Directing Thesis: Cabaret
October 11-19, 2019 – Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Jonathan Seinen’s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2020) production of Cabaret.
Cabaret explores the tumultuous life of 1930s Berlin as Germany slowly yields to an emerging nationalism. A classic musical that still resonates today, this production embraces the concept of Queer Utopia to construct a space of community and resistance in the face of catastrophic forces. For as Oscar Wilde once said, "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at.
$15 General Admission / $5 Seniors
FREE tickets for students with the promo code “QUEERLOVE” (must bring their student ID card to collect tickets)
No late seating
Molly Balk, Emily Brown, Tabitha Cheyenne, Yansa Fatima, Suz Fyodorov, Andrew Gilliland, Sandy Sahar Gooen, Jaya Joshi, Karla Liriano, Bobbie Lowe, Emily Martinez, Jacob Michael, Cam Mitchell, Wes Peddycord, Teagan Rabuano, Reya Sehgal, and Bear Spiegel
Director Jonathan Seinen
Movement Director/Intimacy & Violence Designer Cristina (Cha) Ramos
Music Director Sean Pallatroni
Producer Sean Anthony Chia
Dramaturg Josh Brown
Production Stage Manager Ada Zhang
1st Assistant Stage Manager Eden Mullins
Rehearsal Stage Manager and Makeup Designer Jianqiao Lu
Set Designer Anna Driftmier
Costume Designer Isabelle Tabet
Lighting Designer Nic Vincent
Sound Designer Max Silverman
Prop Master Danielle Feder
Movement Director/Intimacy & Violence Assistant Leana Gardella
Company Manager Katherine Daugherty-Smillie
Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang
About the Director
Jonathan Seinen is a third-year MFA Theatre Directing student at Columbia University, where he has also directed Our Town, Measure for Measure and The Seagull. Before moving to New York, Jonathan was based in Canada, where he produced and directed classics and new works, including the Dora Award Nominated Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land) (Saga Collectif) and Black Boys (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre/Saga Collectif), Deathwatch (lemonTree/Toronto Pride), Hamlet (Swallow-A-Bicycle), and The Visit (University of Alberta), among others. He has been an Assistant Director at the Stratford Festival (Timon of Athens) and the National Arts Centre (The Sound of Music), as well as an actor at theatres across Canada such as the Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, the Citadel Theatre, and Theatre Calgary.
Read an interview with Jonathan Seinen here.