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What Critics Are Saying: Show by Show

MACBETH: December 8-22, 2016

Starring Olev Aleksander, Tim Anderson, Erin Cronican*, Joshua George, Jane Kahler*, Lisa-Marie Newton*, Candice Oden*, Marcus Peterson, GW Reed*, Elizabeth Rose, Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia, Robin Friend Stift, Ari Veach, Brandon Walker*. Directed by Brandon Walker. Co-Directed by Erin Cronican. Stage Management by Logan Keeler. Lighting Design by Duane Pagano. *Member AEA

Named one of the Great Theatrical Moments of 2016 by Howard Miller of Talkin' Broadway and Upstage-Downstage

TOP PICK! The Seeing Place's MACBETH was featured in Time Out NY's "Best of Off Off Broadway Theater"

"The Seeing Place’s MACBETH is a sharp, fresh and stirring production of this classic tragedy: directed with style that springs from truth and acted with centered grace all around. The performances are solid and magnetic...I cannot say enough about the quality, and originality of this production: it has brains, heart, soul and spirit. Don’t miss it!" - Hi! Drama

"The Seeing Place's rapid-paced production of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Paradise Factory in the East Village is a flaming roller coaster plunge that engulfs the power-grubbing pair at its center, along with anyone else who has the misfortunate of being in the path of their callous ascent or their inexorable free-fall to doom. There is a distinctly nihilistic tone to this gritty production...overall this is a strikingly contemporary take on "the Scottish play" that captures the mood of the country right now and proves once again that Shakespeare's voice is one to be reckoned with for all times."- Upstage-Downstage

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GETTING OUT with RHINOCEROS: July 16 - August 7, 2016

Cast/Creative Team for GETTING OUT: Carla Brandberg (Mother/Warden), Steve Carrieri (Carl/Caldwell), Erin Cronican (Arlene), Leo Goodman (Bennie/Principal), Jane Kahler (Ruby/Doctor), Candice Oden (Arlie), Robin Friend Stift (Evans/Ronnie). Understudies: Ashanti Brown and James Hunter. Lighting Design by Duane Pagano. Fight choreography by Sean Michael Chin. Stage Management by James Hunter. Directed by Erin Cronican.

Cast/Creative Team for RHINOCEROS: Joshua George (Dudard/Grocer), Rob Hatzenbeller (Proprietor/ Papillon), Logan Keeler (Jean), Autumn Mirassou (Daisy), Emily Newhouse (Logician/Wife), Lisa-Marie Newton (Mrs Boeuf/Waitress), Carla Torgrimson (Botard/Housewife), Brandon Walker (Berenger). Understudies: Elizabeth Rose, Ari Veach. Lighting Design by Duane Pagano. Stage Management by Ari Veach. Directed by Brandon Walker.

 

For RHINOCEROS - "BOTTOM LINE: A necessary and timely play about the power of group mentality and the difficulty of remaining an individual...The physicality required of the actors in this play and the necessity of a cohesive ensemble certainly aligns with the ensemble-driven and actor-centric mission of The Seeing Place Theater. Rhinoceros is a true group effort with most of the actors on stage for the entire show, a choice that directly speaks to Ionesco's commentary about conformity and societal pressures."- Theater is Easy

For GETTING OUT - "The thoroughly developed acting and directing and the play's script and structure are elements that set this show apart from many currently running off-Broadway...Where this company really shines is in the acting. Each character seems completely developed and grounded from within. One feels as if one is watching real people living in the moment; and while this is (obviously) always the aim of theater, it's by no means a given...The Seeing Place is a wonderful company and is fulfilling its mission by producing socially relevant works with integrity." - HI! Drama

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RHINOCEROS -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

 

 

THE PILLOWMAN with GIDION'S KNOT: December 4-20, 2015

AWARDED! THE PILLOWMAN and GIDION'S KNOT were awarded "Honorable Mention" in Manhattan With A Twist's "Top Off Broadway Productions in 2015."

