I served as assistant director to Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet who conceived and directed the production along with musical adaptation by Todd Almond and choreography by Chase Brock. Public Works creates ambitious works of participatory theater in partnership with community organizations from all five boroughs of New York City.
This year, the five Public Works community partner organizations are Children’s Aid Society (Manhattan); DreamYard Project (Bronx); Fortune Society (Queens); Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn); and Domestic Workers United (all boroughs, including Staten Island).
THE WINTER’S TALE featured cameo group performances by Sesame Street; New York Theatre Ballet; Capoeira Luanda; Rosie’s Theater Kids; Bond Street Theatre’s Shinbone Alley Stilt Band; Megha Kalia’s NYC Bhangra Dance Company; the Urban Park Rangers, NYC Parks; and the Staten Island Lions and performed at the Delacorte in Central Park September 5-7, 2014,
Click here to watch segment on CBS about The Winter’s Tale.
The New York Times reports on the show as well.