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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. 

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. 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

Rosemary And Time  | Open: 02/02/18 Close: 02/17/18
Rosemary and Time, based on a true story, is about two women, working side by side in a school infirmary who discover a startling truth about one another. Set in Yorkshire England in the late 1970’s, with flashbacks to 1941, the two women unearth secrets from the past and come to terms with ghosts, old relationships and time.

Written by Jennifer Fell Hayes

Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan

The production is led by Broadway veteran, Judith Barcroft, whose Broadway credits include, Dinner at Eight, Mating Dance, Betrayal, Elephant Man, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, Shimada and Plaza Suite. The company features Eliana Grace Brenden, Ciela Elliott, Kate Grimes, Mary Kate Harris, Michael Markham, Virginia Roncetti, and Zoe Watkins.

A new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm’s way for justice. Petra is a war widow, supporting herself & her daughter by hauling waste water away from fracking wells.  When a water quality engineer suddenly disappears, Petra blows the whistle on her boss to uncover the mystery.  Petra's in love with a Mayor who can't take action without hard data; working for an entrepreneur who pumps out disinformation faster than oil; called crazy for valuing health over local industry.  This contemporary musical adaptation of Hamlet features rap, latin & rock music styles. NIX is a mix of Shakespeare's most famous play & Erin Brockovich.  Tell a rich man he could lose everything and see what happens. 

NIX proudly benefits Women Make Movies, a national non-profit feminist media arts organization which supports women filmmakers through its internationally recognized Distribution and Production Assistance Program.  WMM films received 2 of the 9 Peabody awards for documentary this year and projects from the organization's Production Assistance Program premiered at Sundance and Cannes and were short-listed for an Academy Award!  To receive regular updates from WMM, sign up for their  E-Newsletter.  Support WMM by shopping at Amazon Smile.  For more information, you can visit www.wmm.com.

PILGRIM NOTES  | Open: 06/19/16 Close: 07/09/16
A solo show about settling and esteem, and how easy it is to fall for somebody when they're on death row.  

While the country watched the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage nationwide, Thibodaux Louisiana was gripped by the trial of serial killer Brando Gierke.  Brando's Dahmer-esque spree claimed the lives of twenty-two men, including Thibodaux's own Tommy Watkins.  Jasper Lange, a virgin approaching thirty, dreams of a pilgrim-themed wedding even though he's only ever kissed one man: Tommy Watkins.  Confused, lonely and in mourning, Jasper sends a note to Brando, beginning a correspondence that challenges Jasper's perceptions of of esteem and love.

directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine
sound and music by Cameron Toy

 

The New York Premiere of Pilgrim Notes will be presented as part of the 8th Annual Planet Connections Festivity.  All performances of Pilgrim Notes will benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation.

 


About the Company: Undiscovered Countries

Undiscovered Countries is an ongoing festival of new and developing live art, performing every other month.  

Undiscovered Countries has now presented 35 consecutive monthly or bimonthly showings at various New York venues, including Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn Fireproof, Quinn’s NYC, and our current home at Bizarre Bushwick.  Over one hundred emerging artists have worked with Undiscovered Countries to produce their in-development works, which have gone on to productions at Dixon Place, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, and the PIT. 

A STOPPING PLACE  | Open: 06/17/16 Close: 07/03/16
A man finds himself in a dark room. He is lost, but he has a plan. If it works, a way out could open up. It’s simple. And then there’s the red ball.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is pleased to announce the world premiere of A Stopping Place, a new one-man show written and performed by Stephen Powell, directed by Clara Pagone, and produced by Leonie Ettinger. A Stopping Place, the first original play by Stephen Powell, brings to the stage a riveting exploration of the lasting effects that trauma inflicts on the individual, told through the personal meditations of a lone, anonymous character. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased at www.planetconnections.org. A Stopping Place benefits MCCNY Homeless Youth Services supporting New York City’s young LGBT population in crisis.

A Stopping Place is a play about connection: those bridges we form with one another, and those we don’t. Using memory, alienation, and metaphor, a nameless character confides in, and insulates himself from, the audience, who discover a man trying to confront something profound and impossible to articulate. Through his hardship, he explores the contours and limits of the bonds between the self and the other, the individual and society. Can we ever truly know another person, and what they hold in their past? Can we ever truly heal ourselves?

