Working Theater

On July 1st, Working Theater will begin its 30th Anniversary Season. We're hitting the ground running, but we need your financial support to make our ambitions for this benchmark season a reality.

Over the summer, we will be working on several projects including a workshop to develop our commissioned play - The Boat by Stefanie Zadravec, directed by Daniella Topol. When a factory closes leaving most of their town unemployed, two brothers struggle to keep their respective families afloat. Deftly juxtaposing abundance and privation, the play jumps back and forth in time, tracing the desires, money grudges and long-held secrets of a family over two decades. We are excited to continue to develop this project towards an eventual full production.

We will also begin rehearsals for the September presentation of three short plays commissioned by Local 3 IBEW focusing on the importance of solidarity in the labor movement, to be performed at their Youth Conference at their headquarters in Flushing, Queens.

We are also in the planning stages for our 5th Annual Directors Salon. A week-long event, the Salon offers young directors a chance to network, meet leaders in the field, and actually direct and showcase their work. It offers the general public a chance to see the work of the next generation of theater artists.

And that is just the tip of the iceberg! In September, we will be announcing a full season of the bold, provocative work for which we have become known.

However, nothing can happen without your support. We need to raise $10,000 from individuals by June 30th to keep all our summer projects going. Please consider making a donation now so that our 30th Anniversary Season can be our most exciting yet!

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Working Theater's 29th Season is made possible by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and a grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Shubert Foundation

Your support is vital to our ability to create theater for and about working people, and to engage our audiences in the important converstaions of our times. Please make a tax-deductible contribution today.

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