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THE LINE | The Public Theater

July 8

Available on demand through Aug. 4 at 11:59PM EST

Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Directed by Jessica Blank

THE LINE will be available on demand until August 4 at 11:59PM EST

THE LINE is a new play by Jessica Blank and 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.

“In spring 2020, we conducted anonymous interviews with NYC frontline medical workers battling the COVID-19 virus,” said THE LINE creators Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. “Through these interviews, we began to see care as a radical response to institutionalized violence and the systems that perpetuate it. Created from quarantine in ‘rapid response’ to this national emergency, THE LINE presents a fundamental redefinition of what it means to protect and serve, examining the fault lines in our system through the words of the brave people who show up every day to care for us all.”

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 features original music composition by Aimee Mann, and Janelle Caso will serve as production stage manager.

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THE LINE is made possible by Teresa Tsai.

The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities. Lead support for The Public’s Digital Season provided by The Blavatnik Family Foundation, Bank of America, American Express, Howard Gilman Foundation, JetBlue Airways, and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Additional support for The Public’s Digital Season 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.

THE LINE will be made available to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community through an American Sign Language Interpretation and Closed Captioning and to the Blind and Low Vision Community through Audio Description. To learn more about accessing these videos and their release date, please email [email protected] for updates.

THE LINE (La Linea) se transmitira con subtitulos en español. Para obtener más información sobre cómo acceder a estos videos y su fecha de lanzamiento, por favor enviar un email a [email protected]

THE LINE will be available with Spanish subtitles. To learn more about accessing these videos and their release date please email [email protected]

THE LINE will run approximately 45 minutes.


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