by Theresa Rebeck

August 6 to August 22, Summer 2021


by Theresa Rebeck  |  REGIONAL PREMIERE

Directed by Victoria Gruenberg

Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem, Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins.

Theresa Rebeck’s Seared, directed by Victoria Gruenberg, will run August 6 through August 22. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite St, Rockport, MA.

* = Talkback after matinee

Show Approx Run Time
2 hrs + 15 min. intermission



Theresa Rebeck is a prolific and widely produced playwright, whose work can be seen and read throughout the United States and abroad. Last season, her fourth Broadway play premiered, making Rebeck the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time. Other Broadway works include Dead AccountsSeminar and Mauritius. Other notable NY and regional plays include: Downstairs (Primary Stages), The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels (Second Stage), Bad DatesThe Butterfly Collection and Our House (Playwrights Horizons), The Understudy (Roundabout), View of the Dome (NYTW), What We’re Up Against (Women’s Project), Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Prize finalist). As a director, her work has been seen at The Alley Theatre (Houston), the REP Company (Delaware); Dorset Theatre Festival, the Orchard Project & the Folger Theatre. Major film and television projects include “Trouble,” starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse (writer and director), “NYPD Blue,” the NBC series “Smash” (creator), and the upcoming female spy thriller 355 (for Jessica Chastain’s production company). As a novelist, Rebeck’s books include Three Girls and Their Brother and I’m Glad About You. Rebeck is the recipient of the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, a Lilly Award and more.


Victoria Gruenberg is a Brooklyn-based stage director. She is a member of the 2019-2020 SDCF Observership class and the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival directing corps, through which she first encountered Seared. Recent credits include Dylan Guerra’s Bright Light (The Flea); Matt Minnicino’s Antigone (Art Camp Workshop); Lily Houghton’s Dial M for Murder (The Flea); Karina Jutzi’s All Heroes Do (Secret Theatre); Lia Romeo’s Safe Spaces (Art House Productions); Fiona Gorry-Hines’ Helena’s Bird (Emerging Artist Theatre; The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals); Liz Maestri’s The Laughing Club, Rachel Bonds’ Jack of Hearts, Ian August’s Eleanor Descending a Staircase (Williamstown). In the audio sphere, her work can be heard on The Daily Shine, a meditation podcast associated with the Shine app. www.victoriagruenberg.com

Currently Casting – For information on auditions, click here.

More to Come!

More to Come!

SEARED is presented through special arrangement with the playwright.