SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of theater artists, and a commitment to crossing boundaries.
SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart, Tadashi Suzuki and a group of like-minded artists to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. We are a leader in the Suzuki and Viewpoints Methods of actor training and each year, we welcome over 100 artists into our studio and meet many more as we travel domestically and internationally to teach Workshops in these methods.
SITI Company is committed to providing a space where the interaction of art, artists, audiences, and ideas inspire the possibility for change, optimism, and hope. Built on the bedrock of ensemble, we believe that through the practice of collaboration, a group of artists working together over time can have a significant impact on both contemporary theater and the world at large.
As we near our 30th anniversary and begin the process of transitioning from a producing organization to a more open artist collective, we want to better reflect the diversity of the countries and communities that we work in. We want to ensure that our impact is actually reaching a wider audience and reflects our inclusive values. We want anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion to not only be a matter of our social responsibility within our community, but to be the foundation on which we build our work.
Vision & Core Values
Our vision of SITI Company is a dynamic hub of creativity, reflecting our deep interests in art, science, technology and human behavior.
We believe that, in a world so fractured, making and presenting work over time is an important way of showing how human beings can be together with greater understanding and harmony.
Create new and challenging theatrical experiences in New York, nationally and around the world.
Question for whom, with whom, and about whom we are making our work.
Offer expansive and inclusive training programs for a wide range of artists through scholarships, outreach, and active recruitment.
Educate ourselves on how the language and images we use in our work and teaching can sometimes exclude people, and actively pursue more inclusive choices.
Experiment with art forms, technologies and new ways of expressing the issues of the world that expand expectations of what theater can be.
Identify and pass on the values and useful ways of working that we have both inherited and forged ourselves to the next generation of artists.
Value and support the many ways of making art that everyone we work with brings into the room, creating spaces where all aspects of a person’s identity are seen and uplifted.
In our ongoing anti-racism work we will:
- Be actively anti-racist in our art making and practice.
- Remember that we are all responsible for maintaining safety and equality.
- Acknowledge when harm is done and tend to it, focusing on the impact.
- Create a space where people feel they can speak up and question the status quo.
- Create a space where differences are celebrated.
- Be open to change.