Drama. After 10 years and 25 productions, the Minneapolis-based Workhaus Collective ended its run in 2016. This 12-play anthology contains a sampling of the group's finest work, along with essays from each playwright with advice and ideas about writer-driven collective theater. The plays cover an incredible array of topics and styles, from globalization to punk rock to power, from science fiction to steampunk to labor unions. Many feature strong, complex female lead characters; there are plays that reference classics of theater and literature and plays that seem to be inventing their form as they go. Whatever their differences, they are unified by the fact that the writer urgently needed to bring that story to the stage at that precise moment in time. And every member of Workhaus continues to be a working writer, a success in and of itself.
Workhaus Collective is: Trista Baldwin, Dominic Orlando, Deborah Stein, Victoria Stewart, Carson Kreitzer, Cory Hinkle, Christina Ham, Jeannine Coulombe, Alan Berks, Joe Waechter, Sarah Myers, and Stanton Wood.
Author City: MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA