Publisher description for Remaking American theatre : Charles Mee, Anne Bogart, and the SITI Company / Scott T. Cummings.


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An account of contemporary theatre practice in its most collaborative and dynamic form, this is the first book-length study of two of the most important American theatre artists at the start of the twenty-first century. For twenty-five years, Mee and Bogart have pursued independent but sympathetic visions of theatre rooted in the avant-garde of the 1960s, guided by a view of art and culture as a perpetual process of 'remaking'. Since 1992, the SITI Company has pioneered the unique combination of three training practices (Viewpoints, Suzuki, and Composition) as the basis for collective creations that layer language, gesture, and image in a complex and often stunning fashion. This study provides both a general introduction to Mee's unorthodox playwriting, Bogart's innovative directing, and the ensemble work of the SITI Company and an in-depth case study of their work together on bobrauschenbergamerica, a piece inspired by the art of Robert Rauschenberg.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
SITI Company.
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Mee, Charles, -- 1938-
Bogart, Anne, -- 1951-