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The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.


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BOY GETS GIRL  | Open: 07/17/15 Close: 08/02/15
Time Magazine Play of the Year

Variety says: "Rebecca Gilman offers up a tale of Gotham singledom you won't be seeing any time soon on 'Sex and the City.' A disturbing chiller about a woman whose life of accomplishment is quickly destroyed by a disturbed admirer, the play works powerfully at its most basic level…"

Theresa Bedell is a successful reporter in New York who loves her work and the life she has made for herself. A relationship with a man would complete the picture and so she agrees to go on a blind date with a friend of a friend. Tony is attractive and funny, but Theresa isn't sure, and after a second date she's convinced they have nothing in common and sees no point in continuing the relationship. Tony, though, thinks otherwise. What at first seems like persistence on his part grows into obsession, and Theresa's annoyance with Tony turns to terror as he begins to threaten her and those around her. Ultimately, Theresa must fight to save herself from being erased by Tony's actions which call into question the assumptions at the very heart of romantic pursuit.

Playing in rotating repertory with BOYS' LIFE, the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by Howard Korder.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:

Starring Erin Cronican* (Theresa), John D'Arcangelo (Les), Virginia Gregory (Beck), Einar Gunn* (Howard), Emily Newhouse (Harriet), Daniel Michael Perez (Tony), and Brandon Walker* (Mercer).  (*=member of AEA). 

Directed by Brandon Walker. Assistant Directed by Michelle Hakala Wolf. Stage Managed by Candice Oden*.


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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BOYS' LIFE  | Open: 07/17/15 Close: 08/02/15
What happens when boys and girls don't do as they're told?

A bitingly funny postmodern comedy of manners, which follows the fortunes of a group of urban male "yuppies" as they attempt to come to terms with life. Produced with great critical and popular success by New York's prestigious Lincoln Center Theater.

Told in a series of fastpaced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city—and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jack, who is already married and a father, but is not above pursuing daytime adulteries while babysitting in the park; the innocent, vulnerable Phil, who grows weary of not being taken seriously and concludes that being unhappy is the way things are supposed to be; and the handsome, amoral Don, who risks a solid relationship with his girlfriend by sleeping with another, simply to see if he "could get away with it."

Moving along briskly, with its mood of satirical humor brilliantly sustained, the play dissects and anatomizes the male narcissism—and protracted adolescence—which characterizes its protagonists and, in the end, makes it hilariously clear that it is actually the women who possess the qualities of "manhood" and maturity which their deluded lovers so desperately lay claim to. "…BOYS' LIFE is the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long time…" —The New Yorker.

Playing in rotating repertory with BOY GETS GIRL, the searing and bitingly witty drama by Rebecca Gilman.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:

Starring Mary Ruth Baggott (Karen), Olivia Baseman* (Girl), Brisa Freitas (Lisa), Logan

Keeler (Phil), Lori McNally* (Maggie), Candice Oden* (Carla), Daniel Michael Perez

(Man), Brandon Walker* (Jack), Alex Witherow (Don). Understudy: Natalie Neckyfarow*.

(*=member of AEA).

 

 


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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Closer  | Open: 09/21/11 Close: 10/09/11
It’s not just a play about betrayal...

 

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, revives Marber’s penetrating parable of learning how to love in the modern world.

Meet Dan.  35 years old.  A failed novelist.  Stuck in a dead-end job, writing obituaries.  He’s all but given up on life.  His best relationship has been with his pen – until Alice, an enigmatic stripper, crashes into his world and reinvigorates him…for a while. Now,  he’s got the girl.  He’s got a new book coming out.  But nothing seems to be enough.  Chance intervenes again in the form of Anna, a passionate photographer.  It’s true love all over – except she wants nothing to do with him… until after she marries Larry, a deviant dermatologist.

 A Tony Nominated and Olivier Award Winner, Closer has been called "one of the best plays of sexual politics in the language." - The Sunday Times

 “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle. Love is a war. Love is a growing up..” – James Baldwin

 

 

Starring Erin Cronican*, Elyse Fisher, Nick Velkov*, and Brandon Walker.* (*Member AEA)

All Tickets are $10 - That's right! It's only $10 to see professional theater in NYC, because we at The Seeing Place feel that theater should be accessible to everyone (cheaper than a movie ticket.)

For more information about The Seeing Place, visit www.seeingplacetheater.com.

Please get to the theater early, as late seating is limited due to the layout of the theater.

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For Profit  | Open: 03/11/12 Close: 03/20/12
Faced with the pressure of a new city and student loan debt, Aaron Calafato finds himself in the midst’s of the McDonaldization in America’s Higher Education System. An unforgiving boss, mind-numbing corporate meetings, and an impending Federal Investigation is just his average Monday morning as the new Admissions Advisor at For Profit University. But how much more can he take? And what choice will he make when it comes to endangering the future of potential students or losing his job?