THE PILLOWMAN: Directed by Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker. Starring Charles Baran, Olivia Baseman*, John D'Arcangelo, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Daniel Micahel Perez, Brandon Walker*. *Member AEA

GIDION'S KNOT: Directed by Brandon Walker. Starring Erin Cronican* and Susan Izatt*. *Member AEA

"Managed by Founding Directors Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican, both first class performer/directors, The Seeing Place takes pride in making live theater affordable at $15 ticket prices. In the company's intimate performing space, the viewers are close enough to the performers to feel like quasi-participants in the tough, contemporary dramas, presented two at a time in repertory. Their current offering -- Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman and Johnna Adams' Gidion's Knot-- are emotion-charged studies of dysfunction, domination, torture and death." - Huffington Post

"If you are seeking a fun and creepy evening of Grand Guignol theater filled with blood and horror, you need look no further than The Seeing Place’s revival of Martin McDonagh’s darker-than-dark comedy The Pillowman. The tight-knit company appears to be having a ball as the actors sink their teeth into carrying out McDonagh’s credo...it offers up just enough sarcasm, gallows humor, irony, and snarky observations, divvied out at just the right times with just the right tone..." - Talking Broadway

"It is brutal and taxing on these characters to go to the equivalent of a boxing match in this stage with the background they have, so it is a good thing that performers Susan Izatt and Erin Cronican are up to the task. Their performances give these arguments meaning beyond what is being said. The battle of ideologies, morality, and ultimately the desperation of two women that need to get rid of the emotional storm inside of them is played beautifully by these two thespians. " - Manhattan With A Twist

THE PILLOWMAN -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

GIDION'S KNOT -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

 

 

BOY GETS GIRL with BOYS' LIFE: July 17 - August 2, 2015

AWARDED! BOY GETS GIRL was selected as a "Best of 2015" by Howard Miller of Talkin' Broadway and Upstage-Downstage.

BOY GETS GIRL: Starring Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Virginia Gregory, Einar Gunn*, Emily Newhouse, Daniel Micahel Perez, Brandon Walker*. *Member AEA

BOYS' LIFE: Starring Mary Ruth Baggott, Olivia Baseman*, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Natalie Neckyfarow*, Candice Oden*, Daniel Micahel Perez, Brandon Walker*, Alex Witherow. *Member AEA

"GET TO THIS PLAY. This week marks your last chance to see Boy Gets Girl, the groundbreaking thriller brilliantly produced by The Seeing Place at the Clarion Theatre. This incredibly talented company of actors will have you at the edge of your seat from start to finish...Directed by Brandon Walker, this production will draw you in and take you on a ride you did not see coming...Leading actress Erin Cronican gives a downright breathtaking performance as Theresa Bedell...A stunningly captivating work of theatre, Boy Gets Girl was a homerun in every sense." - Times Square Chronicles

"OUTSTANDING REVIVALS. Now in its sixth season, The Seeing Place, located on East 26th Street in Manhattan, is currently staging two exceptional revivals in repertory: Boy’s Life by Howard Korder and Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman. It is the juxtaposition of these two plays, both focusing on gender relations, that resonates synergistically to enhance our appreciation of both." - A Seat on the Aisle

"With this pair of plays, The Seeing Place and its founders Ms. Cronican and Mr. Walker (she directs Boys’ Life and he the Gilman play) display a remarkable level of maturity as a theatrical enterprise in this, only its sixth season. This is definitely a company to watch." - Talkin' Broadway

BOY GETS GIRL -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

BOYS' LIFE -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

 

OTHELLO: February 26 - March 15, 2015

Starring Esther Chen, Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Lex Daemon, Ian Moses Eaton*, Brisa Freitas, Logan Keeler, Daniel Micahel Perez, Lila Smith*, Carla Torgrimson*, Brandon Walker*. *Member AEA

"Passionate and Bold! The Seeing Place’s production of Othello is an exciting exhibition of what modern Shakespeare can be...Walker and Cronican's direction does a great job of making Othello exciting. Characters pop out from the audience, and suddenly, patrons are being interacted with in a fun, engaging way...The heart and drive of the ensemble and all the hard work that they put into this show is worth experiencing." - Theater is Easy

"OTHELLO is richly served by The Seeing Place’s focus on each individual character’s development and the emphasis on the human behavior among the characters onstage. The language is handled in a modern way, seemingly tailored to the actors’ most natural delivery style for his character. Generally, this works very well and brings a sense of present-day relevance to the plot...This Othello is fresh, entertaining and ever-relevant and the attention to every detail of the show from the acting to the pensive music to the clever staging of Othello and Desdemona’s deathbed to Desdemona’s wedding veil is obvious. Kips Bay is lucky to have this Theater Company in its ‘hood. See this show!" - Hi! Drama

