We’re taking theatre outside of the theatre. We’re bringing art to the streets. We’re creating real conversation. So get ready…This Labor Day, join us as we present Working In DC!
You are the first to know about Working in DC and we want you to get excited – so save the date, share and follow us on social media, and tell all your friends. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. We can’t wait to see you there.
We believe that theatre should serve our communities – and that is the foundation of what we do. Revolutionary theatre is best done outside of the traditional theatre space, breaking down barriers, and offering radical hospitality to all. Working in DC brings together a collection of people who showcase the diversity and activism that DC is known for.
This week our core members reflect on what Working in DC means to them. It is more than a theatrical performance, public art, or a musical – it is a way to uplift the stories of the working class, to build bridges in our community, and to spark conversation.
But you can hear for yourself what Working In DC is all about!
Working: a musical was inspired by Studs Terkel’s book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. Terkel interviewed a variety of folks about their jobs and ultimately concluded that while work presents many challenges and pitfalls, it can foster meaning in one’s life. Taking pride in one’s work can bring a sense of power – and that power needs to be in the hands of the laborer.
This week we explore the history of labor and its current efforts in our communities. Want to learn more about history, resistance, and labor today? Check out this week’s blog by our co-dramaturg Jordan Ealey.