Recognized for their pioneering repertoire, collaborative foundation, and groundbreaking technique, SITI Company has been heralded as one of the most important and successful contemporary American theater ensembles. During these unprecedented times, the company is offering an engaging and thought-provoking series of online presentations, artist talks, and movement workshops to keep audiences connected.
Technology: Zoom or other live streaming platform provided by presenter.
Company requires Presenter to provide virtual stage manager to run virtual activities.
At minimum one(1) advanced technical virtual rehearsal to run multimedia presentation with presenter’s virtual stage manager is required unless otherwise noted below.
TALKING INTO THE FUTURE – A SITI Dialogue Series
Recognized for their pioneering repertoire, collaborative foundation, and groundbreaking technique, SITI Company has been heralded as one of the most important and successful American theater ensembles working today.Through a series of dialogues and dynamic conversations, SITI Company will invite collaborators and peers to investigate the challenges of our time through a multitude of lenses. Innovative and inventive, SITI draws on our current moment of questioning and dismantling the status quo to make new connections and unite local and global voices together while shining a light on the next generation of artists and theater makers. In a period of history in which circumstances have unmoored artists and audiences alike, SITI will keep moving forward alongside our peers in vibrant and positive ways.
Multimedia talk w/Q&A.
SITI Company members in dialogue with other artists, ensembles, or local community leaders.
Approx 90 minutes (60-minute multimedia talk with recorded footage for performance and rehearsals followed by 30-minute Q&A session).
Attendance is based on what is allowed by streaming platform.
Description: With our Talking into the Future Series, we seek to create what we call a “gymnasium for the soul,” where we can activate creative friction and bold questions with other companies and collaborators; to explore the art of assembly in all its forms and amplify the work of other ensembles and theater rebels. We have outlined six topics and can provide a list of potential collaborators for conversation upon request.
1. Who is talking?
Who is at the table and who should be included? How do we challenge the old patterns?
2. What are we talking about?
What is the content of our art? What is being conveyed by the way we make our art, outside of its content? Does art have a social/political responsibility? Anne Bogart and other artists.
3. Where does the art happen?
What are the venues for performance? How is this changing because of technology and pandemics and the demand for a more inclusive culture?
4. When is the right time?
How does change in art making happen? What is the nature of revolution within culture? Should it all happen at once? Does it need to take time? Is it a bit of both? What is the role of art within social/political change?
5. Talking the future into being.
What is the power of describing the world? How do we stay rooted in the now while moving forward?
6. Legacy: The art of letting go/can your mission outlive you? Fall 2022 in NYC Anne Bogart and SITI Company