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The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to grow & hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home. We are forcefully committed to four key elements of theatre-making: •Mentoring and developing the next generation of independent, socially-conscious theater-makers; •Honoring the acting craft as central to the theater-making process, using the rehearsal practices of the Group Theatre to bring vivid, raw, "fully lived" storytelling to our community via our highly trained acting ensemble; • Presenting compelling works by master playwrights that reflect the struggles and triumphs of our current society; and • Making theater accessible for all New Yorkers by keeping ticket prices low and affordable.
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.