At the core of A Stopping Place is the ubiquity of trauma. No single person is unscathed by some form of violence, by neglect, by coercion. Each of us develops mechanisms to cope with these scarring memories in order to move beyond them. Since the source of the character’s trauma remains unspecified, the audience witnesses a struggle that transcends into their own. In recent years, much attention has been paid to the social safety net in America, as well as to mental health and domestic violence. A Stopping Place addresses the common theme of trauma underlying these vital social issues.

A Stopping Place will run for five performances, beginning June 17th until July 3rd, 2016, at Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. The five performances are: Friday, June 17th at 7pm; Wednesday, June 22nd at 7pm; Thursday, June 30th at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 2nd at 9pm; and Sunday, July 3rd at 1pm. Tickets are $18 for general admission and can be purchased online at www.planetconnections.org 

or at the theater before each performance. Paradise Factory is accessible by the F train at 2nd Avenue or the 6 train at Bleecker Street. The show is appropriate for ages 15 and up. For more information, visit seestephenpowell.com/a-stopping-place

Stephen Powell is the playwright and performer in A Stopping Place, his first original play. He trained at Stella Adler Studio, and is a graduate of Harvard University. His major work includes playing Hal in Proof by David Auburn (STS Playhouse), Telling the Bees, a collaborative piece with Sina Heiss and Lonesome George Productions, and two summer seasons at Theater Barn. He has worked extensively with the graduate directors and playwrights of Columbia’s School of the Arts, most recently in 7 Deadly Sins (dir. Palina Jonsdottir), a modern adaptation from Brecht’s musical ballet, and in The Conflabbergation, by Becca Plunkett.

Clara Pagone (Directory) is a screen and stage actor who has trained in Italy, Australia, UK, and USA. She came to New York to join SITI Company’s Inaugural Conservatory class, and is now a Phoenix Theatre Artistic Associate. Selected credits include directing How to Direct From Inside (a sold-out run at Midsumma Festival at La Mama Melbourne) and performing her own one-woman show, Mrs. Marx, at the Sarasolo Festival in Sarasota, FL.

Leonie Ettinger (Producer) is a performance curator, producer, and scholar who just received her master’s degree in Performance Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Past New York collaborations include The Private Theatre, The Civilians, La Mama ETC, and Franklin Furnace. She is an artistic associate of The Living Theatre and the associate artistic director of Brave New World Repertory Theatre. This fall, she will pursue a Ph.D. at NYU’s German Department.

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF) is New York's premiere eco-friendly/socially conscious not-for-profit arts festival. Fostering a diverse cross-section of performances and events, the PCTF seeks to inspire artists and audiences both creatively and fundamentally, in a festive atmosphere forming a community of like-minded artists. At the heart of the Festivity are like-minded individuals striving to create professional, meaningful theatre, music and film, while supporting organizations which give back to the community at large.

As part of the PCTF mission, A Stopping Place is proud to partner with MCCNY Homeless Youth Services, a charity that supports a high-risk homeless population in New York City: young LGBT individuals in crisis. The organization provides emergency overnight services, connections to long-term housing, case management, and advocacy groups.

BLACK HOLE WEDDING  | Open: 06/26/15 Close: 07/10/15
A new musical fueled by shimmying electrons, with script and lyrics by Katherine Brann Fredricks and script and music by Paul Edward Nelson.  Katherine Brann Fredricks directs a cast of eleven including Antonio Addeo*, Tommy Alsip*, Hadley Cronk*, Ashanti J’Aria*, David Marmanillo*, Meg McWhorter*, Rebecca Odorisio*, Aaron Riesebeck*, Ravi Roth*, Philip Jackson Smith*, and Wesley Tunison*.

Lying, stealing, forging, kidnapping, government-manipulating oil baron Dean captures and warehouses renewable energy discoveries.  Alpha-geek Raymond fights back with a black hole trash compactor.  Will Dean feed Raymond’s fiancé to the black hole, in his campaign to promote capitalism by crushing competition? Will true love prevail in the face of ultimate greed, a chicken-bone fuel generator, and booth babes doing a strip tease where the black hole sucks their clothes off?  Find out in the zany, musical satire Black Hole Wedding.

