History

SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the 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.

Our 20th Anniversary Season in 2013-14 was a smashing success!  To see what it was all about visit our 20th Anniversary page.

Performance History

For more on select SITI works, see Our Productions

September 1992        
Dionysus
(SCOT & SITI)
Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY

September 1992
Orestes, by Charles L. Mee
Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY

August 1993
The Medium
Toga Festival, Toga, Japan

September 1993
The Medium
Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY

September 1993
Waiting for Romeo
(SCOT & SITI)
Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY

June 1994
The Medium
New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY

August 1994
Small Lives/Big Dreams
Toga Festival, Toga, Japan

September 1994
Small Lives/Big Dreams
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

September 1994
Small Lives/Big Dreams
Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY

January 1995 
Small Lives/Big Dreams
The Medium
Modern Masters Festival: Anne Bogart
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

February 1995
Small Lives/Big Dreams
PS 122, New York, NY

April 1995
The Medium
Theatre Artaud, San Francisco, CA

July 1995
Going, Going, Gone
Bernhard Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY

October 1995 
The Medium   
Irish Life Theatre Festival (Best Foreign Production Award)
Dublin, Ireland

January 1996 
The Medium   
Out There Festival
Walker Arts Center, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN 

March 1996    
Going, Going, Gone   
Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

May 1996 
The Medium   
Utah State University, Logan, UT

July 1996       
Small Lives/Big Dreams        
Olympic Arts Festival 1996, Atlanta, GA

August 1996   
Going, Going, Gone   
Toga Festival, Toga, Japan

October 1996 
The Medium   
City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

November 1996         
The Medium   
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

January 1997 
Miss Julie       
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

May 1997       
Going, Going, Gone   
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

May 1997       
Going, Going, Gone
The Medium
Small Lives/Big Dreams
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC
Inaugural NYC Season

September 1997        
Culture of Desire        
City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

January 1998 
Private Lives, by Noel Coward          
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

February 1998           
Bob     
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

March 1998    
Culture of Desire        
Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME

April 1998       
Culture of Desire        
International Theater Festival, Bogota, Colombia

April–May 1998          
Bob     
New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY

September 1998        
Bob     
Hebble Theatre, Berlin, Germany

September 1998        
Bob     
GIFT Festival, Tblisi, Georgian Republic

September–October 1998     
Culture of Desire        
New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY

September–October 1998     
Seven Deadly Sins    
New York City Opera, New York, NY

October 1998 
Alice’s Adventures
The Raw Space, New York, NY

October 1998 
Bob     
Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin, Ireland

October 1998 
Bob     
Byam Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

November 1998         
Alice’s Adventures                 
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

November 1998         
Bob     
Serious Fun Festival
Tanz Theatre, Darmstadt, Germany

November 1998         
Bob     
Belfast International Theatre Festival, Belfast, Ireland

December 1998         
Alice’s Adventures
City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

January 1999 
Alice’s Adventures
City Stage, Springfield, MA

January 1999
Bob     
On the Boards, Seattle, WA

January 1999
Bob
PICA, Portland, OR

January 1999
Bob     
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis MN

March 1999
Cabin Pressure          
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY 

March–April 1999      
Bob     
Exit Festival, Paris, France

April 1999       
Bob     
Theatre Archa, Prague, Czech Republic

April 1999       
Bob
Performing Arts Chicago, Chicago, IL

June 1999      
Bob     
Holland Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

December 1999         
Cabin Pressure          
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

December 1999         
Cabin Pressure          
Performing Arts Chicago, Chicago, IL

January 2000
Cabin Pressure          
Miami Light Project, Miami, FL

January 2000 
War of The Worlds / The Radio Play, by Howard Koch                     
Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, New York, NY

January 2000 
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch          
West Bank CafÈ / Laurie Beechman Theater, New York, NY

February 2000
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch          
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

February–March 2000           
War of the Worlds, by Naomi Iizuka
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

April 2000       
Cabin Pressure          
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign, IL

April 2000       
Cabin Pressure          
UCLA Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA

June 2000      
War of the Worlds, by Naomi Iizuka  
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

August 2000   
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch            
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

August 2000   
Cabin Pressure          
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

August 2000   
War of the Worlds, by Naomi Iizuka  
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Scotland

