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SITI Company Workshop in San Francisco:
Little Boxes Theater
San Francisco, CA
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SITI Company Workshop in San Francisco:
For registration or if you need more info, contact Deborah Eliezer at: 415-595-4207, ( I will not be available during the hours of the workshop)

Attention Participants: Here are instructions on how to get into the space!

HOW TO GET INSIDE: 101# at the callbox, take the lobby passenger elevator to the 2nd floor, take a few quick sharp Lefts (past a red freight elevator) and take a Right turn down into the larger hallway. You will find us down on the righthand side, past Lightsource, our neighbor print shop.

Here is the text to memorize for BOTH  the 1-day and the 5day workshops:
The slash marks indicate where and when to breathe. Do not work on emphasis or emotion, simply memorize the words and timing of the breaths.
From Anton Chekhovs The Cherry Orchard
// Oh my childhood, my innocent childhood // Happiness awoke with me every morning
it was just like this nothing has changed
All, all white //
After the dark, dismal autumn and cold, cold winter
you are young again full of happiness
the angels of heaven have not abandoned you //
Oh, if only I could free my neck and shoulders from the stone that weighs them down If only I could forget my past.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE TEXT, Kelly asks you bring in:
Ten (10) lines of any text, in any language.
The text must give you a strong desire to speak it, whatever the text might be.....poem, political statement, prose, monologue, etc.

FoolsFURY is pleased to bring back Anne Bogart's SITI Company! We are especially excited to have founding SITI Co member Kelly Maurer as our instructor--a first for Bay Area SITI workshops. Whether you're a seasoned professional using the Viewpoints and Suzuki techniques in your own work, or a student new to physical ensemble forms, we have the workshop to build your skills.

New or in need of a brush up? Enroll in the one-day introductory workshop. Want to deepen or return to your Viewpoints/Suzuki practice? Register for the five-day evening intensive.

At Little Boxes Theater:

Saturday, July 8th, 11am-5pm: One-day Workshop in Viewpoints & Suzuki Plus Community Reception hosted by foolsFURY

Instructor: Kelly Maurer
Appropriate for the new student of these disciplines, or any returning student looking to brush up on the fundamentals of Viewpoints and Suzuki training. Includes a Community Reception.

Learn more about the SITI Company's method of training and performance creation. Meet longtime company member and welcome Kelly Maurer, ask questions, shmooze with other physical ensemble theater enthusiasts. Suitable for anyone curious about theater pedagogy, community and physical ensemble training. Includes light refreshments, FREE to the public.

11:00am-3:30: Suzuki & Viewpoints training
3:45-5:00pm: Talk and Community Reception with Kelly Maurer

Monday-Friday July 10-14: Five-day Workshop intensive in Viewpoints & Suzuki
5-day intensive:

Dig deeper. Learn more about Suzuki, Viewpoints and the capacity of your mind and body.
Explore the most up to date SITI training practices with greater depth, ensemble skills and tools for applying physical training with text. Suitable for professional and pre-professional students and anyone with prior Suzuki and Viewpoints training.

Schedule on all 5 days:
Suzuki: 6-7:50pm
Viewpoints 8-9:50pm

Registration & Workshop Details:
MInimum registration age: 16
Once registered, you'll receive confirmation and further workshop details via email.
BRING: Socks or tabi, a notebook, water bottle and a snack/meal
WEAR: Dress to move. Shorts, leggings for Suzuki, No baggy pants, knees must be able to be seen.
foolsFURY Refund/Cancellation Policy:
Refunds are time-sensitive, as registration payment is the main source of income for paying our instructors and bringing quality training to the public. Even one student's registration can often make a considerable financial difference in our ability to offer a workshop or class.
Students withdrawing from a class or workshop more than seven days before the first day will receive the balance less the $75 non-refundable deposit.

Students withdrawing less than seven days before the first day will receive 50% of the total balance less the $75 non-refundable deposit.

In the event of a student withdrawal, foolsFURY Theater will apply any un-refunded income towards the balance of any future class or workshop for that student, less deposit.

About the Training:
Developed by internationally acclaimed director, Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Actor Training Method's principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor's innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor's emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor's breath control and concentration.
The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the post-modern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with time and space into six categories. She called her approach the Six Viewpoints. Since that time, Artistic Director Anne Bogart and SITI Company have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.

Kelly Maurer (Actor)
Kelly has been a member of SITI since its inception. SITI credits include Orestes, American Document, Radio Macbeth, La Dispute, Hayfever, bobrauschenbergamerica, The Medium, Small Lives/Big Dreams, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Culture of Desire and Cabin Pressure, and theatres including The Joyce, NYTW, P.S. 122, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Walker Arts Center, Wexner Arts Center, The Irish Life Theater Festival, Under the Radar (NYCs Public Theater), Bobigny (Paris) and the Edinburgh Festival. Regional credits include Rainbow in 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 Togas Dionysus and director Robert Wilson in Persephone. She performed the roles of Jolly (as standby for Patti LuPone) in The Old Neighborhood on Broadway and Hermia in Dead Man Cell Phone at Playwrights Horizons. She also performed in An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein and The Water Engine at the Atlantic. Kelly teaches with SITI and the Atlantic Theater Acting School, at NYU and workshops and universities throughout the U.S.

About SITI Company:
SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theater artists, and a commitment to international collaboration.

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. SITI believes that contemporary American theater must necessarily incorporate artists from around the world and learn from the resulting cross-cultural exchange of dance, music, art, and performance experiences.

It is through the dialogue between Suzuki and Viewpoints, these two very distinct, yet complementary approaches that the philosophy and technique of SITI Company is continually explored, revitalized, and articulated. The Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training are two distinct methods of actor training used in building and staging SITI productions. SITI Company members have been trained by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki and are uniquely qualified to introduce and train other theater artists in these challenging and innovative methods. More information, go to:

One of the most important aspects of SITI's work is the teaching of their training techniques, to actors and theater artists throughout the United States and the world.  In addition to the workshops, SITI members are on the faculties of such institutions as The Juilliard School, New York University, and Columbia University.


Little Boxes Theater
1661 Tennessee Street.
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: foolsFURY Theater
On BPT Since: Feb 02, 2006
Deborah Eliezer, Ben Yalom

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