CURRENT PARTNERS AND WORKSHOPS
The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County enable young people to reach their full potential by emphasizing academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. At the Southwest Club, we will work with young adults and teens to develop performance skills through spoken word poetry. At the North Seattle Club, Public Works Seattle will offer workshops in improvisation and beginning acting skills for middle-school-aged aspiring artists.
Jubilee Women’s Center support women experiencing poverty by helping them to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. Workshops at Jubilee will focus on using scenes written by female playwrights to develop each participant’s creative voice and physical presence.
Path with Art harnesses the power of creative engagement to support people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and trauma, and in turn, builds community and stability. In the spring, Public Works Seattle will augment Path with Art’s offerings by holding an Advanced Acting class at Seattle Rep, focused on scene work and monologues.
Centerstone supports Seattle residents who are getting on the path to self-sufficiency with food, rent, financial education, and energy assistance. This season, Public Works Seattle staff and teaching artists will hold weekly workshops on storytelling and performance, culminating in a performance and celebration for the Central District neighborhood.
Sound Generations/Ballard NW Senior Center provides older adults and adults with disabilities with vital resources to help them thrive. Public Works has partnered with the Ballard NW Senior Center for an ongoing class focused on musical theatre and performance.
Public Works Seattle uses the methodology of the Public Works program of The Public Theater in NYC, conceived by Lear DeBessonet under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham.
*This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.