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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GIDION'S KNOT  | Open: 12/04/15 Close: 12/20/15
“Men aren’t afraid of dying, but they are afraid of not being remembered…”

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Playing in rotating repertory with THE PILLOWMAN, the darkly humorous drama by Martin McDonagh.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:
Erin Cronican (Corryn Fell), Susan Izatt (Heather Clark.) Understudy: Natalie Neckyfarow.

Direction by Brandon Walker. Assistant Direction and Stage Management by Candice Oden. Lighting Design by Duane Pagano.


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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Look Back In Anger  | Open: 10/12/10 Close: 10/30/10
 A savage tale of class conflict – battled in the bedroom.

Jimmy Porter is angry. Overeducated and underemployed, he is stuck in a dead-end job. His wife won't talk to him. His best friend is always by her side. When her upper-crust friend shows up unexpectedly, Jimmy reaches the breaking point. John Osborne's ground-breaking story of a working-class hero fighting for his wife's love is as resonant now as it was in 1956, when Kenneth Tynan wrote...

"I could not love anyone who did not wish to see LOOK BACK IN ANGER."

Directed by Reesa Graham.  Featuring Keenan Caldwell, Rick Delaney*, Adam Reich*, Anna Marie Sell*, and Brandon Walker*.  Lighting Design by Christopher Michael Ham.  Production Design by Lillian Wright.  *AEA Member.  Equity Approved Showcase.

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Love Song  | Open: 11/23/12 Close: 12/09/12
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings you John Kolvenbach’s disarming story of loneliness defeated by love. "What secret ingredient makes you think things are Possible?"
 
Meet Beane. He's depressed. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and in love with his assailant, Molly. Suddenly Beane's got something to live for, and that's contagious enough to transform his sister's life too - right down to the nuts and bolts of her marriage. Unfortunately, Beane's got a problem that could land them all right back where they started. Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach’s Olivier Award-Nominated, offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms.

About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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Measure For Measure  | Open: 03/28/19 Close: 04/14/19
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”

The Duke of Vienna sets off on a diplomatic mission abroad and hands over power to the austere Lord Angelo, who enforces the city’s long-dormant moral code with draconian zeal. But when a pious young nun comes to Angelo to plead for the life of her doomed brother, she sets in motion a series of events that test the limits of human will, and reveal a tangled web of desire and deception.

Cast/Creative Team for MEASURE FOR MEASURE: Starring Rusty Flounders, Robin Friend, William Ketter, Jared Mason Murray, Candice Oden, Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia, and Brandon Walker. Directed by Brandon Walker. Lighting Design by Eve Banti. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican. 

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OTHELLO  | Open: 02/26/15 Close: 03/15/15
To kick off a season that explores gender warfare, victim shaming, racial bias and police corruption, The Seeing Place Theater brings you Shakespeare's timeless drama, OTHELLO. Staged in modern dress with a deep focus on the language, this story is brought to life through the lens of one central dilemma:  

How can your ego survive when “the other” stands in your way?

After Othello, a black Arab, is made General and appointed leader of a wartime military operation, he chooses a scholar as his lieutenant and marries a powerful senator's daughter without his consent. Sick of being passed over, Othello's closest friend and best soldier uses his influence to make a deadly point.  

“We live in a world that pretends it is accepting of others, while silently or overtly belittling people we do not understand, “ says TSP Artistic Director, Brandon Walker. “It is not just a black play - our ensemble is exploring this story as it relates to all of us today, particularly in our current climate of strained Arab/American relations. OTHELLO’s themes highlight a strong need for empathy with respect to all races, genders, economic classes and religious beliefs.”

This production of OTHELLO is visceral, immediate, and spoken in a way that anyone can understand. 

Cast:Esther Chen, Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Lex Daemon, Ian Moses Eaton*, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Daniel Michael Perez, Lila Smith*, Carla Torgrimson and Brandon Walker*.  Understudies: Mary Ruth Baggott, Alex Witherow

(*=member AEA)


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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Othello  | Open: 03/15/15 Close: 03/15/15
To kick off a season that explores gender warfare, victim shaming, racial bias and police corruption, The Seeing Place Theater brings you Shakespeare's timeless drama, OTHELLO. Staged in modern dress with a deep focus on the language, this story is brought to life through the lens of one central dilemma:  

How can your ego survive when “the other” stands in your way?

After Othello, a black Arab, is made General and appointed leader of a wartime military operation, he chooses a scholar as his lieutenant and marries a powerful senator's daughter without his consent. Sick of being passed over, Othello's closest friend and best soldier uses his influence to make a deadly point.  

