Seaview Presents A HOUSE TOUR... AT HOME | Interactive Experience Brings Hilarious and Delightfully Strange Theatrical Event Into Your Home
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Interactive Experience From Director Jason Eagan, Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Actor Danny Scheie, and Designers dots and Mikaal Suleiman Brings A Hilarious and Delightfully Strange Theatrical Event Into Your Home

Tony Award-winning theatrical production company Seaview (Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, Slave Play, Sea Wall/A Life) is proud to present a new, interactive, theatrical experience designed to be enjoyed at home. Written by San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and based on his stage play, A House Tour of The Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry…At Homeis a surreal and occasionally unreal audio journey through the former mansion of Hubert and Clarissa Porter, an infamous, ultra wealthy, and highly eccentric couple.

Worldly, singular, and incredibly particular tour guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry, voiced by veteran Bay Area actor Danny Scheie, takes guests on an imaginative tour, touching furniture, stroking walls, and coming face to face with "The Stick of Butter That Changed Everything." Participants will savor intimate, penetrating anecdotes and parables exuded by Weston in a style that will transport them into the titillating world of Hubert and Clarissa Porter.

A limited supply of bespoke boxes, filled with an eclectic collection of artifacts designed to bring the audio experience to life, are currently on sale at http://porterfamilymansion.com for $79. These custom boxes, exclusively designed and created by dots, allow guests to see, smell, touch and taste the Porter Family Mansion anywhere at any time. As participants follow along, Weston takes them deeper into the property than has ever been attempted, so long as he can keep his own eccentricities and demons in check. Together, will they unlock the mansion's greatest secret?

Directed by Jason Eagan (Ars Nova), who also helmed the 2016 stage premiere at Z Space, A House Tour…At Home is a comedy about people who must live far outside the confines of mainstream society and how pleasurable it is to take a glimpse inside.

A House Tour…At Home also features the vocal talents of Tony Award nominee Lilli Cooper.

The creative team for A House Tour of The Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry…At Home also includes dots (design), Mikaal Suleiman (sound design and mixing), Scott M. Risett (audio producer), Vince Caro (recording engineer), and Gabriel Shepard (assistant engineer).

Upon its 2016 premiere at Z Space, A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion With Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry was met with critical acclaim. Claudia Bauer in SF Gate called it "a raw and polished gem" and encouraged readers to "snap up tickets soon, lest they get locked out." Jack Morse in SFist also urged readers to see House Tour, declaring it "an alternatively gut-bustingly hilarious and intensely poignant dive into what it means to not quite fit in."

Please visit http://porterfamilymansion.com for more information.

About the Creative Team

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (Playwright), 6'6", is a San Francisco-based playwright who often writes about misfits, biology, apocalypse, and people struggling against large systems. His works include the plays boom (TCG's most produced play 2009-10), BOB: A Life in 5 Acts, The Totalitarians, Hunter Gatherers, The Making of a Great Moment, A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry, T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Colorado, Litter: The True Story of the Framingham Dodecatuplets, and the musical Fall Springs with composer/co-lyricist Niko Tsakalakos. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the world including at Ars Nova, Woolly Mammoth, Seattle Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Southern Rep, Barrington Stage Company, Kitchen Dog, Merrimack Repertory, and in the Bay Area at Z Space, A.C.T., Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival. His plays have received numerous awards including the Will Glickman Prize, The Stavis Award, The ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, among others. Peter is an alumna of New Dramatists and was the Mellon/HowlRound Playwright in Residence at Z Space in San Francisco 2013-18. He holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

Jason Eagan (Director) is thrilled to return to A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, having directed the world premiere stage production for Z Space, alongside Artistic Director Lisa Steindler. Eagan works as both a producer and director and is the Founding Artistic Director of Ars Nova, a not-for-profit organization in New York City committed to discovering, developing, and launching artists in the early stages of their professional careers. Throughout his time building the company, he has had the great fortune of supporting thousands of artists, whose work has now expanded across the globe. Over his career, he has enjoyed affiliations with Z Space, New York Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, England's Improbable theater company, Disney Theatrical Group, Los Angeles Opera, and San Francisco Opera among many others.

