights -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- History.; Theater -- Censorship -- United States -- History.; Wells, Palmer (1937- ); Video recordings.; Theater -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- History.; Theatre in the Square (Marietta, Ga.) -- History.
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DescriptionPalmer Wells was born in Keokee, Virginia in 1937 and later moved with his family to Cumberland, Kentucky. He attended Berea College and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism. During his service in the U.S. Army in the 1960s, he served as editor for the Fort McNair newspaper in Washington, D.C. After leaving the Army, he worked in journalism and later for IBM, where he met his partner Michael Horne. Wells co-founded the Theatre on the Square in Marietta, Georgia with Michael Horne in 1982 and served as its managing director until its closure in 2012. In this interview, Wells discusses the operations of Theatre on the Square, the controversy surrounding their 1993 production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart, the death of this partner Michael Horne from complications relating to AIDS, and the dissolution of the Theatre in 2012.
CitationInterview with Palmer Wells, 2014-12-10, Kennesaw State University Archives Oral history project, 2014- , KSU/14/05/01/001, Kennesaw State University Archives
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