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Leon Ingulsrud

The Actor and the Cathedral

During the 1948 summer session at Black Mountain College, John Cage presented a series of performances of music by Erik Satie. In order to contextualize what was then considered radically avant-garde… more
Anne Bogart

The Experience of Theater

someone sees a play. they ask, what's it about? i'm, like, you just saw it. it's "about" the experience you just had. ... blank face. ... but what's it about? they ask again. ... hmm. maybe it's time… more
Leon Ingulsrud

In Search of Shared Meaning

I recently had a conversation with someone that was the kind of conversation I don’t have often enough. This person was a relative stranger. I don’t want to go into specific detail about the… more
Anne Bogart

Welcome to My Party!

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. (Henry Miller) During the late 1990s SITI Company regularly led two and three-week summer workshops in Los Angeles during which… more
Anne Bogart

Ways of Seeing

Perhaps we could say that the power of theatre is that it gives us the opportunity of a sustained gaze where we can move slowly from looking to seeing. In such moments of ocular transmutation, we… more
Anne Bogart

Ghosts

The thing about the past is that it’s not the past. (old Irish saying) Perhaps the theater is a form of eulogy and our job is to raid the graveyard regularly. The ways in which we remember dead… more