Mobile Unit National

Mobile Unit National

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.

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.

ABOUT SWEAT

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+.
 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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September 27,  2018

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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September 29, 2018

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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September 28, 2018

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Ravenna, Ohio
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October 3, 2018

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Akron, Ohio
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October 2, 2018

Masonic Temple
1009 Kenmore Blvd.
Akron, OH 44314 

in collaboration with KenMore Kreative, Victory Lodge #1160, ArtsNow, and Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance


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Macomb, Michigan
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October 5, 2018
6:30pm

Macomb Community Action Family Resource Center
196 N Rose St
Mt Clemens, MI 48043

in collaboration with One Macomb


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Saginaw, Michigan
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October 6, 2018
6:30pm

St John's Episcopal Church
123 N Michigan Ave
Saginaw, MI 48602

in collaboration with Saginaw Valley State University


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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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October 8, 2018

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Marshall & Albion, Michigan
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October 9, 2018

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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October 18, 2018
6:30pm

Columbus Senior Citizens Center
125 N Dickason Blvd
Columbus, WI 53925

in collaboration with the Columbus Public Library


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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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October 16, 2018
7:00pm

UAW Local 72 Hall
3615 Washington Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

RSVP: http://www.mykpl.info/sweat-lynn-nottage or call 262-564-6130

in collaboration with Kenosha Public Library


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Janesville, Wisconsin
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October 17, 2018

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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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October 19, 2018
6:30pm

Sauk Prairie Community Center
730 Monroe St
Sauk City, WI 53583

in collaboration with the Sauk City Library, Sauk Prairie Recreation Department, and American Players Theater


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Viroqua, Wisconsin
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October 21, 2018

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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October 23, 2018
6:30pm

LCO Community College
13466 W Trepania Rd
Hayward, WI 54843

in collaboration with Lac Courte Oreilles Community College and Hayward Rotary Club


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Rochester, Minnesota
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October 13, 2018

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Mankato, Minnesota
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October 11, 2018

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St. Cloud, Minnesota
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October 12, 2018

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play_circle_outline Learn More About the Mobile Unit in NYC
play_circle_outline Lynn Nottage on the origins of SWEAT

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.