Public Programs Archives


2013-2014 SEASON
 
FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
 
Cucina Chats September 27
 
AfterWords discussion August 27
With Will Power and Des McAnuff
 
AfterWords discussion September 17
With members of Fetch Clay, Make Man cast
 
Cucina Chats October 2
 
AfterWords discussion October 8
Scholars and artists speak about the historical context of Stepin Fetchit, Muhammad Ali and the 1960's
 
Cucina Chats October 10
 
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Bacharach Reimagined
 
AfterWords discussion November 20
With Steven Hoggett and Kyle Riabko

Moderated by Bryn Thorsson
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Shop Talk (post-show audience discussion group) November 22
 

AfterWords discussion December 3
With Steven Hoggett and Kyle Riabko
Moderated by Aaron Malkin
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Shop Talk (post-show audience discussion group) December 18
 

AfterWords discussion December 10
With the cast
Moderated by Aaron Malkin
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Shop Talk (post-show audience discussion group) January 3
 
LOVE AND INFORMATION
 
AfterWords discussion February 11
A conversation with James Macdonald, Director of Love and Information, moderated by R. Darren Gobert (author of The Theatre of Caryl Churchill)
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AfterWords discussion February 25
With the cast
Moderated by Aaron Malkin
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Shop Talk (post-show audience discussion group) March 11,23
 
RED-EYE TO HAVRE DE GRACE
 
AfterWords discussion April 29
With Thaddeus Phillips, Jeremy Wilhelm and Ean Sheehy
Moderated by Aaron Malkin
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AfterWords discussion May 6
With Thaddeus Phillips, Matthew Standley, author and who currently runs the New York City History of Science Working Group. Kyle Cranmer, NYU Associate Professor of Physics and Affiliated Faculty member at the Center for Data Science.
Moderated by Aaron Malkin
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2012-2013 SEASON
 
RED DOG HOWLS
 
AfterWords discussion September 6
With playwright Alexander Dinelaris.
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AfterWords discussion September 11
With Director Ken Rus Schmoll and the designers.
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AfterWords discussion September 19
With Armenian studies and genocide studies scholars.
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AfterWords discussion October 2
With Kathleen Chalfant, Alfredo Narciso, and Florencia Lozano, moderated by NYTW Casting Director Jack Doulin.
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A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
 
AfterWords discussion Tues Nov 20
A conversation about how the Civil War is remembered in the dramatic arts with Civil War scholar and PhD candidate Abby Cooper, University of Pennsylvania, and Civil War performing historian Patrick Falci, former president of the New York Civil War Roundtable Association, moderated by Aaron Malkin.
 
AfterWords discussion Tues Nov 27
With Director Tina Landau, Musical Director Andrew Resnick, Sound Designer Jill BC Du Boff, and Lighting Designer Scott Zielinski, moderated by Simon Hanukai
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AfterWords discussion Tues Dec 11
With playwright Paula Vogel and the cast of A Civil War Christmas, moderated by Aaron Malkin.
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BELLEVILLE
 
AfterWords discussion February 20
A converstion with Julia lee, set designer and Mark Nagle, costume designer from BELLEVILLE. Moderated by Bryn Thorrson, Director of Education at NYTW.
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AfterWords discussion February 26
A conversation with Anne Kaufman. director and Amy Herzog, playwright of BELLEVILLE. Moderated by Aaron Malkin, Literary Artistic Associate at NYTW.
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AfterWords discussion March 19
A conversation with the cast of BELLEVILLE. Moderated by Jack Doulin, casting directcor at NYTW.

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SONTAG: REBORN
 
 
2011-2012 SEASON
 
THE SELECT (The Sun Also Rises) AfterWords and Panel Discussions  
 
AfterWords discussion September 6
With director John Collins and the design team, moderated by Julian Mesri.
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AfterWords discussion September 6
With director John Collins and the company, moderated by Rachel Chavkin.
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AfterWords discussion September 20
With director John Collins and the company, moderated by Jackie Sibblies Drury.
 
ONCE AfterWords and Panel Discussions  
 
AfterWords discussion November 22
Director John Tiffany and Choreographer Stephen Hoggett. Moderated by Kareem Fahmy.
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AfterWords discussion December 1
Scenic and Costume Designer Bob Crowley, Lighting Designer Natasha Katz, and Music Director Martin Lowe.
Moderated by Kareem Fahmy.
 
AfterWords discussion December 13
Scholars of Irish culture and music discuss folk traditions and modern Dublin. Participants include: Deirdre O'Leary, Asst Professor of English, Manhattan College, Sara Brady, Asst Professor, Bronx Community College, City University of New York.
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AN ILIAD AfterWords and Panel Discussions  
 
AfterWords discussion February 22
Lisa Peterson, Rachel Hauck, Mark Bennett and the design team on the concept of AN ILIAD.
Moderated by Morgan Jenness.
 
