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Inventory of the Robin Gibson and Luis Veiga Living Theatre Collection
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  • Scope and Content
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: Gibson, Robin Veiga, Luis
    Title: Robin Gibson and Luis Veiga Living Theatre Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1975
    Extent: 1.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Robin Gibson and Luis Veiga were professional photographers and former members of the Living Theatre who left the company in 1975 to join a Pittsburgh group, Direct Action Theater. The Living Theatre was founded in New York City in 1947 by Julian Beck and Judith Malina. The collection contains Gibson and Veiga's photographs, scripts, and ephemera relating to the Living Theatre's Pittsburgh premiere production of The Money Tower. Also included are their photographs of the Living Theatre's Pittsburgh productions of Turning the Earth and Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-146
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Robin Gibson and Luis Veiga were professional photographers and former members of The Living Theatre. Veiga, a Brazilian photographer, first connected with the Living Theatre in Brazil and joined the theatre in Vermont in 1974 during the creation of the play, The Money Tower. Gibson, a professional photographer from Pittsburgh, contributed photographs to textbooks. Both Gibson and Veiga left the Living Theatre in 1975 to join a Pittsburgh group, Direct Action Theater.

    Scope and Content

    Gibson and Veiga's photographs, scripts, and ephemera relating to the Living Theatre's Pittsburgh premiere production of The Money Tower. Also included are photographs of the Living Theatre's Pittsburgh productions of Turning the Earth and Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The Collection is arranged into three series: 1. Scripts and Background Research, 2. Promotional Materials, and 3. Photographs of Productions.

    Related Collections

    D-138 James Spicer and Morris Ploscowe Collection
    D-187 Living Theatre Archives
    D-189 Karl Bissinger Papers
    D-191 Gianfranco Mantegna Papers

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gibson, Robin--Archives
    Veiga, Luis--Archives
    Malina, Judith, 1926-
    Beck, Julian, 1925-1985
    Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
    Experimental theater
    Theater--Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh
    Stage photography

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from James Spicer in 1976.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robin Gibson and Luis Veiga Living Theatre Collection, D-146, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.