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 theatremaking: developing actors into thriving self-producers; 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.
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.