Working Theater partners with local unions to use theater as a means to learn.

Originally created in partnership with IBEW Local 3 (the electrician’s union), Working Theater’s training plays educate and engage working people at training programs and labor conferences across the five boroughs.

Currently Working Theater is partnering with Pathways2Apprenticeship, a service organization providing access to union apprenticeships in the building trades, to offer readings of the specifically commissioned plays about sexual harassment and diversity in the workplace, at their programs across New York: “Mongo” written by Ed Cardona, Jr. “Enough is Enough” & “Mirror, Mirror” written by Joe Roland have been performed at multiple P2A training classes, and have become a staple to their initial trainings with new members. 

In 2019 , Working Theater presented newly commissioned skits to IBEW Local 3 at their labor management conference, and to the United Federation of Teachers’ “Future Focus” youth conference. Future Focus was meant to engage students in the opportunities labor unions can present for them after graduation, and our training play was found to engage and education a whole new generation of labor workers and organizers. 

If you’d like to learn about presenting Working Theater’s training and educational plays to your union or group, or to commission a specific piece for your organization, please contact [email protected]