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Local 3, IBEW joins the labor and arts communities of New York in mourning the loss of Mark Plesent, co-artistic director of The Working Theater. Founded in 1985, The Working Theater’s mission is to create and develop theatrical performances specifically for, about, and by working people.

The Working Theater collaborates closely with New York’s working-class communities and union members from Local 3, District Council 37, TWU Local 100, 32BJ SEIU, CWA Local 1180, and more. Several plays, such as “Alternating Currents,” have been performed by The Working Theater at the Electrical Industry Center since 2009.

The Mark Plesent Commission Fund was established in his memory to support the annual commission of new plays by working people and continue the Working Theater’s mission. To volunteer, donate and learn more about The Working Theater’s past and future, please call 212-244-3300 or visit their website at