Founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, SITI began as an agreement to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the U.S. through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. Originally envisioned as a summer institute in Saratoga Springs, New York, SITI expanded to become a year-round company based in New York City with a summer season in Saratoga. In New York City, the Company regularly performs at "New York Live Arts" (formerly Dance Theater Workshop) and conducts training programs at their home studio in midtown. The Company is known nationally and internationally as a top-level artistic collective that generates groundbreaking theater while training artists from around the world. SITI and its members have received numerous honors, including the Fox Foundation Fellowship for Distinguished Actor, Obie, Drama Desk and Eddy awards.
SITI premiered the full music-theater iteration of Steel Hammer, incorporating the musicians of the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in September 2015. Other recent projects include Aeschylus’ Persians (Getty Villa in Malibu), A Rite (with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at the Carolina Performing Arts Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Café Variations (Arts Emerson in Boston, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, Krannert Center in Champaign Urbana, Illinois), Trojan Women (the Getty Villa in Los Angeles), American Document (with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Joyce Theater, New York City), Antigone (DTW), Under Construction (Humana Festival of New American Plays), and Virginia Woolf's only play, Freshwater (the Women's Project, New York City).
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, Stephen Duff Webber and Darron L West. Michelle Preston, Megan Hanley, Alexandra Lalonde and Vanessa Sparling make up the SITI Staff. For more about the company, read Company Biographies.