Based on the
success of the partnership with LoMA, NYTW has formed additional
partnerships with other New York City public schools including
School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology and the Khalil
Gibran International Academy.
are proud that all aspects of the Learning Workshop program, including
tickets to NYTW matinee performances, classroom residencies, and
mentoring workshops, are provided at minimal or no cost to our
The primary component of NYTW’s Learning Workshop is our
In-School Residencies. Planned and facilitated by NYTW Education
Staff and teaching artists, students participate in a series of
workshops before and after seeing an NYTW student matinee in order
to deepen their understanding of the themes of the play and the
artistic process behind its creation. These residencies, which
complement history, literature or various other classes, generally
include discussions, movement exercises, small group projects
and writing assignments. They are designed to allow students the
opportunity to connect the themes of the performance to their
own coursework and respond to any difficult or complex issues
a play may present.
addition to the residencies based around our productions, NYTW
brings our affiliated artists into classrooms to engage with students
in the process of creation. Artists from NYTW Company-in-Residence
Service have led several residencies in LoMA classrooms, allowing
students a window into their unique process of developing a theatre
piece. Other residencies have included: playwright Jorge Ignacio
Cortiñas leading a four-week playwriting course for LoMA’s
10th grade Spanish-language students, visits from Tectonic
Theater Project teaching artists, and a special partnership
Arts NY and Hibakusha
Stories to lead a playwriting residency based on the stories of
Japanese atomic bomb survivors who spoke directly with students
about their experiences.
Khalil Gibran International Academy, NYTW has been the primary
arts partner for the school’s after-school initiative, leading
two weekly, year-long residencies during the extended school day.
Students in grades 6-8 had the opportunity to participate in a
Drama and Movement class led by teaching artist Hillary Spector,
as well as a playwriting class led by NYTW Playwriting Fellow
Besides working with theatre artists in the classroom, students that are part of our Learning Workshop have the opportunity to see NYTW's world-class professional productions during a special student matinee performance. These matinees are performed solely for our Learning Workshop partner schools or other interested community groups for a minimal ticket fee. The group student ticket rate for all NYTW performances including student matinees is $25. Tickets for students from our partner schools are partially subsidized by NYTW.
students who attend these student matinees have the opportunity
to participate in a post-performance discussion with the cast
and creative team. The combined experience of coming to NYTW as
an audience member and then discussing various aspects of the
play with the creators of the piece challenges students to think
broadly about each production, and allows students to explore
within an artistic context some of the most powerful and enduring
questions of human nature.