an interactive theater event broadcast live nightly
October 20-25, 2020
Written by Leila Buck
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Created and Developed by Leila Buck and Tamilla Woodard with Jens Rasmussen, in collaboration with Osh Ghanimah, Imran Sheikh, and the company
Imagine a world where the only way to gain U.S. citizenship is by competing in a live online game show. Welcome to American Dreams where each night you, the audience, gets to choose who will become your new neighbor. This playful participatory performance takes a page from America’s favorite game shows and uses voting, polling, trivia and more to explore what it means to be(come) a citizen.BUY TICKETS
November 16 – December 5, 2020
A soundwalk for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
created by Michael Premo & Rachel Falcone
Developed with & directed by Rebecca Martinez
Music Director Broken Chord
Believers and nonbelievers from all walks of life and faith traditions are welcome at St. John the Divine. And in the community of this magnificent cathedral, many people have found home and sanctuary. But in a world of chaos and injustice, what does that mean? This unique project weaves interviews, text, lyrics and soundscape in a multimedia exploration of the historic chapels.
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Sanctuary is part of Working Theater’s Five Boroughs/One City Initiative. The play was developed in partnership with the community at St. John the Divine.
December 7, 2020
By Lisa Ramirez
Directed by Lisa Peterson
A co-presentation with Cherry Lane Theatre
Originally commissioned by Working Theater
Featuring Dan Domingues, Liza Fernandez, Annie Henk, Paola Lazaro-Munoz, Lisa Ramirez, Gerardo Rodriguez, Xochitl Romero, Danny Wolohan
Inspired by actual interviews with immigrant workers in the poultry processing plants of upstate NY, To the Bone examines the very nature of equality and justice in contemporary America. Featuring the original cast from the acclaimed Cherry Lane Theatre production, this virtual reading of To the Bone will benefit Sullivan County migrant farm workers and their fight for a farm workers’ Bill of Rights.
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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.
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NYC Central Labor Council
OPEIU Local 153
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MAJOR INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORTERS:
The 21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund
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 Shubert Foundation
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 Affairsin partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to Queens Council Member Rory Lancman