Original work, firmly
rooted in community.

FIVE BOROUGHS/ONE CITY

The Five Boroughs/One City Initiative is an ambitious multi-year program teaming commissioned writers and directors with working class communities in each of New York City’s five boroughs. Working in phases, the goal is for local residents to inform the process of devising, scripting, rehearsing and premiering an original work firmly rooted in the cultural identity of their own neighborhoods.

Launched in 2014, the program has produced a wealth of theatrical experiences, including public readings, work-in-progress showings, workshop performances and three off-Broadway premieres.

FIVE BOROUGHS/ONE CITY COMMISSIONED PLAYS

FIVE BOROUGHS/ONE CITY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Working Theater has been collaborating with communities to engage with us in workshops, story circles, readings, and events where working people take the stage. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming events in your borough!