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A deeply complex portrait of a community's response to the hate crime that led to the largest national conversation about tolerance in American history, demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence.

"One of the ten best plays of the year. A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event." - Time Magazine

June 13 - 29, 2014
Wed-Sat @ 8pm; Sat & Sun @ 2pm

The Seeing Place @ ATA's Sargent Theater
314 West 54th St. 4th Floor. NYC

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SYNOPSIS:

On October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT is being presented in association with the Matthew Shepard Foundation, by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. For every ticket sold, we will donate $1 to the Foundation to assist them in spreading love, tolerance and compassion and raising awareness about the impact of bullying and hate crimes.

We gratefully acknowledge our Leading Sponsor: The Out Hotel and are proud to be an official NYC Pride Event Partner.

This production has been made possible, in part, by the generous sponsorship of the LLL Foundation and the Ravenal Foundation.

 

Production Photos

 

(Photos by Justin Hoch. Click here or on a photo above for comprehensive photo gallery.)

The Reviews Are In!

Patrick Maley, Exeunt Magazine - "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...In their tiny Hell’s Kitchen space, The Seeing Place company embraces and emphasizes that intimacy. The entire eight-person cast occupies the small stage at all times, only repositioning a few chairs, or adjusting a few costume elements to signal changes in location. More than fifty voices populate the play, so the performers must navigate among a wide array of characters. Changes in character are marked by simple devices like slight costumes or props, or a variety of voices, accents, and mannerisms. Often, cast members momentarily play narrator to identify a character by name. The transitions are smooth and, thanks in large part to the expert acting of the company members, and the nuanced direction of Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker, never confusing or muddled."

Scott Mitchell, Reviews Off Broadway - "This group of eight actors is stellar...Ably directed by Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker (who also appear in the piece), The Laramie Project moves quickly, giving plenty of time for the audience to travel the emotional road, but still held together tightly enough that time doesn’t drag. The Laramie Project is excellent and if you have put it off thinking it would be too depressing, I urge you to see it."

Natalie Sacks, ChargedFM - "In a tiny black box theater on the fourth floor of a building just blocks off Broadway, the Seeing Place Theater brings his story back to life as part of this year's NYC Pride as they prove how much the tale still matters today...The Seeing Place Theater presents itself as a theater driven by actors, for actors, with an emphasis on the ensemble, so for them this show was a perfect fit. Actors slid easily in and out of roles while maintaining focus on whatever interview was currently in progress, a respectful embodiment of the original Tectonic interviewers and of the people of Laramie...The Laramie Project is a show that can't be missed."

Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway - "Warm and compelling production...There may come a time when The Laramie Project, the widely-produced docudrama about the events surrounding the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard 15 years ago, will seem dated and irrelevant. But now is not that time, as the lovingly enacted and emotionally truthful production by the Seeing Place Theater clearly demonstrates...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."

Sara Zweig, Letters from the Mezzanine - "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...Every time a word or phrase emotionally resonated with an actor they wrote it on chalkboards located upstage. This felt like a beautiful ritual– an homage to the play’s lasting importance and to Matthew Shepard’s legacy. Not only did the chalkboard writing give a visual record of some of the most striking pieces of the work, but it also made the actors incredibly mindful and present as they experienced the play with us simultaneously. The resulting sense of community (a supportive and compassionate one at that) between the audience and actors, and amongst the performers themselves, reminds us of the hope LGBT people found in Matthew Shepard’s life and the love-affirming power of loss."

Bill Bradford, Hi!Drama - "This production is riveting, compelling and more intimate and accessible than the original production of 15 years ago...Both Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker (Co-Directors) are to be commended for a remarkable ensemble cast (including themselves). With energy, drive and purpose, no actor can be singled out. It is their honest portrayals as both the actors of the company and the various townspeople that gain the audiences full attention. Definitely try to make this production playing until June 29th."

Gregory G Allen, Adversity & Diversity - "[Organic work] makes for a unique and different experience and as an audience member - you can actually feel the spontaneity in the air...This fine ensemble of actors change seamlessly into different characters as they allow the people of Laramie to tell their story through monologues...I was spellbound of how they managed to transport us with few set pieces, string of lights to represent the vast night sky - and that chalkboard wall: wow. Powerful theater...You still have time to see this show. Don't miss it. Even if you've seen it before, you owe it to yourself to witness Kathryn Neville Browne, Erin Cronican, John D’Arcangelo, Elle Emerson, Logan Keeler, Jonathan Miles, Christina M Pastor, and Brandon Walker."

