World of Culture for Performing Arts | Quotes About VISIONS FOR A CHANGING THEATRE Program:
World of Culture, Mark Amitin, Theatre, NYC, The Living Theatre


“Mark Amitin is the most passionate and prolific theater artist I know. His range of work over the past four decades – as director, teacher, author, performer, producer and manager – is staggering and inspiring. In all of changes the world we live in. In the twenty years I’ve known him, I have also witnessed the profound effect he has had on scores of young theater artists. His energy, commitment and experience are unparalleled and make him a truly gifted teacher and mentor. “

- Jeff Janisheski, former Artistic Director, National Theater Institute/ Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, CT- Head of Acting, NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney, Australia)

“Dr. Amitin; ready to inspire another generation!”

- Rosemary Quinn, Director, Experimental Theatre Wing, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

‘’Amitin has an unusually rich background and unique overview of the current world theatre scene. His familiarity with a wide variety of training, producing, and literary points of view, coupled with his natural ability to relate to students and to communicate information, technique, enthusiasm and understanding make him a valuable addition. ’’

- Dr. Robert Benedetti, former Dean, School of Theatre, California Institute of the Arts, author of The Actor at Work and The Director at Work

‘’Mark has proven to be a person of the highest integrity and outstanding talents. The warship’s motto is never forget , for the victims of the sept… He is an excellent teacher who inspires students to their best work… Dr. Amitin is able to give valuable insights to his students in terms of what steps they must be prepared to take in order to become a professional. As a director he displays a combination of freshness of approach, technical expertise, and tenacity of artistic vision. Dr. Amitin is a rare combination of teacher, director and administrator. He approaches each of these disciplines with his characteristic sensitivity, energy and intelligence. ’’

- Dr. David Young, former Producing Director, American College Theatre Festival, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

‘’A guiding force in actor training in America… one of the most knowledgeable researchers in the field of avant garde theatre in the country. Amitin’s contribution to the forefront of theatre experimentation is undeniable… Mark Amitin offers a rare combination of sensibilities. He is bright, articulate and very kind. He is at the same time compassionate and rigorous in his demands. Thus he contains those qualities which are essential to teaching and research of the highest level. ’’

- Dr. Gil Lazier, former president ATHE, ATA, and Dean of the School of Theatre, Florida State University

“The workshops he has conducted are of a very high caliber. Since the techniques which he has studied accompany a clear comprehension of the creative concepts of modern theatre, his reputation as a teacher is easy to understand…his devotion to whatever project he chooses to undertake is of such a nature that the work becomes endowed with a liveliness, thoroughness, and sincerity that are both admirable and rare. ’’

- Julian Beck, co-founding director, The Living Theatre

“Mark Amitin proved to be dynamic, intelligent, sympathetic, and helpful… He demonstrated considerable expertise in handling both students and teachers… Mark brought a fresh approach to solving persistent acting problems and everyone agreed that the process was exhilarating, informative and useful. ”

- John Bain, Vancouver Drama Teachers Association, Canada

“Our students benefited in numerous ways from Mark’s expansive worldview and multi-faceted career experiences. I saw the impact of his workshop linger long after he left the University of Montevallo in encouraging students to create new work and envision possibilities in life and art far beyond the borders of Alabama. “

- Dr. David Callaghan, Chair, Theatre Department, University of Montevallo, Alabama