ABOUT US

We the People Theatre presents thought-provoking, inspirational theatre with the mission of engaging our community in meaningful conversations. We believe these conversations can motivate us all to make the world a better place.  With 1776, we asked our audiences to reflect on what it means to be a citizen and to live in a democracy. With Working, we invited them to celebrate the meaning of work and its impact on our community and our world.


This year, with our production of Man of La Mancha, we shift focus to consider the power of hope and optimism even in the darkest of circumstances. This play challenges us to recognize our own power in shaping our reality. It inspires us to imagine a brighter future. 

 

 “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Too much sanity may be madness. Perhaps to be practical is madness. 

 And maddest of all, is to see life as it is and not as it ought to be.” 

Don Quixote

 

Don Quixote’s message of hope is as timely as ever. Whether through the lens of world events or concerns close to home, we all want to believe in a brighter future. Man of La Mancha shows us the way.

 

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THEATER REVIEW: 'WORKING,' WE THE PEOPLE THEATRE

  


THE AMERIAN WORKER:

WE THE PEOPLE PROJECT PIVOTS FROM POLITICS TO KITCHEN-TABLE ECONOMICS



WORKING, MUSICAL THEATRE PLUS JOB FAIR

OSHER HOSTS ORAL HISTORY CLASS ABOUT WORKING LIFE

FROM 1776 TO WORKING: WE THE PEOPLE BRINGS NEW THEATRE TO THE UV

AN UNCONVENTIONAL AMERICAN HISTORY

1776 SPURS RECONSIDERATION OF AMERICA'S FOUNDING FATHERS

1776 IS A BIG HIT AT BRIGGS

WORKING


 WORKING, a Musical

From the  book by Studs Terkel,

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso

Songs by Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead


The play tells the story of hard-working Americans and how they feel about their work.  The production was presented at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT and was surrounded by opportunities for conversations with thought leaders as well as the cast and crew and fellow audience members. ​

THE TEAM


Producer- Perry Allison

Director- Richard Waterhouse

Musical Director- Matt McGrath

Choreographer- Michelle Carlson

Scenic and Lighting Designer- Alex Taylor

Costume Designer- Holly Levison

Technical Director- Chris Kohn

Master Electrician- Alex Cherington

Sound Designer-  Scott Volpe

Stage Manager- Sharon Trautwein

Assistant Stage Manager- Chandler Bellanca

Marketing- Sherry Merrick

Graphic Design- Taylor Hooper

Community Outreach- Katie Kitchel

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THE CAST

Beata Isaacs Randall

Emma Steincross

Gunnar Langhus

Ham Gillett

Jenn Langhus

Katie Kitchel

Lloyd Gabourel

Loic Lerme

Loida Boy

Mark Cookson

Mary Ann Stanford

Memory Apata

Mike Backman

Perry Allison

Rob O'Leary

Will Moore

William Bosco

 

WORKING IT!

Highlights from the show

THE 1776 PROJECT

Finding Consensus- A Short Film

This short film was created by a team of Dartmouth Students from the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PLAYS

Books, Podcasts, Videos

WORKING was updated in 2012 and Lin Manuel Miranda was invited by Stephen Schwartz to write a couple of new songs.  This interview tells of his experience and his feelings about the play.

WORKING, by Studs Terkel

We're All Fast Food Workers Now, by Annelise Orleck

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, by Alain du Botton



Radio Diaries- The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel

Contact

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