Working Theater's 36th Season

Working Theater is excited to bring a new season of in-person and digital theatrical events to our community. Check out production announcements below and stay tuned for more. 

American Dreams

American Dreams

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.



Sanctuary Five Boroughs One City



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.


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.

To The Bone

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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Deepest thanks to our 35th Season Supporters


Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine LLP
CWA Local 1180
NYC Central Labor Council
OPEIU Local 153
The Segal Company


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