"elissalandi ", Patron Review, Theatermania - "I had met Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker before I saw The Laramie Project and had already been impressed by their knowledge of theatre and commitment to the process of building a production with actors of like mind. But nothing prepared me for how much I would be moved on every level by their direction, their own acting and the other actors' execution of this fiercely intelligent and groundbreaking play. This group transformed a small, shabby theatre with minimal sets and lights into a Mecca of Art. There is nothing small and depressing about this production, filled with warm, expansive acting. Each character is illuminated by this large cast playing multiple roles; the objectives, even of the more unpleasant characters, are revealed through a full spectrum of emotions aroused by this most horrifying atrocity committed against a gentle, unobtrusive homosexual within a context of superficial acceptance, harboring a tiny minority of both genuine liberals and unrepentant haters. The 'medium is the message' was never more truly stated than in this play; it shows how the love of the original creators slowly transformed the attitudes of the town, through their unswerving attention to drawing out the truth behind the hideousness of an act perpetrated on someone perceived as an outsider. And the national media in picking up the story began to change the attitudes of the whole country toward gay people. I saw every ounce of this hard work and close attention to truth in this Seeing Place Theatre presentation. They certainly kept my eyes wide open..."

Steve Lichtenstein, Patron Review, Theatermania - "The message is powerful and poignant...the direction, writing and acting match the message. Matthew Sheppard would have been proud that his death was not without meaning!! A true ensemble success this performance socked a punch. The only way this show can be pulled off is for each of the characters to be unique and specific with a continuous flow. The show is so riveting that the costume changes made before our eyes go unnoticed."

"mrc0201", Patron Review, Theatermania - "Reminds us of the true power of theater. I wish I hadn't gone to the penultimate performance only so I could have encouraged more people to see this show. I think most people know what the Laramie Project is about--the hate-crime murder of Matthew Shepard. Although it is technically about one specific incident, it transcends that and is about hate, phobias, guilt, community, and ultimately, love. One night's terrible act of hate is not erased, but it is overwhelmed by all the good that has come out of it, just as Romaine Patterson's Angel Action overwhelms the Westboro Baptist Church protesters in the play. As for this intimate, intense production of the play, it was powerful. The brilliant ensemble cast poured their hearts and souls into it--at the end not only is the audience in tears, but the cast is, as well. The actors juggled multiple roles, giving each a distinct voice. Others have spoken of the chalk board devixe, which I found compelling, as well. I wanted to see what stood out for each actor, and the word cloud left at the end of the play told its own story. Co-directors and actors Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker presented organic theater using minimal in set design and costumes to better focus on the emotional impact of the words of this very wordy play. All members of the cast were top notch, each had moments of just nailing it, but a special should out to two: company member Logan Keeler, He played a number of roles, including the two murderers. Those roles stood out fr me, as he was able to make the repugnant Aaron McKinney pitiable. Then the contrast of his portrayal of the sweet, idealistic Jedadiah Schultz. Wow! A complete change. The other goes to ensemble member John D'Arcangelo, who was able to show deep inner sadness better than any actor I've seen on stage, He was not all gllom and sadness, but more than once I felt empathic tears start thanks to his performance. I'm sorry its over. I wish more people had seen it! A company that strives to bring theater to everyone with their affordable $12 ticket price. But this ain't no bargain basement stuff. It's top notch theater."

Nikki Padilla, Patron Review, Theatermania - "I have yet to be disappointed in a show at the Seeing Place Theater. The company is always so warm and inviting- always encouraging people to stay and chat with them afterwards, or offering interesting talk-backs. The Laramie Project was definitely a strong production. The actors all seemlessly moved back and forth between characters that had such definition they were incredibly believable no matter how diverse they were. The set was simple but powerful and there was enough movement that you never got bored with what could end up being a show of talking heads. It was powerful, exciting and moving."

