SITI Company is: Anne Bogart, Akiko Aizawa, J. Ed Araiza, Will Bond, Gian-Murray Gianino, Leon Ingulsrud, Ellen Lauren, Kelly Maurer, Charles L. Mee Jr., Tom Nelis, Barney O'Hanlon, Neil Patel, James Schuette, Brian Scott, Megan Wanlass, Stephen Webber, Darron L West
SITI Company Board of Directors: Gigi Bolt (Chair), Leonard Perfido (Vice-Chair), Martha Coigney, Barbara Olsen Cummings, Lauren Flanigan, Rena Chelouche Fogel, Jason Hackett, Chris Healy, Cherry Jones, Thomas Mallon
SITI Company Associates: Shawn Fagan, Jeffrey Frace, Christopher Healy, Mark Huang, and Donnie Mather
SITI Company Staff: Megan Wanlass - Executive Director; Michelle Preston - Deputy Director; Vanessa Sparling - General Manager
Anne Bogart (Artistic Director)
Anne Bogart is the Artistic Director of the SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a Professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program. Works with SITI include Antigone; Under Construction; Freshwater; Who Do You Think You Are; Radio Macbeth; Hotel Cassiopeia; Death and the Ploughman; La Dispute; Score; bobrauschenbergamerica; Room; War of the Worlds; Cabin Pressure; The Radio Play; Alice’s Adventures; Culture of Desire; Bob; Going, Going, Gone; Small Lives/Big Dreams; The Medium; Noel Coward’s Hay Fever and Private Lives; August Strindberg’s Miss Julie; and Charles Mee’s Orestes. She is the author of three books: A Director Prepares, The Viewpoints Book and And Then, You Act. Follow Anne on her Blog at www.siti.org/blogs/anne-bogart
Akiko Aizawa (Actor)
Akiko Aizawa has been a member of the SITI Company since 1997, after 7 years as a member of the Suzuki Company of Toga. With SITI: Antigone, Under Construction, Who Do You Think You Are, Radio Macbeth, bobrauschenbergamerica, Freshwater, Hotel Cassiopeia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Intimations for Saxophone, La Dispute, War of the Worlds, Culture of Desire, Nicholas and Alexandra, Marina A Captive Spirit and systems/layers. Roles with SCOT include: The Trojan Women, Three Sisters and Dionysus. Theatre festivals include BAM/Next Wave Festival, Under the Radar at the Public Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Court Theatre, Krannert Center, Los Angeles Opera, New York Theatre Workshop, Portland Stage, Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts and Women’s Project. International festivals/venues include: Edinburgh, Dublin, Bonn, Bobigny, Helsinki, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Bogota, São Paulo, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Toga and Moscow.
J. Ed Araiza (Actor)
SITI Company credits include: Hotel Cassiopeia, Midsummer Night's Dream, systems/layers, bobrauschenbergamerica, Culture of Desire, The Medium, Small Lives/Big Dreams, War of the Worlds and War of the Worlds/The Radio Play. Regional Theater: The Cureat Troy, Yale Rep. (American Premier); Santos and Santos, Mixed Blood Theatre; Keely and Du (original cast), Hartford Stage and ATL; 1969 and Picnic, ATL; Yerma, Arena Stage; Principia Scriptoria, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle; Charley Bacon, South Coast Rep.; King Lear, Macbeth, La Victima, Los Angeles Theatre Center. He has written the original plays Medeastories, C/O The Grove and The House all of which he directed in Austin, Texas. Other original plays directed include The Los Project at the University of Minnesota, Where Do I Begin at Naropa in Boulder, Colorado and The Water Project at Bowdoin College. J.Ed has been movement consultant on productions at The Juilliard School including: The Cherry Orchard, One Flew over the Cukoo's Nest and Balm in Gilead and at the Yale School of Drama for The Three Sisters and Our Town. Most recently he directed Vaudeville Vanya, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in Austin Texas. J. Ed was a member of El Teatro de la Esperanza and is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Austin Script Works and NoPE.
Will Bond (Actor)
Will Bond is a founding member of SITI Company. He has performed and toured nationally and internationally in SITI’s Orestes (by company member Charles L. Mee), The Medium (Obie award winner), Small Lives/Big Dreams, Culture of Desire, Bob (Obies for light and sound and three Drama Desk Nominations including best solo performance of the year), War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds/The Radio Play, Cabin Pressure, bobrauschenbergamerica, La Dispute, Death and the Ploughman, Lilith and Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Opera), Radio Macbeth, Who Do You Think You Are and a new adaptation of Antigone by Jocelyn Clarke. He has toured with Tadashi Suzuki and SCOT in Dionysus and with Robert Wilson’s Persephone. Recent roles outside SITI include at Actors Theatre of Louisville where he is an associate artist. Regional works include: Macbeth, The Lover, Creditors, Mystery of Irma Vep, Greater Tuna, Greetings, Holiday, Night Must Fall, Suddenly Last Summer, The Tempest, Hamlet. He is currently Artist-In-Residence in the theater department of Skidmore College.
