NEW YORK CITY: Working Theater has announced a fall slate of digital programming that will kick off its 2020-21 season. The theatre is anticipating a return to live programming in spring 2021.
The season will open with American Dreams (Oct. 20-25), written by Leila Buck and created and developed by Buck and director Tamilla Woodard with Jens Rasmussen, in collaboration with Osh Ghanimah, Imran Sheikh, and the company. This interactive theatre event will be broadcast live nightly as audience members get to participate in a live game show where they get to choose who will become their new neighbor.
Next up will be Sanctuary (Nov. 16-Dec. 5), created by Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone and directed by and developed with Rebecca Martinez. This sound walk, with music direction from Broken Chord, invites people from all walks of life to explore the Cathedral of St. John the Divine through interviews, text, lyrics, and soundscapes. This play was developed as part of the theatre’s Five Boroughs/One City Initiative.
The fall programming will conclude with a benefit reading of To the Bone (Dec. 7), by Lisa Ramirez. Originally commissioned by Working Theater and co-presented with Cherry Lane Theatre, To the Bone is inspired by interviews with immigrant workers in upstate New York and examines equality and justice in America. The virtual reading will benefit Sullivan County migrant farm workers and their fight for a farm workers’ Bill of Rights.
Further programming for Working Theater’s 2020-21 season will be announced at a later date.
Working Theater, founded in 1985, creates theatre for, about, and with working people, championing accessible and affordable productions.
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