Location: Seattle Public Library
Theme: Work Readiness
Lead: Micah Stanovsky, Matt Rhodes
This project was built as part of our ongoing partnership with Interagency Academy, Seattle’s last-chance public school with targeted interventions and innovative learning opportunities for youth. Sawhorse has developed new programming in collaboration with Interagency focusing on training students towards apprenticeship and work in the trades. For the SPL build, students worked with Micah and builder/longtime Sawhorse comrade Matt Rhodes (Rhodes Creations) for just over a month to create a unique set of benches that double as audience seating for a stage.
Construction was finished and the stage/benches were installed just before Shakespeare’s First Folio opened in March of 2016. During the opening and over the course of the exhibit, crowds could be seen taking in some of the bard’s well-loved plays as performed by local theater troupes and wearing whimsical outfits in our custom-built selfie stand. Students at Interagency were blown away by building for the library – this is still one of Sawhorse’s most public projects!