The face of the American theatre is changing again; a new generation of
performance ensembles has emerged to collaboratively create a living, breathing
theatre that redrafts the formula defined by the playwright-actor-director
hierarchy and the old-school rehearsal and performance process. The
methodologies of these ensembles vary greatly, but their continued insistence
on redfining their relationship to their history and their audiences is
reinvigorating the form. This article studies Anne Bogart and the SITI
Company's creation of Cabin Pressure as one model of this important work.