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|Named Person:||Edward Albee; Mark Hall Amitin; Julian Beck; Steve Buscemi; Joseph Chaikin; Peter Facinelli; Franne Lee; Judith Malina; Shirley Stoler; Jean Claude Van Itallie; Paul Zaloom|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mark Hall Amitin
|Description:||120 linear ft. (80 boxes)|
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.
The collection will be of interest to anyone doing research on avant-garde theatre and performance art of the late twentieth-century. It includes material on groups such as The Living Theatre, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Bread and Puppet Theatre, The Kipper Kids, Le Plan K, and Teatro Campesino, and on individuals such as Judith Malina, Julian Beck, Steve Buscemi, Peter Facinelli, Joseph Chaikin, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Franne Lee, Shirley Stoler and Paul Zaloom. It will also prove useful to researchers interested in the day to day functioning of a theatrical agency since it includes correspondence with clients, contracts, details of touring and theatre productions, flyers, brochures, and personal notes.
- Albee, Edward, -- 1928-
- Amitin, Mark Hall.
- Beck, Julian, -- 1925-1985.
- Buscemi, Steve, -- 1958-
- Chaikin, Joseph, -- 1935-2003.
- Facinelli, Peter, -- 1973-
- Lee, Franne.
- Malina, Judith, -- 1926-2015.
- Stoler, Shirley.
- Van Itallie, Jean Claude, -- 1936-
- Zaloom, Paul.
- Kipper Kids (Group of artists)
- Bread and Puppet Theater.
- Le Plan K.
- Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
- San Francisco Mime Troupe.
- Squat Theatre (Theater group)
- Teatro Campesino (Organization)
- Universal Movement Theater Repertory.
- World of Culture for the Performing Arts, Inc.
- World of Culture, Ltd.
- Experimental theater.
- Repertory theater.
- Street theater.
- Theater -- China.
- Theater -- Egypt.
- Theater -- Israel.
- Theater -- Palestine.
- Theater and society.
- Theatrical producers and directors.
- New York (N.Y.)