FOOD AND FADWA AfterWords and Panel Discussions  
 
AfterWords discussion Art in a Political Context. May 30th
Food and Fadwa is a play about a family in a volatile political context. Join three Arab American theatre artists as they discuss their creative process, the unique challenges of creating work about the Middle East, and how that work is received by American audiences: Jacob Kader (Food and Fadwa), Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire), and Leila Buck (In the Crossing.) Moderated by Catherine Coray, director of the International hotINK Festival and Associate Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
 
AfterWords discussion Laughter as an agent for change. June 12
Dean Obeidallah (Axis of Evil Comedy Tour) co-founded the Arab American Comedy Festival in 2003, which became an outlet and a meeting place for many emerging Middle Eastern-American theatre artists. Joined fellow comedians Negin Farsad (The Muslims Are Coming) and Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show) for a hilarious look at comedy and culture in the Middle East, New York City, and around the United States.
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AfterWords discussion Palestinian Culture, Identity, and Civilian Life. June 19
Panelists: Jacob Kader, Ismail Khalidi, and Najla Said, moderated by Helga Sawil-Touri
 
2010-2011 SEASON
 
THE LITTLE FOXES AfterWords and Panel Discussions 
 

AfterWords discussion September 15
With director Ivo van Hove, video designer Tal Yarden, and costume designer Kevin Guyer.
Moderated by Catherine Coray, director of the International hotINK Festival and Associate Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
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AfterWords discussion September 28
With the Cast of The Little Foxes moderated by NYTW Casting Director, Jack Doulin
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AfterWords panel discussion
evisioning and Reinventing The Little Foxes. October 8
R Participants: Sharon Friedman, associate professor at NYU Gallatin and author of Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works; Lenora Champagne, NYTW Usual Suspect, professor of drama at Purchase College, writer, director, and solo performer; moderated by Amy S. Green, Associate Professor of Communication and Theater Arts, Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Program of John Jay College.

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AfterWords discussion
October 19
With the Cast of The Little Foxes moderated by NYTW Director of Education, Bryn Thorsson
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Three Pianos AfterWords and Panel Discussions 
 
AfterWords panel discussion – Schubert: The Man, The Music, The Mystery Tuesday, Dec 14
Franz Schubert’s biography is a subject of much speculation and controversy. Not much is known about his life, and what we do know is contested from biographer to biographer. Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy, and Dave Malloy of Three Pianos joined by scholars in the field discuss: Just how much do we know, and why does it matter?
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AfterWords panel discussion –The Theater of Song: A Discussion on Songwriting as Dramatic Form Saturday, Dec 18
Over the course of his short life, Franz Schubert utterly transformed the German art song, or lied, into a genre of intense emotional power and drama. Mark Ringer, author of Schubert’s Theater of Song and professor at Marymount Manhattan College, will provide insight into this transformation, and contemporary singer-songwriters will discuss how they use the power of the song as a dramatic vehicle. Stephin Merritt of the indie band The Magnetic Fields and the composer of off-Broadway’s Coraline, and Michael Friedman, composer and lyricist of Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and founder of The Civilians, join Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy, and Dave Malloy, co-creators of Three Pianos, in this discussion. Gideon Lester, Director of the Collaboration Lab at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, will moderate.
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AfterWords panel discussion – Directing and Collaborating: Opera, Music Theatre, Song
Saturday, Jan 8

Beth Morrison, producer of the VOX Festival at New York City Opera, moderates this discussion with directors and collaborators of opera and music from large-scale to small. What are the unique challenges and rewards of directing music and opera? What is the difference between opera and song? Where does a genre-defying piece such as Three Pianos fit in to the mix? Rachel Chavkin, director of Three Pianos, joins Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy, and Dave Malloy to talk about these issues with artistic leaders in the opera and music worlds, including Neal Goren of Gotham Chamber Opera and Rinde Eckert, award-winning writer, composer, director and performer.
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER AfterWords and Panel Discussions
 

AfterWords panel discussion Classic Literature Takes the Stage: Wednesday, Feb 23
Director Roger Rees shares his experiences creating Nicholas Nickleby, Peter and the Starcatcher, and his solo show, What You Will.
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AfterWords panel discussion – From Page to Stage… and Vice-Versa: Tuesday, March 1
Directors Alex Timbers and Roger Rees talk with playwright Rick Elice and composer Wayne Barker about
creating Peter and the Starcatcher and how staging and writing have inspired and informed each other during the show’s development.
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AfterWords panel discussion – The Edwardian Music Hall: Tuesday, March 22
Composer Wayne Barker discusses the role of music in Peter and the Starcatcher and drawing inspiration from Edwardian pantomimes, sea shanties, anthems, and early musical theatre.
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AfterWords panel discussion – Going Green in the Theatre: Thursday, March 31
Scenic designer Donyale Werle shares her transhistorical and anachronistic inspirations for Peter and the Starcatcher and her commitment to sustainable design and process.
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2009-2010 SEASON
RESTORATION AfterWords and Panel Discussions  
 

