ABOUT THE GRANT
- $15,400 to Artist’s Laboratory Theatre to support Lives on the Line (MAP 2018)
- $3,207 to general operating support for Artist’s Laboratory Theatre
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Artist’s Laboratory Theatre ensemble and staff will work in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center to produce an original theatre production titled, Lives on the Line. This production will highlight the experiences and challenges of Northwest Arkansas’ Latinx factory workers who have experienced abuse and trauma while working in the poultry industry in Arkansas with the original script being developed based on first-person accounts. The production will tour around Arkansas to rural and urban towns where chicken plants are a major part of the area’s economy and be followed by facilitated community dialog sessions resulting in action steps towards advocacy for plant workers across the state.