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Among the first venues for what would soon be called "off-off-Broadway" theatre were coffeehouses in Greenwich Village, particularly the Caffe Cino at 31 Cornelia Street, operated by the eccentric Joe Cino, who early on took a liking to actors and playwrights and agreed to let them stage plays there without bothering to read the plays first, or to even find out much about the content.

- Off-off-Broadway

Off-Off-Broadway began in Greenwich Village in 1958 as a reaction to Off Broadway, and a "complete rejection of commercial theatre".

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Al Carmines

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Reverend Alvin Allison "Al" Carmines, Jr. (July 25, 1936 – August 9, 2005) was a key figure in the expansion of Off-Off-Broadway theatre in the 1960s.

Carmines was hired by Howard Moody as an assistant minister at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square Park, New York, to found a theater in the sanctuary of the Greenwich Village church in conjunction with playwright Robert Nichols.

Judson Memorial Church

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The Judson Memorial Church is located on Washington Square South between Thompson Street and Sullivan Street, near Gould Plaza, opposite Washington Square Park, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan.

The Judson Poets' Theatre started in November 1961 – with a play by poet Joel Oppenheimer – as one of three off-off-Broadway venues (the others were Caffe Cino and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club).

Joe Cino (L.) and Edward Albee at a benefit for the Caffe Cino after a fire, 1965, Photo: James D. Gossage.

Joe Cino

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Italian-American theatre producer.

Italian-American theatre producer.

Joe Cino (L.) and Edward Albee at a benefit for the Caffe Cino after a fire, 1965, Photo: James D. Gossage.
Popular Cino Plays. "Clown" and "Hanna" photos by James D. Gossage.
Lanford Wilson, Jean-Claude van Itallie, H.M. Koutoukas, Rosalyn Drexler, Irene Fornes, Leonard Melfi, Tom Eyen, Paul Foster, 1966
Lucy Silvay, Tom Bigornia, and Neil Flanagan in Lanford Wilson's The Madness of Lady Bright, 1964, photo by Conrad Ward
Donna Forbes in "Dames at Sea," 1966, photo by Conrad Ward
H.M. Koutoukas's "All Day For A Dollar," 1965, photo by James D. Gossage
A Comic Book Play. Magie Dominic as Snow White.
1967, Kenny Burgess' abstracted poster for "Donovan's Johnson" by Soren Agenoux, and Ondine and Olympio Vasconceles in performance.
Freak show: Joe Cino, Sam Shepard, and Robert Patrick, The New York Times Magazine, December 5, 1965.
Later tributes. L., ed. Leah D. Frank, r., Lincoln Center Tribute, curators Richard Buck and Magie Dominic, photos by James D. Gossage
Memorial plaque of Joe Cino.
Jon Torrey and Joe Cino, September 1962

The Off-Off-Broadway theatre movement is generally credited to have begun at Cino's Caffe Cino in the West Village of Manhattan.

In 1958, Cino retired from dancing and rented a storefront at 31 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village to open a coffeehouse where his friends could socialize.