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The Seeing Place has taken its Education Program ONLINE!

 

As you know, like other theaters across the state The Seeing Place had to shut its doors when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold on New York City. Gathering together in groups is a prerequisite for live theatre, so we have canceled or postponed some of our productions and events. The well being of our audience, artists, and team is our first priority.

To continue our work and passion at TSP and continue bringing our mission to New Yorkers, we have come up with exciting ways to entertain and educate you remotely - all from the comfort of your own home.

Our events serve both Professional Artists and Theater Lovers, alike. Take a look at our offerings below, and join us!

Note: These events are all FREE for $10+/month Patreon Members - click here to join.

 

 

 

 

July TBA
Time TBA
Cost: $10 - FREE for Patreon Members

Like traditional book clubs, but with plays! We'll send you a copy of OTHELLO to read on your own, then you'll meet with us on Zoom and discuss the play with fellow club members. As an added bonus, a snippet of the play will be read aloud by members of The Seeing Place's ensemble. Led by Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican, Co-Artistic Directors of The Seeing Place.

OTHELLO was a part of TSP's 6th Season: click to learn more about it.

This event is perfect for people who love Shakespeare, as well as those who are giving his work a try for the first time. Beginners welcome!

Click here to sign up. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

 


 

 

July TBA
Time TBA
Cost: $20 - FREE for Patreon Members

In TSP's PERFECTING YOUR MONOLOGUE Workshop, learn new ways to identify your character's wants, needs and desires using TSP's methodology for bringing the actor's voice to their work. Before the workshop, please select a monologue - either one you've used before, or one you're newly preparing - and be prepared to perform the piece and perform again with adjustments. After this two-hour workshop, you'll walk away with a better understanding of how to bring yourself to the piece while also attending to the demands of the play. Taught by TSP Executive Artistic Director, Erin Cronican.

Limited to 6 actors so there's guaranteed time to work. A waitlist will be available if we reach capacity.

This workshop is perfect for both emerging actors and established actors and is best for those who are open to new ways to strengthen their audition monologue.

Click here to sign up. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

 


 

To find out when new workshops are posted, please join our mailing list or visit us online:

 

 

 

We maintain a year-round ensemble of actors and directors that are mentored in all elements of creating their own work, with mentoring in community outreach, fundraising, goal setting and production. We also present bi-weekly artistic workshops where we offer our members advanced training in script analysis, acting technique, personal expression and character development.

We’re also committed to developing our ensemble as individual leaders. Each week we curate articles and videos as a part of our “Leadership Grab Bag,” with topics that include motivation, creativity, leadership, non-profit management, and the politics or art. Not only does our company benefit from the shared knowledge and inspiration, but by reading and participating each week members have a chance to step into their own leadership and become even more powerful and insightful theater-makers.  

Those who demonstrate commitment to ensemble work & passion for self-producing and want a more artistic voice within the company may become apprentices for Company Membership. All apprentices get hands-on training in one area of producing per mainstage production, choosing from the following categories: Arts Education, Community Outreach, Costume Coordination/Construction, Digital Media, Dramaturgy, Fundraising, Grants, Literary Management, Marketing, Patron Services/Events, Production Management, Prop Coordination/Construction, Public Relations and Social Media. Interested members are also mentored in directing and design.

Occasionally we make our classes and workshops open to the public. To be notified when our next training workshops will be, join our mailing list.

NYC Actors: To submit for consideration to join our ensemble, please visit our Membership page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 15, 2021
2-3:30pm Eastern Time
Cost: $20 - FREE for Patreon Members

Love improv or want to try improv in a no pressure environment? In this workshop, you will learn the basics of improv through group games and scenework. Improv is a great way to explore your creativity, build your confidence in public, expand your actor skills and to most of all have fun.

Taught by TSP Guest Artist, Veronica Dang, producer of the award-winning comedy series SUBWAY: THE SERIES and founder of the critically acclaimed sketch comedy team MODEL MAJORITY.

This workshop is perfect for both actors new to improv and theater lovers who want a fun way to explore what being an actor is all about.

Click here to sign up. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021
2-3:30pm Eastern Time
$20 per event - FREE for Patreon Members

In HOW TSP PRODUCES ITS SHOWS, you get a glimpse at what it takes to bring our work to the stage, including behind the scenes stories that uncover all of the blood, sweat, tears and laughs that are guaranteed to entertain and educate! If you'd like to see your favorite show discussed, email us in advance at outreach@seeingplacetheater.com and we'll add it to the agenda. (Click here to see our full production history.)

Led by TSP's co-Artistic Directors Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican.

This workshop is perfect for any of TSPs patrons or newcomers who are curious about how The Seeing Place works from the inside out.

