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The Public Theater announces the world premiere of “THE LINE,” written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank, to debut on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The live-streamed play, bringing first-person stories of New York City’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic to the digital stage, will be available to watch for free via both YouTube and The Public’s website. Commissioned by The Public Theater and written specifically for the digital sphere, this new play will remain available on-demand until August 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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. 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).