The Designers of Restoration May 4
Christopher Ashley, Scott Pask, David Lander, Dan Moses Schreier, Kristin Ellert, and Bob Flanagan, moderated by NYTW Director of Education Bryn Thorsson

A Conversation with Christopher Ashley and Claudia Shear May 14
Moderated by NYTW Artistic Associate Alex Lewin | download recording

A Discussion of the Significance of The David and its Restoration May 25
Ian Wardropper, David Drogin, Jack Soultanian, and Claudia Shear, moderated by NYTW Artistic Associate Alex Lewin | Panel Bios | download recording

The Cast of Restoration June 5
Moderated by Jack Doulin, NYTW Casting Director | download recording

 
TOP SECRET
In conjunction with Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and New York Theatre Workshop present a series of post-performance discussions with journalists, political leaders, and scholars on the tension between the public's right to know and the government's need to protect secrets in the name of national security.
 

A Conversation with Geoffrey Cowan and Bob Schrum February 25
Hosted by the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service | download recording

The Learned and Unlearned Lessons of the Vietnam War and the Nixon Administration February 28
Jonathan Schell, Author & Journalist; Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations
Hosted by the Asia Society | download recording

The Cast of TOP SECRET March 2
Moderated by Jack Doulin, NYTW Casting Director
Hosted by NYTW | download recording

The Language of Torturers: The Pentagon Papers, Then and Now March 3
David Rudenstine, Author of The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case; Former Dean, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Todd Gitlin, Author of The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, Prof. of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University; Panel moderated by Steve Wasserman, Acting Director, New York Institute for the Humanities
Hosted by New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU | download recording

An Evening with Human Rights Watch March 4
Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor, The Washington Post; Panel moderated by Carroll Bogert, Associate Director, Human Rights Watch | download recording

USC Annenberg Center Benefit Performance March 6
Jill Abramson, Managing Editor, New York Times; Carl Bernstein, Legendary Investigative Reporter; Norm Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg L.P; Panel moderated by Geoffrey Cowan; Welcoming remarks by Stephen Graham, Founding Trustee of New York Theatre Workshop and son of Katharine Graham
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osted by USC Annenberg Center on Communication and Leadership & Policy | download recording

A Salute to Roy Aarons March 7
A special program celebrating the legacy of Leroy Aarons, acclaimed journalist, author, activist, and co-writer of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers. A conversation with those who knew him best including Charles Kaiser, Author, Full Court Press; Founder and former President, New York Chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Hosted by Joshua Boneh & Millie Harmon Meyers | download recording

Investigative Journalism, Then and Now March 11
William E. Buzenberg, Executive Director, Center for Public Integrity; Sheila Coronel, Director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University, Founder, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism; Bill Kovach, Chairman, Committee of Concerned Journalists
Hosted by Center for Public Integrity | download recording

Truth and Fiction in the Docudrama March 12
Geoffrey Cowan, Playwright, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, creators of The Exonerated and Aftermath, Greg Pierotti, member, Tectonic Theatre Project; and Goldberg Scholar, SUNY Empire State College
Hosted by USC Annenberg Center on Communication and Leadership & Policy | download recording

Columbia Journalism Review Benefit Performance March 16
Nicholas Lemann, Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism; Daniel Ellsberg, Military & Political Analyst; Leslie Gelb, Journalist; Diplomat; President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; James Goodale, Former Vice President and General Counsel, The New York Times; Discussion moderated by Victor Navasky, Chairman, Columbia Journalism Review, Delacorte Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School | download recording

Women, Leadership, Law and the Press March 17
Karen Rothenberg, Marjorie Cook Professor of Law and Former Dean, University of
Maryland School of Law; Scholar-in-Residence, Columbia Law School & Senior
Sabbatical Fellow at its Center for the Study of Law and Culture
Hosted by USC Annenberg Center on Communication and Leadership & Policy | download recording

Top Secret Talks: Professor Robert P. George March 20
Daniel Mark, Student, Princeton University; Shivani Radhakrishnan, Student, Princeton University; Jose Joel Alicea, Student, Princeton University; Panel moderated by Professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University
Hosted by James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and Princeton University | download recording

