SITI Alumni have the opportunity to apply to this year’s SITI Lab, a 4 month residency designed to support SITI Alumni who make self-produced ensemble-based theater work. Each SITI Lab group will receive 25 hours of free rehearsal space over the course of the program. After a group uses its 25 hours, SITI Company will offer a discounted rental rate for the duration of SITI Lab. SITI Lab will culminate in an invited work-in-progress showing on October 4, 2019 in our Zeisler studio. The goal of this showing is to receive creative feedback from SITI Company Members and invited guests in support of further development.

2019 SITI Lab Residents  

Rebecca Jones is a director, actor, and compulsive researcher. She is a founding member and Artistic Director of August Corps, a collaborative training ensemble passionate about creating new works from old stories. A graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she was awarded the National SDC Kennedy Center Fellowship for direction in 2014. She is an alumnus of SITI company’s intensive at Skidmore college and the Viewpoints Masterclass.  Transplanted from the farmland of Alabama, she still makes sweet tea by the gallon and has a natural proclivity to stand barefoot in the dirt.



Rocío Pérez is from Madrid, Spain. She is rooted in spanish traditional dance and flamenco. She has trained as an actor in Estudio Corazza para el Actor, and as a dancer, performer and maker in Carmen Senra (Jesus Rubio, Aitana Cordero), SNDO, with Carlos Moya and Catalina Lladó. She has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She is a SITI Company Conservatory artist 2018/19. She is cofounder of La Extraña Theatre Company in Madrid. She is currently a recipient of SITI Lab residency in NYC. 




Melissa R. Randel is a theatre-maker, and performer. Her professional career began on Broadway, as Judy Turner in Michael Bennett’s A Chorus Line. The groundbreaking theatricality of A Chorus Line honed her taste for nontraditional theatre. She began training with SITI Company in 2006 and fell in love with physical theatre. In a SITI summer intensive, Melissa developed The Hat, a dreamlike narrative exploring loss and love. The Hat has been performed nationally and internationally. Melissa’s goal in theatre-making is to unite the exquisite world of the body with the irreconcilable complexity of the heart. AEA, SAG-AFTRA  


Isabel Shaida is from Dobbs Ferry, NY and Bozeman, MT. She is currently an artist in residence with SITI Lab in NYC. Most recently she has performed in Immersion, part of the SheNYC Arts Festival; An Evenings of Hot! Dance: Chair Duet at the Dixon Place Hot! Festival; This Is Not SITI Company at The Tank; and with Monica Bill Barnes & Co. for a workshop of their new project, The Mall Show at Brookfield Place. Isabel has spent the last year training with SITI Company as one of their 2018-2019 Conservatory Artists. She has also trained with Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA, and with Jodi Baker at the College of the Atlantic, where she received a degree in Human Ecology. 

2019 Applications Closed. Applications will reopen in 2021. 

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