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WORKING THEATER IS A 30-YEAR OLD PROFESSIONAL OFF-BROADWAY THEATER COMPANY DEDICATED TO PRODUCING PLAYS FOR AND ABOUT WORKING PEOPLE.

Over the past 18 months, we’ve been immersed in a multi-year project, FIVE BOROUGHS/ONE CITY, in which teams of commissioned artists have engaged communities in each of the five boroughs of New York City to write, develop, and perform plays based on the issues and themes relevant to the neighborhoods being explored. We have done this through interviews, community engagement & outreach, workshops, and developmental readings with targeted feedback.

 

Over the next couple of years, Working Theater will continue engaging the communities of origin and developing the work, as well as touring productions back to our venue partners located in neighborhoods where working people live.

This year we’ll also continue our adult-education program called TheaterWorks!, where we teach working adults how to write, direct, and even perform in their own plays. In addition, we haven’t forgotten about artists outside the Five Boroughs/One City initiative, and will be supporting and giving readings to three new works.

 

We invite you on this journey with us and ask you to participate in any way you can – whether by donating, volunteering, or attending, we cannot do this important work without your support.

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READING OF: BAMBOO IN BROOKLYN

Join us on Feb 26th at 6:30pm for a FREE reading of Bamboo in Brooklyn, a play about gentrification written by Ed Cardona, Jr.  Commissioned by Working Theater as part of the Five Boroughs/One City initiative.

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INTERGENERATIONAL WORKSHOP at RBSCC

If you’re a young adult between the ages of 13 – 19 or a Senior who is 65 or better, then you’re invited to a workshop where participants will write, interview, dialogue, and create an original play in a collaborative, fun environment.

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READING OF: BREAKING BREAD

Join us on Feb 27th at 5pm at Snug Harbor as part of their PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays. You’re invited to the Gibilisco Family Reunion dinner! Join us for this immersive event which explores community, family ties and racial tension. Breaking Bread, a developmental reading of a play written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Kristin Horton was commissioned as part of our Five Boroughs/One City initiative. Created with dramaturgical support from Theresa M. Davis.

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NEW READING SERIES

Join us for a brand new Reading Series with new plays by Stephanie Zadravec, Emma Weinstein, and Kathryn Hamilton. Coming in April, 2016!

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THE BLOCK

A full production of The Block will tour the boroughs in May & June, 2016 starting at Urban Stages. Don’t miss it!

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WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE

We depend on the generous contributions of others to help us keep this work going, to send artists out into the communities, to hire teachers for our adult education programs, and to keep the lights on. Every contribution helps.

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FINANCIAL RESILIENCE CAMPAIGN

We’re in the midst of a Financial Resilience Campaign to raise an additional $10,000 in new support to start a cash reserve fund. Will you be part of Working Theater’s Future?

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THEATERWORKS!

Please join us on January 21st, 2016 at 8pm for our showing of short plays written by TheaterWorks! participants. TheaterWorks! is an adult-education class taught by Dan Hoyle on how to write a play. You can also see a short excerpt from The Block, written by Dan Hoyle and produced later in 2016.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

This year we’re continuing our outreach and engagement with Staten Islanders and Snug Harbor, with Electchester in Queens, with RBSCC in Bushwick, and with Bronx residents through our TheaterWorks! program. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to join and see what we’re up to.

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Working Theater is extremely appreciative of our
31st SEASON SPONSORS:

PLATINUM SPONSOR

MagnaCare

GOLD SPONSORS

EmblemHealth
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
New York State AFL-CIO
OPEIU

SILVER SPONSORS

Amalgamated Life
Archer, Byington, Glennon, and Levine LLP
Cigna
CWA Local 1180
IBEW Local 3
NYC Central Labor Council
The Segal Company

Working Theater’s 31st Season is made possible in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and a grant from the Shubert Foundation.

Five Boroughs/One City is supported in part by grants from the
21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund and the One World Fund.
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