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Training Opportunities

LA Master Class Series

SITI Company, in association with Umbrella Company, will offer training in Suzuki and Viewpoints on September 8 & 9 and September 15 & 16 from 7:00-10:15 PM. These classes are first-come, first-served, and in order to reserve your place in the workshop, you must pre-pay for the week by clicking on one of the PayPal buttons below. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from SITI confirming your space. Please contact us at with any questions about your participation. 


The cost of these sessions is $70 for one week of training or $140 for all four classes. You must attend both sessions in a given week. If you have a question about your participation, please contact us at


Who should participate?

The first week of training (Sept. 8 & 9) is open to artists with all levels of experience in both Suzuki and Viewpoints. The second week of training (Sept 15 & 16) is open to those artists who have trained with SITI before and those beginners who have participated in the first week of training.


The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

1238 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Workshop Guidelines:

  • Please do not be late; class will begin promptly.
  • Do not wear large pieces of jewelry, dangly earrings/necklaces, or watches.
  • If you have long hair, securely tie it back.
  • For Suzuki: wear socks or Tabi (not dance shoes), and shorts or tights/pants that allow us to see the shape of your knees. No street clothes or pants.
  •  For Viewpoints: wear clothes to move in; longer looser pants are fine; sweat pants, leggings, Jazz pants or yoga pants are okay.  We work in bare feet in Viewpoints. We will begin staging in Viewpoints clothing and you may add rehearsal clothes later if you wish.
  • Note taking is not allowed during training.


Payment: Please click on the links below to pay and reserve your space in the workshop.

Training Texts:

Please come with the following texts memorized:

For Week 1:

•Midway on our life’s journey I found myself in dark woods

The right road lost.

•To tell about those woods is hard, so tangled and rough and savage,

That thinking of it now I feel the old fear stirring.

•Death is hardly more bitter.


(• denotes breath point)

For Week 2:

Please learn the “Midway” text in addition to the following:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare

The human mortals want their winter cheer; *

No night is now with hymn or carol blest: *

Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,

Pale in her anger, washes all the air,

That rheumatic diseases do abound: *

And thorough this distemperature we see

The seasons alter: * hoary-headed frosts

Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose, *

And on old winter’s thin and icy crown

An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds

Is, as in mockery, set: * the spring, * the summer, *

The childing autumn, angry winter, change

Their wonted liveries, * and the mazed world,

By their increase, now knows not which is which: *

And this same progeny of evils comes 

from our debate, from our dissension. 

We are their parents and original.

“This has been one of the most intense, brilliant, life-changing, inspirational and growing experiences of my life. I will treasure the learning and new awareness throughout my career and cannot wait to add them. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this training to committed theater practitioners.”

—Ali Kennedy Scott, Saratoga 2012



Upcoming Workshops:

Los Angeles Master Classes

September 8 & 9

September 15 & 16

7:00-10:15 PM


2015 Skidmore Summer Intensive

Dates will be announced in the winter of 2015. 

Please visit Skidmore’s website for more information!