From the Playwright:  Today oil companies have more money than most countries.  Corporate cheer-leaders in Congress say they’ll believe global warming exists when they see the evidence, then they cut NASA’s research budget to make sure no new evidence is found.  Here’s a little satire to remind us: we can all choose creativity over fossil fuels.

Black Hole Wedding has chosen to donate some of the proceeds from the production to NRDC.  I hope you'll take a moment to take action at http://www.nrdc.org/action/ to protect imperiled wildlands and consider supporting them as well.

The Colonel's Wife by Mario Fratti  | Open: 06/20/15 Close: 06/20/15
The story contemplates a woman in exile who confides her romantic secret fantasies to the audience. Beneath passion and desire, a bare cruel truth surprises her. Sexuality, politics and darker comedy mesh cabaret, performance-art and film to tell a tale of a shattered American dream. The Colonel’s Wife, was written by acclaimed award winning playwright Mario Fratti, and adapted into a theatrical art installation of performance-cinéma by conceptual performance artist, Roi Escudero, The artist also designed and directed Mario Fratti's  play.

Roi Escudero crafted The Colonel's Wife on camera and on stage through an artful planning method containing performance-art, stage design, sound, light, multimedia and cinéma vérité techniques. Roi's mise-en-scène connects the action on stage and the performance on the screen. This narrative of moving images, overlapping and running parallel to the live performance, supports Mario Fratti's plot. The stage’s imaginary fourth wall is removed to engage the audience as a witness of a immersive spectacle, bringing them into the dramatic space of an  installation of performance-art cinema™. With the collaboration of guest artists David Stallings and Antonio Miniño, and  the participation of the artists in residence at ETdC Projects' Lab: Mika Oyaizu, James Barry Stokes, Valentin Ewan,  and Richard Stevens, Special film appearances: Tatyana Kot, Fletcher Liegerot, Miles F. Liegerot, and James Ewan. With Casey Bartolucci, Courtney Constantino and .Jack Placidi. 

A ETdC Projects's Lab  production benefiting the LIT Fund www.litfund.org

Presented at The Planet Connections Theatre  Festivity June 15th to July 12th

 

 

 

Maison Des Reves  | Open: 05/21/14 Close: 05/24/14
In 1909 Samara, Russia, Alexe Popova confessed to killing over 300 men to liberate the women of her community from their abusive husbands.  She fought the War on Women in her own way, with a little lethal poison.  Come "try" her for yourself at Maison des Reves!

Eudaemonia  | Open: 09/08/13 Close: 09/29/13
In a walkup somewhere in Brooklyn, Ned is hopelessly in love with Natalie, the cute girl downstairs. But when a tiny Demon emerges in Ned's apartment, the promise of a cooler, more attractive self threatens to dissolve his very personhood. Amidst strange doppelgangers, ominous portents, and an unending search for some meaningful transformation, three twenty-somethings watch their identities disintegrate before their very eyes. Part magical-realist romp, part meditation on the line between appearance and identity, Eudaemonia is a wild and imaginative ride through the insecurities and the isolation of urban life.

Presented by Three New Playwrights as part of the month-long pop up event (not just) 3 New Plays, featuring three world premiere plays - Eudaemonia, Shoot the Freak by Jaclyn Backhaus and killers by Kevin Armento - as well as new works by 60 other artists.

Playwright: Jerry Lieblich
Director: Marshall Pailet
Cast: A.J. Shively (Broadway: La Cage Aux Folles; February House, The Public Theater), Meghann Fahy (Broadway: Next to Normal, One Life to Live), Brandon Espinoza (Broadway: Les Miserables, Big, Gypsy) and Brennan Caldwell (Zelda, NYMF).
Scenic Design: AndyYanni
Costume Design: Meghan Gaber
Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo
Sound Design: Sam Kusnetz
Stage Managers: E. Sara Barnes, Barrett Law, Dionna' Fletcher & Amanda Phelan
Production Coordinator: Julia Borowski
Line Producer: Karina Martins
Executive Producer: Allison Bressi
Associate Producer: Fresh Ground Pepper & Distilled Theatre Company
Sponsorship Producer: Sarah Dell'Orto

Killers  | Open: 09/08/13 Close: 09/29/13
Miranda has had the urge to kill since she was a little girl, but when she befriends Bobby Barrett and they start making booby traps together, her desire seems quelled - at least for now. Decades later, a nameless woman in a cubicle tries to suppress her grim fantasies of dying while negotiating an interoffice romance. killers breaks down theatrical boundaries and explores a world of language and images. And as these two stories unfold, they reveal intricate links - between each other, and between two of our basest urges.

