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Chance and Form Master Series with Leon Ingulsrud


November 5 - 16, Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm - 9pm, Saturday: 2pm - 6pm

Cost: $450 ($300 Alumni)

Deadline to Apply: September 27th, 2019


This workshop, led by SITI Company Co-Artistic Director Leon Ingulsrud, explores chance operations and random choice generation in the creation of new work. In addition to training in the Suzuki Method and Viewpoints techniques, the strategies of artists such as John Cage, William S. Burroughs and Brian Eno will be applied to staging, choreography and the construction of narrative. 

Leon will lead participants through the deconstruction of an existing text, using chance operations to spontaneously reorganize the order of events, which will then become the basis for composition work over the course of the two-week workshop. Participants will support the decisions made by chance through artful collaboration and virtuosity of performance, applying the SITI Core Training of Suzuki and Viewpoints as a formal foundation. 

This course allows participants to delve into a new methodology for performance composition. Class time will be structured to include Suzuki, Viewpoints and “on your feet” rehearsal with critical feedback. Participants will work collaboratively on their composition. Individual rehearsal time outside of class is required for this session.

About the SITI’s Training:

Developed by the internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Method seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage.

The Viewpoints were first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with – time and space – into six categories, the Six Viewpoints. Since that time the SITI Company has expanded her original notions and adapted them for actors.

For more information:

SITI Company:

Suzuki Method:


Who should apply:

This workshop is open to actors, directors, dancers, and performance makers with any level of experience in Suzuki and Viewpoints training. Artists who have not trained with SITI before are welcome and encouraged to apply.



November 5 - 16, Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm - 9pm, Saturday: 2pm - 6pm


SITI’s Zeisler Studio, 520 8th Ave, Suite 310, New York NY.

Cost of the workshop:

The cost of the workshop is $300 for alumni and $450 for non-alumni, payable via PayPal or check. 
There is a non-refundable $30 fee to submit an application.

A $75 deposit is due upon acceptance to secure your place in the program.

Tuition remainder is due by October 28, 2019.

Deadline to Apply: September 27th, 2019

Applications open on May 31 and close on September 27th, 2019. We encourage you to apply early. We will send admissions notifications on or before October 4th. If you need an early decision in order to arrange for travel and housing, please indicate this in your application.


SITI Alumni Discount

Starting in 2019 SITI Company is implementing a workshop and masterclass discount structure for SITI alumni. To qualify for this discount you need to have attended at least one of the following:

  1. a multi-week SITI Company training program hosted in our NYC studio

  2. our annual four-week Skidmore College Summer Theater Workshop.

Workshops led by SITI Company members or alumni at other institutions do not qualify you for this discount, nor do Drop-ins or Masterclasses held at SITI. If you have questions about your eligibility for the SITI Alumni Discount, pease email to find out more.