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Members of The Seeing Place Ensemble
Photo by Mark Veltman

 

Brandon Walker
Founding 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 a 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 7 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 extensively with Francis Gercke (also a student of David Gideon's) at Actors Approach, San Diego's Professional Acting Workshop.

He was recently 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 six plays and several readings with The Seeing Place, where he has also acted in 13 productions and led several workshops of new plays - most notably the World Premieres of Scotch Kiss and When We Have Gone Astray, 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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photo by Mark Veltman

Roles with The Seeing Place

Clive/Cathy/Soldier in Cloud 9 (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 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
Managing Director & Founding Member

Erin Cronican is an award winning actor/singer who is perhaps best known for originating the role of Cindy in the national tour revival of the Off-Broadway hit Suds, The Rockin' 60s Musical Soap Opera. 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 plays, workshops and readings: North Atlantic (starring opposite Robert Cuccioli), Socks: The Musical (starring opposite Brenda Braxton & Matthew LaBanca), God's Country (as Kathleen), and the demo recordings of Mr. Confidential (with Christine Ebersole and Howard McGillan) and Nab-A-Date (as Meaghan.) (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, including 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.) Erin has also directed 9 plays for The Seeing Place (see right column for details.)

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 one of the key staff members of Mark Janas' The Salon Open Mic, 6-time winner of the prestigious Best Open Mic/Recurring Seriesaward by the Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabarets.

Training: Pepperdine University.

Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Web: www.erincronican.com

Twitter: @ErinCronican

YouTube: @ErinCronican

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photo by Mark Veltman

Roles with The Seeing Place

Edward/Lin in Cloud 9 (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

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)

 

Candice Oden
Production Manager

Candice is so thrilled to be a member of The Seeing Place ensemble. National Tours: MUSIC OF THE NIGHT (Eva Peron), LULLABY OF BROADWAY (Eva Peron), THE QUEST (Everyone Else). Los Angeles Workshops: BLACK DENIM TROUSERS & MOTORCYCLE BOOTS (Janet), SAMMY: A MUSICAL (Lady Captain), SHEBA THE MUSICAL (Irit). New York Workshops/Readings: AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (Pre-Broadway workshop) and THE BEAR (reading with The Seeing Place.) Regional Theatre: HOT MIKADO (Pitti-Sing), A WELK MUSICAL CHRISTMAS (Featured Vocalist), CINDERELLA (Fairy Godmother [Inland Theatre League Award, Best Actress]),THE GOODBYE GIRL (Melanie), THE WIZARD OF OZ and more. Improv: Little Britches (Co-Founder and performer), Brooklyn Improv Group, Accomplice The Show (Village & NY). Candice would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support. “No, no, no – you don’t understand.”

Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Twitter: @CandiceOden

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photo by Mark Veltman

Roles with The Seeing Place

Witch 3/Lady Macduff in Macbeth (2016)

Arlie in Getting Out (2016)

Carla in Boys' Life (2015)

 

Behind the Scenes with The Seeing Place

Assistant Director for Cloud 9 (2017)

Assistant Director for Gidion's Knot (2015)

Stage Manager for Boy Gets Girl (2015)

Stage Manager for Othello (2015)

Joshua George
Company Apprentice

Joshua George is proud to be a part of The Seeing Place ensemble. Originally from New Orleans, Joshua moved to New York to study acting at The William Esper Studio. Some favorite roles include Sebastian (Twelfth Night), Stephen (Line), Dennis Post (The Bug), and Jack (Into the Woods). He can be seen in the web series Robby's Guide to Picking Up Chicks and Honestly, Amelia. He's looking forward continuing to grow and create with this talented group of artists.

Website: www.Joshua-George.com

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photo by Mark Veltman

Roles with The Seeing Place

Malcolm in Macbeth (2016)

Dudard in Rhinoceros (2016)

 

Jane Kahler
Company Apprentice

Jane is originally from the UK, but now lives and works in New York. Theater includes: Macbeth (No.1 Tour, United Arab Emirates), Weights (Royal Court Theater, London), Don't Dress For Dinner (Madinat Theater, Dubai), Runners-The Return (Underbelly Theater, Edinburgh), Macbeth (UK Tour), The Snow Queen (Oxford Shakespeare Co), The Accrington Pals (London), The Tempest/A Midsummer Night's Dream/Measure for Measure (Cambridge Shakespeare Co.) Film includes: "Full Masti" (NYC), "Exit" (Co-Starring John Hurt) BBC Short Films, "The Gathering Storm" (HBO). Jane is very excited to be working with with The Seeing Place.

