Friday, March 6, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Talkback, "Casting Actors of Color" - March 10, 2015

Jamil Mangan, founder of Casting Actors of Color, joins The Seeing Place for the first time to be our special guest expert speaker on Tuesday, March 10 immediately following a performance of OTHELLO by William Shakespeare. 

Casting Actors of Color [CAC] is a community of Artists with diverse ethnic backgrounds formed to promote, educate, inform, and support each other in the pursuit of artistic excellence. CAC is driven by its over 20,000 social media subscribers who post castings, event information, and classes. CAC promotes diversity in the performing arts, while catering to today's and future Artists.

This talkback will be an intimate post-show discussion about exploring artistic opportunities and storytelling by casting actors of color. The Seeing Place always tries to embrace diversity across ages, genders, colors and ethnic backgrounds. We are excited to share what our efforts have been and to learn from Jamil on behalf of Casting Actors of Color what more we can all be doing to address the needs of the industry and community.


OTHELLO, followed by the talkback: “CASTING ACTORS OF COLOR"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (7pm)

The Seeing Place @ The Clarion Theatre
(309 E. 26th St, just east of 2nd Ave)

$15 General Admission
Purchase Online: SmartTix
Purchase by phone: 212-868-4444

(Note: be sure to choose March 10 as the event date)

Running Time:
The play runs 3 hours including intermission. The talkback will start immediately following the play and will last 20-30 minutes.

Note: if you cannot attend this event but would like to see the play on another day, you may choose any date February 26-March 15 2015, Tues-Sat 7pm & Sun 2pm. Click here for full details.

About Our Speaker:


Mangan's credits include North Of The Boulevard, Master Harold and the boys, The Mountaintop (Connecticut Critic Circle Nomination), To Kill A Mockingbird, Merry Wives Of Windsor [Orlando Shakespeare Theater], A Raisin in the Sun, RUINED, Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods; AUDELCO Award winner for Best Supporting Actor in What Would Jesus Do?, August Wilson’s Woman (AUDELCO Award for ‘Outstanding Ensemble’), Romeo & Juliet [Connecticut Free Shakespeare], The Three Musketeers( as Captain Treville), The Greeks, The Bluest Eye, My Lord What A Morning, Piano Lesson,Camp Logan. TV & FILM: August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, The Following.

About The Seeing Place:

Now in its 6th Season, 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 elements of theatre-making: 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.

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