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Public Works Virginia is a major initiative of Virginia Stage Company that seeks to engage the people of Hampton Roads by making them creators of theater rather than spectators. Public Works was founded by the Public Theater in New York, and Public Works Virginia joins its affiliate network, which now spans theaters across the United States as well as the National Theatre in London. Working with community partner organizations across Virginia, we invite community members to attend in-person and virtual classes, attend productions, and join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theatre.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

25
teaching artists

120
Program Activities in 2019-2020

15,000+
Lives Transformed

PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

Public Works exemplifies Virginia Stage Company's  commitment to community engagement, which is at the core of the theater’s mission, as led by Producing Artistic Director, Tom Quaintance and Managing Director, David Byrd. Public Works is animated by the idea that theater is a place of possibility, where the boundaries that separate people from each other can fall away. It seeks to create a space where people can not only reflect on the world as is, but where people can propose new possibilities for what society might be.

 

For more information about Public Works Virginia programs, contact Patrick Mullins.


PUBLIC WORKS PHOTO GALLERIES


Public Works Virginia is made possible with the support of

Norfolk Rotary Charities

Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the 

Hampton Roads Community Foundation