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Closed May 4, 2012

The world premiere of a biting new comedy in which four young writers are thrilled to be participating in a private seminar taught by the brilliant but unpredictable Leonard (Jeff Goldblum), an international literary legend.

Why See Seminar?

Seminar is the provocative new comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Thereza Reback (Mauritius), directed by Obie Award winner Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation).

Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored.

The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting new comedy.


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Previews from: 27 October 2011

Opening night: 20 November 2011


May be inappropriate for 12 and under. (The show contains a brief moment of partial female nudity and some adult language that is likely not unfamiliar even to younger teenagers.) Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission.

Cast and Creative


Jeff Goldblum as Leonard
Zoe Lister-Jones as Kate
Justin Long as Martin
Jerry O'Connell as Douglas
Hettienne Park as Izzy
Rocco Sisto as Standby for Leonard
Christine Pumariego as Standby for Kate & Izzy
Matthew Greer as standby for Martin & Douglas


Directed by: Sam Gold
Written by: Theresa Rebeck
Set and Costume Design: David Zinn
Lighting Design: Ben Stanton
Sound Design: John Gromada

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

3.0 star rating

Jill Kirschen: “Incredible must see”

I LOVED this show! I liked the storyline when I first read about it &... more

Patti: “Doesn't live up to the hype.”

First, it's not a comedy. It's more of a dramady. The scene changes flew... more

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