Gian Murray Gianino (Actor)
Gian Murray Gianino is proud to be the newest member of the SITI company. With the company he has perfomed in Radio Macbeth (The Public, DTW, Tour), bobrauschenbergamerica (BAM, DTW, Tour), Systems/Layers (Tour), Freshwater (WP), Who Do You Think You Are (Wexner) and War of the Worlds – The Radio Play (DTW). Select New York credits include Or, and Aliens With Extraordinary Skills (The Women’s Project), Paradise Park (Daniel Fish, Signature Theatre), Eurydice (Les Waters, Second Stage), Bone Portraits (Lear deBessonet, Walkerspace), and Al Pacino’s Salome readings (NY & LA). He has performed regionally and internationally including at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Yale Rep, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre Louisville, Provincetown Rep, The Court (Chicago), Stamford Performing Arts, Krannert, Walker, Wexner, MC93 Bobigny (France), Bonn Biennale and Dublin Theatre Festival. Film and TV credits include Doctors of the Dark Side (upcoming), Painting Abby Long, Dead Canaries, Tale of Two Corners, Hospitality, Up to the Roof, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, All My Children. G.M. is a graduate of Wesleyan University and is the third generation of a New York theatre family.
Leon Ingulsrud (Actor/Director)
Leon Ingulsrud helped to found SITI Company and has appeared in Orestes, Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Opera), Nicholas & Alexandra (LA Opera), bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, Who Do You Think You Are, Radio Macbeth, Under Construction, and Antigone. Previous to SITI, Mr. Ingulsrud was a member of the Suzuki Company of Toga for seven years, during which time, Mr. Ingulsrud also served as a resident director at the ATM Arts Center in Mito, Japan. Mr. Ingulsrud served two years as the Associate Artistic Director of Swine Palace in Baton Rouge LA. Directorial credits include Endgame, The Hairy Ape, Macbeth, Martini Ceremony, Medea, Angel/Babel, Short Stories, The Sea, The Grapes of Wrath, The Tempest, Death of a Salesman, Saint Joan, Our Town, Laramie Project, Eurydice, Psyche, Callie’s Tally, Big Love, A Show Of Force, Jamestown, Dr. Faust and three different, original adaptations of Moby Dick. Mr. Ingulsrud has taught in workshops and universities around the world, translates Japanese theatre texts into English, and holds an MFA in directing from Columbia.
Ellen Lauren (Actor)
Associate artistic director for SITI. SITI credits include: Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Ploughman, Midsummer Night's Dream, Room, bobrauschenbergamerica, systems/layers, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure, The Medium, Culture of Desire, Going, Going, Gone, Orestes. National and international venues include, Bonn Festival Germany, Bogota, Colombia, BAM Next Wave Festival, Paris Bobigny Festival, Melbourne Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Singapore Festival, The Wexner Center, Walker Center for the Arts, Krannert Center, NYTW, CSC in NYC. Regional credits with SITI include San Jose Rep (MND), ART in Cambridge: (La Dispute) Actors Theatre of Louisville (ATL): (Hay Fever, Miss Julie, Private Lives). For the last 15 years, ongoing classes and residencies in the U.S. and abroad. Additional credits include The Adding Machine (ATL), Picnic (ATL), The Women (Hartford Stage), Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Opera - Kosovar Award for Anna II) all with Anne Bogart. Resident company member: Stage West (Springfield, Mass.), The Milwaukee Repertory, The Alley Theatre (Houston). Ongoing guest Artist, 16 years, The Suzuki Company, under the direction of Tadashi Suzuki; Performance and workshop venues with Suzuki include, Moscow Art Theatre, RSC in London, Theatre Olympics in Athens and Istanbul International Festival, Festival Mundial Chile, Teatro Olympico, Italy, Monpelier Festival France, Hong Kong Festival. Ongoing faculty member 9 years: The Juilliard School of Drama, New York City; Associate Director Summer Training Program, Toga, Japan.