Confidential Government Information in the Internet Age: Roles and Responsibilities of Courts, the Executive Branch, and the Media March 27
Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf, United States District Court for the District of Massachusettes; Professor Burt Neuborne, Inez Mulholland Professor of Civil Liberties, New York University, and Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice
Hosted by USC Annenberg Center on Communication and Leadership & Policy | download recording

 
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER AfterWords and Panel Discussions
 

The Cast of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter November 17
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson | download recording

Panel Discussion on Adaptation November 21
Rebecca Gilman, Anne Bogart, Will Power, and Doug Wright, moderated by Debra Cardona, dramaturg for The Classical Theatre of Harlem. | Panel Bios | download recording | transcription

A Conversation with Rebecca Gilman and Doug Hughes November 24
Moderated by Amy Green, John Jay College | download recording

The Cast of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter November 28
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson | download recording

The Cast of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter December 8
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson

 
AFTERMATH AfterWords and Panel Discussions
 

The Making of Aftermath September 10
Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, creators; Sinan Antoon, translator; Marla Bertagnolli-Keenan, CIVIC; moderated by Elizabeth Diamond | Panel bios | download recording

Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict Panel September 22
Manal Omar, Iraq Expert; Jonathan Tracy, Former CPT US Army; Christina Asquith, Journalist/Author; moderated by Anil Soni, CIVIC Board Director | Panel bios | download recording

International Rescue Committee Panel September 29
Deborah Amos, NPR; Kelly Agnew-Barajas, Executive Director IRC; Uday Hattem al-Ghanimi, Iraqi Asylee; moderated by Michael Kocher, IRC VP of International Programs | Panel bios | download recording


2008-2009 SEASON
 
THINGS OF DRY HOURS AfterWords and Panel Discussions
 

The Historical Backdrop to Things of Dry Hours May 30
A panel discussion with experts who spoke from the perspective of both personal experience and historical scholarship about the convergence of The Communist Party, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Jim Crow South. Panelists: Esther Cooper Jackson, Diane Mc Whorter, and Douglas Turner Ward; moderated by Dr. Samuel Roberts | Panel bios |download recording

A Conversation with Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Naomi Wallace June 2
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson | download recording

The Cast and Director of Things of Dry Hours June 16
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson | download recording

A Conversation with Roslyn Ruff and Delroy Lindo June 21
Moderated by NYTW Casting Director Jack Doulin | download recording

 
THE GRAND INQUISITOR TFANA Talks (Theatre For A New Audience)
 

November 1 – Panelists: Liza Knapp, Associate Professor at Columbia University and author of The Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoyevsky and Metaphysics; and Deborah Martinsen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature and author of Surprised by Shame: Dostoyevsky’s Liars and Narrative Exposure.

November 8 – Panelist: Robert Belknap, Professor Emeritus of Russian at Columbia University and author of The Structure of The Brothers Karamazov and The Genesis of The Brothers Karamazov

NYTW AfterWords Discussions and Panels

November 11 – A Conversation with Bruce Myers, moderated by Richard Schechner, founder of the Performance Studies department of NYU.

November 14 – Repeat Defenders Fireside Chat: The Grand Inquisitor with Professor Nancy Ruttenburg, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Slavic Literatures at NYU

November 18 – A Coversation with Bruce Myers and Jake M. Smith, moderated by Nancy Ruttenburg, Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and Slavic Literatures at NYU

BEAST AfterWords Discussions and Panels

The Designers of Beast September 2
Colleen Werthmann, Nathan Johnson, Tal Yarden, Bob Flanagan, moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson

The Cast of Beast September 9
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson and Literary Associate Geoffrey Scott

The Cast of Beast September 23
Moderated by NYTW Director of Education Caroline Reddick Lawson

Panel Discussion October 7
With Helen Benedict, professor of journalism at Columbia University and author of The Lonely Soldier, Kristopher Goldsmith, Iraq War Veteran and Member of IVAW, and Michael Weller, Playwright of BEAST and mentor for Iraqi War Veterans Writers Project, moderated by Laura Flanders, author of Bushwomen and host of GRITtv

Pre-Performance Film Screening and Conversation with Nina Berman October 10
Documentary photographer of soldiers injured in the Iraq War and Michael Weller, playwright and mentor of the Iraqi War Veterans Writers Project

PRE-ELECTION SERIES

The presidential election of 2008 approaches and promises to be an historic one. New York Theatre Workshop presents a series of public readings and events that reflect on our history as a nation and a political body, and in so doing, shine a spotlight on our current political landscape and our future. At times unsettling, even subversive, each event contributes to the public discourse and sparks challenging conversations in our community as we approach this momentous election. From the nineteenth century, to the furor of the 60s, to the current administration, we find eerie echoes that remind us that our history is not that far behind us.

