Click on the drop down box below to see a listing of dates for Working Theater's Five Boroughs/One City project
Click on the drop down box of dates at the top to choose the date you want to come, and the work-in-progress showing you want to see!
Buy a Festival Pass for $35 & come & go as you please, or buy individual tickets to any of the showings for $15 each.
Please take careful note of the schedule listing and ensure you purchase for your desired date & time:
Wednesday May 6th @ 7:30 PM - "The Block" - The Bronx work-in-progress showing
Thursday May 7th @ 6:30 PM - "Sanctuary Songs" - Manhattan work-in-progress showing
Thursday May 7th @ 8:30 PM - "Bamboo in Brooklyn" - Brooklyn work-in-progress showing
Friday May 8th @ 6:30PM - "Alternating Currents" - Queens work-in-progress showing
Friday May 8th @ 8:30PM - "Breaking Bread" - Staten Island work-in-progress showing
Saturday May 9th
2PM - "Breaking Bread" - Staten Island work-in-progress showing
4PM - "Alternating Currents" - Queens work-in-progress showing
6PM - "Sanctuary Songs" - Manhattan work-in-progress showing
7:30PM - "Bamboo in Brooklyn" - Brooklyn work-in-progress showing
9PM - "The Block" - The Bronx work-in-progress showing
Sunday May 10th @ 3pm
Artist Round Table Discussion with the writer/director teams
Open to the general public
"The Block or You Can't Pull Nobody to No Door" (The Bronx)
Written by Dan Hoyle
Directed by Maureen Towey
Experience a day in the life of the South Bronx, where Rick the executive driver is buggin out 'cause his clients make out in the back seat for longer than the Power 105 Commercial Free Hour, Moe's hat shop doesn't do business like when the gangsters ran the city in the '90s, Charlie's tryin' to get the kids to calm down after last night's shooting, and Eddy, well he won't give the block a moment's quiet and is riling everybody up. Inspired by the organizing work of CASA and conversations with its members and other residents of the South Bronx.
"Sanctuary Songs" (Manhattan)
Artists Caridad Svich, Michael Premo and Rachel Falcone team up at the world famous Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Believers, and nonbelievers from all walks of life and faith traditions are welcome at St. John the Divine. And in the community of this magnificent cathedral, many people have found home and sanctuary. But in a world of chaos and injustice, what does that mean? This unique project weaves interviews, text, and lyrics with original music by Broken Chord.
"Bamboo in Brooklyn" (Brooklyn)
Written by Ed Cardona Jr.
Directed by Ana Margineanu
Join us in Bushwick, recently mentioned in Vogue magazine as one of the 15 hippest neighborhoods in the world. While for the long-term residents it has never been hip, it has definitely always been home. Cardona's play weaves a traditional narrative with a surreal exploration of gentrification inspired by the psychedelic murals that cover the walls of this suddenly trendy neighborhood.
"Alternating Currents" (Queens)
Written by Adam Kraar
Directed by GT Upchurch
When two newly married electricians, Luke and Elena, move to Electchester everything seems perfect: spacious apartment, low rent, friendly neighbors and an incredibly close-knit community. But as they settle in, they discover how much they may need to give up in order to really belong.
"Breaking Bread" (Staten Island)
Written by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Kristin Horton
You are invited to the Gibilisco Family Reunion dinner! Join us for this immersive event which explores community, family ties and racial tension. Come hungry baked ziti is on the menu!
Created with dramaturgical support from Theresa M. Davis.
The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre @ Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex (View)
312 West 36th Street, 2nd floor, between 8th & 9th Avenues
New York, NY 10018
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|