by Stage Directions

Written by Lynn Nottage, who won her 2nd Pulitzer Prize for Sweat, the show started first as a series of interviews in 2011 of residents of Reading, PA. Co-commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. It was first produced by OSF in 2015, then at Arena Stage in 2016. In Nov. 2016 it was produced Off-Broadway at the Public Theater before transferring to Broadway.


Be sure to read about John Lee Beatty's set design for Sweat in the SD article, Closing Time 
and also learn how director Kate Whoriskey artfully depicts Sweat's human story in SD's article Art Meets Humanity.