A Reading of Year One of the Empire September 22, 2008
by Elinor Fuchs and Joyce Antler; directed by Moises Kaufman
This award-winning documentary play, YEAR ONE OF THE EMPIRE, written as a white-hot act of political protest by a nationally-known theater critic and historian, takes an often hilarious, grotesque, and finally tragic journey through the launching of the American empire at the turn of the twentieth century. On the heels of the Spanish-American war, the U.S. seized Spain’s most important Pacific colonial trophy, the Philippine Islands, and became embroiled in a prolonged, bloody war to subdue resistance to American occupation. Avowed imperialists like President William McKinley and a fast-rising Theodore Roosevelt maneuvered the U.S. into empire; all the while the anti-imperialist movement vigorously protested imperial policy and the increasingly extreme methods of the U.S. Army—including, most notoriously, the widespread use of water torture. Called “an exciting blend of theatrical and historical imagination,” by the New York Times Book Review when it was first published, the play unfolds in actual historical language an account of the American conquest of the Philippine Islands in 1900 with shocking parallels to the Iraq War and Vietnam before it.

A Public Reading of Dennis Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment September 27, 2008
organized by Deb Margolin
On September 27th, New York Theatre Workshop and playwright and performance artist Deb Margolin will be hosting an open, public reading of the 35 Articles of Impeachment that Dennis Kucinich read into the Congressional record on June 9th of this year. We are calling all citizens to come read and listen. Over the course of five hours, participants can come and go, listen and take over the reading at any time. It will be a somber yet joyous community event in which the enumeration of the charges against George W. Bush will be fully read and considered—a must for all citizens of conscience! And it will be fun, too. Guest stars will light our stage—there will be surprises! This event will be taking place during FAB Festival, an outdoor block party and open house on East 4th St.

‘I Hate to be the One to Tell You This’ October 6, 2008
by Mark Crispin Miller; directed by Gregory Keller
Mark Crispin Miller is a Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU, and a longtime proponent of democracy in the United States. Join him for a public meditation on the issues of the minute. Miller’s books include The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder, Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order, Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform and, most recently, Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008. He is, as well, a prolific blogger, at News from Underground (www.markcrispinmiller.com). Miller is also well-known as a speaker and performer. After 9/11, when his criticism of the Bush regime was unofficially verboten, he turned to theater, and started doing a kind of journalistic stand-up at the Cherry Lane Theater. From there he moved on to the New York Theater Workshop, where, working with director Gregory Keller and co-performer Steve Cuiffo, he wrote and starred in Patriot Act: A Public Meditation, presented by NYTW in the summer of 2004 as a contribution to the public discourse prior to the last presidential election. Four years later, the discussion continues.

A Reading of WEEKEND November 3, 2008
by Gore Vidal; directed by Leigh Silverman
It’s 1968 and the Republican Party is in a struggle for its conscience. Four years earlier, after an explosive rise by Barry Goldwater and the far right, Goldwater became the Republican nominee for President running against Lyndon Johnson. Crushingly defeated, the Republican Party was left in disarray. Four years later, the longstanding progressive core of the party is attempting to make a comeback. Republican Senator Charles MacGruder is preparing to announce his candidacy for president and make a bold statement against the Vietnam War, when his son arrives for the weekend with shocking and potentially career-ending news. Weekend premiered on Broadway in the spring of 1968, in the heat of the campaign during which it is set, and Vidal’s biting political humor is no less relevant today. In a whirlwind of self-righteousness, bigotry, blackmail and opportunism, conservative values are called into question—even into direct contradiction—as pollsters and loyalists try to contain the damage and protect their candidate from the swirling media circus. As politicians question their consciences in the midst of scandal, we get a prescient snapshot of a critical moment in our nation’s political history.

SEVEN JEWISH CHILDREN
A special presentation, March 25, 26, and 27, 2009
by Caryl Churchill; directed by Sam Gold
Followed by conversations with the audience moderated by Laura Flanders; Tony Kushner & Alicia Solomon; Mark Crispin Miller

FULL SPECTRUM
June 1, 2008: The Activists
October 27, 2008: The Skeptics
February 26, 2009: The Truth-Tellers
June 1, 2009: The Activists

2007-2008 SEASON

THE SOUND AND THE FURY AfterWords and Panel Discussions

AfterWords Discussion April 22
With director John Collins, costume designer Colleen Werthmann, and cast members Ben Williams, Kaneza Schaal, and April Matthis

AfterWords Discussion May 6
With director John Collins, dance director Kathy Profeta, and cast members Ben Williams and Mike Iveson

AfterWords Discussion May 13
With director John Collins, sound designer Matt Tierney, and cast members

