Training

“SITI Company has created a strong alternative approach to the traditional Stanislavski Method Acting School of Training in the United States and abroad. As an artistic collective that trains together, SITI has helped change the United States theater community’s thinking about the relationship between artists and institutions.”

—Molly Smith, Artistic Director, Arena Stage

We are deeply committed to the training and development of young and emerging artists as well as a continuing dialogue with established artists. Mary Overlie’s Viewpoint work deeply influenced Anne Bogart, and the Company continues to teach an evolving form of Viewpoints, inspired, informed and rooted in Overlie’s work. The world-renowned director Tadashi Suzuki was instrumental in the founding of SITI Company and continues to support SITI’s work and teaching of the Suzuki Method, which seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. The direct lineage of SITI’s training with these pioneers has made Company members uniquely qualified to introduce artists to both of these essential and innovative techniques for nearly thirty years.

Virtual Drop-In

This Fall, SITI is offering Virtual Suzuki & Viewpoints Drop-In Classes. Drop-Ins will be taught by SITI Company Members and Associate Artists. Classes are offered only to artists who have previously trained with SITI Company.

Workshops/Master Classes

SITI offers Suzuki & Viewpoints workshops of varying lengths, as well as Master Classes on special subjects throughout the year in SITI’s Zeisler Studio or at other institutions round the world.

Skidmore Summer Intensive

Sixty artists are invited to take part in an intensive workshop that includes rigorous, physical work, theoretical research, and the generation and performance of new work by each participant. The program’s objective is to develop courageous theater artists who are able to integrate new influences from many disciplines into their work. The curriculum is designed for pre-professional and professional artists and is available for Skidmore College undergraduate credit.

Conservatory

Spend a year working alongside a celebrated theater ensemble. The SITI Conservatory does not aspire to be a traditional school. Instead, we invite you to become part of our company’s life for a year. Every weekday, you will train, rehearse, devise, and dialogue with SITI Company members. In addition, Conservatory artists form their own ensemble within SITI, creating independent new work.

TRAINING OFFERINGS

From our nine month conservatory to single day drop-in classes, SITI Company offers a wide variety of classes and workshops to challenge and enrich the contemporary theater artist. Join our vibrant community of artists!