Member: AEA

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Ellen/Mrs Saunders/Betty in Cloud 9 (2017)

Witch 1/Gentlewoman in Macbeth (2016)

Ruby/Doctor in Getting Out (2016)

 

Bill McAndrews
Company Apprentice

Bill McAndrews is a native New Yorker and excited to be a member of The Seeing Place. Recent credits include AMADEUS (Count Johan Von Strack) Regional Theater, WHY (Harry) Emerging Artists Theater, WUTOPIA (Master Mayor) Columbia Stages, LIVING AT HOME (Harry) Kraine Theater, SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE – New York Production (Eddie) Teatro Sea, FELDMAN AND SONS (Nathan), and in CORRECTION (Sheldon Copper) Manhattan Rep. Film credits include a number of independent short films and a lead role in the forthcoming film THE DEGUSTATOR. Carpe Diem!

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Joshua/Martin in Cloud 9 (2017)

Morty in After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

 

Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia
Company Apprentice

Sabrina is a New York based actress and recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Sabrina is thrilled to be an ensemble member at The Seeing Place Theatre. In school she played Skinheadgirl in Polaroid Stories, Nora in A Doll’s House, and Telephone Girl in Machinal along with many other roles. Since graduating, she's performed in Macbeth with The Seeing Place, in A Sketch of New York, and in The Uncounted; a street play representing the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988.

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Maud/Victoria in Cloud 9 (2017)

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

Narrator in After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

 

Robin Friend Stift
Company Apprentice

Robin is an actor, gymnast, freerunner and circus performer. He has had the honor of working with True TV, Broadway Asia, Brian Sanders JUNK, The New Brooklyn Theatre, Tribe of Fools, Zimbo Films and many Shakespeare Companies/Festivals. He currently teaches at/manages the Parkour Gym ‘Brooklyn Zoo NY’ and is super stoked to be working with The Seeing Place.

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Roles with The Seeing Place

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)

 

Carla Torgrimson
Ensemble Member

Carla has worked for many years in most aspects of performing – mainly Theater, TV commercials and film, and has directed several one acts. She recently appeared in MILE ZERO, a one woman piece written for her. Carla has appeared in five Shakespeare plays, her favorite being the Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET. Other favorites were Queen Hecuba in THE TROJAN WOMENand the Demented Granny in the CURBOW FAMILY CHRISTMAS. Carla played the Oil Baron’s wife in the soon-to-be-released feature "79 Parts." Carla is very pleased to begin working with The Seeing Place Theater.

Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Vera in After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

Botard / Housewife in Rhinoceros (2016)

Charrington (and others) in 1984 (reading - 2016)

Duke (and others) in Othello (2015)

 

Ari Veach
Ensemble Member

Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Ari moved to New York in August 2015 and is proud to be a part of such a vibrant and dynamic artistic community. New York credits include: Hedda Gabler (HERE Arts Center), Sprucehaven B (Kraine Theater), In the Time of New York (Venus/Adonis Theater Festival).  Regional credits include: Agamemnon (New York Stage and Film-Apprentice Company); Cyrano de Bergerac, The Legend of Jim Cullen (Heartwood Regional Theater Company); The Changeling (4615 Theater Company). Ari has trained at the Moscow Art Theater School; Powerhouse Theater (in association with New York Stage and Film); and Ithaca College, where he received his BFA in Acting. He is excited to collaborate alongside such a dedicated and creative group of artists at The Seeing Place, and looks forward to continuing to learn and grow with the company.

Website: www.ariveach.com

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Betty/Gerry in Cloud 9 (2017)

Lennox/Murderer 1 in Macbeth (2016)

Miguel in After The Revolution (reading - 2016)

Understudy (Jean/Dudard) in Rhinoceros (2016)

 

James Reade Venable
Ensemble Member

James Reade Venable was born in Manhattan, New York. James has studied at HB Studio and has also been a Working Observer at the Actor’s Studio. James has done numerous New York Theatre work for over 18 years. He has appeared in television, film, and music videos. Most recently he was Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing  in Riverside Park. James is thrilled to be a part of The Seeing Place Theatre and creating innovative pieces with the ensemble.

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Coming soon!

 

Oliver Archibald, Juan Cardenas, Alexander D Carney*, Alexandra Cremer*, Charlie Gillette, Isa Goldberg, Jacob Goodhart, Becky London*, Daniel Joseph O’Brien*, Chris Papavasiliou, Clinton Powell, Mariel Reyes.

* member Actors' Equity

 

 

 


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