"Right off the bat, The Seeing Place Theater makes it known that these won’t be the typical interpretations of some of the Bards most famous players...Don’t worry my drama lovers, you will get your fill as you watch the slow unraveling of Othello...Overall, it is just nice seeing this piece done in a new way and being able to capture the modern audience. I truly appreciate what this company is trying to accomplish." - Center on the Aisle

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THe LARAMIE PROJECT: June 13-29, 2014

Starring Kathryn Neville Browne*, Erin Cronican*, John D'Arcangelo, Elle Emerson, Logan Keeler, Jonathan Miles*, Christina Pastor, Brandon Walker*. *Member AEA

"FIVE STARS. Fourteen years has done little to affect the timeliness and poignancy of The Laramie Project, and The Seeing Place Theater in New York have gracefully captured the play’s beauty and power..." - Exeunt Magazine

"The power is in the story and in the telling. All you need are what The Seeing Place Theater has provided — a few chairs, a pair of chalkboards, and a dedicated troupe fully committed to the enterprise...There are only two categories of people who should see The Laramie Project: those who have never seen it before, and those who have." - Talkin' Broadway

"The Seeing Place Theater, now in its fifth year, has proved to be a bold and spirited force in independent theater, producing thoughtful works that are timelessly relevant to our cultural moment...I’ve never seen a company that felt so present and so invested in their work." - Letters from the Mezzanine

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TWO ROOMS with DYING CITY: February 21-March 9, 2014

TWO ROOMS Starring Alexandra Hellquist, Justin Hoch, Logan Keeler, and Lila Smith*. *Member AEA

DYING CITY Starring Erin Cronican* and Brandon Walker. *Member AEA

"The Seeing Place had done something very special, placing two separate works together to hit at the mind and the heart...an event unlike anything you've seen before." - New York Theatre Review

"A deeply compelling and richly provocative theatrical venture." - Talkin' Broadway

"Mesmorizing revival...These two aching shows leave you determined to make every second count. And the seconds spent at these two shows are well worth the time." - Reviews Off Broadway

"An admirable revival...a fine representation of the play[s] for those who didn’t get to catch it the first times around." - Theatre Is Easy

"Well done...I highly recommend this." - Stage Buddy

"As usual with the productions done by The Seeing Place, I strongly recommend seeing what’s happening onstage at this little theater in Hell’s Kitchen."
- Daily Actor

 

DYING CITY -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

TWO ROOMS -- Production Photos & Reviews .. | .. Download Press Kit

 

MEN IN WHITE: November 8-24, 2013

Starring Hillery Baker, Erin Cronican*, Stephen Dexter*, Jim DiMunno, Michael Gnat*, Mark Gorham*, Justin Hoch, Logan Keeler, Jessica Kelly, Adam Levinthal*, Nicole McLaughlin, Martine Moore, Brian Charles Rooney*, Frank Schiavone, Stewart Steinberg*, Brandon Walker*. *Member AEA

"Men In White has rarely been produced since [1933]. Now it is back, on view at ATA’s Sargent Theater in a solid production by the always-exciting Seeing Place Theater company." - Talkin' Broadway

"What I always enjoy about The Seeing Place is that the company puts the actors first. Its productions are always marked by an unbridled enthusiasm and raw talent that I don’t see on stage anywhere else." - Daily Actor

"The Seeing Place is to be commended for staging Men in White on a tight budget, with 16 actors covering 27 roles; and there’s much that’s admirable about what the cast accomplishes." - Off Off Online

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HAMLET, playing in rep with
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD: May 31-June 30, 2013


Starring Alex Alcheh*, Alan Altschuler, David Arthur Bachrach*, Kristen Carbone, Erin Cronican*, Janice Hall*, Robert King*, Philip Lakin*, Oliver Lehne, Max-Lorn Krause, Brandon Walker*, and Jason Wilson. Co-Directed by Brandon Walker* and Erin Cronican*. *Member AEA

About R&G: "This skillfully and naturalistally performed production by The Seeing Place provided a thoroughly entertaining look at Shakespeare’s work in a new way." - Carey Purcell, Playbill

