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For our 7th Season we bring you six stories that challenge our very sense of self. What happens when a person, place or event whip your identity into the opposite direction? Through seminal works by Pulitzer Prize winners, prolific novelists, political activists, and masters of the theatrical canon, we are initiating a deep conversation about what it means to be human, and how these works reflect the trials and tribulations we experience in today's society.

Our 7th Season was produced, in part, by the generous contributions of the Samuel I Newhouse Foundation and the Ravenal Foundation. It included Main Stage productions of: GETTING OUT by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Marsha Norman; RHINOCEROS by French playwright, Eugene Ionesco (known as one of the leading architects of absurdist theater); and MACBETH by William Shakespeare, in honor of the 400th Anniversary of his death.

Our TSP Unplugged Series gives patrons an exciting and exclusive look behind the scenes at The Seeing Place, and includes an opportunity to participate with our artists in exploring four important texts of our time. The readings included: 1984, an adaptation of the classic novel by George Orwell by Matthew Dunster; NECESSARY TARGETS by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler; and AFTER THE REVOLUTION by Obie and Whiting Award winner Amy Herzog.

Even though these 6 plays span hundreds of years and countless generations of storytelling, the subjects brooched and lessons learned are achingly relevant today. We've chosen these plays to open up a dialogue with our audience about the world around us. How can we make an impact? How can we build on what we've learned from the people who've come before us?

Thank you for joining us for our landmark 7th Season and being a part of a new conversation to connect with your fellow man. Perhaps, as Gandhi said, we together can be the change we wish to see in the world.

 

- Erin Cronican & Brandon Walker
Managing & Artistic Directors, The Seeing Place

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For our 7th Season we explored the theme:

Seven stories that challenge our sense of self.
What happens when one person, place or event whip your identity into the opposite direction?

     
 

1984
by George Orwell (Adapted by Matthew Dunster)

Directed by Brandon Walker

TSP Unplugged Reading Series - May 3, 2016 (7pm)

Presented on World Press Freedom Day

A man loses his identity while living under a repressive regime. In a story based on George Orwell's classic novel, Winston Smith is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship -- and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother.

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NECESSARY TARGETS
by Eve Ensler

Directed by Erin Cronican

TSP Unplugged Reading Series - June 20, 2016 (7pm)

Presented on World Refugee Day

Two American women travel to Bosnia to help women refugees confront their memories of war and emerge deeply changed as they confront their own fears in the face of violence, resiliency and war. Based on interviews with numerous women who survived the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, this is a timely reminder of how America struggles to define its relationship to the rest of the world.

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GETTING OUT
by Marsha Norman

TSP Main Stage - July 16-August 7, 2016

"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
by Eugene Ionesco

TSP Main Stage - July 16-August 7, 2016

"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

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REINVENTION: A Night of Music to Benefit The Seeing Place Theater, with Special Guest Randi Driscoll

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Monday, June 27, 2016 (9:30pm)

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, “Reinvention” touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we’re not sure we have the strength to face.

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AFTER THE REVOLUTION
by Amy Herzog

Directed by Brandon Walker

TSP Unplugged Reading Series - Fall 2016

The brilliant, promising Emma Joseph proudly carries the torch of her family's Marxist tradition, devoting her life to the memory of her blacklisted grandfather. But when history reveals a shocking truth about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance they thought had been resolved.

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MACBETH
by William Shakespeare

TSP Main Stage - December 8-22, 2016

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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