Afton Toler, Patron Review, Theatermania - "I read The Laramie Project back in high school so I knew roughly what this show was about. What I didn't realize was how much meaning this show has. Seeing this production of it really opened my eyes to how human these characters really are and has forever changed how I think of Laramie. This show is hard to pull off, but Seeing Place does it brilliantly. I highly recommend it."

Einar Gunn, Patron Review, Theatermania - "Powerful Theater. An important story told with heartfelt ease. What a company Seeing Place is. What's next?"

Barry Zelikovsky, Patron Review, Theatermania - "Excellent cast and professional quality work by The Seeing Place Theater. Commendable for affordable tickets. Deserves support"

SOShea, Patron Review, Theatermania - "What a great show!!!! The cast is uniformly excellent juggling muliply roles. I was very impressed with their work. I strongly urge everyone to see this play. It will stay with for a very long time. 5 Stars"

AnnDepaul, Patron Review, Theatermania - "Don't miss this gem of a play. A unique presentation examining how the people of Laramie viewed the hate crime involving the killing of a homosexual and how the world viewed Laramie. The writing, direction and acting were absolutely superb. Hopefully, one day, plays like this will be needed only from an historical perspective."

Bobbie Cozic, Patron Review, Facebook - "This is a devoted troupe of extremely talented actors whom I've seen in three very different performances thus far. Each has been a very moving and/or highly entertaining experience. This is independent theater at its best! We are fortunate to have access to such great theater, for such an incredibly nominal price..First rate performances and fascinating pieces, for cheap! You can't beat it! Their latest, the Laramie Project, will move you to tears. Go, before you miss it...but know that they will return with more thought-provoking and interesting plays to entertain us. We need to support independent companies like this in NY, to keep really creative theater alive."

Kimberly Magnuson, Patron Review, Facebook - "THE LARAMIE PROJECT is an incredible production. The moving subject matter and powerful actors were riveting. I look forward to further SEEING PLACE THEATER productions. Thank you for this wonderful experience."

Qamrosh Khan, Patron Review, Facebook - "The show was positively amazing! And the cast's hard work showed! The Laramie Project spreads a powerful message that more people need to be aware of! I would recommend this play, and the seeing place theater to everyone I know!"

Steve Kolodny, Patron Review, Facebook - "I saw The Laramie Project tonight in an off-off Broadway production that was excellent. The play has aged well. Each member of the cast performed in multiple roles and there were no weak performances. The setting is intimate. The theatre seats only 65. Seating is tight and the stage is very small. Still, sight lines and acoustics are very good. The minimal props and costumes were used effectively. It is a long show. With intermission, it ran nearly three hours. Nevertheless, the play held the attention of the audience completely throughout. This was an evening of compelling theatre. I respectfully submit that this show is well worth your time. Tickets are very inexpensive. It closes on June 29."

Jeff Gaster, Patron Review, Facebook - "The Laramie Project is a terrific piece of theatrical, emotive expression in three acts of spellbinding human drama. We all know the basics of the Matthew Shepard story that has become part of American folklore, but this uniquely creative and masterfully performed morality play brings to life a community of characters each of whose lives is affected and given new meaning by the despicable attack and its aftermath."

Barry Nevins, Patron Review, Facebook - "Saw the 2 pm show today. Amazing performances from all of you! This work must continue to be performed and supported, globally and forever."

Mark Barkan, Patron Review, Facebook - "A truly worthwhile experience, and Kudos to the hardworking cast and directors who did an incredible job of getting the message across-a message that will always be relevant as long as there is any form of racism in the world!"

DRGee, Patron Review, Theatermania - "I remember Matthew Shepard and the fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, a worldwide news story in October 1998. I remember the fact of his brutal murder, described as an anti-gay hate crime. But if I was aware of Tectonic Theater Project's (TTP) portrayal of that event, I'd forgotten. And, I may never have known how they gathered information that led to "The Laramie Project," a docu-drama told from the perspective of the citizens of Laramie. Every word spoken in the play came from public records or interviews with Laramie citizens – interviews conducted by a small group of TTP writers during six visits to the city. That's the back story. During a week-long business / pleasure visit to NYC this past week, I learned that "The Seeing Place Theater" (www.seeingplacetheater.com) would be staging "The Laramie Project" in a small 4th floor theater on 54th Street. Decided to see for myself what I'd heard about, what had shocked and saddened me in 1998. I bought my $12 ticket and took the elevator to the 4th floor of ATA's Sargent Theatre – not once, but three times! Because I can't stop thinking about the way in which almost random events came together to create a horrible whole greater than the sum of so many different parts.

