February 2014 News:
Thank you to everyone who joined us for In the Atrium last fall! We are proud to announce that one of the pieces from that night was the first glimpse of our next full production. Coming this summer, will will be bringing you Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come From Syria), conceived by Sarah Badiyah Sakaan and directed by Jessica Silsby Brater. This new performance piece is about the current political and humanitarian crisis in Syria, integrating journalistic reports, personal interviews, and traditional Syrian cultural elements including dance, drumming, and social ritual. Make sure to join our mailing list to hear news about the development of this extremely personal piece, and be the first to know about performance dates and ticket releases!
September 2013 News:
Make your reservations here for our November 4th and 5th showing of works in progress, In the Atrium: Polybe + Seats in Progress @ Brooklyn Winery!
March 2013 News:
Thank you to everyone who came out and saw A History of Launching Ships this month! We were so honored to be invited back to BLDG 92. Stay tuned to our mailing list and Facebook page for upcoming project news!
January 2013 News:
We are proud to announce that we will be returning to BLDG 92 in March for four more performances of A History of Launching Ships! Tickets are on sale now; please visit the show page for details.
October 2012 News:
The final performance of A History of Launching Ships has been cancelled as of 10/28 due to the MTA's shutdown in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. There is no makeup date planned and all ticketholders will be refunded through SmartTix. Thank you to everyone who came out (and was planning to come out) for an amazing run!
September 2012 News:
Check out our beautiful new graphic for A History of Launching Ships, designed by Kevin Gillespie!
June 2012 News:
In October 2012, Polybe + Seats will produce a new site-specific show presented by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, the Navy Yard’s new cultural center and museum. Written by Avi Glickstein and directed by Jessica Silsby Brater, this specially commissioned play will be the first-ever theatrical production at the Navy Yard! For more information, click here, and please support our Indiegogo-hosted crowdfunding campaign to raise the last part of our production budget!
Thank you to everyone who came to see Alice, or the Scottish Gravediggers at the Old Stone House! More information about the show can be found here.
Polybe was Gertrude Stein's dog. Seats are where you sit.
Polybe + Seats has been making theater together since 2001. We produce new plays and collaboratively developed work that experiments with images, language, structure, and storytelling. By presenting our stories from multiple perspectives, we invite our audiences to make their own connections with our work. Our work has been presented by The University of Michigan, Mabou Mines / Suite, Brooklyn Fire Proof, and the Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge.
By choosing stories that we ourselves are curious about, we engage our audiences' curiosity and imaginations.
"Polybe + Seats launches Granada in a storytelling tour-de-force that sets the foundation for their future collaborative work to come." - Theater Online
"A promising young company bravely taking on the impossible Stein challenge." --Charles McNulty, The Village Voice