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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 17 plays and many readings with The Seeing Place, where he has also acted in 25 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

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 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
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 of the Off-Broadway hit Suds, The Rockin' 60s Musical Soap Opera. She can currently be seen as the female standby 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 17 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: @TheActorsEnterprise

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Roles with The Seeing Place

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 forThe 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)

 

Candice Oden
Co-Producer - Company 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

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)

 

Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia
Co-Producer- Audience Development Manager

Sabrina feels fortunate and proud to be a part of The Seeing Place Theatre ensemble and passionate about sharing art with our community. Sabrina has worked on The People VS, AntigoneCloud Nine, and Macbeth with The Seeing Place. Before joining The Seeing Place almost two years ago, Sabrina graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since graduating, she has worked on numerous theatre and film projects including award-winning short films "Girl Friend" and "Lab Rat." Other projects include We Never Had The Antidote, Dissonance, Vessel Of The Beast, JOJI 22, TadhanaLedze and Lore, and The Uncounted; a street play representing the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988.

Instagram: @SabsSchlegs

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Roles with The Seeing Place

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)

Broghanne Jessamine
Associate Producer- Fundraising/Events

Originally from Scotland, Broghanne moved to New York City in 2012 to study performance at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Since graduating she has performed in theatre, film and voiceover in New York City. Before moving to New York, Broghanne participated in numerous cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to bring theatre and performance that explores social issues to a wider audience. 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Female Understudy in The People vs Antigone

 

Rachael Murray
Ensemble Member

Rachael Murray is new to New York after 7 years in the Washington, DC area. New York: Saint Fancy (Director, Take Ten Festival, winner for Best Direction) Backyard/Desert (Director-Staged Reading, The Theatre Collective); DC: Frelmetsch the Maneater (Director-Workshop, Source Festival); Sioux Falls (Director, Mead Theatre Lab/Tenth Muse); King Lear (Asst. Director, Lean and Hungry Theatre); ClickB@it (Co-Director, Capital Fringe; developed @ Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival/NextStop Dark Nights Series); The Importance of Being Earnest, The Norwegians (Asst. Director, Scena Theatre); No Exit (Director, Highwood Theatre), and R.U.R. (Director, Naked Theatre Company). Founding Company Member, Naked Theatre Company. Education: Virginia Tech. 

Website: www.rachaelwithanamurray.com

 

 

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Behind The Scenes with The Seeing Place

Coming soon!

 

Robin Friend Stift
Associate Producer- Technical Management

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)

 

Gaia Visnar
Associate Producer - Social Media

Born into a Slovenian acting family, Gaia Visnar has grown up as a theatre kid and been actively involved in the acting community of her country. She has trained at the Actors Studio Slovenia, The Barrow Group, HB Studios, Acting Studio, Inc. and Circle in the Square Theatre (PW). NY theatre credits include Paige in The Doorman (HB Playwrights Theatre), Jennifer in Revealing (NYNW Theatre Festival), Ravnyeskaya in The Cherry Orchard (Circle in the Square – PW), Brutus in Julius Caesar (Circle in the Square – PW). Regional credits: Catherine in Adam and Evie (Living Room theatre, VT). Selected Slovenian work: Connie in Snowangel (KUD FP), Ana in Birds and Old Songs (Glej Theatre), Mila in Princess Perfect (SiTi Teater), Sharon in Play it Again, Sam (Sentjakobsko Theater). She is an intern at The Actors Studio NYC and a member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT).

Website: www.gaiavisnar.com

Twitter and Instagram: @gaiavisnar

 

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Roles with The Seeing Place

Ismene in The People vs Antigone

 

Isaac Conner, Donna Cooper, Isaac Ray Dean, Ajinkya Desai, Brian Lore Evans, Rusty Flounders, Jailyn Harris, William Ketter, Christopher Marshall, Stephen Marshall, Jared Mason Murray, Melissa Eddy Quilty, Christine Redhead, Aleigha Spinks, Matthew ZanFagna.

 

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

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