I tried to grasp the message, or focus, of the play. Is it about Matthew? Not really. Is it about Laramie? Only to the extent that it's about any community. Is it about homophobia? Yes – but not just homophobia. It's about homophobia and racism and any other -ism or -obia one can name. As TTP interviewed the people of Laramie, they too tried to figure out how it could have happened in their town. Matthew's mother, realizing the iconic nature of her son's murder, in an interview wondered, "Why Matthew?!" I personally came away realizing, not for the first time, that hatred can make itself known in any place for any reason. In response to "Why Matthew?" I ask, "Why anyone?" This is a story for all times. An opportunity for all and each of us to examine the best and the worst within the human heart and heart of our communities. The play is timeless. Historically, or individually, we sometimes feel that we're only going in circles, making the same mistakes over and over. However, a Buddhist image suggests that, though we go in circles, at the same time those circles spiral upwards. How fitting that (in addition to an elevator) there is a spiral staircase to the 4th floor of ATA's Sargent Theater where this production is staged. One can only hope that from each lesson learned, we will be inspired to move upwards – to a higher place of love.

The Seeing Place Theater's staging, with minimal props (all hanging on a rack to the side of the stage) and the constant presence, on stage, of all of the actors – speaking in the voices of the community, listening to the voices of their neighbors, seldom judging, never judged, constantly wondering – bring home the unavoidable and timeless themes of life. This ensemble piece is performed by an extraordinarily talented group of eight actors, each speaking in the voice, and with the perspective and pondering, of multiple towns people. Each actor successfully transitions with ease from one diverse character to another. Each actor also helps to create a visible collage of themes. On the back of the stage are two large blackboards. Throughout the play, actors quietly and randomly walk to a blackboard to write words or phrases, spoken on stage, that have special meaning for them in the context of the play – and perhaps in the context of life itself. I left the theater wanting to know more about Matthew and the two murderers. And I left as puzzled about life as ever. How do these things happen? Are they predictable? Avoidable? In the lobby is a small blackboard on which audience members can write a word or phrase that has meaning for them. As I walked through the lobby Saturday night, what was foremost in my mind was not really "how" do these things happen; what I wrote is "Why. . . . .?" So many "whys." "The Laramie Project" is being presented six more times in the coming week: Wednesday-Saturday (June 25-28) at 8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday (June 28 and 29) at 2:00 pm. I urge you to go at least once. Three times wouldn't hurt either."

 

Articles about THE LARAMIE PROJECT

 

Celebrating Pride A Little Differently (via the Matthew Shepard Foundation)

Matthew Shepard's spirit lives with The Laramie Project for Pride Month (via The Examiner)

The Seeing Place to open "The Laramie Project" June 13 (via Broadway World)

Celebrate Gay Pride with Ex-Gay Minister (via Adversity and Diversity)

LGBT Author Leslea Newman in a Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crimes (via Indie It Press)

Finding Pride After Periods of Shame (via Huffington Post)

The Seeing Place Presents "The Laramie Project" (via LGBT Seniors)

 

Letter of thanks for the Matthew Shepard Foundation - click to enlarge

 

 

 

 

Talkbacks

June 14, 2014- Talkback & Book Signing: OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD
Immediately follow show- Speaker: Lesléa Newman.

Lesléa Newman is the author of HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES and was the keynote speaker for Gay Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming in 1998, the year Matthew Shepard was murdered. She arrived on campus the day he died. In order to make a difference and carry on Matt's legacy, she wrote the teen novel-in-verse, OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD which has won many literary awards including an American Library Association Stonewall Honor.

June 18, 2014 - Talkback: "Creating Art in the Wake of Tragedy"
Immediately following show- Speaker: Ruth Rothbart-Mayer, LCSW

Ruth Rothbart-Mayer has been a multiple-degree-holding social worker and psychotherapist for more than 25 years. Among her specialties are support groups, individual and group therapy for individuals coping with LGBT issues, and healing following traumatic events. She will be leading discussion with The Seeing Place about healing and addressing community and individual issues in the wake of a tragedy by using and creating art.

June 19, 2014 - Talkback: "Moment Work: How Tectonic Brought THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Life"
Immediately following show- Speaker: Matt Freeman, Education Director of Tectonic Theater Project

Tectonic Theater Project is an award-winning company whose plays have been performed around the world. The company is dedicated to developing innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with our audiences on the social, political and human issues that affect us all.

June 25, 2014 - Talkback: "Faith and Sexual Identity"
Immediately following show- Speaker: James Rowe and Alison Amyx from Believe Out Loud

June 26, 2014 - Talkback: "Erase Hate, Choose Love"
Immediately following show- Speakers: Lila Smith (Outreach Manager of The Seeing Place), Lasheen Williams, Qamrosh Khan, Others TBA

An intimate post-show talkback about personal experiences with bullying and bias in New Yor City, confronting this prejudice, and taking a stand in everyday life.

Readings

June 16, 2014 - Reading: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER
7pm- The TSP ensemble reads this compelling epilogue, by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project.

June 17, 2014 - Reading: GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
7pm- The TSP ensemble reads this docu-drama by Moises Kaufman.

June 23, 2014 - Reading: WELL WITH MY SOUL
7pm- The TSP ensemble reads this brand new play that centers around the themes of sexuality, religion and the need to be saved that engrosses us all.

June 24, 2014 - Reading: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER
7pm- The TSP ensemble reads this compelling epilogue, by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project.

 

CAST (in alphabetical order):

Kathryn Neville Browne* (as 'Amanda Gronich' track) A native New Yorker, Kathryn has appeared in various independent film and NYC theatre projects. Favorite roles include: Gertrude in HAMLET (Hudson Guild Theatre), Gina in THE WILD DUCK and Mrs. Webb in OUR TOWN (Theatre 54), Lindsay in SOME GIRL(S) (The Chain Theatre), and Mrs. Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Thirteenth Street Repertory Company.) Kathryn was nominated Best Supporting Actress at the 2011 Indie Soap Awards for her work as Sandra Haven in the web series "Empire."
   
Erin Cronican* (as 'Mercedes Herrero' track) Previous shows with The Seeing Place: DYING CITY (Kelly); MEN IN WHITE (Laura Hudson/Director); HAMLET (Ophelia/Co-Director), A LIE OF THE MIND (Beth), MISS JULIE (Director), LOVE SONG (Molly/Director), DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Roberta), THE LOVER (Sarah), CLOSER (Anna), THREE SISTERS (Masha), LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Helena) and TWELFTH NIGHT (Maria). Regional favorites: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, WIT, SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING, and EVITA. She has appeared on “Veronica Mars,” and “One Life to Live,” and can be seen in Paul Giamatti’s film, “Cold Souls” (among others.) Proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA. Learn more at www.erincronican.com.
   
John D'Arcangelo (as 'John McAdams' track) went to Ithaca College, studied in London, and received his BFA in acting (Magna cum laude with department honors). A list of his favorite roles must include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nick Bottom); Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch); A Streetcar Named Desire (Mitch); The Boys Next Door (Norman Bulanski); The Man Who Came To Dinner (Sheridan Whiteside); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (George); 1776 (Ben Franklin); The Normal Heart (Ned Weeks); The Lisbon Traviata (Mendy); Orphans (Harold); Lend Me A Tenor (Saunders); The Diary of Anne Frank (Mr. VonDann); Beyond Therapy (Bruce); Opera Play (Umberto Eccarazzi); Masquerade (Mario); Geeks! The Musical (Mel) and Blood Privilege (King Matthias).
   
Elle Emerson (as 'Kelli Simpkins' track) is originally from Missouri and graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre. She is a lifetime member of the Actors Project NYC as well as a member of the IN Conservatory improvisation company. Her favorite roles include Hermia from Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Anne Frank in the stage production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Elle is very proud to be an ensemble member of The Seeing Place Theater, and is looking forward to the coming season's work.
   
