for Public Programs archives
NYTW's 25th Anniversary Public Program event Two-and-a-Half
Decades of Serving the Artist.
its creation in 2005, the goal of NYTW Public Programs has been
to foster public discourse by creating opportunities for exploration
of the themes and questions raised by NYTW’s theatrical
productions. NYTW has greatly increased its efforts to include
members of its community (i.e. residents, local businesses and
neighborhood groups) in forums for nuanced discussions of relevant
issues of the day.
Panelists: Artistic Director James C. Nicola, Doug Wright, Associate Artistic
Director Linda Chapman,
Lisa Kron, Christopher Grabowski, Leila Buck, and Morgan Jenness.
Public Programs have been primarily comprised of three main types
aims for these programs are:
fulfill NYTW’s mission to produce work that stimulates reflection
and dialogue, and advances new approaches to theatre-making.
contribute more expansively to New York City’s intellectual
and cultural life by utilizing NYTW productions as catalysts for
provide opportunities for NYTW to develop strategic partnerships
with other New York institutions including universities, museums,
foundations, and local businesses through jointly-produced panels,
dialogues, and presentations.
NYTW continues its popular AfterWords post-performance discussions:
free events after select performances where the audience participates
in an open conversation with members of the cast and creative
team. Designed to provoke further thought and dialogue about the
production and artistic process, this forum aims to give audience
members the chance to ask questions of the cast, directors, and
design teams about their specific choices and objectives, they
will be able to more fully engage in the artistic process.
Discussions and Dialogues
Each season, NYTW organizes a series of discussions to enhance
our productions. These events feature artists and scholars in
conversations exploring the plays’ aesthetic, historical,
and/or political contexts.
New York Theatre Workshop offers recorded excerpts from Public
Programs and other discussion events in our public
programs archive. Audiences who attended the live events and
supporters who missed them have the opportunity to listen to these
stimulating conversations at their leisure.
also includes links to relevant dramaturgical research, articles,
and interviews with the creative team on
its production web pages. Visit NYTW's production
archive and click on the individual shows to access these
KAOS creator Martha Clarke
with dramaturg Giovanni Papotto
participating in an Artist Dialogue