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Ensemble Members of The Seeing Place (2019)

 

Brandon Walker
Producing Artistic Director

Brandon has served as The Seeing Place Theater's Artistic Director since 2009. Before moving to New York, he was the Associate Artistic Director of Poor Players Theatre Company in San Diego for six years, where he acted in over 20 Shakespearean productions. He has also produced with Life Out Loud and Actors Alliance of San Diego. He is an award winning actor, director, producer, acting coach, playwright, singer, musician, and composer.

Brandon has a passion for organic theatre, and is heavily committed to the craft of acting. He has spent 11 years training as both a student and assistant of David Gideon, who is the former Director of The Lee Strasberg Institute and the premier teacher of Lee Strasberg's work. Brandon also studied with Francis Gercke (also a student of David Gideon's) at Actors Approach, San Diego's Professional Acting Workshop.

He was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role for his performance as Danny in The Seeing Place Theater's Off-Broadway production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

Brandon has directed several plays and readings with The Seeing Place, where he has also acted in many productions and led several workshops of new plays - most notably the World Premieres of Scotch Kiss, When We Have Gone Astray, The People Vs Antigone, and The Hysteria of Dr Faustus, which were both written for The Seeing Place Ensemble and developed through improvisation (see right column for details).

Regional favorites include: West of the 5 (Charles) - La Jolla Playhouse (directed by Jackson Gay); Androcles and the Lion (Lelio) - Old Globe Theatre; And A Nightingale Sang (Eric Parker) - Barnstormers Theatre; A Moon for the Misbegotten (Mike Hogan), The Tempest (Caliban) - North Coast Repertory Theatre; A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins) - Sierra Repertory Theatre; Two Gentlemen of Verona (Proteus), Playboy of the Western World (Shawn Keogh) - New Village Arts Theatre; Marat/Sade (Duperret) - ion Theater; Dog Act (Bud), Fall (Gopal) - Moxie Theatre; This Is Our Youth (Dennis) - Life Out Loud; Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Titus Andronicus (Saturninus), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Measure for Measure (Pompey/Claudio), 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (Giovanni), Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio), and Coliolanus (Brutus) - Poor Players.

As a writer and director, Brandon also developed The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe with Poor Players Theatre Company, which was a the full Mechanicals' Story from A Midsummer Night's Dream and created as a touring production for kids.

Member AEA.

Twitter: @OhBrandonWalker

Facebook: OhBrandonWalker

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure (2019)

B1/B2/Michael Black in A Number (2019)

Dr Faustus in The Hysteria of Dr Faustus (2018)

Yank in The Hairy Ape (reading - 2018)

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in I Am My Own Wife (2018)

Jack in Jack Goes Boating (2017)

Clive/Cathy/Soldier in Cloud 9 (2017)

2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Macbeth in Macbeth (2016)

Berenger in Rhinoceros (2016)

Winston in 1984 (reading - 2016)

Katurian in The Pillowman (2015)

Mercer Stevens in Boy Gets Girl (2015)

Jack in Boys' Life (2015)

Iago in Othello (2015)

Actor 1 in The Stranger (workshop 2014)

Stephen Belber track in The Laramie Project (2014)

Peter / Craig in Dying City (2014)

George Ferguson in Men In White (2013)

Hamlet in Hamlet (2013)

Hamlet in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2013)

Jake in A Lie of the Mind (2013)

Beane in Love Song (2012)

Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (2012)

Richard in The Lover (2012)

Andrey in Three Sisters (2012)

Dan in Closer (2011)

Malvolio in Twelfth Night (2011)

Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger (2010)

Sid in Waiting for Lefty (2010)

Ira in When We Have Gone Astray (2010)

Winston in The Credeaux Canvas (2009)

 

Behind the Scenes with The Seeing Place

Director for Measure for Measure (2019)

Director for 'night, Mother (2019)

Director for The People vs Antigone

Director for My Name is Rachel Corrie (2018)

Director for Cloud 9 (2017)

Director for Macbeth (2016)

Director for After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

Director for Rhinoceros (2016)

Associate Director for Getting Out (2016)

Co-Director for The Pillowman (2015)

Director for Boy Gets Girl (2015)