LIBERTY CITY AfterWords and Panel Discussions

Public Panel Discussion: The Historic Backdrop to Liberty City January 29
With April Yvette Thompson, Jessica Blank, Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin and April Silver
A panel discussion exploring the social and political conditions that fueled the 1980 Miami riots and the larger
picture of black activism in the latter half of the twentieth century will feature Jessica Blank, co-author and director
of Liberty City; April Yvette Thompson, co author and performer of Liberty City; Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin, Professor
of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies and Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University; and, April Silver, a social entrepreneur, community leader, and writer who founded Akila Worksongs, a Brooklyn-based organization that provides consulting services to artists
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AfterWords Discussion February 19
With the authors of Liberty City
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AfterWords Discussion February 26
With the authors of Liberty City
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AfterWords Discussion March 12, 2008
With April Yvette Thompson and the designers of Liberty City

BECKETT SHORTS AfterWords and Panel Discussions

AfterWords Discussion November 27
JoAnne Akalaitis and Philip Glass discuss their relationship to Samuel Beckett
Interviewed by Linda Chapman

AfterWords Discussion December 11
The Designers of Beckett Shorts
Jennifer Tipton, Lighting; Mirit Tal, Video; Andreea Mincic, Assistant Set Designer; Efren Delgadillo, NYTW Technical Director | download recording

AfterWords Discussion December 18
A Conversation with JoAnne Akalaitis and Professor Tom Bishop
NYU Department of French and Beckett scholar | download recording

AfterWords Discussion January 2
The Cast of Beckett Shorts

THE MISANTHROPE AfterWords and Panel Discussions

Public Panel Discussion: Traditions and Innovations in the Staging of Molière September 5
Featuring production dramaturge Bart Van den Eynde and three members of the NYU faculty: Dr. Judith Miller, Department Chair and specialist in French and Francophone theatre and Benoît Bolduc, Specialist in 17th century French history, plus Dr. Ted Titer, Associate Professor of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts.

AfterWords Discussion September 18
With Director Ivo van Hove and Production Designer Jan Versweyveld

AfterWords Discussion October 3
With the cast of The Misanthrope

AfterWords Discussion October 9
With the cast of The Misanthrope

AfterWords Discussion October 17
With the production team of The Misanthrope

THE BLACK EYED AfterWords and Panel Discussions

AfterWords Discussion August 2
Featuring The Black Eyed playwright Betty Shamieh and playwright David Henry Hwang discussing their experiences as pioneering playwrights of color | download recording <link coming>

Afterwords Discussion August 7
With playwright Betty Shamieh, director Sam Gold, and scenic designer Paul Steinberg, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber

AfterWords Discussion August 9
With Betty Shamieh, Dalia Basiouny, an Egyptian theatre artist, academic, and translator, and Hala Nassar, Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Culture and Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. The discussion will focus on the Arab and feminist themes of The Black Eyed.

AfterWords Discussion August 14
With playwright Betty Shamieh, director Sam Gold and members of the cast, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber

HORIZON AfterWords and Panel Discussions

AfterWords Discussion June 12
With creator/performer Rinde Eckert, and performers David Barlow and Howard Swain, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber

AfterWords Discussion June 19
With creator/performer Rinde Eckert, and performers David Barlow and Howard Swain, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber


NYTW 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

New Directors Project November 5
A two-part discussion honoring the legacy of the New Directors Project, which nurtured emerging directors from 1983 to 1990.

Part I: The first part of the evening will be a conversation between Jean Passanante, NYTW's first Artistic Director and the New Directors Project's creator, and director Liz Diamond, who participated in the inaugural group of New Directors in 1983-84.

Part II: Their dialogue will be followed by a panel discussion featuring David Esbjornson, Michael Greif, Brian Kulick, Lisa Peterson, and Bartlett Sher, with Liz Diamond serving as the moderator. A video presentation of archival production photos will accompany the panel.

March 24 –Two-and-a-Half Decades of Serving the Artist (Part I)
The second event in NYTW’s special series of 25th anniversary public programs - a discussion exploring the “workshop” component of our activities, including a conversation between Jim Nicola and Morgan Jenness who mapped the “workshop” initiatives at NYTW, including the Curators, the Playwright’s Circle, the Mondays @ 3 reading series, the Usual Suspects, the Larson Lab, and the Summer Residencies at Vassar College and Dartmouth College; followed by a panel discussion focusing on the Vassar and Dartmouth residencies will follow, featuring moderator Linda Chapman and panelists Christopher Grabowski, Doug Wright, Lisa Kron, and Leila Buck.

