A new documentary play about what it means to both make a living and create a life
Why is the first question we always ask one another, "What do you do?" Are our jobs all others see of us?
BIG WORK examines our modern day relationship to our jobs, and the ripples this causes throughout our lives. The Visitors interviewed 40 people from across the U.S. about what they do and what they value most in their lives. Accountants, artists, pharmacists, salesmen, people looking for work, and at-home parents shared stories about their dreams, about feeling invisible, about starting over, and about searching for employment and themselves. What began as a conversation about the work we do is woven into a larger story about identity, the definition of success, and ultimately what it means to both make a living and create a life.
SEE BIG WORK
MEET THE CAST
Get to know the actors who bring Big Work to life in our cast Q&As.
BIG WORK FEATURED IN THE CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE
An interview with the Visitors in the Cambridge Chronicle traces the origin of BIG WORK, the conversation we hope to spark with our play, and why our theatre company is focused on stories of belonging.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES
Read the 13 questions we asked everyone interviewed for Big Work, and what we learned along the way.
And then head over to the Howlround blog where we talk about the balancing act we faced between the people who shared their stories with us, the audiences that we will tell them to, and what we owe to each.