October 2000 
War of the Worlds, by Naomi Iizuka              
BAM Next Wave Festival
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

October 2000 
Room
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

November 2000         
Bob
Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw, Poland

January 2001
Room
City Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

January 2001
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch                      
West Bank CafÈ / Laurie Beechman Theater, New York, NY

January 2001
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch                      
Morgan Theater, Utah State University, Logan, UT

March 2001    
bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee          
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

April 2001       
War of the Worlds, by Naomi Iizuka
Edison Theater, St. Louis, MO

May 2001       
Cabin Pressure          
Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel

June 2001      
Bob     
BITE, The Barbican, London, England

June 2001      
Room
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

October–December 2001      
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch                      
North American tour (12 U.S. cities)
Coordinated by Rena Shagan & Associates

October 2001 
Room 
On the Boards, Seattle, WA

October–November 2001      
Lilith    
New York City Opera, New York, NY

December 2001–January 2002         
Hayfever, by Noel Coward    
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

January–February 2002        
Room
UCLA Performing Arts, Los Angeles, California

March 2002    
Room 
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

March 2002    
Bob     
Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA

March 2002    
Score 
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

March–April 2002                  
Score 
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

April 2002       
Room
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

April 2002       
Room 
Miami University, Oxford, OH

April 2002       
Room
Performing Arts Chicago, Chicago, IL

May–June 2002         
Room 
Classic Stage Company, New York, NY

July–August 2002      
Short Stories  
Kaleidoskop Theater Company, Copenhagen, Denmark

September 2002        
bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee          
Stamford Performing Arts Center, Stamford, CT

October 2002 
bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee          
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champagne–Urbana, IL

October 2002 
bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee          
Performing Arts Chicago, Chicago, IL

January–February 2003        
La Dispute, by Marivaux
American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA

March 2003    
Room 
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

September 2003        
Score
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

September 2003        
Nicholas & Alexandra
Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles, CA

October 2003 
bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee
Next Wave Festival
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

October 2003 
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

October 2003 
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch
SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY

October 2003 
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch
Connecticut College, New London, CT

October 2003
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play, by Howard Koch
Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC

December 2003–February 2004
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare
San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose, CA

February 2004
Score
University of California, Davis, CA

April 2004       
Death & the Ploughman, by Johannes von Saaz, translated by Michael West        
Wexner Center, Columbus, OH

June 2004      
bobrauschenbergamerica, by Charles L. Mee
Biennale Bonn Festival, Bonn, Germany

September 2004        
systems/layers, with live music by Rachel’s
Utah State University, Logan, Utah

September 2004
Death & the Ploughman
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

October/November 2004
Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
Swine Palace, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

November/December 2004
Score
Act II, Ambler, PA 

November/December 2004
Death & the Ploughman
Classic Stage Company, New York, NY 

January/February 2005
Intimations for Saxophone, by Sophie Treadwell
Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

January 2005
Score
Pike Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

January 2005
Score
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

January 2005
Score
The Egg, Albany, NY

February 2005
Score
University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,
College Park, MD

February 2005
Score
Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

February 2005
Score
College of Du Page Performing Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

March 2005
Death & the Ploughman
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

March 2005
Death & the Ploughman
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase, NY

March 2005
systems/layers
Krannert Center, Champagne, IL 

April 2005
bobrauschenbergamerica
MC 93 Bobigny, Bobigny, France

April/May/June 2005
Score
New York Theatre Workshop, New York, NY

May 2005
bobrauschenbergamerica
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

June 2005
Death & the Ploughman
On the Boards, Seattle, WA

June 2005
Death & the Ploughman
NET Festival, Blue Lake, CA

October 2005 
Death & the Ploughman
Melbourne International Festival, Melbourne, Australia

November 2005         
Death & the Ploughman
Edison Theatre, St. Louis, MO

February 2006           
Death & the Ploughman
Mondavi Center, UC Davis, Davis, CA

February 2006           
Death & the Ploughman
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT

February 2006                       
Death & the Ploughman
’62 Center for Theater & Dance
Williams College, Williamstown, MA

February 2006                       
Death & the Ploughman
Wesleyan University, Center for the Arts, Middletown, CT

