The Universal Movement Theatre Repertory (U.M.T.R.), originally the Radical Theatre Repertory, was a New York based booking
agency. The purpose of this non-profit organization was to assist theatrical groups and individuals in finding outlets for
the presentation of their art and to encourage developments in new and experimental forms which did not find a place in the
commercial theatre. The Archives contain correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, photographs, programs, promotional
materials, scripts pertaining to U.M.T.R. and its predecessor, the Radical Theatre Repertory; and extensive documentation
of Mark Hall Amitin's activities as booking agent for experimental theatre groups during the 1970's.
The Radical Theatre Repertory, first envisioned by Ronald Davis of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and founded by Saul and Oda
Gottlieb in 1968, was a cooperative consisting of several American experimental theatre groups. Gottlieb concentrated his
efforts on the Living Theatre's 1968-1969 tour of the United States and was therefore unable to focus as much on the cooperative.
In 1970, after the Radical Theatre Repertory had ceased to function, Mark Hall Amitin, who had been the Living Theatre's road
manager, seeing the need for the work to continue, reorganized and incorporated it as a non-profit organization under the
name Universal Movement Theatre Repertory. Amitin expanded operations, encompassing not only American but also European groups
with high artistic standards and strong political commitment.
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