will roberts

will roberts

Will Roberts talks with Erin Cronican Managing Director of The Seeing Place

1w ago
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Our name "The Seeing Place" is the literal translation of the Greek word theatron . . . ". . . the place where we go to understand ourselves." Now in its 5th Season, The Seeing Place is an actor-driven ensemble known for its intense and intimate work. We are forcefully committed to the development of the theatre artist (including actors, directors, writers, designers); honoring the craft of the actor's process (through rehearsal and into performance); bringing organic, "fully lived" storytelling to our community; and making theater accessible for all New Yorkers by keeping ticket prices low and affordable. HOW DOES THE SEEING PLACE ACHIEVE THIS MISSION? 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. 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 heavy script analysis and improvisation. Emphasis is placed on elements of acting craft, allowing actors the freedom to discover the story with the audience on a nightly basis. There is very little action that is "blocked" or staged, and many audience members have marveled that they feel like a fly-on-the-wall observer of a real event. Through private funding and public fundraising events / campaigns, The Seeing Place company members feverishly fundraise in advance of each production so that all ticket prices can be capped at a low $12 per ticket. Proud member of the League of Independent Theater and the Alliance of Resident Theatres.