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Cassie M. Seinuk

Cassie M. Seinuk is a Jewish Cuban playwright, stage manager, and educator in Boston, MA. Seinuk received a BA in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing at Brandeis University, an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen at Lesley University, and received additional training at the Gary Garrison Kennedy Center Summer Playwright’s Intensive. Her play From the Deep has won multiple awards including The Pestalozzi New Play Prize, the Latinx Playwrights Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, was a recipient of the Boston University Jewish Culture Endowment, and it appeared on the Kilroys’ Honorable Mention List (2015). The premiere production of From the Deep received IRNE Award nominations and was a “Favorite” at the 2016 FringeNYC Festival. Her play Eyes Shut. Door Open. (ESDO) was a recipient of a grant from the Bob Jolly Charitable Fund, won the 2016 OnStage Critics Award for an Outstanding New Work. Full-length play Dream House was developed at New Repertory Theatre as part of Next Voices Fellows and was a Semi-Finalist for the 2016 National Playwrights Conference at The O’Neill. Dream House received further development at The Nora Theatre Company in 2018, and it was the play that made Seinuk a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow Finalist. Una Me Da Leche, a trilingual play, was a 2017 Semi-Finalist for The O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference, received Honorable Mention for the Granite State Playwright’s Workshop, and was presented at the BCA’s She Said… Festival in 2019. Seinuk’s play Meet Me in the Bathroom is currently being developed by The Nora Theatre Company and Boston Conservatory Contemporary Theatre Program and received a staged reading at Kidstock! Seinuk won the 2015 Gary Garrison Ten Minute Play Award at the Kennedy Center in 2015 for her play Occupy Hallmark; which has now been produced nationally and internationally. Seinuk is a member of The Dramatist Guild and Actors’ Equity Association. Seinuk serves on the faculty at Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, where she teaches Theatre Process and Production, Stage Management, and Theatre Lit.