What I’m finding is that what we’re making is not one play after the next, but that the plays are an expression of ways that we’ve learned to be together, radical new ways of being humans. And what the theatre can do is propose alternate ways of peeling back the barriers, of melting away the assumptions and the constrictions that this particular social moment puts on us.– Anne Bogart
City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh
January 22-February 13, 2022
Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
March 15-20, 2022
The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
March 31-April 1, 2022
Based on the Life and Predictions of Marshall McLuhan
Created by SITI Company
Conceived and directed by Anne Bogart
To mark our final season, SITI revives its first-ever devised piece: a meditation on technology that’s more resonant now than when it premiered in 1993.
The Medium draws heavily on the writings of pioneering media theorist Marshall McLuhan, coiner of the phrases “the medium is the message” and “global village” to describe his visions of our interconnected future. A champion talker deprived of speech by a stroke near the end of his life, McLuhan (portrayed with tragicomic precision by Will Bond) staggers and clicks his way through Bogart’s multichannel multiverse—a black-and-white vision of televised anti-revolution that puts our modern technocratic dilemmas front-and-center. Staged with minimalist potency and maximal physicality by Bogart and the astonishing artists of SITI Company, The Medium asks: Who are we—and what are we becoming—in the flickering light of our own devices?
“Bogart and her company … hold us in their spell” —The Los Angeles Times
A RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL
Commissioned by the Fisher Center of the Performing Arts at Bard College
Work-in-Progress Performances December 17, 18, 19
Created by SITI Company
Co-directed by Anne Bogart and Darron L West
In the tradition of Radio Macbeth and War of the Worlds: Radio Play comes SITI Company’s new production of A Christmas Carol. This new adaptation was sparked by listening to Orson Welles’ 1939 Christmas Eve radio play, featuring Lionel Barrymore, Orson, and many of the Mercury Theatre on the Air regulars. Reimagining and reanimating the intimacy and alchemy of that 1930s recording studio, SITI conjures the ghosts of the past, present and future to speak to our society’s immediate need for gratitude, charity, fairness, justice and equity. The performance of a seasonal ritual offers hope and redemption for us all.
A New SITI-Charles Mee Play
Premiering in NYC in Fall 2022
SITI Company, the premiere interpreters of Charles Mee, company member and playwright, will bring a new work to NYC audiences.