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TRAINING FOR CONTEMPORARY SCENE STUDY/TEXT OF SARAH RUHL WITH GIAN-MURRAY GIANINO

March 9 - 13, 2020

10am - 1pm

Cost: $450 ($300 Alumni)

Description: 

This scene study class will examine the connection between SITI’s Training - The Suzuki Method and The Viewpoints - and the work of the extraordinary artist and playwright Sarah Ruhl. Each class will begin with a short training session followed by a presentation of scenes. Each scene will be developed under the guidance of SITI Company member Gian-Murray Gianino who performed in the seminal production of Ruhl’s Eurydice at Yale Rep and Second Stage Theatre.

A Note From GM 

“It has been suggested that SITI is a classical company wrapped in a post-modern bow. In many ways that sentence could be applied as a description of Ruhl’s work as well. The values embedded in SITI’s and Sarah Ruhl’s worlds are uniquely aligned. 

For one week we will explore the connection between training and scene study with an assortment of scenes from Sarah’s plays. Suzuki and Viewpoints are the tools with which to leap into the diverse and poetical landscape of the plays; the trainings are an embodied key to unlocking the logic of Ruhl’s work.” 

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About 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: http://siti.org/training

Suzuki Method: http://www.scot-suzukicompany.com/en/

Viewpoints: http://www.sixviewpoints.com/

Who should apply:

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

 

Location: 

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 March 6, 2020

Notifications will be sent on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply soon so that we may pair you with a scene and partner.

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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 jonathan@siti.org to find out more.

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