- This New York-based workers' theatre group styled on similar socialist theatre troupes in Berlin and Moscow was established in 1925 by immigrant German activists. Employing agitprop techniques under the leadership of John E. Bonn, their productions inspired the Workers' Laboratory Theatre* and the creation of the Living Newspaper* techniques of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP).* The Prolet-Buehne ceased functioning in 1934, and Bonn became director of the German wing of the FTP.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.