Saturday, March 7, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Talkback, "Revitalizing Kips Bay Through The Arts" - March 11, 2015

Karen Lee and David Hyman of the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association join The Seeing Place as special guest speakers on Wednesday, March 11, immediately following a performance of OTHELLO by William Shakespeare.

The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association, initially formed in 1915, is a volunteer member group of local residents, renters, property owners and businesses who live or work in the Kips Bay neighborhood. Their members remain dedicated to preserving the quality of life enjoyed by the Kips Bay community. Full information about the association can be found on their website.

This talkback will be an intimate post-show discussion about the impact of the arts on local businesses and general quality of life for the neighborhood, as well as reviewing what the particular benefits would be of having a local resident professional theater company in the Kips Bay area. The Seeing Place is in the midst of a $25K Capital Campaign to grow the company and set up residency at The Clarion Theatre on East 26th Street. We are so excited to have this opportunity to speak with community leaders about working together in Kips Bay.

EVENT DETAILS

What:
OTHELLO, followed by the talkback: “Revitalizing Kips Bay Through The Arts"

When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (7pm)

Where:
The Seeing Place @ The Clarion Theatre
(309 E. 26th St, just east of 2nd Ave)

Tickets:
$15 General Admission
Purchase Online: SmartTix
Purchase by phone: 212-868-4444

(Note: be sure to choose March 11 as the event date)

Running Time:
The play runs 3 hours including intermission. The talkback will start immediately following the play and will last 20-30 minutes.

Note: if you cannot attend this event but would like to see the play on another day, you may choose any date February 26-March 15 2015, Tues-Sat 7pm & Sun 2pm. Click here for full details.


About Our Speakers:

Karen Lee and David Hyman are longtime residents of Kips Bay. David was born and raised in the neighborhood, and is particularly tied to the arts as the son of the ballet dancer Ethel Winter, who lived on East 30th Street. Karen is a well-known architect with a focus on urban and environmental sustainability. As it happens, she also designs performance spaces such as the new Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY.


About The Seeing Place:

Now in its 6th Season, The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to grow & hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home. We are forcefully committed to four elements of theatre-making: developing actors into thriving self-producers; honoring the craft of the actor’s process through rehearsal and into performance; bringing organic, “fully lived” storytelling to our community; and making theater accessible for all New Yorkers by keeping ticket prices low and affordable.


Questions? Email outreach@seeingplacetheater.com.
For more information, please visit www.seeingplacetheater.com

Friday, March 6, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Talkback, "Casting Actors of Color" - March 10, 2015

Jamil Mangan, founder of Casting Actors of Color, joins The Seeing Place for the first time to be our special guest expert speaker on Tuesday, March 10 immediately following a performance of OTHELLO by William Shakespeare. 

Casting Actors of Color [CAC] is a community of Artists with diverse ethnic backgrounds formed to promote, educate, inform, and support each other in the pursuit of artistic excellence. CAC is driven by its over 20,000 social media subscribers who post castings, event information, and classes. CAC promotes diversity in the performing arts, while catering to today's and future Artists.

This talkback will be an intimate post-show discussion about exploring artistic opportunities and storytelling by casting actors of color. The Seeing Place always tries to embrace diversity across ages, genders, colors and ethnic backgrounds. We are excited to share what our efforts have been and to learn from Jamil on behalf of Casting Actors of Color what more we can all be doing to address the needs of the industry and community.

EVENT DETAILS

What:
OTHELLO, followed by the talkback: “CASTING ACTORS OF COLOR"

When:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (7pm)

Where:
The Seeing Place @ The Clarion Theatre
(309 E. 26th St, just east of 2nd Ave)

Tickets:
$15 General Admission
Purchase Online: SmartTix
Purchase by phone: 212-868-4444

(Note: be sure to choose March 10 as the event date)

Running Time:
The play runs 3 hours including intermission. The talkback will start immediately following the play and will last 20-30 minutes.

Note: if you cannot attend this event but would like to see the play on another day, you may choose any date February 26-March 15 2015, Tues-Sat 7pm & Sun 2pm. Click here for full details.


About Our Speaker:

JAMIL A.C. MANGAN

Mangan's credits include North Of The Boulevard, Master Harold and the boys, The Mountaintop (Connecticut Critic Circle Nomination), To Kill A Mockingbird, Merry Wives Of Windsor [Orlando Shakespeare Theater], A Raisin in the Sun, RUINED, Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods; AUDELCO Award winner for Best Supporting Actor in What Would Jesus Do?, August Wilson’s Woman (AUDELCO Award for ‘Outstanding Ensemble’), Romeo & Juliet [Connecticut Free Shakespeare], The Three Musketeers( as Captain Treville), The Greeks, The Bluest Eye, My Lord What A Morning, Piano Lesson,Camp Logan. TV & FILM: August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, The Following. wwwJamilMangan.com


About The Seeing Place:

Now in its 6th Season, The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to grow & hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home. We are forcefully committed to four elements of theatre-making: developing actors into thriving self-producers; honoring the craft of the actor’s process through rehearsal and into performance; bringing organic, “fully lived” storytelling to our community; and making theater accessible for all New Yorkers by keeping ticket prices low and affordable.



Questions? Email outreach@seeingplacetheater.com
For more information, please visit www.seeingplacetheater.com