For the ninth year, the School of Dramatic Art is hosting a two-week long intensive training by members of the New York-based SITI theatre company.
Ellen Lauren, SITI’s co-artistic director; J.Ed Araiza, long-time company member and head of the UCLA graduate acting program; and SITI founding member Will Bond; are conducting training in composition techniques, Suzuki and Viewpoints methods to 34 dramatic art students and recent alumni.
Professor Gina Lori Riley calls it “a rare gift—a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to work with such dedicated, exceptional artists.”
SITI is an ensemble-based theater company with a focus on training young artists and a commitment to international collaboration. Tina Pugliese, director of the School of Dramatic Art, welcomes the return of its educators to the University of Windsor.
“I am happy to have Ellen and J.Ed back to the School of Dramatic Art,” she says. “They provide an exceptional opportunity to enrich the students’ training in this area.”
A free public presentation, created by the students in a collaborative process, is slated to begin in the Jackman Dramatic Art Centre at 12:30 p.m. today—Thursday, May 5. The site-specific presentation will involve cast and audience in a walk of less than 10 minutes between locations.