Danny Scheie (Actor) has played principal roles, (including in world premieres by playwrights Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Amy Freed, Daniel Handler, James Magruder, Dan Le Franc, Danny Hoch, Lanford Wilson, Migdalia Cruz, Doug Holsclaw, and Charles Mee) at Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, DC's Arena Stage and Folger Theater, The Old Globe in San Diego, Yale Rep, American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Trinity Rep in Providence RI, Arizona Theater Company, Asolo Rep in Florida, Actors Theater of Louisville, Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within in L.A, Two River Theater in New Jersey, Merrimack Repertory Theater, and in the Bay Areas at Theaterworks, Marin Theater Company, The Marsh, San Jose Rep and thirteen seasons each with California Shakespeare Theater (where he last played Richard III) and Shakespeare Santa Cruz (including three seasons as Artistic Director). He has been directed by Jason Eagan, Frank Galati, Daniel Fish, Liesl Tommy, John Rando, Tony Taccone, Les Waters, Aaron Posner, Nicholas Martin, Molly Smith, David Ivers, Lillian Groag, Mark Rucker, Sean Daniels, Jonathan Moscone, Michael Edwards, Sharon Ott, Art Manke, Kirsten Brandt, and Eric Ting. He has thrice received the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Leading Actor; twice for Supporting Actor and once for directing. He has also received LA Dramalogues, the New Jersey Tony as well as Ovation, Helen Hayes (DC), and Robbie (LA) nominations. He received his Equity card playing Damis in Moliere's Tartuffe opposite Roy Cohn, Lucille Bluth, and Bride of Chucky (aka Ron Leibman, Jessica Walter, and Jennifer Tilly respectively) at the Los Angeles Theater Center. Television credits include Nash Bridges (CBS) and Almost Family (Fox). He holds a professorship at UC Santa Cruz, a BA from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Shakespeare's Comedy.

Lilli Cooper (Actor) Broadway: Tootsie (Julie) TONY Nomination, Spongebob Squarepants (Sandy), Wicked (Elphaba) Spring Awakening (original cast). Theater favorites: Mack & Mabel (Encores) Tick, Tick...Boom! (Keen Company) Sundown, Yellow Moon (WP Theater), The Wildness (Ars Nova), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (American Repertory Theater), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater). Television: NCIS New Orleans, Dynasty, Bull, Instinct, Elementary, The Code, The Good Fight. LaGuardia Arts High School and Vassar alum. lillicooper.com @lilcoopz

dots (Design) is a design collective based in New York City specializing in designing environments for narratives, performances, and experiences. Hailing from Colombia, South Africa, and Japan, dots is Santiago Orjuela-Laverde, Andrew Moerdyk, and Kimie Nishikawa. They offer expertise in multidisciplinary practices ranging from architecture, theater design, graphic design, and film. dots approaches every project with diversity of thought and burning curiosity and, above all, they believe in the value of the whole being greater than the sum of its individual parts. www.designbydots.com

Mikaal Sulaiman (Sound Design and Mixing) Originally from Rochester, New York, Mikaal currently resides in Los Angeles. Most recently he was the Creative Director and Editor of a short film called Laying Flowers.:.Setting Fires in collaboration with his brother, Amir Sulaiman. It is a visual poem short film featuring Amir's poetry with cinematography from Michael Cambio Fernandez of Black is King and Burial of Kojo notoriety. Prior to that, he served as Director and Editor of an HBO pilot called Subverse shot in 5 cities in Iran. Subverse is a world travel show that uses a culture's poetry as a lens to understand and appreciate their community. He developed the project with his brother, Amir Sulaiman (executive producer & writer on Ramy), and is in the final stages of getting it sold. He continues to develop scripts and projects under his production company Moors Noor Media. Sulaiman attended the University of the Arts receiving a BFA and later studied the Jacque Lecoq approach to avant garde theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts. He is an award-winning Sound Designer & Composer who works on and off-Broadway. Sulaiman also hosts a podcast, Black Enso, which can be found on most podcast platforms. www.moorsnoormedia.com // www.mikaal.com

About Seaview
Originally founded in 2012 as a Broadway production company, Seaview is a multi-platform media company that is disrupting and reshaping commercial storytelling. Ferociously committed to challenging industry standards, Seaview embraces a radical approach to what they make and how they make it. Seaview believes in amplifying new and diverse voices, developing stories not traditionally told, and welcoming audiences who do not usually find themselves comfortable or invited into traditional performance spaces. These principals inform their core identity and guide their strategic decision making. Seaview, which develops and produces shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and on London's West End, most recently produced Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, preceded by Jeremy O. Harris' groundbreaking 12-time Tony award-nominated Slave Play and the 4-time Tony award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal-and Tom Sturridge-led double bill Sea Wall / A Life on Broadway. Upcoming productions include the Broadway-bound musical Lempicka, helmed by Tony award-winning director Rachel Chavkin and a new play from Jeremy O. Harris. seaviewprods.com
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