Short Plays on Caregiving at CUNY

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 @ 7:00pm

at the A.R.T./New York Mezzanine Theatre
W 53rd St @ 10th Ave. NYC


Led by resident teaching artist Joe White
Co-directed by Joe White & Barbara McCrane

Member Playwrights & Performers:
Susan Naomi Bernstein, Mimi Gisolfi D’Aponte, Magda Azucena Doyle, Tami Gold,
Alyse Keller, Ellen Lewis, Sarah Ann Standing, Pamela Stemberg

Guest Actors:
Kit Flanagan*, Ray Iannicelli*, Lori Wilner*, Nick Velkov*

Presented by the Center for the Humanities and Labor of Care Archive at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with Working Theater and PSC-CUNY.

Join us for an evening of short plays written and performed by PSC-CUNY members who are involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member. The plays focus on the care relationship, the labor involved, and its impact on the life and work of CUNY faculty, staff and retirees. The featured plays were written in a playwriting workshop led by Working Theater’s Joe White as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities,” organized by Kathy McDonald as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

TheaterWorks! teaches performance and writing skills to working people. In the sixteen-week class, students write and rehearse their own short theatrical pieces. They then perform them at an off-Broadway venue with professional actors and directors.

*Guest Actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association

TheaterWorks!: Short Plays on Caregiving at CUNY Final Performance photos by P. Kevin O’Leary.