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Breathing Common Air: The SITI Company Creates Cabin Pressure
Joan Herrington

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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.