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.

Artists train daily in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints with SITI Company Members. This core training is the foundation of the summer intensive. In the afternoon, participants take a rotation of classes in Movement, Speaking, Dramaturgy, and Composition with Anne Bogart. Composition class includes a weekly assignment to create new ensemble works, including a final piece presented for the public.

Each Summer SITI chooses composition material based on a work (or works) being created by the company. Past summers have focused on the plays, such as Macbeth, The Three Sisters, and The Bacchae. Other years have spanned a body of material, such as the life and work of Bob Rauschenberg, the music of the post-rock band Rachel’s, and the American folk myth of John Henry.

Skidmore 2022 applications will open by January 2022.

“Moments of disruption are important for artists because in moments of uncertainty and even panic, artists are the ones who can return us to clarity.”

Anne Bogart

For more information


SITI Company: http://siti.org/training

Suzuki Method: http://www.scot-suzukicompany.com/en/

Viewpoints: http://www.sixviewpoints.com/