March/April 2006
Hotel Cassiopeia, by Charles L. Mee
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

April/May 2006                       
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, AL

June 2006                  
Death & the Ploughman
Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore

June 2006
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play
Round Arts Auditorium, Round Lake, NY

August 2006
Room
Todd Mountain Theater Project, Roxbury, NY

September 2006
bobrauschenbergamerica
American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA

September 2006
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

September 2006
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

October 2006
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
U Mass – Amherst, Amherst, MA

November 2006
Hotel Cassiopeia
The Court Theatre, Chicago, IL

January 2007
Radio Macbeth (workshop performance)
The Public Theater, New York, NY

February 2007
Radio Macbeth
The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

April 2007
Hotel Cassiopeia
Arizona State University, Public Events, Tempe, AZ

May 2007
Hotel Cassiopeia
SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY

June 2007
Bob
Theatre Archa, Prague, Czech Republic

June 2007
Radio Macbeth
International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, CT

August 2007
Radio Macbeth
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 

Sept/Oct 2007
Radio Macbeth
bobrauschenbergamerica
Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland

October 2007
Hotel Cassiopeia
Next Wave Festival
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

October 2007
War of the Worlds-The Radio Play
Latino Theater Company
Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA

November 2007
Radio Macbeth
SUNY Purchase, Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY

February–March 2008
Who Do You Think You Are
Arizona State University, Public Events, Tempe, AZ

April 2008       
Death and the Ploughman
Luckman Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

May 2008       
Death and the Ploughman
Toneelacademie Maastricht, The Netherlands

June 2008
Who Do You Think You Are
Saratoga Arts Fest
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

September 2008
Radio Macbeth
St. Benedict Arts Center, St. Cloud, MN

September 2008
Radio Macbeth
Theatre Junction, Calgary, Canada

Nov/Dec 2008
Radio Macbeth
Court Theatre, Chicago, IL

Jan/Feb 2009
Freshwater, by Virginia Woolf
Women’s Project, New York, NY

March/April 2009
Under Construction, by Charles L. Mee
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY

April 2009       
Under Construction
Arizona State University, Gammage, Tempe, AZ 

April 2009       
Under Construction
Who Do You Think You Are
Krannert Center, Champagne, IL

May 2009
Antigone
The Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

June 2009
Radio Macbeth
Saratoga Arts Fest, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

July 2009
Radio Macbeth
Columbia University School of the Arts
Miller Theater, New York, NY

October 2009
Who Do You Think You Are
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

October 2009
Who Do You Think You Are
Luckman Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

October 2009
Antigone (premiere)
Dance Theatre Workshop, Los Angeles, CA 

January 2010
American Document with Martha Graham Dance Company
Under the Radar Festival
Public Theater, New York, NY

April/May 2010
bobrauschenbergamerica
Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY

June 2010
American Document (Premiere) with Martha Graham Dance Company
The Joyce Theatre, New York, NY

June 2010
Room
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Oct 2010
Radio Macbeth
War of the Worlds-Radio Play
Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY 

November 2010
Trojan Women (Reading)
The Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

January 2011 
Death & the Ploughman
Krannert Center, Champagne-Urbana, IL

February 2011
Radio Macbeth
Clarice Smith Performing Arts, College Park, MD

March 2011
Room
The Women’s Project, New York, NY

April 2011
Radio Macbeth
Flynn Center, Burlington, VT

April 2011
Radio Macbeth
Connecticut College, New London, CT

April 2011
Radio Macbeth
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

April/May 2011
Under Construction
Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY

July 2011
Death & the Ploughman
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Sept/Oct 2011
Trojan Women
Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

January 2012
Bob
New York Live Arts, New York, NY

April 2012
Cafe Variations
Arts Emerson / Emerson College, Boston, MA

May 2012
Who Do You Think You Are
Playmakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, NC

June 2012
Continuous Replay
Special guest artist appearance with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co.
SPAC, Saratoga Springs, NY

September 2012
Café Variations
Clarice Smith Performing Arts, College Park, MD

October 2012
Staged Reading
Desire Caught by the Tail
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

October 2012
Trojan Women
Connecticut College, CT

November 2012
Café Variations
Krannert Center, Champagne, IL 

November 2012
Bob
Centro Dramático Nacional, Theatre Valle-Inclán
Madrid, Spain

November 2012
Trojan Women
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York

