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Leon Ingulsrud

Introducing: SITI Work/Space

SITI Company has launched SITI Work/Space! What does that mean? 23 years into our life as a theater ensemble SITI Company has begun working in a new way. I have been trying to think of how to describe… more
Anne Bogart

Energy

Composer, music theorist, writer and influential artist John Cage, known for his delight in the unplanned and the unexpected, nevertheless recognized the necessity for an artist’s rigorous… more
Anne Bogart

Copy, Transform, Combine

You need something to open up a new doorTo show you something you seen beforeBut overlooked a hundred times or more.(Bob Dylan, from Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie)
Anne Bogart

Theater as Parkour

"If two roads open up before you, always take the most difficult one.  Because you know you can travel the easy one." (Raymond Belle – Parkour Traceur) As a teenager I was deeply enamored with… more
Will Bond

Reflections on Toga 2015 – Reentry

As the SCOT company clears away the debris of what was probably their most ambitious festival ever, they nurse injuries, sweep through guest rooms to clear out flip flops, broken umbrellas, half empty… more
Anne Bogart

Arousal and Control

Most of us are regularly plagued by doubt, overwhelmed by the impossible odds against us, discouraged by lack of support and dragged down by physical and emotional hardships.  And yet, despite this,… more
Will Bond

Week 2 Toga 2015

Toga 2015 #2 This is by now out of date, but I thought I’d just post it for those interested.  It doesn’t accomplish what I’d hoped, and doesn’t  have a central idea, but maybe works as a… more
Anne Bogart

Play as Paradox

Chicago theater director Damon Kiely is about to publish a book entitled “How to Read a Play” with Routledge Press and he asked me to write the forward.   Inspired by the title of his book and… more
Anne Bogart

Control and Surrender

I am currently directing Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth at Glimmerglass Festival (come visit this summer in beautiful Cooperstown, New York and catch the entire season of operas between July 11th and… more
Anne Bogart

Faith and the Vacuum

One who could make of himself a vacuum into which others might freely enter would become master of all situations. (Okakura Kakuzo)  I probably share with many a terror and trepidation around the… more
Anne Bogart

The Art of Adjustment

The Taoists describe the art of life as the art of constant adjustment to the current surroundings.  Similarly, nothing could be more central to a successful creative process than the ability to… more
Anne Bogart

Allie’s Questionnaire

Allie Lalonde, SITI Company’s wizard of communications and development, is also simultaneously writing her final thesis paper in completion of the MFA requirements for Columbia University’s… more