Public Works—theater of, by, and for the people—is rooted in the values of equity, imagination, and joy.
At the start of our 2019/20 season, Seattle Rep’s Public Works production of As You Like It graced the Bagley Wright stage. Through four energetic performances over three days, nearly 100 performers came together to create something truly magical. The show drew more than 2,500 attendees, and the response we received from the audience was incredible. Please check out our brief summary report on the production, from who was on stage to who was in the audience and what the folks involved had to say!
Mainstage productions like As You Like It are just one part of Seattle Rep’s Public Works program. In collaboration with community-based partner organizations from around the region (including the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Byrd Barr Place, Jubilee Women’s Center, the Renton Veterans Center at Compass Housing Alliance, Path with Art, Refugee Women’s Alliance, Seattle Central College, and Ballard Northwest Senior Center), we offer year-round programming that invites people from all walks of life and communities all over our city to participate in free weekly theater classes and one-day workshops. We also bring our Public Works family together for community gatherings and field trips to experience shows together at Seattle Rep.
With As You Like It behind us, Seattle Rep's Public Works team is embarking on a new quarter of classes and workshops with our partner organizations this fall. We remain so grateful for our community’s dedication to Public Works, and we look forward to carrying forward the lessons we have learned from the most recent production into all of Seattle Rep’s work with our community.
Every aspect of the Public Works program is free to our partners, participants, and community, funded entirely through contributions of all sizes from generous donors. If you're interested in learning more about Public Works and building community through creative collaborations, we hope you will consider joining us for At the Table: A Luncheon for Seattle Rep’s Public Works Program on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, or simply make a contribution to help this program continue creating theater of, by, and for the people.