PLAYWRIGHTS UNITE!: REWRITING OUR LABOR STORY
November 13, 2023
Playwrights Unite!: Rewriting Our Labor Story
The Public Theater and Creatives Rebuild New York artist-in-residence Ife Olujobi invites you to The Public on November 13 for Playwrights Unite!: Rewriting Our Labor Story. This free panel and discussion will feature playwrights, dramaturgs, and advocates francisca da silveira, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Winter Miller, C. Quintana, Ralph Sevush, and Emmanuel Wilson in conversation, creating a space for playwrights to gather and discuss the terms of our labor and working conditions—from legal and systemic hurdles to unionization, to wage standardization, to creating playwright-centered development and production processes.
This panel hopes to foster dialogue between fellow artist-workers, allowing us to shed communal light on the challenges we face and strategize towards better financial futures and increased quality of life for playwrights through individual and collective advocacy. By highlighting the history of playwright labor power, our eventual disenfranchisement, and subsequent attempts to improve conditions, we can brainstorm new ways of working towards gaining wages, benefits, and protections granted to other unionized workers and stake our claim in the ongoing labor revolution for artists and arts workers.
Playwrights Unite! hopes to serve as a public gathering place for writers to speak openly and honestly about what we need and how we’re going to get it. Please join us on November 13 to get educated and empowered!
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All tickets are free, but a reservation is required. All are welcome.
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*Post-panel receptable for folks who would like to mingle/continue the conversation will happen at 1M with complimentary snacks and drinks for the attendees.
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