What do Domestic Workers United and Shakespeare have in common?
In September 2013, several members of Domestic Workers United performed in the Public Work's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. The mission of Public Works is to bring New Yorkers of all backgrounds together to engage and build community around theatre and the arts. To cast the community production of The Tempest, Public Works partnered with Domestic Workers United, The DreamYard Project, The Children’s Aid Society, The Brownsville Recreation Center, and the Fortune Society. The production--which was a musical adaptation of the original Shakespeare--received rave reviews for its energy, creativity, and inclusivity from theater critics across the city.