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Gracie's Dinnertime Theater student publication

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0482

Scope and Contents

Gracie's Dinnertime Theater (GDT) student publication includes issues of GDT from 1995 through 2005. It also includes several sister publications that spun off from GDT; The Melancholy Predator, Hell's Kitchen, and two copies of The Red Book published in 2000.


  • Creation: 1995-2005


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The first issue of Gracies Dinnertime Theatre (GDT), a student run, but not college sponsored satirical magazine, was published on February 19, 1995. The issue stated GDT was the brainchild of a group of individuals with way too much time on their hands, coupled with rampant imaginations. The premise was they wanted an outlet for their slightly off center ideas that were often exchanged during dinner at Gracies, an on-campus dining facility. The single page publication was printed weekly on Sundays. Gracies Dinnertime Theatre and its' sister publications were created as a forum for student's ideas, thoughts, creations and musings, a forum to express oneself as one feels a right to.

By the fifth issue, the staff of three began writing two pages. In April of 1995, leading up to Easter Sunday, an issue was published every day for a week. By 1998, the publication had grown to a 28 page magazine with distribution of about 1,000 issues. At this time, the title had changed to Hell's Kitchen which was a combination of GDT and a sister publication that grew out of it called The Melancholy Predator, and was part of the Independent Press Association.


1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)




Gracie's Dinnertime Theater (GDT) student publication is a collection of 33 volumes of this publication from 1995-2005.


The collection is in chronological order.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 370

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the RIT Archives by a student.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2013.

Gracie's Dinnertime Theater student publication
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
16 December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA