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The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to the arts by meeting our communities where they are, staging free professional theater productions in local neighborhood venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers across all five New York City boroughs. This reimagining of The Public Theater’s original Mobile Theater is inspired by Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
The Mobile Unit National initiative represents our first expansion of this program beyond New York. Mobile Unit National will produce an 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT in Fall 2018, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Each tour stop will be supported by tailored artistic engagement activities designed to amplify the voices of local communities in the Rust Belt and Midwest, and to powerfully connect their stories to a larger national narrative.
SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.
September 27, 2018Details coming soon!
September 29, 2018
Details coming soon!
September 28, 2018
October 3, 2018Details coming soon!
October 2, 2018
Masonic Temple1009 Kenmore Blvd.Akron, OH 44314
in collaboration with KenMore Kreative, Victory Lodge #1160, ArtsNow, and Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance
October 5, 20186:30pm
Macomb Community Action Family Resource Center196 N Rose StMt Clemens, MI 48043
in collaboration with One Macomb
October 6, 20186:30pm
St John's Episcopal Church123 N Michigan Ave Saginaw, MI 48602
in collaboration with Saginaw Valley State University
October 8, 2018
October 9, 2018
October 18, 20186:30pm
Columbus Senior Citizens Center125 N Dickason BlvdColumbus, WI 53925
in collaboration with the Columbus Public Library
October 16, 20187:00pm
UAW Local 72 Hall3615 Washington RoadKenosha, WI 53144RSVP: http://www.mykpl.info/sweat-lynn-nottage or call 262-564-6130
in collaboration with Kenosha Public Library
October 17, 2018
October 19, 20186:30pm
Sauk Prairie Community Center730 Monroe StSauk City, WI 53583in collaboration with the Sauk City Library, Sauk Prairie Recreation Department, and American Players Theater
October 21, 2018
October 23, 20186:30pm
LCO Community College13466 W Trepania RdHayward, WI 54843
in collaboration with Lac Courte Oreilles Community College and Hayward Rotary Club
October 13, 2018
October 11, 2018
October 12, 2018
Mobile Unit Nation is made possible by:
Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
THE MOBILE UNIT is made possible with the support of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Tow Foundation, The McLaughlin Children's Trust, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and JetBlue Airways. Additional support provided by Open Society Foundation, Susan & David Edelstein, and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Luesther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.
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