Thursday, December 11, 2014

Announcing: Performance Lineup for our 5 Year Retrospective!

This fall, The Seeing Place turned 5 years old! We can't believe how far we've come since our first production in a tiny blackbox in 2009. In our 5 year history, we have produced an unprecedented 22 plays, 10+ Readings and 2 Cabarets, of which 8 were world premieres and 2 were "1st NY Revivals."Over the last 5 years over 11,000 seats have been filled with supportive audiences like you - many of you returning show after show. And so...

On December 15, we're having a cocktail gala & performance to celebrate YOU (our patrons & fans!) as well as the many artists who made these 5 years possible. The event includes:

• Cocktail Reception (One free cocktail included, courtesy of our amazing sponsor & host, Van Diemen's Cafe & Bar)

• A Look Back at Seasons 1-5: Scenes performed by members of The Seeing Place Ensemble.

• Mix and mingle with ensemble members present and past.

• Exclusive Season 6 announcement and be the first to receive discounted Season Tickets.

• A display of select props and costumes from our production history.

• $1 Raffle for amazing prizes like a pair of tickets to SIDE SHOW on Broadway, a hand-picked selection of gourmet chocolates from Kee's, a free headshot session, a foodie basket with $50 Guy & Gallard gift card, a graphic design package for business or social media, and season tickets to The Seeing Place.

DATE AND TIME
Monday, December 15, 2014
Event begins at 6:30pm

VENUE INFO
The Seeing Place @ Van Diemen's
383 Third Ave (between 27th & 28th). NYC

TICKETS
Tickets to this gala are only $20 and can be purchased at www.bit.ly/5YearRetrospective

PERFORMANCE LINEUP
(We'll be presenting excerpts from the full productions. Final running order TBD)

WAITING FOR LEFTY: Justin Hoch and Mary Ruth Baggott
TWELFTH NIGHT: Brisa de Freitas and Esther Reina
DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA: Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican
LOVE SONG: Lila Smith, Alex Witherow and Lex Daemon
A LIE OF THE MIND: John D'Arcangelo and Virginia Gregory
SCOTCH KISS: Carla Torgrimson and Lex Daemon
THE CREDEAUX CANVAS: Meg Grujon and Logan Keeler
CLOSER: Lauren Ann Sagnella, Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican
LOOK BACK IN ANGER: Ian Moses Eaton, Lila Smith, and Erin Cronican
HAMLET / ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD: Brandon Walker, Logan Keeler, Ian Eaton
MEN IN WHITE: Logan Keeler and Justin Hoch
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: John D'Arcangelo
TWO ROOMS: Lila Smith

(Learn more about this amazing ensemble by clicking here.)

Can you believe we've done all of these plays (plus 8 more) in the last 5 years? We're so thrilled to be revisiting them with you on Monday.

This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY event - tickets available for just $20 here: www.bit.ly/5YearRetrospective

Questions? Email outreach@seeingplacetheater.com.


PS: CAN'T ATTEND? Please consider making a tax deductible donation of $20 (or more!) so that we can secure a permanent home in 2015!  Donate here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2754

Monday, June 16, 2014

SPECIAL EVENT: TSP UNPLUGGED reading of "GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE"

We’re thrilled to be bringing back to New York Moises Kaufman's compelling: GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE as a part of The Seeing Place’s TSP UNPLUGGED Reading Series.

GROSS INDECENCY uses trial transcripts, personal correspondence, interviews and other source materials to tell the story of the downfall of the great man of letters whose artistic genius has long been overshadowed by the scandal surrounding his imprisonment. From the NY Times: "His style was his umbrella, his armor, his all-purpose defense system, and for many years it seemed to shelter Oscar Wilde most effectively. There came a moment, however, in 1895 when the playwright was betrayed by his own wit, after which he would never again be able to gain control of his life. In the absolutely gripping GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, written with a scintillating style of its own by Moisés Kaufman, that moment is identified with such startling precision and clarity that it feels like the inexorable moment of reversal in a classic tragedy."


EVENT DETAILS

What:
GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by Moises Kaufman
A reading by The Seeing Place ensemble, followed by a talkback with director, Lila Smith.

When:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (7pm)
Arrive by 6:45pm to guarantee seating; wine, drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Where:
The Seeing Place @ ATAs Sargent Theater
(314 W 54th St, 4th Floor - look for red sign outside, then proceed to rear elevator)

Tickets:
Free (though donations will be accepted!)


Note: This play is being read during our MainStage production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, which runs June 13-29, 2014, Wed-Sat 8pm & Sat-Sun 2pm. Click here for full details.


About Moises Kaufman:
Playwright Moisés Kaufman is a Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and the founder of Tectonic Theater Project. Kaufman’s plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project are among the most performed plays in the US over the last decade. He is also the author of 33 Variations. Kaufman received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and made his Broadway directing debut in 2004 with Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife, for which he received an Obie Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play.

For more information, visit www.tectonictheaterproject.org 


About The Seeing Place:
Now in its 5th 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