From one remarkable mind to another, Conversations with Anne documents the series of intimate interviews that theater director Anne Bogart has conducted with major artists and cultural thinkers at her West Side studio, for the benefit of live audiences, over the past five years. In these extraordinary conversations, Bogart and her guests discuss such free-ranging topics as the driving forces in their work, the paths their lives have taken, and their visions for the future of their field. With each of the twenty-one dialogues, Bogart delves into the daily thoughts of the artists and thinkers whom she most admiresa group that collectively has profoundly shaped the arts and artistry in America over the past twenty-five years.
Interviews include: JoAnne Akalaitis, Lee Breuer, Ben Cameron, Martha Clarke, Oskar Eustis, Zelda Fichandler, Richard Foreman, Andre Gregory, Bill T. Jones, Tony Kushner, Tina Landau, Elizabeth LeCompte, Eduardo Machado, Charles Mee, Joseph V. Melillo, Meredith Monk, Peter Sellars, Molly Smith, Elizabeth Streb, Julie Taymor, and Paula Vogel.
Anne Bogart is the artistic director of the SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She has received two OBIE Awards, a Bessie Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a professor at Columbia University, where she runs the Graduate Directing Program. Recent works with SITI include Radio MacBeth, Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Ploughman, bobrauscenbergamerica, Room, War of the Worlds, Alices Adventures, and Culture of Desire. She is the author of three books: A Director Prepares, The Viewpoints Book, and And Then, You Act.show more