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Drama Faculty Member Directs Sight Unseen

The newest production of Donald Margulies’ Sight Unseen, directed by New School for Drama faculty member Dorothy Lyman, is currently playing through October 10 with InProximity Theatre Company. Sight Unseen tells the story of artist Jonathan Waxman’s journey to the village where his former lover, Patricia, lives with her husband, Nick. There, Jonathan discovers an early portrait he painted of Patricia. The struggle for the painting asks the characters to face up to the burden of history on them at the end of the 20th century.

Lyman’s recent producing and directing credits include the feature films The Northern Kingdom (2007), in which she also starred, and the documentary Janet’s Class (2010), currently in post-production. Her work in television includes directing 75 episodes of The Nanny for CBS and two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Opal Gardner on All My Children.

Sight Unseen runs now through October 10 at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor. Performances are held Thursday’Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For additional information, please visit Tickets can be purchased at or

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