Theater Of, By, And For The People

Seattle Rep's Public Works collaborates with an incredible group of community participants guided by the values of equity, imagination, and joy with an eye toward making this program truly with, by, and for the people of Seattle.

So far, we’ve produced an awe-inspiring show on our main stage, hosted and attended hundreds of workshops around town, saw dozens of shows, and shared countless meals together. Now we do it all again, further deepening and expanding Seattle Rep’s commitment to offer theater that inspires community and in turn, invites our community to inspire the theater.

Angie Kamel, Public Works Director


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How it Works

 Public Works Seattle invites a stunning diversity of people to participate in workshops and classes, to attend performances, and to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater.


CLASSES. Communities participate in acting classes ranging from improv to spoken word to musical theater and Shakespeare.

CONVERSATION. Together we attend plays, discussions, and social events to deepen our connections.

COLLABORATION. In the summer, we all come together to create a large-scale production that puts our city center stage.


  • Artwork for The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

    Enabling young people to reach their full potential by emphasizing academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyle.

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  • Artwork for Path with Art

    Path with Art

    Harnesses the power of creative engagement to support people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and trauma, and in turn, builds community and stability.

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  • Artwork for Jubilee Women’s Center

    Jubilee Women’s Center

    Center supports women experiencing poverty by helping them to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time.

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  • Artwork for Byrd Barr Place

    Byrd Barr Place

    Providing older adults and adults with disabilities with vital resources to help them thrive.

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  • Artwork for Seattle Central College

    Seattle Central College

    Advocates for social change, both on campus and in broader movements, offering short- and long-term certificates, associate and bachelor degrees.

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  • Artwork for Compass Housing Alliance

    Compass Housing Alliance

    Builds and provides supportive affordable housing and emergency services to people who are homeless or low-income from Southcenter to Shoreline.

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  • Artwork for ReWA


    ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

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Recent Production

Show artwork for As You Like It

Musical Adaptation

Seattle Rep's Public Works

September 6—8, 2019

Seattle Rep’s Public Works is free to all who participate and supported entirely by generous donors like you. Gifts of all sizes allow Seattle Rep to invest over $1M in this program each year, with no cost to our partner organizations, community participants, or audience members.

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