To best protect everyone present for these gatherings, please be aware that all patrons 5 and older will be required to present proof of full vaccination upon entry. Additionally, all patrons must wear face masks in order to experience the production. For more information, please see our full COVID Safety Guidelines.

Tickets are priced according to our Sliding Scale Ticketing Initiative, reflecting Working Theater’s commitment to accessibility and the belief that theater should not be a luxury or a privilege. We want to make play-going a regular part of our lives. All are welcome here. To learn more and which ticket price is right for you, please visit here.

Waterwell in association with Working Theater present:

7 Minutes

March 17 – April 10, 2022 at HERE in Manhattan

Written by: Stefano Massini
Translated by: Francesca Spedalieri
Directed by: Mei Ann Teo

Featuring: Nicole Ansari, Jojo Brown, Danielle Davenport, Julia Gu, Simone Immanuel, Mahira Kakkar, Layla Khoshnoudi, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Aigner Mizzelle, Sushma Saha, Carmen Zilles

Based on actual events, 7 Minutes depicts an urgent meeting of the 11 women and gender non-conforming folx elected to the union council of their rural Connecticut textile factory. Changes at the factory seem inevitable when new owners take over, giving the council only 90 minutes to vote on a decision with serious consequences for everyone at the factory. Tempers flare and anxieties boil over as individual needs, perspectives and suspicions vie for position while the clock runs down.

A razor-sharp portrait of unionized factory workers grappling in real time with the power imbalance they depend on for their very livelihoods, 7 Minutes scrutinizes the individual impact of the economic forces and labor practices currently under debate in the United States. Best known in New York for his acclaimed play The Lehman Trilogy – a searing study in the unfettered pursuit of wealth by early captains of American industry – Massini tracks in 7 Minutes the lasting effects of the capitalist system they helped build on the workers of today, who bear the brunt of ever-tightening productivity demands and decades of government policy and business interest weakening the labor movement.

Working Theater is thrilled to be working in association with Waterwell to bring this production to our audiences. Please find more information on the show and tickets by clicking the links below.

Surround events Following 7 Minutes Performances

March 22: Make The Road NY (Building the Power of Immigrant and Working Class Communities)
March 23: Randi Weingarten (President, American Federation of Teachers)
March 31: Elise Bryant (President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women) & Karen Nussbaum (Executive Director of the Labor Heritage Foundation)
April 1: CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Deepest thanks to our 37th Season Supporters

Working Theater is supported in part by generous community members like you, and major gifts from: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program in partnership with the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; The Howard Gilman Foundation; The Shubert FoundationThe Axe-Houghton Foundation; The Howard Bayne Fund; The Michael Tuch Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; Public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; An award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
GOLD SPONSORS: Cigna, EmblemHealth, Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 
SILVER SPONSORS: CWA Local 1180, NYC Central Labor Council, Segal Consulting, United Federation of Teachers, Vision Screening Inc/DDS Inc