From the Deep

When Andrew, a missing Boston University student, arrives in the surreal Room of the Missing, Ilan, an Israeli POW, must convince Andrew to play games, keep his mind active, and face the truth of his captivity before they both go missing forever. From The Deep explores the question: where do we go when in captivity, and what will we do to survive?
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From the Deep

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  • Stephanie K. Brownell:
    16 Jul. 2015
    In 'From the Deep', Seinuk tests limits and digs deep into complex characters extracted from their disparate worlds at a moment’s notice. Seinuk explores captivity both physical and mental through a deftly-crafted and unrelenting relationship. Dark, chilling, and deeply moving, 'From the Deep' is at its essence a play about hope.
  • Bridget O'Leary:
    19 Jun. 2015
    This is a wonderful, thoughtful and complex two-hander. Seinuk has crafted a purgatory of sorts and we don't find out until the end where they are and what is really happening. The suspense is well crafted. The characters are incredibly layered. It wasn't a feel good play, but it definitely raised a lot of questions and stimulated a provocative conversation. I recommend it for anyone who is looking for a piece that packs a hard punch and gives actors meaty, aerobic roles.
  • Lisa Kenner Grissom:
    7 May. 2015
    In From The Deep, Cassie deftly crafts a suspenseful two-hander which is no easy feat. Each character’s plight is sharply drawn and I find myself invested at every turn. Cassie creates otherworldly worlds and alternate realities that test our perceptions and challenge our ideas of freedom and captivity.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Firehouse Center for the Arts
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    The Kennedy Center
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    Paper Sprout Productions
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Interim Writers
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    New York International Fringe Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
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    Boston Public Works Theater Company
    ,
    2015

Awards

Winner
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Jewish Cultural Endowment
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Boston University
,
2016
Honorable Mention
,
The List
,
The Kilroys
,
2015
Winner
,
Jewish Cultural Endowment
,
2014
Runner Up
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Latin American Playwrights Award
,
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
,
2014
Winner
,
Pestalozzi New Play Prize
,
Firehouse Center for the Arts
,
2013