May 12 – Two-and-a-Half Decades of Serving the Artist (Part II)
The final event in NYTW's special series of 25th anniversary public programs continues the discussion of "workshop" initiatives, with a focus on our Artists of Color Fellowships and our Companies-in-Residence Programs, panel moderated by Moisés Kaufman of Tectonic Theater Project, and participants James Nicola, Moe Angelos of The Five Lesbian Brothers, John Collins of Elevator Repair Service, Ruben Polendo of Mitu, Najla Saïd of Nibras, and Chiori Miyagawa.

2006-2007 SEASON

ALL THE WRONG REASONS AfterWords and Panel Discussions

Artist Dialogue with John Fugelsang March 28

AfterWords Discussion April 10
With John Fugelsang and Pam MacKinnon about the working process between a writer/performer and a director, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber.

AfterWords Discussion April 18
With John Fugelsang and Pam MacKinnon about the working process between a writer/performer and a director, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber.

Afterwords Discussion April 24
With John Fugelsang and Pam MacKinnon about the working process between a writer/performer and a director, moderated by NYTW Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber.

ALL THAT WILL EVER BE AfterWords and Panel Discussions

Artist Dialogue with Alan Ball January 25

AfterWords Discussion January 30
With Alan Ball and Jo Bonney, discussing the production process for All That I Will Ever Be , moderated by NYTW’s Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber.

AfterWords Discussion February 13
The Cast of All That I Will Ever Be (Patch Darragh and Kandiss Edmundson) in discussion
about the play and the production process, moderated by NYTW’s Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber

AfterWords Discussion February 20
ith Alan Ball and Company Members

AfterWords Discussion February 21
With NYTW Production Manager Michael Casselli, Technical Director Efren Delgadillo, Jr., and members of the All That I Will Ever Be production staff and crew for a discussion of the creation and execution of the production design, moderated by NYTW’s Associate Development Director Michaela Goldhaber

KAOS AfterWords and Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion: The Two-Way Street: Immigration and the Individual, followed by KAOS music presentation at the New School October 21
Co-sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and the Wolfson Center for National Affairs at
The New School
with Natalia Indrimi, Nancy Foner, Douglas Massey; moderated by Bob Hennelly Music
Presentation Participants: Jim Nicola, Martha Clarke, Jayme Koszyn, Jill Jaffe, John LaBarbera, Richard Sosinsky, Irving Grossman

Artist Dialogue November 15
With Martha Clarke and Giovanni Papotto

Italian American Storyboard Café November 18
Keynote Speaker: Francesco Durante
NYTW Participants: Jim Nicola, Jen Zoble, Carl Sylvestre, Jayme Koszyn, Robert Marlin, Tony Napoli, Italian members of KAOS company

AfterWords Discussion: Origins of KAOS November 21
Artistic Director James C. Nicola and project creator Martha Clarke disucss the genesis and gestation of KAOS, moderated by Michaela Goldhaber

AfterWords Discussion: The Text and the Music of KAOS November 29
A discussion with Frank Puglises (adaptor), Giovanni Paputto (dramaturg), Jill Jaffe (music director), and John La Barbara (musical Director), moderated by Michaela Goldhaber

AfterWords Discussion: Creating KAOS December 12
A discussion with 11 members of the cast of KAOS, including Italian and American actors, dancers, and musicians, moderated by Michaela Goldhaber

EL CONQUISTADOR! AfterWords and Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion: The Telenovela and the Media September 18
with Thaddeus Phillips, Tatiana Mallarino, Victor Mallarino, Esta de Fossard; moderated by Hanna Rosin

AfterWords Discussion Artist Dialogue September 27
With Thaddeus Phillips and Tatiana Mallarino

AfterWords Discussion for Repeat Defenders October 11
The process of creating the show with Thaddeus Phillips (creator/performer) and Tatiana Mallorina (co-creator/director)

AfterWords Discussion October 17
The process of creating the show with Thaddeus Phillips (creator/performer) and Tatiana Mallorina (co-creator/director)

ASWAT: VOICES OF PALESTINE

May 5-6, 2007
A two-day program of readings by playwrights of Palestinian and Arab descent and playwrights of other backgrounds exploring Palestinian themes.
Presented by New York Theatre Workshop and Nibras in partnership with the Drama Department of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts

Readings:
Last Train to Jerusalem by Fuad Abboud, directed by Will Frears
It Happened in a Place Called Palestine by Razanne Carmey, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
Sharon and My Mother-in-Law by Suad Amiry, stage adaptation by Afaf Shawwa, directed by Kareem Fahmy
Deir Yassin: The Stonecutters by Nathalie Handal, directed by Sturgis Warner
Between This Breath and You by Naomi Wallace, directed by Isis Saratial Misdary
The Monologist Suffers Her Monologue by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Piter Marek
Food and Fadwa or Eklitl Hob by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader, directed by Shoshana Gold
Souvenir (formerly entitled Born in Bethlehem: The Last Clown) by Sami Metwasi/Al-Harah Theater, directed by Johanna McKeon
Discussion Moderators: Catherine Coray, Hala Nassar, Juliano Mer Khamis, Dalia Basiouny

Aswat full information and bios


2005-2006 SEASON

COLUMBINUS AfterWords and Panel Discussions

AfterWords Discussion May 10, May 16, May 17

Beyond Documentary Theatre April 11
A panel discussion with co-authors Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli about the making of columbinus, moderated by the artistic director of The Civilians, Steve Cossom.

