University of Iowa
Anne Bogart
Lecture
Theater

Creative Matters: Anne Bogart, theater director

Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free

Anne Bogart is one of the three Co-Artistic Directors of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a professor of theatre at Columbia University, where she runs the Graduate Directing Program.

She was a recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, the Richard B. Fisher Award, a USA Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and received the 2016 Alfred Drake Award from Brooklyn College.

Recent works with SITI include The BacchaeChess MatchThe Theater is a Blank PageSteel HammerPersiansA RiteCafé VariationsTrojan WomenAmerican DocumentAntigoneFreshwaterUnder ConstructionWho Do You Think You AreRadio MacbethHotel CassiopeiaDeath and the PloughmanLa DisputeScorebobrauschenbergamericaRoomWar of the WorldsCabin PressureThe Radio PlayAlice’s AdventuresCulture of DesireBobGoing, Going, GoneSmall Lives/Big DreamsThe MediumHay FeverPrivate LivesMiss Julie, and Orestes. Operas include The Handmaid’s TaleAlcinaMacbethNormaCarmenI Capuleti e iMontecchiNicholas and AlexandraMarina: A Captive SpiritLilith and Seven Deadly Sins. Bogart is the author of five books: A Director Prepares, The Viewpoints Book, And Then, You ActConversations with Anne and most recently What’s the Story.

She is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates from Skidmore College, Bard College and Cornish College.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Hancher's Strauss Hall.

Bogart will be on campus to direct The Bacchae, presented at Hancher Auditorium on October 26.


The Creative Matters lecture series seeks to demonstrate that creativity is not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. The exciting lineup of invited speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by Hancher and the Creative Matters lecture series. The Creative Matters series is sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee.

The Creative Matters lecture series, launched in Fall 2015, seeks to demonstrate that creativity and innovation are not only at the core of all research and discovery, but also central to our human experience. Our lineup of speakers includes artists, thinkers, builders, and doers who challenge conventional thinking about creativity, science, and artistic expression, and borrow from a range of influences and disciplines in their work.