Kelly Maurer (Actor)
Has been a member of SITI since its inception. With the company she has performed in many productions including La Dispute, Hayfever, bobrauschenbergamerica, The Medium, Small Lives/Big Dreams, Culture of Desire and Cabin Pressure, and at such theatres as: NYTW, P.S. 122, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Walker Arts Center, Wexner Arts Center, The Irish Life Theater Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. Regionally, Kelly has been seen as Rainbow in Maria Irene Fornes' And What of the Night at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Hamlet at StageWest and Christine in Miss Julie at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Internationally, she has toured with Tadashi Suzuki in the Suzuki Company of Toga's Dionysus and director Robert Wilson in Persephone. She performed the role of Jolly (as standby for Patti LuPone) in David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood on Broadway. She also performed in An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein and The Water Engine at the Atlantic, Off Broadway. Kelly teaches the Suzuki method of actor training and the Viewpoints training with SITI and at the Atlantic Theater Acting School, NYU and at workshops and universities throughout the US.
Charles L. Mee (Playwright)
Chuck is the only playwright member of the SITI Company, for whom he has written Orestes 2.0, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, soot and spit (the musical), and Under Construction. He has also written Vienna: Lusthaus, A Perfect Wedding, and a number of other plays in addition to his work inspired by Greek plays: Big Love, True Love, Trojan Women A Love Story and others. His plays have been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, the Humana Festival, Steppenwolf, and other places in the United States as well as in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna, Istanbul and elsewhere. Among other awards, he is the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His complete works are available on the internet at www.charlesmee.org. His work is made possible by the support of Jeanne Donovan Fisher and Richard B. Fisher.
Elizabeth Moreau (Company Stage Manager)
With SITI: Hotel Cassiopeia, Intimations for Saxophone, A Midsummer Night's Dream, La Dispute, Hayfever, Death and the Ploughman, bobrauschenbergamerica, Score, and systems/layers (with the band Rachel’s), and has toured these as well as Bob, Room, War of the Worlds, WOW-The Radio Play, and Cabin Pressure to theaters including: NYTW, CSC, the Walker, the Wexner, Performing Arts Chicago, the Krannert, On the Boards, B.I.T.E. (London), Israel Festival, Bonn Biennale, MC93 (Bobigny), Melbourne Festival & the Singapore Festival. NYcredits include: Dirty Blonde and Bells are Ringing on B’way, also work at the Public, NYTW, Vineyard, MTC, CSC, and the Play Co.. She has worked on Gull and Shutter with Lightbox, and Match-Play with the Rude Mechs. Elizabeth is the Artistic Associate of the O’Neill Playwrights Conference.
Tom Nelis (Actor)
SITI CO: Score; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; War of the Worlds; War of the Worlds/Radio Play; Going, Going, Gone; The Medium; Orestes. Broadway: The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Aida. Off Broadway: Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecencies, (Mineta Lane), The Cryptogram (West Side Theatre), Hot ‘N’ Throbbin (Signature), Richard III, Henry IV, the title role in Henry VI, The Merchant of Venice, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (NYSF/PUBLIC THEATER), Hot Mouth (Manhattan Theater Club), Another Person is a Foreign Country, The Trojan Women/ A Love Story, Strange Feet (En Garde Arts), Pearls for Pigs (Ontological Hysterical Theater), Laurie Anderson's Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (BAM). Also regional theaters throughout the country. Mr Nelis is a founding member of SITI CO. He has additionally performed with The Suzuki Company of Toga in Dionysus. Awards; OBIE (The Medium), San Diego Circle Critics Award (Wintertime), Drama League Nomination (Score), Barrymore Nomination (Candide). MFA, UC SAN DIEGO
Barney O’Hanlon (Actor)
SITI Company member and collaborator with Anne Bogart since 1986. International: Dublin Theatre Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Prague Quadrennial, MC93 Bobigny, France, Bonn Biennial, Festival Iberoamericano, Bogota, Kaleideskop Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford on Avon. New York: BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, PS 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera. Regional: American Repertory Theater, Trinity Rep., Alley Theater, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Steppenwolf, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Portland Stage, UCLA Performing Arts, Walker and Wexner Arts Centers, the Krannert Art Center, Austin's Rude Mechs (with Deborah Hay) and numerous Humana Festivals. Other: Los Angeles Opera, Opera Omaha, Prince Music Theater.
