Small Lives/Big Dreams

August 1994
Anne Bogart
Toga Festval
Gabriel Berry (Costume Designer)
Jason Boyd (Lighting Designer)
Michitomo Shiohara (Lighting Designer)
Darron L. West (Sound Designer)
Toga Festval (Presenter)
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