Missing Them

May 8-9

Their stories. Our history.
A live theater event that goes beyond the headlines and numbers to bring a living COVID-19 memorial to the stage.

Great Theater Should Not be a Luxury

Working Theater produces award-winning professional theater for and about bus drivers, baristas, postal workers and electricians. We produce theater for working people by bringing workshops and productions to the five boroughs and creating outstanding theater at affordable prices.


Playwriting and performance classes for working people

Five Boroughs/One City

Original work, firmly rooted in community.

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Founded in 1985, Working Theater exists to create theater specifically for, about and with working people, a community that makes up the majority of the overall metropolitan workforce. We believe theater should not be a luxury.  We make our productions relevant, accessible and affordable to all regardless of geography or socio-economic status. Through ticket subsidies, an active commissioning program, a successful grassroots audience development program and a pioneering arts-in-education program, our audience reflects the full diversity of New York.


Deepest thanks to our 36th Season Supporters


Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine LLP
CWA Local 1180
The Segal Company

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

The Howard Gilman Foundation

The One World Fund

The New York Community Trust

The Shubert Foundation

Alan and Elaine Weiler, in memory of Mark Plesent

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, with special thanks to Queens Council Member Rory Lancman