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Anne Bogart's SITI COMPANY
Death and the Ploughman
June 15-19, 8pm

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    About Anne Bogart's SITI COMPANY


    Anne Bogart is the Artistic Director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a recipient of 2 Obie Awards, a Bessie Award, a Guggenheim as well as a Rockefeller Fellowship and is an Associate Professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program. Works with SITI include: Intimations for Saxophone; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; La Dispute; Score; bobrauschenbergamerica; Room; War of the Worlds; Cabin Pressure; The Radio Play; Alice’s Adventures; Culture of Desire; Bob; Going, Going, Gone; Small Lives/Big Dreams; The Medium; Noel Coward’s Hayfever and Private Lives; August Strindberg’s Miss Julie; and Charles Mee’s Orestes. Other recent productions: Nicholas and Alexandra (Los Angeles Opera) Marina: A Captive Spirit (American Opera Projects), Lilith and Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Opera). She is the author of a book of essays entitled A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theater. The viewpoints book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition, a collaboration with Tina Landau, will be available shortly.

    SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company led by Anne Bogart. Its mission is:

    -To create bold new productions;

    -To perform and tour these productions nationally and internationally;

    -To train together consistently;

    -To train theater professionals and students in an approach to acting and collaboration that forges unique and highly disciplined artists for the theater; and,

    -To create opportunities for artistic dialogue and cultural exchange.

    Founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, SITI Company began as an agreement to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. Originally envisioned as a summer institute in Saratoga Springs, New York, SITI expanded to encompass a year-round company based in New York City with a summer season in Saratoga. The Company is known nationally and internationally as a top-level artistic collective that generates groundbreaking theater while training artists from around the world.

    In addition to Artistic Director Anne Bogart, SITI Company is comprised of ten actors, five designers, a playwright, stage manager, development director and managing director. The company represents a change in thinking about the relationships between artists and institutions. SITI Company has formed relationships with theaters and venues around the world who present the Company’s work. Examples include our ongoing relationships with Actors Theatre of Louisville; American Repertory Theatre; the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Classic Stage Company; the Krannert Center; Magic Theatre; On the Boards; Performing Arts Chicago; UCLA Performing Arts; Walker Art Center; and the Wexner Center for the Arts. SITI’s affiliations with universities include New York University; The Juilliard School; Columbia

    University; Princeton University; The Ohio State University; Utah State University and DePaul University. Every June the Company continues to gather for our annual Summer Intensive at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Internationally, SITI has performed and led training in Japan, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Wales, the Georgian Republic, Ireland, Turkey, Italy, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Scotland, England, Israel, Denmark and Holland.

    SITI recently premiered Intimations for Saxophone at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C., systems/layers (a collaboration with music group Rachel’s) at Utah State University and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at San Jose Repertory Theatre. Other SITI productions include: Orestes; The Medium; Small Lives/Big Dreams; Going, Going, Gone; Miss Julie; Culture of Desire; Bob; Private Lives; Alice’s Adventures; Cabin Pressure; War of the Worlds; Room; bobrauschenbergamerica; Hayfever, La Dispute, Macbeth and Score. Future productions include: Hotel Cassiopeia, A Streetcar Named Desire and Reunion. SITI Company and its members have won numerous awards including Obies, Drama Desks, EDDY’s, and many more.

    One of the most important aspects of SITI’s work is the teaching of training techniques to actors and theater artists throughout the United States and the world. Each year SITI finds itself in studios, working with old friends and new. The Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training are two distinct methods of actor training used in building and staging SITI productions. SITI Company members, all of whom have been trained by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, are specially qualified to introduce and train other theater artists in these approaches. For Information regarding SITI Company’s New York City Training Studio in both the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints, please call the SITI Office at 212.868.0860.


    SITI Company is: Akiko Aizawa, J.Ed Araiza, Anne Bogart, Will Bond, Susan Hightower, Leon Ingulsrud, Ellen Lauren, Kelly Maurer, Charles L. Mee, Jr., Elizabeth Moreau, Tom Nelis, Barney O’Hanlon, Neil Patel, James Schuette, Brian Scott, Mimi Jordan Sherin, Megan Wanlass Szalla, Stephen Webber and Darron L West

    SITI Company Board of Directors: Matthew Bregman, Lynn Cohen, Ron Cohen, Barbara Olsen Cummings, Jim Cummings, Lauren Flanigan, Nicole Borrelli Hearn, Cherry Jones,
    Thomas Mallon, Mary O’Connor, Daniel C. Smith, John Wessel, and Jaan Whitehead (Board Chair)

    SITI Company Associates: Shawn Fagan, Jeffrey Fracé, Christopher Healy, Mark Huang, Kurt Kellenberger, and Donnie Mather


    SITI Company Staff & Interns: Megan Wanlass Szalla, Managing Director; Rob Handel, Development Manager; Nick Konow and Elena Mulroney.

    Consultants: Ellen Pearre Cason, Accountant; James Harley, Graphic Designer; Thomas Mallon, Attorney

    Contact Information:

    For further details about any of SITI’s productions or training programs, please feel free to contact us at:

    520 8th Avenue 212.868.0860 phone

    3rd Floor, Suite #310 212.868.0837 fax

    New York, NY 10018 inbox@siti.org / www.siti.org


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