Logan Keeler (as 'Andy Paris' track) joined The Seeing Place Theater in August. This is his third show with the group following the opening of their 5th season with MEN IN WHITE as Dr. Pete Bradley, followed by the role of Michael in TWO ROOMS. Recent productions include THREEPENNY OPERA (The lost Theater, London) as Mr. Peachum, NEXT TO NORMAL (Stranger Productions, Boston) as Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine, HARVEY (Connecticut College Theater Department) as Elwood P. Dowd, and his Off-Broadway debut as Bernie Bartok in the first revival of MONEY: THE MUSICAL. Logan is a graduate of Connecticut College and The William Esper Studio in New York City and studied at The British American Drama Academy in London.
   
Jonathan Miles* (as 'Greg Pierotti' track) After leaving a law career, Jonathan moved around between New York, Los Angeles, back to Birmingham, and then finally back to New York in 2008. New York Theatre credits include Cpt. Will Fritz in OSWALD, Det. Wairing in REFLECTIONS OF A HEART and Pappy/Kevorkian in SQUIGGY AND THE GOLDFISH. Favorite roles include Roma in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, Jamie in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Mason in TAKE ME OUT, Ethan in THE FULL MONTY, and Elliot in APARTMENT 3A. Jonathan has also appeared on television in "Law & Order: SVU" and "The Onion: Sportsdome. "
   
Christina M Pastor (as 'Barbara Pitts' track) has had the pleasure of living and performing in New York, London and Toronto. She studied at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Circle in the Square Theatre School. She has starred both on and off Broadway in shows such as Grease, The Seagull, Three Little Pigs, The Burnt Woman of Harvard and The End of Civilization. She has also recurred as the featured singer in the jazz revue “Nothin’ But Blue Skies” (Drake Hotel, Toronto). Christina is currently living and working in New York City, where she is producing, writing and acting. Her first screenplay, “Everything is Gonna Be Pink” is due for theatrical release in late 2014. She is also honored to be a faculty member at both the Circle in the Square Theatre School and New York University.
   
Brandon Walker* (as 'Stephen Belber' track) is an NYIT nominated actor for his work in The Seeing Place's DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Other previous shows with The Seeing Place: MEN IN WHITE (Dr. Ferguson); HAMLET (Hamlet); ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Hamlet); A LIE OF THE MIND (Jake), LOVE SONG (Beane), THE CREDEAUX CANVAS (Winston), WHEN WE HAVE GONE ASTRAY (Ira), WAITING FOR LEFTY (Sid), LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Jimmy), TWELFTH NIGHT (Malvolio), CLOSER (Dan), THREE SISTERS (Andrey), and THE LOVER (Richard). He has worked with The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Poor Players, New Village Arts, Moxie Theatre, ion Theater, North Coast Rep, Sierra Rep, and Barnstormers Theater. Member AEA. Training: David Gideon.
   
Christine Doidge (Understudy: Female Tracks) is an avid arts advocate who has worked at The Metropolitan Opera and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She is also a member of Both...And Theatre Company, a collaborative, craft-driven company led by Carol Kastendieck, and works with Jazz musician and educator, Eli Yamin on projects for The Jazz Drama Program--a program aimed at middle school students that combines theatre with the language, culture, and values of Jazz. In her spare time she co-writes and edits for Dr. Patience Kabamba, visiting fellow in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Pennsylvania.
   
 
* = Member of AEA

Creative Team:

Co-Director

Erin Cronican- see bio above

Co-Director

Brandon Walker- see bio above
   
Stage Management

Sarah Brown - Select Theatre credits for Sarah include: ETHEL SINGS (Undercover Productions), THE GOOD BOY (Abingdon Theatre Company), FIX ME JESUS (Abingdon Theatre Company), FULL FRONTAL (The Workshop Theatre), CANDIDA (Boomerang Theatre Company), and CHANGE! (Pulse Ensemble Theatre). Thanks to Friends and Family for Love and Support especially Mom, Dad, Hannah and Max.

   
Lighting Design David J. Palmer - David is a lighting and projection designer based in New York City. David's work has been seen around the tri-state area including the McCarter Theatre Center, Signature Theatre, and Lincoln Center as well as showcased at the USITT Young Designer's Forum and The Hemsley Lighting Design Portfolio Review. He earned the 2009 and 2010 Regional Kennedy Center Excellence Awards for Lighting Design. He holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
   

 


 

 

 


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