Sea View Playwright’s Theater was founded in 1979 to provide classic and contemporary theater for the Staten Island community. Our goal has always been to establish and maintain a local community theater which remains open to members of the acting community as well as general audiences. In our 40 years of existence the theater has continually operated from our historic chapel location. In fact we are the only Staten Island community theater operating from our own dedicated space with pre-announced yearly seasons. This fact and the fact that we have done so for so long add credence to the quality of our productions. Our staff of Board members and volunteers contributes an array of skills, most of them being theater, entertainment or educational professionals. Their professional knowledge coupled with their passion for theater lend themselves perfectly to the success of this theatre. Although there is a standard group of volunteers at SVPT auditions for all productions are open to every member of the community affording all the opportunity to be a part of a production in whatever capacity they choose. As a not for profit facility, 100% of what we receive goes back to maintaining the theater and fostering our mission.
Our chapel theater provides an intimate setting for our patrons. Our distinct layout combines both a staged area with a conjoined playing area in the seating section so each production is “in the round” with the audience mere feet from the performers. The historic building also lends to the complete theater experience.