The cast includes Rania Salem Manganaro (Hit the Wall, Barrow Street Theatre), John Gasper, Emma Ramos (One Night in the Valley, INTAR), and Chris Thorn (Of Mice and Men, The Acting Company) and Katy Wright-Mead (Boardwalk Empire).

The production team includes Andy Yanni (scenic design) Meghan Gaber (costume design), Joe Cantalupo (lighting design), Sam Kusnetz (sound design), E. Sara Barnes (stage manager), Amanda Phelan (stage manager), Dionna’ Fletcher (stage manager), Barrett Law (stage manager), Julia Borowski (production coordinator), Eric Emch (graphic design), Karina Martins (line producer), Distilled Theatre Company (associate producer), Sarah Dell’Orto (sponsorship producer), Fresh Ground Pepper (associate producer), and Allison Bressi (executive producer).

Part of (not just) 3 New Plays, a month-long pop-up event featuring three world premiere plays and new work from over 60 artists.

Shoot The Freak  | Open: 09/08/13 Close: 09/29/13
When Franny and her Bushwick friends set out to Coney Island to relive the magic birthday exploits of 2006, they expect a few Nathan’s hot dogs, a few spins on the Cyclone, a few nostalgic look backs on How Things Used to Be. Franny even crosses her fingers for a whimsical make-out session with Grant. But no one—not even the maniacal local weatherman—seems to forecast the Level Five Hurricane headed straight for Luna Park. As the boards on the walk start to creak and split in the wind, as hunks of amusement park metal are exposed to the elements, as the rain falls and the waves crest, the layers of old Coney (and Old Coney, and Ole Olde Coney) bubble to the surface. And it’s only a matter of time before the Freaks seek shelter from the storm.

Cast: Ryann Weir (The Collected Rules of Gifted Camp, The Brick), Jamie Effros (Back of Throat, The Flea Theater), Claire Rothrock (Clown Bar, Pipeline Theatre Company), Ben Otto (Debutante, Ars Nova ANT Fest), Maxwell Eddy (Red, Virginia Rep) and Sarah Todes.

Scenic Design: AndyYanni
Costume Design: Meghan Gaber
Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo
Sound Design: Sam Kusnetz
Stage Managers: E. Sara Barnes, Barrett Law, Dionna' Fletcher & Amanda Phelan
Production Coordinator: Julia Borowski
Line Producer: Karina Martins
Executive Producer: Allison Bressi
Associate Producer: Fresh Ground Pepper & Distilled Theatre Company
Sponsorship Producer: Sarah Dell'Orto

Part of (not just) 3 New Plays, a month-long pop-up event featuring three world premiere plays and new work from over 60 artists.

killers  | Open: 09/08/13 Close: 09/29/13
by Kevin Armento
directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz

Miranda has had the urge to kill since she was a little girl, but when she befriends Bobby Barrett and they start making booby traps together, her desire seems quelled - at least for now. Decades later, a nameless woman in a cubicle tries to suppress her grim fantasies of dying, while negotiating an interoffice romance.

killers breaks down theatrical boundaries, exploring a world of language and images. And as these two stories unfold, they reveal intricate links - between each other, and between two of our basest urges.

Featuring: Katy Wright-Mead (Boardwalk Empire), Rania Salem Manganaro (Hit the Wall, Barrow Street Theatre), John Gasper, Emma Ramos (One Night in the Valley, INTAR), and Chris Thorn (Of Mice and Men, The Acting Company).


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Eudaemonia  | Open: 09/08/13 Close: 09/29/13
by Jerry Lieblich
directed by Marshall Pailet

In a walkup somewhere in Brooklyn, Ned is hopelessly in love with Natalie, the cute girl downstairs. So he summons a demon to make him cool. Obviously.

