commissioned by The Working Theater and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
by Jim Grimsley, Julie Jensen, Sachi Oyama, OyamO, Guillermo Reyes, Elaine Romero, Karen Sunde and William Wise
Directed by Joseph Megel with Constance Boardman, Arthur French, Lourdes Martin, Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., Felix Solis, and Eunice Wong
with Constance Boardman, Arthur French, Lourdes Martin, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Felix Solis and Eunice Wong
Eight playwrights explore the meaning of work and the individual’s relationship to it in this evening of ten-minute plays.

Fire Drill by William Wise
2020 Sex Care by Karen Sunde
Day of our Dead by Elaine Romero
Kickin’ Summit by OyamO
Free Market by Jim Grimsley
Bring Us This Day by Julie Jensen
Poodlesby Sachi Oyama
The Border Crossers Lounge by Guillermo Reyes

“Considering how much time the average urban adult devotes to work these days, the subject doesn’t get much attention in theater, film and television. Many of those workplace-based sitcoms, from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to “Ally McBeal” are mostly about personality, camaraderie, or personal growth. “Free Market” is mostly about the work itself . . . an intriguing collection of short plays.” Anita Gates, The New York Times, June 9, 2001

“Despite the assumption that most workers now fit a sort of cubicle-corralled Dilbert archetype, each play makes a strong argument for the diversity of the American workplace.” Name, New York Magazine, June 11, 2001