About Hamlet: "Voyeurism, simplified. That is the motto of The Seeing Place, one of those amazing up-and-coming shoestring-budget theater companies that manage to pull off compelling and gutsy productions of challenging plays in various pockets of the city." - Upstage Downstage

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A LIE OF THE MIND: March 1-17, 2013

Starring Alan Altschuler, Erin Cronican*, Janice Hall*, Mary Lahti, Philip Lakin*, Brandon Walker*, Magan Wiles* and Jason Wilson. Directed by Brandon Walker.* *Member AEA

"When people I know in theater ask me what growing company I think has its act together (horrible pun not intended), The Seeing Place is always the first that comes to mind." - Daily Actor

"The Seeing Place dives right in and never backs off. Their total commitment to this beast of a play is compelling and commendable." - Theater That Matters

"TOP PICK. The [Seeing Place] theatre is located just a stones throw from Studio 54 and offers the best theatre bang for your theatre buck" - The Examiner

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MISS JULIE: March 3-12, 2013

Starring Robert King*, Marnie Klar*, and Gabrielle Loneck. Directed by Erin Cronican.* *Member AEA

"Such consistent quality performances have resulted in high expectations whenever I walk into the [Seeing Place] theater...I’m happy to report neither show disappoints, keeping The Seeing Place’s winning streak going." - Daily Actor

"With a runtime of only about 90 minutes it packs a big punch...the show remains poignant to the very end." - Review Fix

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LOVE SONG: November 23 - December 9, 2012

Starring Erin Cronican*, Marnie Klar*, Javan Nelson, Brandon Walker* and Jason Wilson. Directed by Erin Cronican.* *Member AEA

"As close to perfect as LOVE SONG can get." - Cultural Capitol

"One of the best NYC theaters wows me again..." - Daily Actor

"Every performer is putting 101% of their heart and soul out on the stage and it’s a beautiful thing to watch." - Theatre is Easy

"This strong company of actors make their characters' personalities immediately felt, through nicely detailed arsenals of quirks, looks, and interaction." - NiteLife Exchange

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HALFRICAN-AMERICAN: November 25 - December 4, 2012

Written and Performed by Robert King* *Member AEA

"You will find yourself laughing with abandon and questioning your own views as you work your way through his personal minefield of race in America." - Marshall Mays, Kaleidoscope Theatre

"The Seeing Place Theater is the producing company giving New York audiences another chance to catch this fun and impacting work." -Aurin Squire, NY Theater Review

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DANNY...: July 26 - August 12, 2012, EXTENDED Aug 21-26, 2012

Starring Erin Cronican* and Brandon Walker*. Directed by Ariel Francoeur. *Member AEA

"TOP PICK!" - The Examiner

"The finest performances I saw this month." - Peter Filichia

"An intense experience - full of surprise, apprehension and unexpected tenderness." - Reviews Off Broadway

"The Seeing Place has finally arrived." - Best of Off Broadway

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THE LOVER: July 26 - August 12, 2012

Starring Erin Cronican* and Brandon Walker*. Directed by Ariel Francoeur. *Member AEA

"TOP PICK!...The acting is tamed, trained and treacherous." - The Examiner

"What The Seeing Place puts on stage is constantly worth seeing." - Daily Actor

"Two able actors, they handle the rich dialogue of Pinter and Shanley with a good deal of awareness and expertise." - Woman Around Town

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THREE SISTERS: March 9 - 25, 2012

With Alan Altschuler*, Kathleen Brower*, Brian Byus, Lee Cavellier, Michael Stephen Clay, Erin Cronican*, Mary Lahti, Justin Kress, Ned Baker Lynch, Daniel Perez, Elisa Pupko, David Sedgwick*, Daniela Thome, & Brandon Walker*. Directed by Brandon Walker. *Member AEA

"Sure to fulfill all your Indie Theater desires." - TimesSquare.com

"A true gift in a world drowning in digital abstraction" - Cultural Capitol

"I havenít seen a better indie theater value out there yet." - Daily Actor

"a commendable, ensemble-focused company." - Theater Online

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FOR PROFIT: March 11 - 20, 2012

Written and Performed by Aaron Calafato

Articles & Interviews about FOR PROFIT:

