Cassie M. Seinuk
Cassie M. Seinuk is a Jewish Cuban playwright and AEA stage manager with an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University, and her BA at Brandeis University with High Honors in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing. Cassie's full-length play FROM THE DEEP is the second place recipient of the 2014 Latinidad Playwrights Award at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, the 2014 winner of the Pestalozzi Prize for best New Play at the Firehouse Center for the Arts New Work Festival, a Global Age semi-finalist at the Aurora, and a semi-finalist for the nuVoices Festival in at the Actors’ Theatre of Charlotte NC. Seinuk was a 2014 Kennedy Center Fellow and Playwright Observer at The O’Neill, and is a recipient of the Boston University Jewish Cultural Endowment grant for the upcoming production of FROM THE DEEP.
Seinuk’s short play LEAVE A MESSAGE was nominated for the Region 1 National Ten-minute Play Award at KCACTF 2013. OCCUPY HALLMARK and PLAYING CHECKERS are finalists for Region 1 for the NPP National Ten-Minute Play Award at KCACTF 2014.
Her full-length EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. is a 2014 Inkwell Finalist, and has received development with Wax Wings Theatre Company and Argos Productions in Boston.
Other productions and achievements include: Seinuk’s short play JUST LIKE TETRAPHOBIA was produced at the Boston Theater Marathon. Her 10-minute OCCUPY HALLMARK received its second production July 2013 as a Final 30 at the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival. Her one-act play THE MUSE was a semi-finalist at the OOB in 2011, a semi-finalist in Manhattan Rep's One Act Competition in 2012, and a 2013 semi-finalist at The Warner Theatre Company's Playwrights Festival. Her full-length, RUNNER: THE NOVEL THE PLAY, received a workshop at Brandeis University (Free Play Theatre), a staged reading in Boston (Holland Productions), and a workshop in Chicago August 2012 (Echoes Theatre). Her full-length MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM has had two readings in Boston, and another in January 2014 with Maiden Phoenix Theatre in Boston.
Seinuk is a member of Boston Public Works Theater Company. In addition, Seinuk is the co-founder of Interim Writers, a playwrights' collective, and is a member of their Accomplice Writers' Group. Seinuk is a Dramatist Guild member, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT
I write character-based plays that dig deep and investigate the things inside us that either keep us from moving forward, or keep us fighting for survival. As people we are experts at living our lives on the surface without the outside world knowing what is burning under the skin. It is that struggle between the inner and outer you, those secrets and fears that inspire me. I want to know when and what makes us finally break. When and what finally makes us push back. Even though my plays deal with some hard stuff, I always find a way to add some whimsy, magic, and humor into the mix. I’m not interested in the solution, in the perfect world, but in the glimmers of hope that surface after the storm.
LIST OF PLAYS
A list of plays is available on Cassie’s New Play Exchange Profile.
NOTE FROM MonologueBank
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