December 2012 - January 2013
Participation in Ann Hamilton Installation
the event of a thread
Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

January 2013
A Rite (Premiere)
Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill, NC

February 2013
A Rite
Clarice Smith Performing Arts, College Park, MD

February 2013
Café Variations
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

March 2013
Café Variations
Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT

March 2013
A Rite
The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase
Purchase, NY

March 2013
Café Variations
Halbritter Performing Arts Center at Juniata College
Huntington, PA

April 2013
Trojan Women
Arts Emerson / Emerson College, Boston, MA

April 2013
Trojan Women
University Musical Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

May 2013
SITI Company Reads the Classics
Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA

July 2013
A Rite
Bard Summerscape, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

October 2013
A Rite (NY Premiere)
BAM Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn New York

October 2013
A Rite
Yerba Buena Performing Arts Center
San Fransisco, CA

November 2013
Cafe Variations
George Mason University
Fairfax VA

November 2013
Cafe Variations
University Of Washington
Seattle, WA

January 23 - 24, 2014

A Rite

Modlin Center for the Arts
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

March 19 - April 6, 2014

World Premiere

Steel Hammer
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Humana Festival of New American Plays
Louisville, KY

May 8 - 10, 2014

This is How I Don’t Know How to Dance

The Final Production of 2013-14 SITI Conservatory
TBG Theater
New York, NY

August 28 - September 27, 2014

World Premiere
Persians
Getty Villa
Malibu, CA

September 30, 2014
Cafe Variations
Valley Performing Arts Center
University Of California Northridge
Northridge, CA

Awards

 
SITI Company
 
2013 Rene Castillo Otto Award for Political Theater
2006 IRNE Award Nomination for Best Choreography, Boston, bobrauschenbergamerica
2005 American Theatre Wing Award
2005 Drama League nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play, Death & the Ploughman
2003 Connecticut Critics Circle “Outstanding Road Show” Award for Stamford Center for the Arts presenting
bobrauschenbergamerica
1995 Dublin Festival, Best Foreign Production - The Medium

Anne Bogart
 
2012 Doris Duke Artist Award; Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Creative & Performing Arts
2011 Honorary Degree from Skidmore College, Pat Miller Playmaker Award from Emory University
2006 USA Artists Rockefeller Fellow
2003 Elliott Norton Award - Outstanding Direction
2002 Distinguished Chancellorship Award
2001 Edwin Booth Award, Charles Flint Kellog Award, Monty Wooly Memorial Award
2000/01 Guggenheim Fellowship
1999 ATHE Career Achievement Award
1995 Modern Master at Actors Theatre of Louisville
1990 OBIE Award - Baltimore Waltz
1988 OBIE Award - No Plays, No Poetry
1984 BESSIE Award - South Pacific

Will Bond
 
1998 Drama Desk Award Nomination for Bob
 

Ellen Lauren
 
1996 New York City Opera Kosovar Award – Seven Deadly Sins


Tom Nelis
 
2006 Drama League Nomination for Distinguished Performance – Score
1994 OBIE Award – The Medium


SITI Company Design Team 
(James Schuette, Brian H. Scott and Darron L West)
2004 THE HENRY HEWES AWARD - American Theatre Wing - bobrauschenbergamerica
(Mimi Jordan Sherin, Neil Patel, James Schuette, and Darron L West)
2000 EDDY AWARDWar of the Worlds


Neil Patel (Scenic Designer)
 
2001 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence
1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence
1996 Encore Magazine “Taking Off” Award


Mimi Jordan Sherin (Lighting Designer)
1998 OBIE Award – Bob


Darron L. West (Sound Designer)
 
2012 Tony Award - Peter & the Starcatcher; Princess Grace Statue Award
2002 Austin Critic’s Table Best Director - Rude Mechanicals Big Love
2000 Two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee
2000 TCG Artist In Residence at Children’s Theater of Minneapolis
1998 Drama Desk Award Nomination for Bob
1998 OBIE Award - Bob
1997 Princess Grace Award in Sound Design
Nominations: Barrymore Award - Aunt Dinah, I Am A Man
American Theatre Wing - The Secretaries, Rent
Awards