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Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates of The Seeing Place

 

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

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 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 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 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), 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.) (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 16 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 one of the key staff members 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: @TheActorsEnterprise

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Roles with The Seeing Place

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 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)

 

Candice Oden
Company Manager / Associate Producer

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

Lucy in Jack Goes Boating (2017)

2nd Lieutenant William Faddy / Dabby Bryant in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

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)

 

Juan Cardenes
Ensemble Member

Juan Cardenas, originally from Venezuela, studied Drama at The Terry Schreiber Studio and Matthew Corozine Studio in New York City. Some of his theater credits include The Last White Family on Dorchester Road directed by Christopher King, Spoon River Anthology directed by Jimmy Maize and Macbeth directed by Albert Baker. His most recent film credits are from "The Minimalist" directed by Carlos Funes, which he co-produced, co-wrote and co-starred, and "GIG$ - The Series" directed by Chia Minaya. Juan is also a musician and the guitarist of the rock band Black Night Revival. He is thrilled to have joined The Seeing Place ensemble and is looking forward to helping spread The Empathy Initiative to the theater community in NYC.

Instagram: @jundje

Twitter: @jundje

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Captain Tench / Aboriginal Australian / Black Caesar in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Joshua George
Ensemble Member/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

Major Robbie Ross / Ketch Freeman in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Malcolm in Macbeth (2016)

Dudard in Rhinoceros (2016)

 

Charlie Gillette
Ensemble Member

Charlie Gillette is an actor and filmmaker based in New York City. She was born in Berlin and has traveled and worked all over the world. Charlie draws from her Chilean and German heritage to inform her work and the stories she tells. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is a member of the Richard Burton Theatre Company. Charlie has performed at the Gate Theatre in London as well as various theaters in Cardiff, Wales, and New York City. She wrote for MTV’s Skins and has acted in short and feature films that have screened globally. She is particularly interested in stories that empower women and seeks to improve gender equality in the film and theatre industries through her work.

Website: www.CharlieGillette.nyc

Twitter: @CharkAttacks

Instagram: @Charkable

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Lieutenant George Johnston / Mary Brenham in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Isa Goldberg
Ensemble Member

Isa Goldberg is experiencing theater from a new perspective as an ensemble member with The Seeing Place Theater. In the heyday of feminist performance art, Isa appeared on stage at the WOW Café. Drama Desk president from 2010-14, she has written for a wide range of media including, The Advocate, and The Financial Times. As a reporter, she has appeared on-air on the Broadway Channel, and Cablevision 12. As an actor, she’s worked on numerous PSAs, television and web series, including several episodes of the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”. In other, indie productions, she’s portrayed a wide range of characters, including a pimp - pimpess in the feminine- in a nursing home, (“The Skeleton Crew” on Revry TV).

Facebook: isa.goldberg

Website: www.IsaGoldberg.com

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Narrator in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Chris Papavasiliou
Ensemble Member

Native New Yorker and former Londoner, Chris Papavasiliou has studied at Atlantic Acting School, HB Studio, McCaskill Studio, and the technique of Ivana Chubbuck with Maria Psomas. He recently appeared in Angels Among Us at the American Theatre of Actors and can be seen in feature films such as: "The Runner", "Infinitely Polar Bear", "Detachment", and "Refuge." Chris has also produced and executive produced several films, including: "Worlds Apart", "The Runner", Tony Kaye's "Detachment", "Hello I Must Be Going" (2012 Sundance Film Festival Opening Night Film), "Happythankyoumoreplease" (2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winner), Werner Herzog’s "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?", Alex Cox’s "Repo Chick", and Paramount Pictures’ "Homecoming." He is immensely proud to have joined The Seeing Place Ensemble. 

Member: SAG-AFTRA

Website: www.chrispapavasiliou.com

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Roles with The Seeing Place

On stage with us very soon!

Clinton Powell
Ensemble Member

Clinton Powell is thrilled to have joined The Seeing Place Ensemble. Training: Alfred University (BA in Theatre and English) and trained in Viewpoints with Synaesthetic Theatre. Recent Favorites: Bob Berdella /Gilles de Rais in MY LIFE AMONG THE SERIAL KILLERS (The Viewpoints Collective); Gertrude in NAKED HAMLET (Torn Out Theater); Zornero Outlander/Gothopedia/Doctor Numero in D4RKLY YOUR RETROROCKETS FL4RE (Planet Connections Festivity);  Conrade/Balthasar in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Fools and Kings Project); Saul Kimmer in TRUE WEST (Company of Fools); Ferdinand/Oatcake in THE BRIDE (Bottoms Dream); Logician/Botard in RHINOCEROS (Onomatopoeia Theater Company); and Antigonus/Satyr/3rd Gentleman in THE WINTER’S TALE (South Dakota Shakespeare). He has played Friar Laurence in ROMEO AND JULIET twice (Barefoot Shakespeare and York College).

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Narrator in Cloud 9 (2017)

Major Robbie Ross / Ketch Freeman in Our Country's Good (reading - 2017)

Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia
Ensemble Member/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
Ensemble Member/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/Company Apprentice

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)

 

Parish Bradley, Andrew Bryce*, Steven Peacock Jacoby*, Broghanne Jessamine, Sharon Lesser*, Trey Tetrault, Gaia Visnar.

Auditions are held 1-2 times a year for artistic associates, and are posted on Backstage.

* member Actors' Equity

 

 

 


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