Amidst strange doppelgangers, ominous portents, and an unending search for some meaningful transformation, these twentysomethings watch their identities disintegrate before their very eyes. Part magical-realist romp, part meditation on the line between appearance and identity, Eudaemonia is a wild and imaginative ride through the insecurities and isolations of urban life.

Featuring: Brennan Caldwell (Zelda, NYMF), Brandon Espinoza (Broadway: Les Miserables, Big, Gypsy), Emma Meltzer (What Every Girl Should Know, NY Fringe), and A.J. Shively (Broadway: La Cage Aux Folles; February House, The Public Theater).


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Shoot the Freak  | Open: 09/08/13 Close: 09/29/13
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Andrew Neisler

When Franny and her Bushwick friends set out to Coney Island to relive the magic birthday exploits of 2006, they expect a few Nathan's hot dogs, a few spins on the Cyclone, a few nostalgic look-backs on How Things Used to Be. Franny even crosses her fingers for a whimsical make-out session with Grant. But no onenot even the maniacal local weathermanseems to forecast the Level Five Hurricane headed straight for Luna Park. As the boards on the walk start to creak and split in the wind, as hunks of amusement park metal are exposed to the elements, as the rain falls and the waves crest, the layers of old Coney (and Old Coney, and Ole Olde Coney) bubble to the surface. And it's only a matter of time before the Freaks seek shelter from the storm.

Featuring: Ryann Weir (The Collected Rules of Gifted Camp, The Brick), Jamie Effros (Back of Throat, The Flea Theater), Claire Rothrock (Clown Bar, Pipeline Theatre Company), Ben Otto (Debutante, Ars Nova ANT Fest), Maxwell Eddy, and Sarah Todes.


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The Drunken City  | Open: 07/28/10 Close: 07/31/10
Sanguine Productions presents "The Drunken City" by Adam Bock

Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stra...nger. The Drunken City is a wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never... sleeps.

July 28th- July 31st at 8pm

Join us at 7:15 for a beer before the show!

Tickets are $12 and available through Smart Tix website:

http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID&showCode=DRU2&GUID=c80bb0cf-44cf-4c71-a9c0-32011cdff8f2

or by calling (212)-868-4444

or cash only at the door.

Space is limited so buy your tickets now!

Featuring:
Kristina Doelling
Marlowe Holden
Morgan McCann
Patrick Truhler
Curry Whitmire
Sarah Whalen

Director: Jillian Robertson
Production and Rehearsal Manager: Janet McCann
Dramaturg: Karly Fischer
Set/Lighting Designer: Oliver Wason
Sound Design: Nate Putnam

Psych  | Open: 05/06/10 Close: 05/22/10
Sunny and Molly have been friends since college, so when Molly needs a place to stay while she looks for an apartment in New York, Sunny gladly obliges.  Sunny neglects to mention, however, that she's putting herself through clinical psychology school by moonlighting as a dominatrix.  This peculiar part-time job proves to be the least of Sunny's troubles, as both women soon discover how difficult it is to tell the truth from the subjective.

This show will explore the consequences of living in this media-saturated age, with words being shaped and re-shaped to mean whatever is most sensational or least damning.  Psych sheds light on how easily we can all be misinterpreted and suggests that we may need a new paradigm for distinguishing facts from fiction.  At a time when photos can be shopped and tape edited together, the most reliable judgment might be that of the individual over the consensus.

All About Love  | Open: 02/11/10 Close: 02/21/10
 Inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder, ALL ABOUT LOVE offers a “fresh look at love” in an energetic, interactive, modern multi-media experience that combines live theater, film, music, dance and more into a single narrative piece about love in all of its fabulously unpredictable forms.

 

ALL ABOUT LOVE consists of three unique storylines seamlessly woven together through a unique and contemporary use of multi-media. Love’s many forms are examined through these compelling scenes that touch real life emotions and are interspersed with vignettes that express unconventional viewpoints on relationships:

 

Three Point Stance at the Edge of the World

Soldiers from different eras find music and more in mayhem.

 

Carmelita 1:13

A young couple deals with a break up and a break down. It’s tough being in a love triangle with God.

