Author: Anne Bogart

Anne Bogart

Intentional Civics

Up on his political soapbox, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore insists that now is the moment for non-politicians to take action by running for political office.  What does “running for… more
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Entertainment

There’s a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.(Leonard Cohen) I graduated from high school in Middletown, Rhode Island in June of 1969. Yes, that 1969 – the year of… more
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Conscious Action

We attempt in vain to describe the character of a man; but a description of his actions and his deeds will create for us a picture of his character.(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Action is the essential… more
Anne Bogart

Linger Longer Together

A true revelation, I am convinced, can only emerge from stubborn concentration on a single problem. I have nothing in common with experimentalists, adventurers, with those who travel to strange… more
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Venetian Ruminations

From now through April 2nd, you can catch SITI Company’s brand new production entitled Chess Match No. 5, Tuesdays through Sundays at the Abingdon Theater in midtown Manhattan. We hope that you will… more
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In Praise of Doubt

The political cataclysm that recently landed upon our collective heads is a dangerous call to attention but also an opportunity. We are currently facing a crisis in the guise of a future that may be… more
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Disturbed Balance

Every autumn I arrange two museum visits with my first-year Columbia MFA directing students. On November 9th we were scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Museum of Modern Art on 54th street in… more
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The Ecstasy of the Privileged Moment

On the evening of October 24th SITI Company will host a Noir Dinner, a fundraising event, in the wonderful restaurant known as the Library at the Public Theater where we will be honoring the brilliant… more
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Shared Heat

I recently saw a Polish production of King Lear at the Venice Biennale directed by Jan Klata. But Lear was missing. Literally. At first the character of Lear was represented by an empty chair and a… more
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Resonance

I lost count of the times that I have entered a room to find my wife Rena weeping amidst objects or photographs from her past. I watch how she gently and lovingly holds the objects that had once been… more
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The Usefulness of Dissatisfaction

Ric Zank and his company, the Iowa Theater Lab exerted a significant influence on me as well as on many of my colleagues during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The work was physical, imagistic,… more
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How To Embody Time

As a midyear transfer student at Bard College, I stood on a long line to sign up for a popular theater class taught by Bill Driver, the chair of the theater department who would soon become my first… more
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Temenos

Many years ago my T’ai Chi Chuan teacher Jean Kwok made a trip to Hong Kong. On her first morning in the city she walked into a nearby park to practice her form. The large park was filled with many… more
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Agency

You are free to choose what you want to make of your life.  It’s called free agency or free will, and it’s your birthright.(Sean Covey) The moment that Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanatta first… more
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Bearing Witness

For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.(Elie Wiesel)Poet and activist Maya Angelou wrote, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” In small quotidian… more