Click here to sign up. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

 

 

   

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
12-2pm Eastern Time
$15 per class

SCRIPT ANALYSIS:

NAILING YOUR OBJECTIVE

 

In TSP's NAILING YOUR OBJECTIVE Workshop, learn new ways to identify your character's objective using TSP's methodology for bringing the actor's voice to their work. Before the workshop, please select a monologue from a play you'd love to do and bring it to the workshop, and be prepared to take notes. After this two-hour workshop, you'll walk away with a better understanding of the character's wants, needs and desires. Taught by TSP Executive Artistic Director, Erin Cronican, with support of The Seeing Place's ensemble members.

This workshop is perfect for both emerging actors and established actors, especially those who are looking for new ways to explore their craft.

 


 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
6-8pm Eastern Time
$15 per class

SCRIPT ANALYSIS:

UNDERSTANDING CHARACTER

 

In TSP's UNDERSTANDING CHARACTER Workshop, learn new ways to create a character using TSP's methodology for bringing the actor's voice to their work. Before the workshop, please select a scene from a play you'd love to do and bring it to the workshop, and be prepared to take notes. After this two-hour workshop, you'll walk away with a better understanding of how to bring yourself to that role. Taught by TSP Producing Artistic Director, Brandon Walker, with support of The Seeing Place's ensemble members.

This workshop is perfect for both emerging actors and established actors, especially those who are looking for new ways to explore their craft.

 


 

Saturday, May 2, 2020
12-2pm Eastern Time
By Donation

DISCUSSION:

THE MAKING OF
"ANIMAL FARM"

 

A "behind the curtain" discussion about the creation of TSP's top-selling and most critically-acclaimed production, ANIMAL FARM. Led by co-directors Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker and actors William Ketter and Laura Browne, hear about how the play was adapted from the novel including what challenges they found along the way, as well as fun anecdotes and stories. Included will be a Q&A with the artists.

For information about this production, click here.

This discussion is perfect for those who saw the production, those who love learning about devised theater, and those who were unable to attend but wanted to. 

 


 

Sunday, May 3, 2020
12-2pm Eastern Time
By Donation

DRAMA BOOK CLUB:

"HAMLET"

 

In this community-driven event, you'll try your hand at reading Shakespeare's HAMLET, then (with the help of a study guide) discuss the play with fellow club members. A snippet of the play will be read aloud by members of The Seeing Place's ensemble. Led by Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican, Co-Artistic Directors of The Seeing Place.

HAMLET was a part of TSP's 4th Season: click to learn more about it.

This event is perfect for people who love Shakespeare, as well as those who are giving his work a try for the first time. Beginners welcome!

 


 

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
5-7pm Eastern Time
By Donation

This STAGE MANAGER ROUNDTABLE is geared toward early-mid career Stage Managers who want to know more about working on "indie" contracts (99 seat/Shoecase Code/Store Front/ Equity LOA) in NYC, LA, Chicago and beyond.

Meet stage managers who are currently working on these levels of independent contracts, and learn about the joys and challenges that come when stage managing at these lower budget levels.

This event is perfect for professional stage managers or stage management students. It is also a great educational and networking opportunity for indie producers.

Current Speakers include (subject to change):

Michael Friedlander - he/ him/his (Los Angeles: Surflight, Ogunquit)

Kate Johnson - she/them/they (Boston: Americana Theatre Co, Shakespeare & Co)

Shannon Formas - she/her/hers (New York City: The Seeing Place, Broadhollow Theatre Co)

Pat Loeb - she/they/them (Los Angeles: International City Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company)

Melvin S Marsh - he/him/his (Augusta, GA)

Elizabeth Sophia Strauss - she/her/hers (New York City: Here Arts Center, the Kennedy Center)

Mackenzie McGuire - she/her/hers (New York City: The Seeing Place and American Renaissance Theatre Company)

Hjørdis Linn-Blanford - (New York City: La Mama, The Performing Garage)

Fisher Brawner - he/him/his (South Georgia: The Springer Opera House, Lafayette Society for The Performing Arts)

 


 

INTRO SERIES:

INTRO TO
LINKLATER TECHNIQUE

 

Friday, May 8, 2020
2-4pm Eastern Time

Intro to Linklater Voice Technique takes you through a series of step-by-step practical exercises that include relaxation, awareness of breathing, the experience of voice vibrating in the body, how to open the throat, the development of resonance and range, and the articulating activity of lips and tongue.

Led by TSP teaching Artist Jon L Peacock, this workshop is perfect for any level of actor who is looking for new ways to exercise and maintain their speaking voice for stage or screen.

 


 

DISCUSSION:

CAREER Q&A FOR GRADUATING SENIORS

 

Friday, May 8, 2020
4-5pm Eastern Time
SOLD OUT

We know how difficult this time must be for high school and college seniors who are seeing their senior shows and graduations get canceled. So we've created a coaching program where students can ask any career-related questions they have which will help them begin to navigate the professional world of acting.

Led by TSP Executive Artistic Director Erin Cronican, who is a longtime member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA and has been coaching actors on the business of acting since 2007.

 


 

DISCUSSION:

CAREER Q&A FOR GRADUATING SENIORS

 

Monday, May 11, 2020
6-7:30pm Eastern Time
SOLD OUT

We know how difficult this time must be for high school and college seniors who are seeing their senior shows and graduations get canceled. So we've created a coaching program where students can ask any career-related questions they have which will help them begin to navigate the professional world of acting.

Led by TSP Executive Artistic Director Erin Cronican, who is a longtime member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA and has been coaching actors on the business of acting since 2007.


 

 

 

Sunday, May 17, 2020
2-4pm Eastern Time
By Donation

In this community-driven event, you'll try your hand at reading Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9, then (with the help of a study guide) discuss the play with fellow club members. A snippet of the play will be read aloud by members of The Seeing Place's ensemble. Led by Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican, Co-Artistic Directors of The Seeing Place.

CLOUD 9 was a part of TSP's 8th Season: click to learn more about it.

This event is perfect for people who love Churchill's work, as well as those who are giving her plays a try for the first time. Beginners welcome!

This program is free but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated for those who can afford it.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.

 


 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:

DISABILITY IN THEATER

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
2-4pm Eastern Time

The theater can be a very welcoming place for all kinds of people to participate, but it can also be challenging for those who live with cognitive, emotional, physical disabilities or chronic illness. The Seeing Place Theater works with several disabled artists and we've put together this roundtable to talk about their successes, their difficulties, and their vision for a better theater for all.

This event is perfect for actors, directors, producers, or theater lovers who want to know more about inclusivity and accessibility in independent theater.

This program is free but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated for those who can afford it.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.

 


 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
4:30-6:30pm Eastern Time
By Donation

There are thousands upon thousands of immigrant artists who make their way to the United States each year, and at The Seeing Place we've been lucky to work with dozens of them from many different countries. This roundtable is designed to bring some of our artists together to talk about their successes and difficulties navigating the theater scene, as non-Americans on all different visa types: student, O-1, green card.

NOTE: This is not a legal workshop - rather, it's a time to hear about the artistic side of being an immigrant artist in the USA. This event is perfect for immigrants in any city in the USA, and for those outside of the USA who are exploring the possibility of moving here.

This program is free but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated for those who can afford it.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.

 


 

ACTING:

SPEAKING SHAKESPEARE

 

Saturday, May 23, 2020
5-7pm Eastern Time

Shakespearean language does not have to sound foreign or poetic. In this workshop, students will work with a monologue of their choice and learn some basic tools to speak simply and clearly - in a way that even those new to Shakespeare can understand. Taught by TSP Producing Artistic Director, Brandon Walker, with support of The Seeing Place's ensemble members.

This class is appropriate for actors (either emerging or established), directors, and even theatre lovers. 

Limited to 10 participants so there's guaranteed time to work. A waitlist will be available if we reach capacity.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.

 


 

 

Sunday, May 24, 2020
3-5pm Eastern Time
By Donation

We know how difficult this time must be for high school and college seniors who are seeing their final shows and graduations get canceled. So as a way to give back, we've created a coaching program where students can ask any career-related questions they have which will help them begin to navigate the professional world of acting.

This discussion is perfect for any student ages 16-22, but this program is specifically designed for those who are actively graduating from high school or college in 2020.

Led by TSP Executive Artistic Director Erin Cronican, who is a longtime member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA and has been coaching actors on the business of acting since 2007.

This program is free but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated for those who can afford it.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.


 

 

ACTING:

PERFECTING YOUR MONOLOGUE

 

Saturday, May 30, 2020
2-4pm Eastern Time

In TSP's PERFECTING YOUR MONOLOGUE Workshop, learn new ways to identify your character's wants, needs and desires using TSP's methodology for bringing the actor's voice to their work. Before the workshop, please select a monologue - either one you've used before, or one you're newly preparing - and be prepared to perform the piece and take notes. After this two-hour workshop, you'll walk away with a better understanding of how to bring yourself to the piece while also attending to the demands of the play. Taught by TSP Executive Artistic Director, Erin Cronican, with support of The Seeing Place's ensemble members.

Limited to 6 actors so there's guaranteed time to work. A waitlist will be available if we reach capacity.

This workshop is perfect for both emerging actors and established actors and is best for those who are open to new ways to strengthen their audition monologue.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.

 


 

DRAMA BOOK CLUB:

"THREE SISTERS"

 

Sunday, May 31, 2020
2-4pm Eastern Time

In this community-driven event, you'll try your hand at reading Anton Chekhov's work, then (with the help of a study guide) discuss the play with fellow club members. A snippet of the play will be read aloud by members of The Seeing Place's ensemble. Led by Brandon Walker and Erin Cronican, Co-Artistic Directors of The Seeing Place.

THREE SISTERS was a part of TSP's 3rd Season: click to learn more about it.

This event is perfect for people who love Chekhov's work, as well as those who are giving his plays a try for the first time. Beginners welcome!

This program is free but a suggested donation of $10 is appreciated for those who can afford it.

A Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the event.

 

 

 

 

 


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