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FIVE ON A MATCH TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF SEEN / BY EVERYONE AT HERE IN NYC
PREVIEWS BEGIN JUNE 4, OPENS JUNE 6, RUNS THROUGH JUNE 25
New York, NY – Five on a Match proudly presents the world premiere of Seen / By Everyone, directed by Kristin Marting, co-conceived by Amir Darvish and Meg MacCary, and co-written by Matthew Cohn, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary, Enormvs Munoz and Jen Taher. Seen / By Everyone runs from June 4 – 25, 2016 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews beginJune 4 for a June 6 opening.
Performances are Wednesdays – Sundays at 8:30pm with an added show on Monday, June 6 at 7:30pm (no performance on Wednesday, June 8). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://HERE.org or by calling 212-352-3101. The running time is 80 minutes. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. For info visit http://www.SeenByEveryone.com and Like on Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/
Seen / By Everyone is a mashup of the uniquely 21st century experience of mourning and moving on in the digital age. Cat videos, photos of ultrasounds, proclamations of loneliness, and the endless gloating of lives well-lived coexist with heartfelt final goodbyes to, now, ghosts in the machine. What does it mean to live, die, grieve, and keep living in the era of (over)sharing?
The cast includes Rolls Andre (Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag at Abrons Arts Center), Katie Bruestle (Skyline at Sheen Center), Matthew Cohn (The Reluctant Lesbian with Vox Theater), Amir Darvish (Mercury: Rock God at Stage 72), Polly Lee (Graceland with LCT), Obie Award winner Meg MacCary (Dinner With Friends with Roundabout), Enormvs Munoz (This Lingering Life at HERE), Alesandra Nahodil (Usual Girls at Signature Theatre), Jens Rasmussen (Underland at 59E59) and Jen Taher (Yvette and the Wild Shame at Signature Theatre).
The production team includes Christopher Heilman (Set Design), Ayumu Poe Saegusa (Lighting Design), Eben Hoffer (Sound Design), Oana Botez (Costume Design), Ray Sun (Projection Design), Noel MacDuffie (Assistant Director) and Courteney Leggett (Production Stage Manager).
Five on a Match is a collective of performers committed to making original work that explores what it means to be a human being in the 21st century. With decades of experience between them, they are committed to creating theater that speaks to the unique, terrifying, and radically strange world in which we are all now living. The Five on a Match collective is Matthew Cohn, Amir Darvish, Meg MacCary, Enormvs Munoz, and Jen Taher.
Kristin Marting (Director) is a director of hybrid work based in NYC. Over the last 25 years, she has constructed 27 stage works, including 12 original hybrid works, 8 reimaginings of novels and short stories and 7 classic plays. Kristin is co-founder and Artistic Director of HERE where she has directed 17 works and cultivates artists and programs in two performance spaces for an annual audience of 30,000. Kristin is also co-Artistic Director of PROTOTYPE.
Matthew Cohn’s (Writer/Actor) New York credits include Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Place Players), The Country Wife (Odyssey Productions), Henry V (Kill Mike, Use…), The Reluctant Lesbian (Vox Theater/NYC Fringe) and The Next War (Vox Theater). Regional credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Northern Stage) and Measure for Measure (Elm Shakespeare). He’s the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Vox Theater.
Amir Darvish’s (Writer/Actor) New York credits include This Lingering Life, I Came To Look For You On Tuesday, The (*) Inn, Taxi To Janna, and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway one-man show: Mercury. He’s a 2010 NY Innovative Theatre Award recipient for Outstanding Featured Actor in Psych and a 2009 NY MITF Best Actor Nominee for Higher Education. His film and TV credits include “Person of Interest,” “Bar Karma,” “Running Wilde,” “Love Magical” and “Month to Month.” Amir is an Artistic Associate and Co-Producer with Cake Productions.
Meg MacCary (Writer/Actor) played Queen Isabella in the popular web series The Adventures of Jamel: The Time Traveling B-Boy. Her New York credits include This Lingering Life (HERE), Dinner With Friends (Roundabout), I Came To See You On Tuesday (La MaMa), The (*) Inn (Abrons Art Center) and The Tempest (Target Margin). She’s performed regionally at the Guthrie and La Jolla Playhouse. She won an Obie Award for her performance in Rinne Groff’s What Then. Meg co-founded Clubbed Thumb and served as co-artistic director for 13 years.
Enormvs Munoz’s (Writer/Actor) credits include This Lingering Life (Theatre of Yugen & Cake), Sidewinders (Cuttingball), The Oskar Trilogy (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), A Language Of Their Own (Kumu Kahua) and Dogs Body (Theatre of Yugen w/Dah Teatar).
Jen Taher’s (Writer/Actor) credits include Immersion at NYTW (Emerging director fellow showing), Yvette and the Wild Shame (Signature), Asking for Trouble (EST), Flying Snakes in 3D and Dead People (both at Ice Factory), 9 to 5 – a drag queen version at the Castro Theater, San Francisco, National and International Tour of Chuck Mee's Bobrauschenbergamerica with SitiCo, and La Femme est Morte at PS122 & Edinburgh Fringe (Best Acting Ensemble Award).
HERE is accessible from the C or E train to Spring St., 1 to Houston St., or N or R to Prince St.