Survey Conducted: Fri, 2009-10-23
Creator: Mark Hall Amitin/World of Culture for the Performing Arts, Inc.
History: Mark Hall Amitin received his doctoral degree from the Universite Paris VIII in 1978. He went on to present lectures and workshops at universities in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia. He worked as a consultant and producer for several major theatre festivals, including the American College Theatre Festival, the Rhode Island Theatre Festival, the Festival Mondial du Theatre in Nancy, France, and the New Theatre Festival in Baltimore. He has published articles on theatre and performance in academic journals and contributed articles and reviews on film and theatre to books, magazines, and newspapers. He has also acted in, and directed, film, television, and theatre projects in the United States as well as in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
Source: “Guide to the Mark Hall Amitin/World of Culture for the Performing Arts, Inc. Archive.” Finding aid at the NYU Fales Library and Special Collections, New York, NY: New York University. Accessed February 3, 2015. http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/amitin/index.html.
Summary: 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. Mark 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. Of particular relevance are materials Amitin collected during visits to China, including brochures, flyers, and programs and Amitin’s correspondence with Chinese actors, writers, directors, and theatre groups, including the Chinese Theatre Association. The collection also contains contracts and correspondence with theatres in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines pertaining to Amitin’s production of Edward Albee’s tour of one-act plays in 1978 and 1979.
Total Size: 120.0 linear feet, 80 boxes
APA-related Size: 3.5 linear feet, 3.5 boxes
Languages of materials: English
Location: Fales Library & Special Collections
Bibliographic Control: finding aid
Finding Aid Link: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/amitin/
Conditions Governing Access: Open to researchers without restrictions; Appointments are necessary to consult archive and manuscript materials.