MIND THE GAP Intergenerational Theatre Workshop

Applications are now open for NYTW's MIND THE GAP program for Summer 2015!
The application deadline is Friday, May 22, 2015.

APPLY ONLINE or Download a PDF Application

MIND THE GAP is a FREE summer program that brings together teens and elders to share their stories and write plays inspired by each other's lives.

Explore the art of storytelling through theatrical writing and performance techniques. The program culminates in a work-in-progress presentation of the plays, read by professional actors.

No theatre experience is required!




7 TEENS ages 14-19
7 ELDERS ages 60+

New York Theatre Workshop

83 East 4th Street
between 2nd Ave and Bowery

July 6 - August 5, 2015

Applications are due on May 22, 2015

SUMMER 2015 SCHEDULE: July 6 - August 5, 2015

The full schedule for MIND THE GAP Summer 2015 is as follows. Please read the dates carefully, and please make sure you are available to attend all dates.

Monday, July 6 4-6pm
Wednesday, July 8 4-6pm
Monday, July 13 4-6pm
Wednesday, July 15 4-6pm
Monday, July 20 4-6pm
Wednesday, July 22 4-6pm
Monday, July 27 4-6pm
Wednesday, July 29 4-6pm
Monday, August 3 4-7pm *Invited Readings
Tuesday, August 4 4-7pm *Invited Readings
Wednesday, August 5 4-6pm *Wrap-up Session

HAVE QUESTIONS? Click here for FAQs

Email us at mindthegap@nytw.org
or call 347-766-1259.

Read about MIND THE GAP in the news:

The New York Times
NET Thirteen MetroFocus
Play by Play: TDF's teen theatre blog
Senior Planet: Aging with Attitude

  Jiehae Park (MIND THE GAP Facilitator) is a writer and actor in NY. Her play HANNAH & THE DREAD GAZEBO won the Princess Grace Award and Leah Ryan Prize in 2013, and was on the first annual Kilroys List. Her work has been produced or developed through the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Yale Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep's W/D Lab, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, the Public's 2015 Emerging Writers Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 52nd Street Project, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, & the amazing Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, & Hedgebrook. Proud facilitator for NYTW's Mind the Gap intergenerational playwriting workshop. Upcoming: world premiere of PEERLESS (Yale Rep) and reading of THE GOOD ONES (the Public), as well as performances with Tiny Little Band (actor, GHOST STORIES). As a performer: La Jolla Playhouse, NYTW, Studio Theatre, Prelude, REDCAT. BA (theater), Amherst College; MFA(acting), UCSD.

MIND THE GAP is made possible by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, the Weissberg Foundation, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.