Monday, July 6, 2020

THE LINE from Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen Honors COVID-19 First Responders

The Line by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

The new docu-drama amplifies the voices of first line responders at the front of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Public Theater is committed to presenting stories that reflect and explore the world and time we live in. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic murders of Black men and women and national uprising, and the continued racism and violence against Black, Indigenous, and POC communities, The Public is producing and presenting digital expressions that give voice to these issues and to amplify the work of artists within these communities.

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Directed by Jessica Blank

World Premiere
WHEN: Live stream on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:30PM EST
The Public Theater YouTube Channel or Website

THE LINE will be available on demand until Tuesday, August 4, at 11:59PM EDT on The Public Theater YouTube Channel.  

THE LINE is a new play by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen created in the award-winning documentary style that brought you The Exonerated, Aftermath, and Coal Country. Crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, THE LINE cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York and their battle to save lives in a system built to serve the bottom line.

The company of THE LINE features Santino Fontana (David), Arjun Gupta (Vikram), John Ortiz (Oscar), Alison Pill (Jennifer), Nicholas Pinnock (Dwight), Jamey Sheridan (Ed), and Lorraine Toussaint (Sharon). 

THE LINE will be available with an American Sign Language Interpretation, Closed Captioning, and Audio Description, email to learn more.

THE LINE (La Linea) se transmitira con subtitulos en español, correo electrónico para obtener más información. 

The global COVID-19 Pandemic has disproportionately affected Black communities and communities of color. There are a number of organizations and communities who support Black communities on the front lines. We encourage you to make a contribution to support their efforts.

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Additional Digital Season support provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Tow Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts. Special support provided by The George T. Delacorte Fund.