“We live in a world that pretends it is accepting of others, while silently or overtly belittling people we do not understand, “ says TSP Artistic Director, Brandon Walker. “It is not just a black play - our ensemble is exploring this story as it relates to all of us today, particularly in our current climate of strained Arab/American relations. OTHELLO’s themes highlight a strong need for empathy with respect to all races, genders, economic classes and religious beliefs.”

This production of OTHELLO is visceral, immediate, and spoken in a way that anyone can understand. 

cast: Esther Chen, Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Lex Daemon, Ian Moses Eaton*, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Daniel Michael Perez, Lila Smith*, Carla Torgrimson and Brandon Walker*.  Understudies: Mary Ruth Baggott, Alex Witherow

(*=member AEA)

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Scotch Kiss  | Open: 09/26/11 Close: 10/09/11
Sometimes, divorce is the only way to communicate after 60 years of marriage.  


The Seeing Place Theater, known for its intensely intimate ensemble work, embarks on a World Premiere of rare proportions - an elderly love story of immigrants finding the true meaning of the American Dream.

Married life hasn't been the best for the Turners since they left Scotland in 1951. On the eve of their 60th anniversary, Addie deserts their Brooklyn home while William is running errands.  After their wayward son moves her into the living room of their alcoholic daughter's apartment, she drains the joint bank account, hires the best lawyer she can find, and pays him to be her shrink.  She even serves divorce papers on Thanksgiving...for effect.  The kids do their best to negotiate hunger strikes, restraining orders, and the rapidly diminishing family fortune - while William does everything he can to sabotage the court proceedings and save his marriage.  Scotch Kiss is a black-comedic romance about a family learning, for the first time, how to appreciate one another.

Scotch Kiss was inspired by true events and developed through improvisation by The Seeing Place Ensemble.


With Mary Anisi*, Amanda Baker*, Kathleen Brower*, Michael Stephen Clay, Debbie Friedlander*, Ned Baker Lynch, Rhonda Musak*, and David Sedgwick*
. (*Member AEA)

All Tickets are $10 - That's right! It's only $10 to see professional theater in NYC, because we at The Seeing Place feel that theater should be accessible to everyone (cheaper than a movie ticket.)

For more information about The Seeing Place, visit www.seeingplacetheater.com

Please get to the theater early, as late seating is limited due to the layout of the theater.

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THE CREDEAUX CANVAS extended!  | Open: 10/14/09 Close: 10/18/09
The painter Jean Paul Credeaux has just been rediscovered by the art world. Meanwhile, back in the East Village, Jamie's father has died; he and his starving-artist roommate, Winston, don't even have a kitchen sink. To make matters worse, Jamie's father forgot him in the will, leaving his legacy of art dealings to charities and friends. Jamie's girlfriend, Amelia, can't keep a job to support her singing career. They are out of options, until Jamie has an idea for the three of them to forge a Credeaux painting (a nude portrait) and sell it to fund their dreams. Only one problem: Jamie doesn't paint... "The Credeaux Canvas" is a complex love story, shining a sharp light on the things we give up in the fight for what we want.

Equity Approved Showcase.  Featuring Joseph Mancuso, Jerilyn Sackler*, Anna Marie Sell*, and Brandon Walker*

* members of actors' equity association


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The Lover  | Open: 07/27/12 Close: 08/12/12
“Some people claim that marriage interferes with romance. There's no doubt about it. Anytime you have a romance, your wife is bound to interfere.” - Groucho Marx

 

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings you Harold Pinter’s "bizarre theatrical evening" of lust, cunning, and costumes.  

How far will you go to spice up your marriage? Do you need to go outside of it to get the fulfillment you need? And what happens when you cross the line? In Pinter's quintessential dark and stormy bedroom farce, he examines a husband, a wife, her lover, and the coping mechanisms people use to survive the seven year itch.  

Performances run July 27 - August 12, 2012 Wednesday-Saturday at 7:00pm and Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00pm.

Be sure to see this show's companion piece, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, performed by the same actors and same creative team in true ensemble repertory. Both shows are $12 each, or see the complete event for only $20 (save $4)  For tickets visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444.

 

The Lover is directed by Ariel Francoeur, and stars Erin Cronican, Brandon Walker, and Ned Baker Lynch.

For more information, visit http://www.seeingplacetheater.com

Check out our blog at http://theseeingplacetheater.blogspot.com, as well as our pages on Facebook and Twitter:

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About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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The Maids  | Open: 03/29/19 Close: 04/14/19
“Now I have my own dress, and I am your equal.”

Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendezvous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame's return.

Cast/Creative Team for THE MAIDS: Starring Erin Cronican, Christine Redhead, and Gaia Visnar. Directed by Erin Cronican. Lighting Design by Eve Banti. Sound Design by Brandon Walker. Costume Design by Erin Cronican. 

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The Seeing Place Theater announces Talkbacks for The Whistleblower Series  | Open: 04/28/18 Close: 04/28/18
The Seeing Place Theater
announces

Talkbacks for

The Whistleblower Series

Through May 13, 2018

at The Paradise Factory

 

The Seeing Place Theater announces talkbacks for The Whistleblower Series, three plays in rep: The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie now through May 13, 2018 at the Paradise Factory, 64 E. 4th Street, NYC.

 

A talkback for The People VS. Antigone will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 after the 2pm performance. A talkback for My Name is Rachel Corrie will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 after the 4:30pm performance. Talkbacks for I Am My Own Wife will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 after the 5pm performance, and Wednesday, May 2, 2018, after the 3pm performance. Tickets to each show are $20 general admission ($30 Premium Seating, $10 5@50%) and are available at http://www.TheSeeingPlace.com, including discounted ticket packages to all three plays for $45.

 

The Seeing Theater's eighth Season has focused on bringing together stories that challenge the ways in which we relate to our fellow man. The season concludes with a triple-header: THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE, a world premiere adaptation by Brandon Walker, running in rep with two searing one-person shows: I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie.

 

Each play in the Whistleblower Series explores the female protagonist as anti-hero. Each has mysteries around their actions with the public vilifying them and diluting their intended message. Additionally, all three plays explore international themes: Antigone is set in Greece, I Am My Own Wife is set in Germany but also has Americans, Russians and even the Japanese represented. And My Name Is Rachel Corrie has an American girl going to Israel/Palestine.

 

With THE WHISTLEBLOWER SERIES, The Seeing Place examines the fallout when someone in our society calls out tyranny. "Society likes to romanticize the whistleblower, but when an activist stands up and says 'NO' there is often more backlash than support," said The Seeing Place's Managing Director, Erin Cronican. "We see abuse victims shamed and activists killed, and yet most people believe in the tenets these whistleblowers have put forth. So, what explains this gap? Our ensemble is using these three challenging and polarizing plays to expose that gap and ignite a conversation - with the hope that empathy and deeper understanding will emerge."

 

Even though the plays of The Seeing Theater's 8th Season span a hundred years and countless generations of storytelling, the subjects broached, and lessons learned are achingly relevant today. TSP chose these plays to open up a dialogue with an audience about the world. How can we build on what we've learned from the people who've come before us? 

 

THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

An adaptation by Brandon Walker from the play by Sophocles

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

The Seeing Place presents a world premiere adaptation of Sophocles tragic story - THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE. A modern take on the classic myth, this new play explores a rebel daughter taking on the patriarchy: will she lose her life when she breaks Theban law by burying her dead brother's body against decree?

 

TALKBACKS

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (2pm)
Speaker: The Cast and Creative Team
Theme: Creating THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

See the 2pm show and then stick around for a talkback that explores how the artists collaborated to bring THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE to life.

 

I AM MY OWN WIFE

by Doug Wright

Directed by Erin Cronican

 

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (5pm)
Speaker: Pooya Mohseni
Theme: The Legacy of Transgender Activism

See the 5pm show and then stick around for a talkback that explores the moral ambiguity in the play, I AM MY OWN WIFE. Get your tickets here.

Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian/American actor, Transgender activist and writer. She recently appeared in the WP Pipeline festival's production of "Galatea" . Her other recent stage appearances range from an award winning one woman show, "One Woman", in United Solo Festival, "The Good Muslim" at EST and Baltimore Center Stage's "The White Snake". She's a recurring guest star on the new drama "Big Dogs" produced by Choice Films to be released in 2018, and a recurring guest star in the first season of the USA network's "Falling Water". Follow @Pooyaland on Twitter/Instagram

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (3pm)
Speaker: Peter Filichia
Theme: Acknowledging Moral Ambiguity

See the 3pm show and then stick around for a talkback that explores the moral ambiguity in the play, I AM MY OWN WIFE.

 

Peter Filichia has written reviews and features for a newspaper (The Star-Ledger), magazine (TheaterWeek), and the Internet (Playbill, Theatermania, Music Theatre International, Broadway Select, Masterworks Broadway and Kritzerland). He's written six books: Let's Put on a Musical (1991 first edition; 2007 second edition); The Biggest Hit of the Season/The Biggest Flop of the Season (2010); Broadway Musicals' Most Valuable Players (2011); Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks (2013); and The Great Parade (2015). His one-act play Games, about bullying, has had high school productions in all 50 states. His full-length play, Adam's Gifts was a finalist for the first Terrence McNally Award. His ten-minute play Our Dead Classmate was produced in San Juan Capistrano this past winter. He has performed his one-man show A Personal History of the American Theater in many cities and towns in New York and New Jersey, as well as in Aspen, Boston and St. Louis.

 

He was president of the Drama Desk Awards from 1992 through 1996, and now serves on its current nominating committee, as well as the selection committee for the Lucille Lortel Awards and the Theatre World Awards, whose ceremony he annually writes and emcees. In 2009, he was chosen to be an assessor for the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 1995, he has been critic-in-residence for the Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music as well as the musical theater assessor for ASCAP's annual awards. On most Mondays, he can be heard as a podcaster on Broadway Radio.

 

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE

by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. In the three sold-out London runs since its Royal Court premiere, the piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and it has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 (4:30pm)
Speaker: Leonard Jacobs, The Clyde Fitch Report
Theme: The Intersection of Art and Politics

See the 4:30pm show and then stick around for a talkback that explores the intersection of art and politics in the play, MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE. 

 

Leonard Jacobs is Founder and Executive Editor of The Clyde Fitch Report, which produces and publishes opinion and reporting at the crossroads of arts and politics. He is also an adjunct professor in Baruch College's MA in Arts Administration program and has experience both in public service and in the private sector. Find him on social media: @clydefitch

 

Schedule of Future Performances:

 

Friday, April 27

3pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

8pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, April 28

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

5pm - I Am My Own Wife

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, April 29

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, April 30

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 1

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 2

3pm - I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 3

8pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 4

3pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 5

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

5pm - I Am My Own Wife

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 6

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, May 7

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 8

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 9

3pm - I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 10

8pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 11

3pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 12

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

5pm - I Am My Own Wife

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 13

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

The Seeing Place Theater

Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word theatron: ". . . the place where we go to see ourselves." The Seeing Place is a trained, actor-driven ensemble creating master theater, reinterpreted live, to make it relevant and accessible to audiences today. We live up to our name by engaging our community in a vivid conversation about what makes us human. Connection. Learning. Humanity. That's what theatron is all about.

 

The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home, resulting in unparalleled dedication and excellence.

We are forcefully committed to four key elements of theatre-making:

*Mentoring and developing the next generation of independent, socially-conscious theater-makers;

*Honoring the acting craft as central to the theater-making process, using the rehearsal practices of the Group Theatre to bring vivid, raw, "fully lived" storytelling to our community;

* Creating edgy and compelling reinterpretations of works by master playwrights that reflect the struggles and triumphs of our current society; and

* Making theater accessible for low-income New Yorkers by subsidizing 50% of our tickets.

 

Theater is society's hands-on, in-person study of human behavior. By placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, The Seeing Place has become well-known for intense and intimate ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving improvisation and heavy script analysis.

 

Through private funding and public fundraising events / campaigns, The Seeing Place ensemble feverishly fundraises in advance of each production so that it can subsidize all ticket prices to just $20 per ticket.

 

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The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series  | Open: 04/21/18 Close: 05/13/18
The Seeing Place Theater
presents

The Whistleblower Series

three plays in repertory:

The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie

April 21 - May 13, 2018

at The Paradise Factory

 

The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series, three plays in rep: The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie from April 21 - May 13, 2018 at the Paradise Factory, 64 E. 4th Street, NYC. Tickets to each show are $20 general admission ($30 Premium Seating, $10 5@50%) and are available at http://www.TheSeeingPlace.com, including discounted ticket packages to all three plays for $45.

 

The Seeing Theater's eighth Season has focused on bringing together stories that challenge the ways in which we relate to our fellow man. The season concludes with a triple-header: THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE, a world premiere adaptation by Brandon Walker, running in rep with two searing one-person shows: I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie.

 

Each play in the Whistleblower Series explores the female protagonist as anti-hero. Each has mysteries around their actions with the public vilifying them and diluting their intended message. Additionally, all three plays explore international themes: Antigone is set in Greece, I Am My Own Wife is set in Germany but also has Americans, Russians and even the Japanese represented. And My Name Is Rachel Corrie has an American girl going to Israel/Palestine.

 

With THE WHISTLEBLOWER SERIES, The Seeing Place examines the fallout when someone in our society calls out tyranny. "Society likes to romanticize the whistleblower, but when an activist stands up and says 'NO' there is often more backlash than support," said The Seeing Place's Managing Director, Erin Cronican. "We see abuse victims shamed and activists killed, and yet most people believe in the tenets these whistleblowers have put forth. So, what explains this gap? Our ensemble is using these three challenging and polarizing plays to expose that gap and ignite a conversation - with the hope that empathy and deeper understanding will emerge."

 

Even though the plays of The Seeing Theater's 8th Season span a hundred years and countless generations of storytelling, the subjects broached, and lessons learned are achingly relevant today. TSP chose these plays to open up a dialogue with an audience about the world. How can we build on what we've learned from the people who've come before us?

 

THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

An adaptation by Brandon Walker from the play by Sophocles

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

The Seeing Place presents a world premiere adaptation of Sophocles tragic story - THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE. A modern take on the classic myth, this new play explores a rebel daughter taking on the patriarchy: will she lose her life when she breaks Theban law by burying her dead brother's body against decree?

 

I AM MY OWN WIFE

by Doug Wright

Directed by Erin Cronican

 

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE

by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. In the three sold-out London runs since its Royal Court premiere, the piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and it has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.

 

 

Schedule of Performances:

 

Saturday, April 21

5pm - I Am My Own Wife (preview)

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie (preview)

 

Sunday, April 22

2pm - The People VS. Antigone (preview)

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie (preview)

7pm - I Am My Own Wife (preview)

 

Monday, April 23

7pm - The People VS. Antigone (preview)

 

Tuesday, April 24

7pm - The People VS. Antigone (opening night)

 

Wednesday April 25

3pm - I Am My Own Wife (opening night)

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie (opening night)

 

Thursday, April 26

8pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, April 27

3pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

8pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, April 28

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

5pm - I Am My Own Wife

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, April 29

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, April 30

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 1

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 2

3pm - I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 3

8pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 4

3pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 5

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

5pm - I Am My Own Wife

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 6

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, May 7

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 8

7pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 9

3pm - I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 10

8pm - The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 11

3pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 12

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

5pm - I Am My Own Wife

8pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 13

2pm - The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm - My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm - I Am My Own Wife

 

The Seeing Place Theater

Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word theatron: ". . . the place where we go to see ourselves." The Seeing Place is a trained, actor-driven ensemble creating master theater, reinterpreted live, to make it relevant and accessible to audiences today. We live up to our name by engaging our community in a vivid conversation about what makes us human. Connection. Learning. Humanity. That's what theatron is all about.

 

The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home, resulting in unparalleled dedication and excellence.

 

We are forcefully committed to four key elements of theatre-making:

*Mentoring and developing the next generation of independent, socially-conscious theater-makers;

*Honoring the acting craft as central to the theater-making process, using the rehearsal practices of the Group Theatre to bring vivid, raw, "fully lived" storytelling to our community;

* Creating edgy and compelling reinterpretations of works by master playwrights that reflect the struggles and triumphs of our current society; and

* Making theater accessible for low-income New Yorkers by subsidizing 50% of our tickets.

 

Theater is society's hands-on, in-person study of human behavior. By placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, The Seeing Place has become well-known for intense and intimate ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving improvisation and heavy script analysis.

 

Through private funding and public fundraising events / campaigns, The Seeing Place ensemble feverishly fundraises in advance of each production so that it can subsidize all ticket prices to just $20 per ticket.

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The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series: I Am My Own Wife  | Open: 04/26/18 Close: 05/13/18
The Seeing Place Theater
presents

The Whistleblower Series: I Am My Own Wife

and two other plays in repertory:

The People VS. Antigone and My Name is Rachel Corrie

April 21 – May 13, 2018

at The Paradise Factory

 

The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series, three plays in rep: The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie from April 21 – May 13, 2018 at the Paradise Factory, 64 E. 4th Street, NYC. Tickets to each show are $20 general admission ($30 Premium Seating, $10 5@50%) and are available at http://www.TheSeeingPlace.com, including discounted ticket packages to all three plays for $45.

 

The Seeing Theater’s eighth Season has focused on bringing together stories that challenge the ways in which we relate to our fellow man. The season concludes with a triple-header: THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE, a world premiere adaptation by Brandon Walker, running in rep with two searing one-person shows: I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie.

 

Each play in the Whistleblower Series explores the female protagonist as anti-hero. Each has mysteries around their actions with the public vilifying them and diluting their intended message. Additionally, all three plays explore international themes: Antigone is set in Greece, I Am My Own Wife is set in Germany but also has Americans, Russians and even the Japanese represented. And My Name Is Rachel Corrie has an American girl going to Israel/Palestine.

 

With THE WHISTLEBLOWER SERIES, The Seeing Place examines the fallout when someone in our society calls out tyranny. “Society likes to romanticize the whistleblower, but when an activist stands up and says ’NO’ there is often more backlash than support,” said The Seeing Place’s Managing Director, Erin Cronican. “We see abuse victims shamed and activists killed, and yet most people believe in the tenets these whistleblowers have put forth. So, what explains this gap? Our ensemble is using these three challenging and polarizing plays to expose that gap and ignite a conversation - with the hope that empathy and deeper understanding will emerge.”

 

Even though the plays of The Seeing Theater’s 8th Season span a hundred years and countless generations of storytelling, the subjects broached, and lessons learned are achingly relevant today. TSP chose these plays to open up a dialogue with an audience about the world. How can we build on what we've learned from the people who've come before us? 

 

THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

An adaptation by Brandon Walker from the play by Sophocles

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

The Seeing Place presents a world premiere adaptation of Sophocles tragic story - THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE. A modern take on the classic myth, this new play explores a rebel daughter taking on the patriarchy: will she lose her life when she breaks Theban law by burying her dead brother's body against decree?

 

I AM MY OWN WIFE

by Doug Wright

Directed by Erin Cronican

 

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE

by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. In the three sold-out London runs since its Royal Court premiere, the piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and it has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.

 

Schedule of Performances:

Saturday, April 21

5pm – I Am My Own Wife (preview)

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie (preview)

 

Sunday, April 22

2pm – The People VS. Antigone (preview)

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie (preview)

7pm – I Am My Own Wife (preview)

 

Monday, April 23

7pm – The People VS. Antigone (preview)

 

Tuesday, April 24

7pm – The People VS. Antigone (opening night)

 

Wednesday April 25

3pm – I Am My Own Wife (opening night)

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie (opening night)

 

Thursday, April 26

8pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, April 27

3pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

8pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, April 28

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

5pm – I Am My Own Wife

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, April 29

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, April 30

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 1

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 2

3pm – I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 3

8pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 4

3pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 5

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

5pm – I Am My Own Wife

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 6

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, May 7

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 8

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 9

3pm – I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 10

8pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 11

3pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 12

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

5pm – I Am My Own Wife

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 13

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

The Seeing Place Theater

Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word theatron: ". . . the place where we go to see ourselves." The Seeing Place is a trained, actor-driven ensemble creating master theater, reinterpreted live, to make it relevant and accessible to audiences today. We live up to our name by engaging our community in a vivid conversation about what makes us human. Connection. Learning. Humanity. That's what theatron is all about.

 

The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home, resulting in unparalleled dedication and excellence.

We are forcefully committed to four key elements of theatre-making:

•Mentoring and developing the next generation of independent, socially-conscious theater-makers;

•Honoring the acting craft as central to the theater-making process, using the rehearsal practices of the Group Theatre to bring vivid, raw, "fully lived" storytelling to our community;

• Creating edgy and compelling reinterpretations of works by master playwrights that reflect the struggles and triumphs of our current society; and

• Making theater accessible for low-income New Yorkers by subsidizing 50% of our tickets.

 

Theater is society's hands-on, in-person study of human behavior. By placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, The Seeing Place has become well-known for intense and intimate ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving improvisation and heavy script analysis.

 

Through private funding and public fundraising events / campaigns, The Seeing Place ensemble feverishly fundraises in advance of each production so that it can subsidize all ticket prices to just $20 per ticket.

 

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The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series: My Name is Rachel Corrie  | Open: 04/26/18 Close: 05/13/18
The Seeing Place Theater
presents

The Whistleblower Series: My Name is Rachel Corrie

and two other plays in repertory:

The People VS. Antigone and I Am My Own Wife

April 21 – May 13, 2018

at The Paradise Factory

 

The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series, three plays in rep: The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie from April 21 – May 13, 2018 at the Paradise Factory, 64 E. 4th Street, NYC. Tickets to each show are $20 general admission ($30 Premium Seating, $10 5@50%) and are available at http://www.TheSeeingPlace.com, including discounted ticket packages to all three plays for $45.

 

The Seeing Theater’s eighth Season has focused on bringing together stories that challenge the ways in which we relate to our fellow man. The season concludes with a triple-header: THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE, a world premiere adaptation by Brandon Walker, running in rep with two searing one-person shows: I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie.

 

Each play in the Whistleblower Series explores the female protagonist as anti-hero. Each has mysteries around their actions with the public vilifying them and diluting their intended message. Additionally, all three plays explore international themes: Antigone is set in Greece, I Am My Own Wife is set in Germany but also has Americans, Russians and even the Japanese represented. And My Name Is Rachel Corrie has an American girl going to Israel/Palestine.

 

With THE WHISTLEBLOWER SERIES, The Seeing Place examines the fallout when someone in our society calls out tyranny. “Society likes to romanticize the whistleblower, but when an activist stands up and says ’NO’ there is often more backlash than support,” said The Seeing Place’s Managing Director, Erin Cronican. “We see abuse victims shamed and activists killed, and yet most people believe in the tenets these whistleblowers have put forth. So, what explains this gap? Our ensemble is using these three challenging and polarizing plays to expose that gap and ignite a conversation - with the hope that empathy and deeper understanding will emerge.”

 

Even though the plays of The Seeing Theater’s 8th Season span a hundred years and countless generations of storytelling, the subjects broached, and lessons learned are achingly relevant today. TSP chose these plays to open up a dialogue with an audience about the world. How can we build on what we've learned from the people who've come before us? 

 

THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

An adaptation by Brandon Walker from the play by Sophocles

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

The Seeing Place presents a world premiere adaptation of Sophocles tragic story - THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE. A modern take on the classic myth, this new play explores a rebel daughter taking on the patriarchy: will she lose her life when she breaks Theban law by burying her dead brother's body against decree?

 

I AM MY OWN WIFE

by Doug Wright

Directed by Erin Cronican

 

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

 

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE

by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie

Directed by Brandon Walker

 

On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a twenty-three-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. In the three sold-out London runs since its Royal Court premiere, the piece has been surrounded by both controversy and impassioned proponents, and it has raised an unprecedented call to support political work and the difficult discourse it creates.

 

Schedule of Performances:

Saturday, April 21

5pm – I Am My Own Wife (preview)

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie (preview)

 

Sunday, April 22

2pm – The People VS. Antigone (preview)

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie (preview)

7pm – I Am My Own Wife (preview)

 

Monday, April 23

7pm – The People VS. Antigone (preview)

 

Tuesday, April 24

7pm – The People VS. Antigone (opening night)

 

Wednesday April 25

3pm – I Am My Own Wife (opening night)

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie (opening night)

 

Thursday, April 26

8pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, April 27

3pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

8pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, April 28

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

5pm – I Am My Own Wife

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, April 29

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, April 30

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 1

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 2

3pm – I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 3

8pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 4

3pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 5

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

5pm – I Am My Own Wife

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 6

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Monday, May 7

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Tuesday, May 8

7pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Wednesday May 9

3pm – I Am My Own Wife

12pm & 8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Thursday, May 10

8pm – The People VS. Antigone

 

Friday, May 11

3pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

12pm & 8pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

Saturday, May 12

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

5pm – I Am My Own Wife

8pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

 

Sunday, May 13

2pm – The People VS. Antigone

4:30pm – My Name is Rachel Corrie

7pm – I Am My Own Wife

 

The Seeing Place Theater

Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word theatron: ". . . the place where we go to see ourselves." The Seeing Place is a trained, actor-driven ensemble creating master theater, reinterpreted live, to make it relevant and accessible to audiences today. We live up to our name by engaging our community in a vivid conversation about what makes us human. Connection. Learning. Humanity. That's what theatron is all about.

 

The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home, resulting in unparalleled dedication and excellence.

We are forcefully committed to four key elements of theatre-making:

•Mentoring and developing the next generation of independent, socially-conscious theater-makers;

•Honoring the acting craft as central to the theater-making process, using the rehearsal practices of the Group Theatre to bring vivid, raw, "fully lived" storytelling to our community;

• Creating edgy and compelling reinterpretations of works by master playwrights that reflect the struggles and triumphs of our current society; and

• Making theater accessible for low-income New Yorkers by subsidizing 50% of our tickets.

 

Theater is society's hands-on, in-person study of human behavior. By placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, The Seeing Place has become well-known for intense and intimate ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving improvisation and heavy script analysis.

 

Through private funding and public fundraising events / campaigns, The Seeing Place ensemble feverishly fundraises in advance of each production so that it can subsidize all ticket prices to just $20 per ticket.

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Three Sisters  | Open: 03/09/12 Close: 03/25/12
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings you Brian Friel’s charming retelling of Anton Chekhov’s beloved story.

In this classic story of desire and frustration, three army daughters stuck in a rural backwater, long to get to the big city where, they imagine, their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. But as their brother's new, social-climbing wife vies for control over the estate, they distract themselves with work, potential suitors, and secret love affairs - which threaten to pull them further from one another and the happiness they crave.

Ferapont - Alan Altschuler*
Natasha - Kathleen Brower*
Solyony - Brian Byus
Baron - Lee Cavellier
Chebutykin - Michael Stephen Clay
Masha - Erin Cronican*
Anfisa - Mary Lahti
Fedotik - Justin Kress
Kulygin - Ned Baker Lynch
Roddey - Daniel Perez
Irina- Elisa Pupko
Vershinin - David Sedgwick*
Olga - Daniela Thome
Andrey - Brandon Walker*


About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater

The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.

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Waiting For Lefty  | Open: 06/09/10 Close: 06/26/10
Inspired by the 1934 Taxi Strike, this powerfully moving classic has become one of the most important plays of the modern American theater.  Set in the Depression era and dealing with the cynical exploitation of the working classes, Lefty Costello leads a group of disgruntled cabbies to fight for the rights they deserve.  WAITING FOR LEFTY is every bit as significant now as it was 75 years ago as new generations are confronted with the same fears and the same problems--and yet are still waiting on the world to change.

Featuring Margret Avery, David Arthur Bachrach*, Thomas Beaudoin, Steven Beckingham*, Christoper Bischoff, Jon Dalin, John Gazzale, John Greenleaf*, Joshua Everett Johnson, Norah Elise Johnson, Ned Lynch, Tyler Moss*, Dothan Negrin, Adam Reich*, Anna Marie Sell*, Bonnie Singer, Nick Velkov*, Brandon Walker*, Jamie Watson*, and Joseph Mancuso as LEFTY COSTELLO.

*Member, AEA

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