We’re a 10 year old independent theater in NYC with our 501(c)(3) status, looking for a dynamic arts activist to lead our board. We are seeking a business professional with board experience to become our Board Chair, after the retirement of our last chair. We currently have a board of 6 people - we have 4 officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and two Directors At Large. We're particularly interested in expanding the diversity of our board and are actively seeking candidates who are from one or more of the following communities: BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, person with a disability.
Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word for theater: "theatron...the place where we go to see ourselves." The Seeing Place is a trained, actor-driven ensemble and our mission is to create master theater, reinterpreted live, to make it relevant and accessible to audiences today. We live up to our name by engaging our community through theater as a vivid conversation about what makes us human. Connection. Learning. Humanity. That’s what theatron is all about.
Being a member of our board, you will be part of an exciting time in our history where we're actively taking our company to the next level. We have strong support from our community and excellent organization with our all-volunteer staff and ensemble. The right candidate will be full of passion and longs to be a part of theater that makes a difference. This is a two year term, and candidate must be NYC local and be able to physically attend board meetings and events (though, currently, we're meeting remotely due to COVID-19.)
Check us out online at www.seeingplacetheater.com and on social media @TheSeeingPlace.
Thank you so much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
Erin Cronican Executive Artistic Director, The Seeing Place
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About SEEING PLACE THEATER INC
165 E 87th Street, NEW YORK, NY 10128, US
Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word for theater (theatron): ". . . the place where we go to see ourselves." The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company dedicated to exploring the intersection between the actor's voice and the playwright's words, by reinterpreting masterful works live and in the moment to make them relevant, visceral, truthful, and accessible to a modern audience. We live up to our name by engaging our community in a vivid conversation about what makes us human. Connection. Learning. Humanity. That's what theater is all about.
The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home, resulting in unparalleled dedication and excellence.
Theater is society's hands-on, in-person study of human behavior. By placing a keen focus on behavioral storytelling, The Seeing Place has become well-known for intense and intimate ensemble work. Productions are rehearsed in a structured, organic manner, involving improvisation and heavy script analysis.
In performance, emphasis is placed on key elements of acting craft, allowing actors the freedom to live and discover the story, moment to moment, with the audience on a nightly basis. Many audience members have marveled that they feel like a fly-on-the-wall observer of a real event, not only witnessing it but living through it with us.
We accomplish this by training our ensemble artists on a weekly basis, not only in the artistic elements of acting but also the overall craft of theater-making, including producing (fundraising, marketing, budgeting), community outreach (social media, audience development) and stage craft (props, costumes, set construction.)
We have a keen focus on working with artists of all types, particularly those that are in minority groups - women, seniors, people of color, LGBTQ, and those with disabilities.
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
64 East 4th StreetNew York, NY10003
August 9, 2020
Grant Writing / Research
This is an ongoing commitment for a 2 year term.
Must live in New York City area and be available to attend board meetings and events. We are currently meeting remotely due to COVID-19.