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July 18, 2023 71 mins

In the Spring of 2023, Executive Director Michelle Preston, Producing Director Megan Carter, and Managing Director Brad Carlin sat down with David E. Shane to talk about the long road toward sunsetting the organization. SITI Company was an ensemble-based theater company whose three components were the creation of new work, the training of theater artists, and a commitment to crossing boundaries. Our guests discussed how they went about supporting ensemble members through the grief of letting go of their life’s work, and crying onstage (and off!) with the company during their final bows. Tune in!

“Trust your intuition. I knew [sunsetting SITI Company] was the right decision for this company much earlier in the process than others did. It took me a while to trust that intuition and to confidently say, I think this is the right thing for us to do.”  - Michelle Preston

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Additional Links: 

SITI Company

Conscientious Closing - a conversation with SITI Company Leadership

Work. Shouldn’t. Suck. Podcast - Sunsetting Organizations

Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast - Dante Puleio and Michelle Preston

 

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