Sarah Elizabeth Minchin, class of 1913

Sarah Elizabeth Minchin, class of 1913


In this interview, Sarah Elizabeth Minchin discusses the proliferation of theatre at Brown and in the greater Providence community. She tells us of the Talma Theatre, The Players Theatre, Henry Ames Barker, and elocution among other theatre-related endeavors.

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Interviewed by Harold H. Easton

Suggested Chicago style citation: Minchin, Sarah Elizabeth. Interview. By Harold H. Easton. Pembroke Center Oral History Project, Brown University.


Sarah Elizabeth Minchin, convinced by a high-school teacher, became very active with The Players Theatre early on. Upon coming to Pembroke, Sarah discovered Professor Thomas Crosby Junior—a pioneer of the theatrical world. While performing with him, she met her husband, who was in the audience of one of her productions. Sarah went on to work with Henry Ames Barker, a realistic set designer and artist.