My Name Is Rachel Corrie Discussions
Inspired by the controversy surrounding New York Theatre Workshop's postponement of My Name is Rachel Corrie, a series of open discussions addressing the larger issues embedded in that controversy.

April 19 – Controversy in the Eye of the Beholder, Part I: Presenting Challenging Work
Artists and leaders of cultural institutions discuss the tribulations and triumphs of presenting and producing work that provokes debate and/or controversy.
Participants: JoAnne Akalaitis (Director, Professor, Bard College), Bill T. Jones (Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Choreographer, Dancer), Irene Lewis (Artistic Director, Center Stage, Baltimore), James Nicola (Artistic Director, NYTW), Ari Roth (Artistic Director, Theatre J, Washington, D.C.)
Moderator: Jayme Koszyn (President/Founder, Jayme Koszyn Consulting)

April 20 – Controversy in the Eye of the Beholder, Part II: Writing Challenging Work
Writers who have created plays based on documentary and primary source material will speak about their specific experiences developing and producing such work.
Participants: Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (Playwrights of The Exonerated), Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli (Creators of the upcoming NYTW production, columbinus), Emily Mann (Playwright, Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre, Princeton), Anna Deavere Smith (Performer, Playwright, Director)

April 25: What Is (or Isn't) a Political Theatre in America?
Theatre artists and producers discuss the nature of political theatre and whether it can-and does-still exist in America.
Participants: Andrea Ciannevei (Dramaturg, LAByrinth Theater Company), Josh Fox (Playwright, Artistic Director, International WOW Company), Terry Greiss (Ensemble Member, Irondale Theatre Ensemble), James Nicola (Artistic Director, NYTW), Najla Said (Performer, Activist), Betty Shamieh (Playwright), Alisa Solomon (Journalist, Professor, Columbia University) Moderator: Bill Goldstein, Journalist

April 26: The "C Word": Is Contextualizing A Work of Art Essential to its Reception?
Can a work of art stand on its own? Is knowing the historical, cultural, political, and social background of the artwork important to deepening understanding? Dramaturgs and educational leaders present highly different views on the subject. Participants: Mark Bly (Senior Dramaturg, Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.), Jayme Koszyn (President/Founder, Jayme Koszyn Consulting), Michael Lupu (Senior Dramaturg, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis)
Moderator: Karen Newman, Professor of English Literature, New York University

THE SEVEN AfterWords and Panel Discussions

The Making of The Seven December 13
A conversation between playwrights Will Power and Charles L. Mee, NYTW Repeat Defenders Fireside Chat | Transcript

BACH AT LEIPZIG

AfterWords November 1, November 8, November 22, November 29

OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS

AfterWords July 26, August 12

2004-2005 SEASON

SCORE AfterWords

AfterWords Discussions May 4, May 18

SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED AfterWords

AfterWords Discussions May 17, June 1

EYEWITNESS BLUES AfterWords and Panel Discussions

AfterWords Discussion
With scenic designer Narelle Sissons March 10
AfterWords Discussion
With director Talvin Wilks March 16

AfterWords Discussion
With writer/performers Mildred Ruiz & Steven Sapp March 30
AfterWords Discussion
With musicians Paul Thompson and Antoine Drye April 6

HEDDA GABLER AfterWords Discussions

AfterWords Discussion October 5, October 12, October 16, October 19, October 22

2003-2004 SEASON

LIGHT RAISE THE ROOF

AfterWords Discussions May 8, May 11, May 15

VALHALLA AfterWords Discussions

AfterWords Discussions January 24, January 27, January 31, February 7

THE ARCHITECTURE OF LOSS AfterWords Discussion

AfterWords Discussions January 3, January 6, January 21, January 24

THE BEARD OF AVON AfterWords Discussions

AfterWords Discussions November 8, November 11, December 2, December 6

2002-2003 SEASON

FLOW AfterWords Discussions

AfterWords followed by Meet-the Artist event June 28

CAVEDWELLER AfterWords Discussions

AfterWords Discussions April 24, April 27, May 14, May 18

FLESH AND BLOOD AfterWords Discussions

AfterWords Discussions July 8, July 9, July 22, July 23

 

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