 

Lost & Found

An aging gay couple comes to grips with disco and the truth in the dairy aisle of the Food Emporium.

Bash  | Open: 05/18/09 Close: 06/30/09
 “I had never seen this play performed so I feel very fortunate to have my first performance of it be so brilliantly done...Director Robert Knopf does a fine job with his vision for this show...The cast is fantastic...[an] excellent production.” -Richard Hinojosa,  Nytheatre.com

“Get your shock on.” -Broadway Magazine

“As with many new productions that try to eliminate barriers between actors and audiences, patrons can take in this show from overhead seats or at tables within a few feet of the performers.” -New York Magazine


Now Playing! Tom Noonan and Eastcheap Rep present Neil LaBute’s bash at the Paradise Factory at 64 East 4th Street. The play runs until September 19th, so get your tickets now!

bash features a series of monologues by seemingly common, everyday folks, revealing some particularly memorable and shocking secrets in their lives. Originally released to a great deal of acclaim and controversy (the playwright was even booted out of his church), Eastcheap Rep is proud to revive bash for the first time in New York since its Broadway debut 10 years ago. Directed by Robert Knopf featuring Luke Rosen and Chelsea Lagos and produced by Chris Chaberski and Eastcheap Rep, the 2009 production of bash explores the stark reality underlying LaBute's aggressive language, evoking the most primitive emotions through simple, minimalist speech and movement.

Audiences can choose between two types of seating: tables within a few feet of the performers or seating above them.  For special late night performances, only the 24 seats at tables will be sold, offering audience members an unprecedented “intimate bash” in the company of LaBute’s men and women. Are you ready to get this close?

To purchase tickets to bash please visit www.GoSeeBash.com

The Tidings Brought To Mary  | Open: 03/13/09 Close: 04/04/09
This is the first time that THE TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY has been seen in NYC since the Broadway premiere in 1922 / 1923. Set in 15th century France, Paul Claudel’s THE TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY is a mystery play that follows the tale of two sisters, one dedicated to the spirit and the other to the flesh.


In 1922, T.R. Ybarra wrote in The New York Times: “Paul Claudel, since last year French Ambassador to Japan, and for years one of the most discussed and most baffling of present-day writers, makes his bow to New York for the first time this Christmastide as a playwright. His medieval miracle play The Tidings Brought to Mary serves as his dramatic card of introduction. … It is safe to say that New Yorkers never saw anything quite like this play in the whole of the theatrical history of their city. For Claudel’s work is in a class by itself.” A poet, dramatist, diplomat and strong Catholic, Claudel is best known for his verse dramas, which often convey his devout faith.

Escape From Bellevue & Other Stories  | Open: 12/02/05 Close: 01/14/06
"The story is a doozy...in Campion's show even the lowest points in his life come off as high comedy....Between the howls of laughter were shocked murmurs from the crowd."

'ESCAPE FROM BELLEVUE' combines Campion's highly personal monologues, rough- edged rock songs with his band and a few prankish video skits for good measure. The result is a 90-minute journey through crippling addiction, a fragile recovery and...some hilariously good times." [Rafer Guzman, Newsday]

Escape from Bellevue & Other Stories is a rollicking new real-life rock-n-roll odyssey—a music and monologue-driven multimedia production centered around the darkly comical, autobiographical tales of a certain New York entertainer's hilariously brazen and ultimately sobering experiences landing in (3 times) and escaping from (once) Manhattan's famously foreboding institution of Bellevue--a feat that makes him "the Steve McQueen of rock-n-roll," since no patient has done this since 1963. Horton Foote Jr. directs this new work, written and performed by Christopher John Campion.

Brother  | Open: 07/14/05 Close: 08/14/05
The rain is coming down, but inside a small East Village walk-up two women entertain the stranger they've brought home with late night birthday revelry, ripe with wild flirtations and booze fueled confessions. When a fourth enters the mix, their sexually charged celebration abruptly ends, with grisley consequences. Walking a fine line between intrigue and danger, BROTHER intersects race and class as it unveils four very real characters who are consumed by a very surreal situation. Sterotypes are projected, assumptions are tested and predictibility is led in a tango until the shocking finale