SPECIAL LUNCH BUNCH PROGRAMMING
Our production of Lunch Bunch has been postponed to a later date TBD because of the pandemic, but we’re collaborating now with Tara, Sarah, playwright Phillip Howze, and community partner Bronx Defenders to bring you a series of conversations and videos as part of our #Playfrom6FeetAway programming. Click here for full details.
Dragon Fruit! Black Beluga Lentils! Perfectly Soft-Boiled Eggs!
Seven public defenders seek meaning, belonging, and some semblance of order via their frenzied quest for the perfect lunch—while battling ACS, inequality, burnout, and a big ole serving of existential dread. Inspired by the real-life Bronx Defenders, Lunch Bunch pays tribute to the sacrifices public servants make every day.
Lunch Bunch, commissioned by Clubbed Thumb, was developed and first produced in their 2019 Winterworks and Summerworks series.
The Play Company proudly recognizes our community partner
The Bronx Defenders is a public defender nonprofit that is radically transforming how people in the Bronx are represented in our legal system and, in doing so, is transforming the system itself.
We have pioneered a groundbreaking, nationally recognized model called holistic defense that achieves better outcomes for our clients. Each year, we defend over 20,000 Bronx residents with low-incomes in criminal, civil, child welfare, and immigration cases, and reach thousands more through our community intake and outreach programs. Our proximity to the legal system and the experiences of our clients place us on the front lines in the fight for fairness, justice, and equality. As a result, we have the firsthand insight necessary to identify systemic problems and the expertise to spearhead long-term solutions.
Photography by Richard Bowditch, Key Art by Desiree Nasim
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Tech Without Tears
Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA, tbd casting co.
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Second Floor Theater
150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009