The Seeing Place is an ensemble that brings to life stories by and about people who are under-represented on NYC stages - women, Global Majority, LGBTQIA, immigrant, and disabled/chronic illness communities. Your donation will enable us to make sure these stories get told, increasing empathy in our city and making a difference for these historically overlooked groups.
Despite a raging pandemic, thanks to fervent arts lovers like you 2020-2021 was a banner year for The Seeing Place:
- You helped us employ 21 actors, 5 directors, 4 designers, and 4 stage managers, and mentor 14 ensemble members in our unique self-producer training program.
- We presented 4 main-stage plays under the theme, THE BODY POLITIC, and because of you 1100 audience members walked away with newly realized empathy and inspiration to take action to make the world a better place.
- Our production of DUTCHMAN was heralded by the New York Times.
- Our productions were hailed as from "an always exciting company" (Talkin' Broadway), and "One of my favorite Off Broadway companies" (Times Square Chronicles), as well as "resonant and deeply unforgettable" (Geek Media), "A rare feat deserving of packed houses" (Theater That Matters.)
DD Moreland, Patron Review on Theatermania- "I enjoyed this show very much. Apart from the fact that it is a great script, the acting was convincing, direction on point and best yet, the script kept in tact; performed as it may have been so many years ago when doctors made $20 a week and abortions were illegal. This company does beautiful work and although I am tempted to name names, I will not do so; suffice it to say, I admire this company's work and in particular, the authenticity with which "Men in White" was produced--almost as if I were at home looking at a soap opera on a stage in my living room. Go see it. I know you, too, will enjoy "Men in White" and come to recognize a company with a tremendous future in the theater."
MORE COMMUNITY PRAISE:
"In these recession strapped times, it's the best deal on or off Broadway." - Will Kenton, Cultural Capitol
"How often does the opportunity arise to see one of the greatest American playwright's work produced by a company that takes their work as seriously as this one does, and delivers results that prove how effective that work is?" - Toby Ring Thelin, Theatre Knights (& Daze)
"The Seeing Place 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." - Sara Zweig, Letters from the Mezzanine
"I hope that The Seeing Place Theater continues to push the boundaries of theater in the off off Broadway community by producing thought-provoking, smart, and well-acted theatre. Oh, and tickets are only $20. You really can’t beat that.” - Zak Risinger, Theatre is Easy