Co-Director for Othello (2015)

Writer / Dramaturg for The Stranger (workshop 2014)

Co-Director for The Laramie Project (2014)

Director for Two Rooms (2014)

Co-Director for Hamlet (2013)

Co-Director for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2013)

Director for A Lie of the Mind (2013)

Director for Three Sisters (2012)

Writer for Scotch Kiss (2011)

Director for Twelfth Night (2011)

Director for Waiting for Lefty (2010)

Writer for When We Have Gone Astray (2010)

 

Erin Cronican
Executive Artistic Director

Erin Cronican is an award winning actor/singer who is perhaps best known for originating the role of Cindy in the national tour of the Off-Broadway hit Suds, The Rockin' 60s Musical Soap Opera. She was recently seen in the Off Broadway musicals This One's For The Girls and Sistas. She also starred as Angie McKay in the first ever revival of 1960s Broadway musical, Subways Are For Sleeping and made her Off-Broadway debut in The Seeing Place's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. New York productions, workshops and readings: This One's For The Girls (Off Broadway, standby - performed); Sistas (Off Broadway, standby - performed); North Atlantic (starring opposite Robert Cuccioli); Socks: The Musical (starring opposite Brenda Braxton & Matthew LaBanca), The Lady in Penthouse B (starring opposite Klea Blackhurst), God's Country (as Kathleen), and the demo recordings of Mr. Confidential (with Christine Ebersole and Howard McGillan) and Nab-A-Date (as Meaghan, opposite Brian Charles Rooney.) (See right column for productions with The Seeing Place.) Regional favorites include: The Last Five Years, Angels in America, Wit, My Fair Lady, Evita, Camelot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, South Pacific, Macbeth and The Norman Conquests. Original productions include Current Nobody by Melissa James Gibson (workshop, La Jolla Playhouse), Oxygen (premiere & tour, San Diego Repertory Theater), Alice in Modernland, and O'Mary's. Film & TV: She has appeared on the TV shows Veronica Mars, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live, and has done countless films and web series, including Cold Souls with Paul Giamatti. (IMDB)

Erin is an award-winning producer and director and has directed and co-directed 21 plays for The Seeing Place (see right column for details.) Directing outside of TSP includes Judd Lear Silverman's two character play, Correct Address (Actors Alliance Festival - Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Production, and Outstanding Acting awards for both actors), and Edward Musto's Shutterbug (Midtown International Theater Festival.)

In her "outside" life, Erin is the founder of The Actors’ Enterprise - a career coaching service for actors, founder of the ACTOR-OWN Musical Theater Collective, and is co-founder of the networking event: NY Actors Tweetup. She is also on the board of Mark Janas' The Salon Open Mic, 6-time winner of the prestigious Best Open Mic/Recurring Series award by the Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabarets.

Training: Pepperdine University.

Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Web: www.erincronican.com

Twitter: @ErinCronican

Instagram: @Erin_Cronican

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Solange in The Maids (2019)

Jessie in 'night, Mother (2019)

Mephistopheles in The Hysteria of Dr Faustus (2018)

Rachel Corrie in My Name is Rachel Corrie (2018)

Connie in Jack Goes Boating (2017)

Edward/Lin in Cloud 9 (2017)

Reverend Johnson / Liz Morden in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (2016)

Emma in After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

Arlene in Getting Out (2016)

Julia in 1984 (reading - 2016)

Corryn Fell in Gidion's Knot (2015)

Theresa Bedell in Boy Gets Girl (2015)

Desdemona in Othello (2015)

Actor 5 in The Stranger (workshop 2014)

Mercedes Herroro track in The Laramie Project (2014)

Kelly in Dying City (2014)

Laura Hudson in Men In White (2013)

Ophelia in Hamlet (2013)

Ophelia in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2013)

Beth in A Lie of the Mind (2013)

Molly in Love Song (2012)

Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (2012)

Sarah in The Lover (2012)

Masha in Three Sisters (2012)

Anna in Closer (2011)

Maria in Twelfth Night (2011)

Helena Charles in Look Back in Anger (2010)

 

Behind the Scenes with The Seeing Place

Director for The Maids (2019)

Director for A Number (2019)

