Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ensemble Diaries:
TSP Ensemble Member Carla Brandberg

The Seeing Place Theater is thrilled to announce its 2016 Fundraising Initiative. As a part of the initiative we want you to give you a chance to get to know our members, so we gave them a little challenge. To start, the Seeing Place asked each of its members 3 questions which they could answer via text or video:

1) What is your hometown?
2) What is your dream role?
3) When was the last time you contributed to a campaign and how did it make you feel?

We then asked them to craft a little blog post about what brought them to The Seeing Place and why it means so much to them. We hope you enjoy getting to know our ensemble!


Carla Brandberg

The stage lights are bright and warm; people gathered in the darkened theatre to watch a writer’s story. A story that can inform, move, educate, enlighten, entertain... shared by the actors. You may laugh, you may cry, you may see yourself or others... you may be moved to make a change... you may learn.

Energy flowing between actors and audience - an interdependent relationship - human beings sharing with human beings together in that special place, the theatre. It truly is magical.

At the age of 20 I first experienced the unique nature of working in an ensemble – the trust that is inherent allowing the freedom to fail as well as to soar. I also learned about the quality of work that can only come from training and working together in such a way. The experience has stayed with me all my life and has served as the one to which I measure all others.

To bring high quality works of importance and relevance to New York City theatregoers and to be a part of a company committed to doing so is an honor. To be a member of an ensemble with the level of dedication, artistry, skill, attention to the craft, professionalism and talent of The Seeing Place is to be certain that when our work is presented – when the house lights go down and the stage lights come up – the audience will share in the magic of The Seeing Place.

3 Questions

1. Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri.
2. Dream Role: Gosh, one dream role? If I had to pick just one it would be Lorraine in A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard.
3. Last time I gave: Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn. To know that I helped in keeping the mission of this fine school and everything it offers alive makes me feel awfully good.


To help create new work with Carla and The Seeing Place by contributing to our campaign, visit


  1. Great way to meet the members! Ironic to have found this particular member today, as Carla is my sister. Still, very interesting to read what brought Carla to The Seeing Place. Thank you for offering this forum!

  2. Nice to meet you, Carla. Hopefully I'll get to NYC to meet some of the newer members of my favorite theater company.

  3. You're an amazing actor and amazing painter, and this ensemble diary blog post shows that you're an amazing writer, too. I look forward to seeing you in a Seeing Place production this season.

    1. Oh thank you Debra! And to work with you as my director in "The Sea Horse" was an actor's dream come true. Can't wait for you to see me at The Seeing Place!


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