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2002-2016: Now in Year #13 of our Kamikaze Journey!
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  "Unless the actor is satisfied to be a parrot or a monkey he must master our period's knowledge of human social life by himself joining in the war of the classes."

-Bertolt Brecht
1948

About Our "Workers' Power Play Series"

    The Theatre has a rich tradition of plays that speak to concerns of working people.  Sadly, this tradition is all but ignored by most of today's commercially-minded theatres who are far too busy courting an upper-middle class subscriber base to be bothered with the issues that affect everyday people.
     We at Subversive Theatre believe that theatre has an unshakable duty to help keep alive the lessons of workers' struggles -- both past and present.  We are also eager to help rebuild the connections between theatre and Organized Labor that once played such a crucial role in this Country.
     That's why we set aside one performance slot each season for a play that specifically takes on the issues of working people -- we call this our "Workers' Power Play Series."  From exploitation to workplace discrimination, from Union busting to Corporate corruption, from the triumph of Union drives of the past to the challenges of the present -- we are proud to turn our spotlight on plays from all over the World that face these subjects head on.  In this way we hope to help create a forum for discussion of these incredibly urgent issues and, hopefully, provide some degree of empowerment for the many, many people who face these issues every day on the job.
     Here are the shows that have up this program thus far:

2013-2014
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
April/May 2014

2012-2013
ON THE WATERFRONT
by Budd Schulberg
at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
April/May 2013

2011-2012
ELEGY FOR STANLEY GORSKI
by Manny Fried*
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
March/April 2012

2010-2011
THE FURIES OF MOTHER JONES
by Maxine Klein
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
September/October 2010

2009-2010
HARVEST
by Langston Hughes
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
February/March 2010

2008-2009
DROP HAMMER
by Manny Fried*
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
November/December 2008

2007-2008
WAITING FOR LEFTY
by Clifford Odets
at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
January/February 2008
***winner of "Outstanding Production" at the 2008 Artie Awards***

2006-2007
FOUNDATIONS
by Kurt Schneiderman*
at the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park
January 2007

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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