Around Noon (public radio show, aired Feb 28, 2012)

Student Loan Debt: The Responsibility of the Artist (via Occupy Student Debt)

Voices from the Field (via Pluck Magazine)

My Exploitation of the American Student (via Pluck Magazine)

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CLOSER: September 21 - October 9, 2011

Starring Erin Cronican*, Elyse Fisher, Nick Velkov*, and Brandon Walker*. Directed by Alan Gordon. *Member AEA

"Completely riveting." - Theatre is Easy

"Undeniable chemistry." - Daily Actor

"The best deal you can get on or off Broadway." - Cultural Capitol

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SCOTCH KISS: September 26 - October 9, 2011

with Mary Anisi*, Amanda Baker*, Kathleen Brower*, Michael Stephen Clay, Debbie Friedlander*, Ned Baker Lynch, Rhonda Musak*, and David Sedgwick*. Directed by Reesa Graham and Brandon Walker. *Member AEA

Scotch Kiss was inspired by true events and developed through improvisation by The Seeing Place Ensemble.

"The emotional conflict grabs the heart...touching." - Backstage

"Packs a heavy load of emotional intensity." - Theater is Easy

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TWELFTH NIGHT: March 30 - April 16, 2011

with David Arthur Bachrach*, Michael Clay, Erin Cronican*, Jorge Hoyos, Michael Jefferson, Ben Leasure, Ned Lynch, Nathan Ramos, David Sedgwick*, Anna Marie Sell*, Lindsay Teed* & Brandon Walker*. Directed by Brandon Walker *Member AEA

"The Seeing Place brought their characteristic (and indefatigable) enthusiasm to the piece...sincerely and without affectation." - Broadway World

"Universal, human, and real... each gesture is natural and believable." - Show Business Weekly

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by John Osborne

LOOK BACK IN ANGER: March 30 - April 16, 2011

With Erin Cronican*, Rick Delaney*, Adam Reich*, Anna Marie Sell*,
Brandon Walker* and Adrian Wyatt. Directed by Reesa Graham.
*Member, AEA   

"CRITIC'S PICK!" - French Quarters, NY

"If you like serious theatre, this is the real deal." - Three Tomatoes

"Well worth the price of admission." - Theatre Knights (And Daze)

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by Clifford Odets

WAITING FOR LEFTY: June 9 - 26, 2010

with Margret Avery, David Arthur Bachrach*, Steven Beckingham*, Christoper Bischoff, Jon Dalin, John Gazzale, John Greenleaf*, Norah Elise Johnson, Ned Lynch, Tyler Moss*, Dothan Negrin, Gregory Jon Phelps, Adam Reich*, Anna Marie Sell*, Bonnie Singer, Nick Velkov*, Brandon Walker*, and Jamie Watson*. Directed by Reesa Graham and Brandon Walker. *Member AEA

"I loved the performers’ enthusiasm for the material." - Show Business Weekly

"Rich in period detail, and lovingly acted." - Theater Online

"A company that takes their work as seriously as this one does, and delivers results that prove how effective that work is." - Theatre Knights (And Daze)

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WHEN WE HAVE GONE ASTRAY: February 3-21, 2010

with Heather Lee Harper, Joseph Mancuso, and Brandon Walker.* Directed by Kaitlin Colombo. *Member AEA

"They gave a full out performance. And the acting was terrific. Kaitlin Colombo has coached her three actors into giving extremely truthful, engaging performances. I found myself truly moved." - Talk Entertainment

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HOT CRIPPLE: February 3-21, 2010

Starring Hogan Gorman. Directed by Quin Gordon.

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© Artwork by Fred Hatt. All Rights Reserved.

by Keith Bunin

THE CREDEAUX CANVAS: Sept 9-13. Extended: Oct 14-18, 2009

With Margret Avery, Joseph Mancuso, Jerilyn Sackler*, Anna Marie Sell*, and Brandon Walker*. Directed by Lillian Wright. *Member AEA

" Five stars! It's exciting to see a young company take so many risks. Both funny and heart-breaking, and the acting is first-rate. Catch it while you can." - Theater Online

"This is what off-off Broadway theatre is about. A great play. A good cast." - Theater is Easy

"As evenings of theatre go, this one is worth checking out." - NYTheatre.com

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