Your two main training methods

Interview with Anne Bogart

“I do have a problem with the Method, and I do think the misunderstanding of the Stanislavsky system has essentially destroyed the American Theatre.”

SITI training summary

VIEWPOINTS AND THE SUZUKI METHOD – A LECTURE BY DONNIE MATHER (SITI company member)   Abstract   This lecture, presented at the opening of the 2nd Engrupedança conference at UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro in 2009, reviews the main points of the Viewpoints training method, as seen through the personal experience of actor Donnie Mather with SITI Company, directed by Anne Bogart. The text lists the content of the different viewpoints and describes the training, its applications and results through examples from various productions of SITI Company. Donnie Mather also introduces the Suzuki method which, according to him, complements the Viewpoints training.


Ever since I was a teenager, I have written in a journal. This daily action provides me with the space and time to practice forging sentences and paragraphs and to develop a point-of-view in relation to my daily experiences and encounters.  I equate the Viewpoints with this activity.  Together, within a Viewpoints improvisation, we collectively study the art of writing theatrical fiction upon the stage using the tools of time and space.  And we practice on a daily basis.  We base our writing upon what we are reading from the space, from one another, from the audience and from the situation from moment to moment.”

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About La (Paula) Mor

La (Paula) Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for 20+ years, both at Secondary and University level. La is currently working on Jeju Island in South Korea at Branksome Hall Asia where she develops original, contemporary theatre with her students and continues research into the applications of the Viewpoints in Theatre Education. La has been trained in Anne Bogart's 9 Viewpoints by SITI Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo and delivers international Viewpoints training to young people, undergraduates, performers and lecturers. Academic background: BA(Hons) Bristol University; PGCE Leeds University; MA Applied Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama.

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