Preserving a Masterpiece of Advocacy

Laundry City Music Video

You've seen them on an off-Broadway stage, in renowned academic conferences, and in many schools and colleges around the U.S. Now, Laundry City continues to spread the discussion on school segregation and equality by taking over the music charts! Here’s Laundry City's music video world premiere! #LaundryCity

Posted by Epic Theatre Ensemble on Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Since 2016 New York Appleseed and Epic Theatre Ensemble have captivated audiences across New York City and beyond with the brilliant and provocative play LAUNDRY CITY.  Straddling the realms of art, public education, and political advocacy, Laundry City is researched, written, and performed entirely by New York City public high school students.


“[V]ery creative, very biting, and intelligently subversive.”American Theatre Magazine




Our Need:  Laundry City will be retired in June of this year when the original writers and performers of the work graduate from high school.  Appleseed and Epic are racing to preserve this masterpiece of advocacy so that advocates, parents, students, educators, and citizens can continue to reckon with the fundamental challenge to conscience advanced by Laundry City – in New York City  and across the nation.  Our goal is to film the play before its last performance.

“This is the absolutely the best vehicle we have for engaging a diverse range of stakeholders in difficult conversations about educational segregation and inequality.”
-Matt Gonzales, Appleseed



How you can help:  We are seeking sponsors to make it possible for us to film and preserve this important work of art in all of its complexity.  Please contact to learn more about how you can help.