Neil Patel (Set Design)
With SITI Company: Under Construction, Hotel Cassiopeia, War of the Worlds, The Adding Machine, Private Lives, Hayfever, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Room, Bob and Score. Broadway: [Title of Show], Sideman (West End and Kennedy Center), ‘ Night Mother, Ring of Fire. West End: Underneath the Lintel. Off Broadway: Fifty Words (MCC), Dinner With Friends (Variety Arts Theater and National Tour), Peter and Jerry (Second Stage), Streamers (Roundabout), Hotel Cassiopeia (BAM/NEXT WAVE). Opera: New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theater St. Louis, Tokyo Nikikai Opera Theater. Television and Film: In Treatment (HBO), Alone (Gregory Orr Productions). Helen Hayes Award, Numerous Drama Desk Nominations, 1996 and 2001 OBIE for sustained excellence. www.neilpateldesign.com
James Schuette (Set and Costume Design)
Has designed 17 productions as a member of SITI Company, including La Dispute at American Repertory Theatre, Intimations for Saxophone, Bob, Culture of Desire, Room, Score, and bobrauschenbergamerica. Recent work as a set and/or costume designer includes The Unmentionables at Steppenwolf Theatre, The Elephant Man at Minnesota Opera and Hello Dolly at Papermill Playhouse. His work has been seen at Arena Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep, Mark Taper Forum, the Goodman Theatre, Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Prince Music Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, EnGarde Arts, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, American Repertory Theatre, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Colorado and Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Colorado, Seattle Opera, and internationally. Upcoming projects include SITI Company’s Hotel Cassiopeia at the Court Theatre, Frank Galati’s Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre, and Un Ballo in Maschera at Boston Lyric Opera.
Brian H Scott (Light Design)
Is a SITI Company member and has designed lighting for Hotel Cassiopeia, systems/layers, Death and the Ploughman, bobrauschenbergamerica, War of the Worlds/The Radio Play, and Midsummer Nights Dream touring production. Most recently he designed lights for; Hamlet at Classic Stage Company; The Darkling for American Opera Projects, The Importance of Being Earnest at the Arena Stage, Marina: A Captive Spirit w/American Opera Projects, Twisted Olivia w/members of the Ridiculous Theatre Company, Showpeople w/Anne Bogart @ Exit ART, Macbeth (scenic and lighting design), The Laramie Project, Death of A Salesman in Baton Rouge, LA and The Match, Cherrywood, How Late It Was How Late (Production Design), Requiem for Tesla, El Parasio, Big Love and Lipstick Traces with Austin Theatre Company, the Rude Mechs.
Megan Wanlass (Executive Director)
Megan Wanlass has been a SITI Company member since 1995. Megan was the company stage manager for 5 years prior to becoming SITI's Managing Director. She began working with Anne Bogart during The Adding Machine at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has an Arts Administration Certificate from New York University, attended the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University Business School and was a member of the Arts Leadership Institute Charter Class at Teachers College, Columbia University. Megan is currently on the board of an arts and entertainment alumni organization for her alma mater, Occidental College.
Stephen Duff Webber (Actor)
Stephen Webber has performed with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in theaters all over the U.S. and at festivals around the world including The Kennedy Center, BAM, The Humana Festival, Melbourne Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, American Repertory Theater, The Israel Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Bogota Theater Festival. Off Broadway: Death and the Ploughman (CSC), War of the Worlds (BAM), Culture of Desire (NYTW), Trojan Women 2.0 (En Garde Arts), Freshwater (Women’s Project), Hotel Cassiopeia (BAM). SITI Credits: Antigone, Radio Macbeth (Macbeth), Hotel Cassiopeia, Freshwater, Death and the Ploughman, War of the Worlds (Orson Welles), bobrauschenbergamerica, systems/layers (with Rachel’s), La Dispute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabin Pressure, Going Going Gone, Culture of Desire, The Medium, Private Lives, Hay Fever, War of the Worlds - The Radio Play (Orson Welles), Short Stories. Regional Theater: American Repertory Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville (Betrayal, Glengarry Glen Ross), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, San Jose Repertory Theater, Magic Theater, Portland Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, and Stage West.
Darron L West (Sound Design)
A SITI Company member since 1993, Darron first collaborated with Anne Bogart in 1990 while resident sound designer at Actors Theatre of Louisville. His work has been heard in over 500 productions nationally and internationally. Accolades include a 2012 Tony Award for Peter and the Starcatcher, a 1998 Obie award for SITI’s BOB, the 2000 Princess Grace Award, an Entertainment Design Magazine Eddy, the 2004 and 2005 Henry Hewes Design award, and a 2006 Lucille Lortel Award. As director: Kid Simple (2004 Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Eurydice (Children’s Theater Co., Minneapolis), Big Love (Rude Mechanicals, Austin, Texas) and co-director of SITI Company’s War of the Worlds: The Radio Play and Radio Macbeth.