From the Deep

FULL LENGTH - 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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  • Jim Dalglish:
    25 Oct. 2017
    I love this play... Its themes, its two characters, and their situation continue to haunt my memory. Very well done from beginning to end.
  • John Bavoso:
    18 Oct. 2017
    I just finished reading this play on the Metro and almost burst into tears. I've been searching for examples of compelling and interestingly crafted two-handers and this is definitely one. The world Seinuk creates is so intriguing and it's mysteries and rules unfold in a really natural way. I can see a pair of talented actors really digging into this piece -- I'd love to see a production of this one day! This one's going to stick with me for a while.
  • 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.

Character Information

  • Ilan Shaliach
    26-30,
    Israeli
    ,
    Male
    a 26-30 year old Israeli Solider, Prisoner Of War for 5 years, he is skinny, nearly too skinny, he has an accent when he speaks English, but he speaks English very well. He is trying to make amends.
  • Andrew Dayton
    23,
    White
    ,
    Male
    Andrew is a 23 year old American, Architecture Grad Student, his family is from Pennsylvania, and he has a hint of an accent. ANDREW is tall, handsome in an American Apparel sort of way. He has a deep secret that weighs heavily upon him.

Development History

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

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    New York International Fringe Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    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
,
Latin American Playwrights Award
,
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
,
2014
Winner
,
Pestalozzi New Play Prize
,
Firehouse Center for the Arts
,
2013