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

This December, SITI will transition out of being a producing company. Virtual drop-in classes continue through November 30, 2022. Learn more and register here. While SITI will not produce any more training workshops after October 2022, the SITI Alumni community remains active. We hope you’ll join the Alumni Network to connect with other artists who continue to train together. The best way to get more information is to sign up for a virtual alumni happy hour. We will host one gathering a month through December so members of our artistic community know how to find each other.

October 20 at 8 AM Eastern
November 17 at 7 PM Eastern
December 8, time TBD

To register for an alumni happy hour, please click here.

We remain 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-Ins

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

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

Skidmore Summer Intensive

Each year, sixty artists were invited to take part in an intensive workshop that included rigorous, physical work, theoretical research, and the generation and performance of new work by each participant. The program’s objective was to develop courageous theater artists who are able to integrate new influences from many disciplines into their work. The curriculum was designed for pre-professional and professional artists.

Conservatory

The SITI Conservatory did not aspire to be a traditional school. Instead, we invited 15-20 artists to become part of our company’s life for a year. Every weekday, they trained, rehearsed, devised, and collaborated with SITI Company members. In addition, Conservatory artists formed their own ensembles within SITI, creating independent new work.