Inventory of the Robin Gibson and Luis Veiga Living Theatre Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Scripts and Background Research 1974-1975

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 1:1

Biomechanics research by Judith Malina undated

Box 1:2

The Money Tower script Summer 1974

Box 1:3

The Money Tower script, Pittsburgh 1975 September

Box 1:4

The Money Tower: Title texts and related material undated

Box 1:5

Technical requirements sheet for Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism undated

 

Series 2. Promotional Materials 1974-1975

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 1:6

Clippings 1974-1975

Box 1:7

Flyers for the Money Tower 1975

Box 1:8

Performance schedule 1975 September

Box Map case III:P

Posters 1975

Box 1:9

Press release for the Barricade Oratorium 1974

 

Series 3. Photographs of Productions 1975

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Contains Gibson and Veiga's photographs of the Living Theatre's Pittsburgh performances of The Money Tower, Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism, and Turning the Earth.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:10-25

The Money Tower: Scene 1 (The Beginning) 1975

Physical Description: 16 prints
Box 1:26-70

The Money Tower: Scene 2 (Basic Cycles) 1975

Physical Description: 45 prints
Box 1:71-86

The Money Tower: Scene 3 (The Distribution of Money and the Re-Accumulation of Capital) 1975

Physical Description: 16 prints
Box 2:1-10

The Money Tower: Scene 4 (Money Nightmare) 1975

Physical Description: 10 prints
Box 2:11-24

The Money Tower: Scene 5 (Expansion and Speedup) 1975

Physical Description: 14 prints
Box 2:25-38

The Money Tower: Scene 6 (Abuses) 1975

Physical Description: 14 prints
Box 2:39-41

The Money Tower: Scene 7 (Resistance) 1975

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box 2:42-55

The Money Tower: Scene 8 (Inflation) 1975

Physical Description: 14 prints
Box 2:56-75

The Money Tower: Scene 9 (Accident; Death; Strike) 1975

Physical Description: 20 prints
Box 2:76-89

The Money Tower: Scene 10 (Dream of the Meaning of Revolution) 1975

Physical Description: 14 prints
Box 2:90-94

The Money Tower: Scene 11 (Confrontation Between the Employed and the Unemployed) 1975

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 3:1-21

The Money Tower: Scene 12 1975

Physical Description: 21 prints
Box 3:22-28

The Money Tower: Scene 13 1975

Physical Description: 7 prints
Box 3:29-45

The Money Tower: Scene 14 1975

Physical Description: 17 prints
Box 3:46-78

The Money Tower: Scene 15 1975

Physical Description: 33 prints
Box 3:79-91

The Money Tower: Scene 16 1975

Physical Description: 13 prints
Box 3:92-108

The Money Tower: Scene 17 1975

Physical Description: 17 prints
Box 4:1-6

The Money Tower: Intermission 1975

Physical Description: 6 prints
Box 4:7

The Money Tower: various scenes 1975

Physical Description: 8 prints
Box 4:8

The Money Tower: various scenes 1975

Physical Description: 13 contact sheets
Box 4:9-10

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 1 (Meditation on Domination and Submission) 1975

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 4:11-12

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 2 (Meditation on Authority) 1975

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 4:13-14

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 3 (Meditation on Property) 1975

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 4:15-19

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 4 (Meditation on Money) 1975

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 4:20-32

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 5 (Meditation on Violence) 1975

Physical Description: 13 prints
Box 4:33-38

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 6 (Meditation on Death) 1975

Physical Description: 6 prints
Box 4:39

Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism: Scene 7 (Revolutionary Change) 1975

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 4:40

Turning the Earth: Location 1975

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 4:41-44

Turning the Earth: Planting the Seed 1975

Physical Description: 4 prints
Box 4:45-47

Turning the Earth: Rebirth 1975

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box 4:48-61

Turning the Earth: Ritual of Master and Slave 1975

Physical Description: 14 prints