Director for The Hysteria of Dr Faustus (2018)

Director for The Hairy Ape (reading - 2018)

Director for I Am My Own Wife (2018)

Director for Jack Goes Boating (2017)

Co-Director for Cloud 9 (2017)

Director for Getting Out (2016)

Associate Director for Rhinoceros (2016)

Director for Necessary Targets (reading - 2016)

Director for 1984 (reading - 2016)

Co-Director for The Pillowman (2015)

Director for Boys' Life (2015)

Co-Director for Othello (2015)

Director /Co-Writer for The Stranger (workshop 2014)

Co-Director for The Laramie Project (2014)

Director for Men In White (2013)

Co-Director for Hamlet (2013)

Co-Director for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (2013)

Director for Miss Julie (2013)

Director for Love Song (2012)

 

Laura Browne
Ensemble Member

Laura Browne is an actress, writer, and comedian hailing from Westchester, New York. She recently graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Drama and a minor in Television/Film, focusing on screenwriting. In addition to Laura's work with The Seeing Place, she does stand-up comedy, writes and performs sketch comedy, and teaches improv to teens from all five boroughs of NYC, as a part of Irondale's STEM to STEAM program. 

Instagram: @swaggiebrowne

Twitter: @LBwithanE

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Coming soon!

 

Robin Friend
Ensemble Member

This is Robin’s fourth season with The Seeing Place Theater. You may have seen him in Getting Out, Macbeth, Cloud Nine, and/or in last season’s production of Measure for Measure. In addition to acting Robin also moonlights as a gymnast/circus performer. He’s flipped off rooftops for Nintendo, climbed scaffolds for Tommy Hilfiger, and rappelled from ceilings (in full alien garb) for TruTV. If you’re into Web Series you can also catch him in the award laden ‘The Honey Trapper’ (season 2 coming soon). He thinks Erin and Brandon rock and looks forward to seeing you sometime in TSP’s season 10!

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Claudio/Pompey in Measure for Measure (2019)

Harry/Edward in Cloud 9 (2017)

Angus/Murderer 2 in Macbeth (2016)

Evans/Ronnie in Getting Out (2016)

 

Behind the Scenes with The Seeing Place

Choreography for Cloud 9 (2017)

Fight Direction for Macbeth (2016)

Assistant Director for Getting Out (2016)

 

William Ketter
Ensemble Member

Originally from Minneapolis, Will moved into NYC after graduating from Hofstra University's BFA program in 2018 in order to pursue his career as an actor and theatermaker. With The Seeing Place Will appeared in Measure for Measure as Angelo. He has worked with several Shakespeare companies, such as Stag and Lion and The Fools and Kings Project. In addition to The Seeing Place, Will is a member of EPIC players, a neuro-diverse company. He appeared in The Little Prince as the Aviator with them. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome as a child, inclusivity is very important to Will. He hopes to continue to explore his craft through the lens of his disability, serve as inspiration for people on the fringes of society, and create spaces for disabled folks to make their own art.

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Angelo/Barnardine in Measure for Measure (2019)

 

Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia
Ensemble Member

Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia is a Colombian/Swiss actor based in New York. Since graduating from AADA's conservatory program, Sabrina has appeared as Isabella in Measure for Measure and Antigone in People Vs. Antigone with The Seeing Place, as well as Farris in award-winning short film GIRL FRIEND. Other projects include We Are Not Content!, JOJI, 22, We're Just Here To Swim, Cloud 9, Macbeth, Vessel of The Beast, A Series on Surviving, Ledze and Lore, The Innocent, Albanian Gangster Part II, and The Uncounted.

Instagram: @sabrinaschlegelmejia

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Isabella in Measure for Measure (2019)

Mildred in The Hairy Ape (reading - 2018)

Antigone in The People vs Antigone

Maud/Victoria in Cloud 9 (2017)

Young Macduff/Donalbain/Fleance/Young Siward in Macbeth (2016)

Narrator in After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

Erika Anclade, Nolan Burke, Barbara Haas*, Thomas Christopher Nieto*, Frank Racina*, Richard Wayne*, Weronika Helena Wozniak.

* member Actors' Equity

 

 

 


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