In a New York City neighborhood like Bushwick where housing turnover is high and socioeconomic disparity is wide, it can hard for families who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time to maintain the kind of close relationships that are so demonstrably beneficial—and a local theater organization presents an innovative way to address that status quo.
Starting this Saturday, acclaimed experimental group the Working Theater will be running a two-day workshop for intergenerational storytelling. Young adults between the ages of 13 and 19 and adults over 65 are invited to attend and “participate in an exploration of biography and storytelling as performance” which will be developed into writing and performance.
The Working Theater has been instrumental in several other Bushwick based projects recently, including last week’s reading of Ed Cardona Jr.’s play “Bamboo in Brooklyn,” one of the works commissioned by the Working Theater as part of the Five Boroughs/One City initiative.
The workshop will take place this coming Saturday, March 5th and next Saturday, March 12th, from 12pm-4pm at Bushwick’s Plaza de los Ancianos, a senior citizen center located at 297 Wilson Ave between Bleecker St and Menahan St. Lunch will be served at the event is free, but space is limited: spots can be reserved by emailing the Living Theater at info at theworkingtheater dot org or calling 718-366-3800, extension 1032.