Saturday, March 7, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT: Talkback, "Revitalizing Kips Bay Through The Arts" - March 11, 2015

Karen Lee and David Hyman of the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association join The Seeing Place as special guest speakers on Wednesday, March 11, immediately following a performance of OTHELLO by William Shakespeare.

The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association, initially formed in 1915, is a volunteer member group of local residents, renters, property owners and businesses who live or work in the Kips Bay neighborhood. Their members remain dedicated to preserving the quality of life enjoyed by the Kips Bay community. Full information about the association can be found on their website.

This talkback will be an intimate post-show discussion about the impact of the arts on local businesses and general quality of life for the neighborhood, as well as reviewing what the particular benefits would be of having a local resident professional theater company in the Kips Bay area. The Seeing Place is in the midst of a $25K Capital Campaign to grow the company and set up residency at The Clarion Theatre on East 26th Street. We are so excited to have this opportunity to speak with community leaders about working together in Kips Bay.


OTHELLO, followed by the talkback: “Revitalizing Kips Bay Through The Arts"

Wednesday, March 11, 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 11 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 Speakers:

Karen Lee and David Hyman are longtime residents of Kips Bay. David was born and raised in the neighborhood, and is particularly tied to the arts as the son of the ballet dancer Ethel Winter, who lived on East 30th Street. Karen is a well-known architect with a focus on urban and environmental sustainability. As it happens, she also designs performance spaces such as the new Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY.

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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