Small Lives/Big Dreams
The SARATOGA INTERNATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE (SITI) is an ensemble-based company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theatre artists, and a commitment to forming partnerships with international collaborators. The SITI company is comprised of J. Ed Araiza, Will Bond, Leon lngulsrud, Ellen Lauren, Kelly Maurer, Jefferson Mays, Tom Nelis, Barney (.; 'Hanlon, Karenjune Sanchez, Megan Wanlass, Stephen Webber, and Darron L. West. SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and T adashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in thP United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. Originally envisioned as a summer institute in Saratoga Springs, New York, SITI has expanded to encompass a year-round program based in New York City with a summer season in Saratoga. SITI believes that contemporary American theatre must necessarily incorporate artists from around the world and learn from the resulting cross-cultural exchange of dance, music, art, and performance experiences. THE MEDIUM was voted best visiting production at the 1995 Irish Life Dublin Theatre Festival.
"Since Sputnik put the globe in a 'proscenium arch,' and the global village has been transformed into a global theater, the result, quite literally, is the use of public space for 'doing one's thing."' -Marshall Mcluhan