The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium

Anne Bogart
Join theater director Anne Bogart, actor Ellen Lauren (Hecuba), and curator of antiquities Kenneth Lapatin as they discuss the creative process behind the staging of Trojan Women (after Euripides), this year's outdoor theater production at the Getty Villa. Bogart shares how she, her SITI Company ensemble, and playwright Jocelyn Clarke pay homage to and deviate from Euripides' masterpiece in significant ways.

About Anne Bogart
Anne Bogart is the artistic director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is a professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program. Her works with SITI include American Document, Antigone, Under Construction, Freshwater, Who Do You Think You Are, Radio Macbeth, Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Ploughman, La Dispute, Score, bobrauschenbergamerica, Room, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure, War of the Worlds: The Radio Play, Alice's Adventures, Culture of Desire, Bob, Going, Going, Gone, Small Lives/Big Dreams, The Medium, Noël Coward's Hay Fever and Private Lives, August Strindberg's Miss Julie, and Charles Mee's Orestes. She is the author of three books: A Director Prepares, The Viewpoints Book and And Then, You Act.

About Ellen Lauren
Ellen Lauren is a founding member of and associate artistic director for SITI Company. She is an associate artist with the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) in Japan, under the direction of Tadashi Suzuki (1993-present). Lauren recived the Kosovar Award from the New York City Opera, in addition to a Theatre Communications Group Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement (2008-10). She is a faculty member of the Juilliard School of Drama (1999-present).

About Kenneth Lapatin
Kenneth Lapatin is associate curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum and serves as curatorial liason for the Trojan Women production. Trained as a classical archaeologist, he has curated several exhibitions, including, most recently, Carvers and Collectors: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems, and Pompeii and the Roman Villa at LACMA. Currently he is developing exhibitions on the modern reception of Pompeii and other sites destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, Roman luxury silver, and Hellenistic bronze statuary.

Read more about Anne Bogart and the play Trojan Women (After Euripides) on our blog, The Iris.

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. With your program ticket, you may arrive up to one hour prior to the start time of the program. For earlier arrival, a separate general admission ticket is recommended. The auditorium opens at 1:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. The Cafe is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.