Ken Staaf 1939- 2019 ‘He just considered everybody a friend’

Source: Rockford Register Star      December 21, 2019  Sec. A pg. 1  Sec. A pg.5

Judy Barnard – July/August 2008

Source:  Rockford Woman Magazine, July/August 2008

Michael J. Dahl, 55 – August (15) 2010 obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star August 15, 2010

“Community directors: Mixed Cast all Wrong” – “Fences’

Source:  Rockford Register Star March 5, 2006

 

“Theater named for Knapp” – 1985

Source:  Rockford Register Star  Dec 28, 1985

 

J. R. Sullivan founded New American Theater in 1972.  It had several addresses over time.  N.A.T. operated at 118 N. Main St. from 1984-85 to 2008,  Bill Gregg followed Sullivan as director after Sullivan left in 1994.

“Huge Construction Program Nearing Completion” – 1938

Source: Rockford Register Star February 9, 1938

 

The S. H. Kress and Company building later became New American Theater and in 2012 the Rockford Public Library’s Nordlof Center at 118 N. Main St.