RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 79490184 LA English T1 Mark Hall Amitin/World of Culture for the Performing Arts, Inc. A1 Amitin, Mark Hall., YR 1946 AB Amitin's personal papers in Series I represent his work over a thirty-year period, as an agent, actor, writer, tour manager, and teacher. The series comprises correspondence, brochures, notes, flyers, legal documents, scripts, screenplays, playbills, and personal memorabilia. Series II and IV contain the organizational archives for Universal Movement Theatre Repertory and World of Culture, both non-profit performing arts agencies that Amitin was central to. Amitin was also associated with The Living Theatre from the mid-1960's. He was their touring manager from 1968-1969 and their General Manager in 1984. Series III contains extensive documentation of Living Theatre productions, performances and activities from these periods and includes brochures, correspondence, flyers, posters, scripts, interviews, press clippings, handwritten production notes, and journals. The materials in this collection make an important contribution to the representation of avant-garde performing and theatrical arts from the nineteen seventies through the early nineteen nineties. Amitin participated in and represented several key avant-garde performing arts groups of this period, helping them to make contacts in other countries, to perform at important theatre festivals in the United States and Europe, and to secure funding for tours abroad and at home. He worked closely with such writers and directors as Edward Albee, Joseph Chaikin, and Jean-Claude van Itallie, helping to produce tours and individual performances at venues all over the world.