In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner's startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis makes his New York debut with a timely new play that imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual's resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.
NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold will return to NYTW to direct David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Histories, Selma, Queen of Katwe) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) as ‘Iago’ in William Shakespeare’s Othello.
Single tickets for OTHELLO are sold out. There are a limited number of tickets available through our patron program, The Society of Repeat Defenders. Patron memberships that include tickets to OTHELLO begin at $2,500. Repeat Defenders get tickets to four productions plus concierge booking services, discounted guest tickets, invitations to special events and receptions and much more. Learn more!
The Thursday, January 12 performance of OTHELLO will benefit New York Theatre Workshop’s education and engagement programming. Tickets are priced at $1,500 (includes one ticket to the benefit performance plus an invitation to NYTW’s upcoming production of THE OBJECT LESSON) and $2,500 (includes one ticket to the benefit performance and an exclusive after-party with the cast, along with a VIP invitation for two to NYTW’s upcoming productions of THE OBJECT LESSON and SOJOURNERS & HER PORTMANTEAU).
We have instituted a cancellation line for all performances of OTHELLO beginning two hours prior to curtain. Cancellation tickets are full price, subject to availability, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
New York Theatre Workshop has partnered with TodayTix app, the theatre ticket app, to offer a CheapTix mobile lottery for every performance of OTHELLO. All lottery entries will be collected through the mobile app and more information is available on the TodayTix website.
Actor-illusionist-inventor and NYTW Usual Suspect Geoff Sobelle’s “virtuosic” New York Times Critics Pick The Object Lesson comes to NYTW for a strictly limited engagement. This immersive theatrical installation turns the theatre into a storage facility of gargantuan proportion where audiences are free to roam and poke through the clutter. Sobelle transforms this makeshift attic into a space of reflection and wonder as he unpacks our relationship to everyday objects: breaking, buying, finding, fixing, giving, losing, winning, trading, selling, stealing, storing, collecting, cluttering, clearing, packing up, passing on, buried under… a world of things. The Object Lesson is a meditation on the stuff we cling to and the crap we leave behind.
In a two-part theatrical event, NYTW Usual Suspect Ed Sylvanus Iskandar brings to life the singularly poetic world of playwright and NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners and Her Portmanteau. Performed in repertory, these two chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, chronicle the triumphs and losses of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. In Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward. Decades later, the full impact of her decision erupts when Abasiama’s family is reunited in Her Portmanteau. As Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language and culture. Presented in two parts, this heartrending pairing probes into the ties that bind mothers and daughters and how we define home. Sojourners and Her Portmanteau are produced in association with The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) who premiered Sojourners last winter in a limited engagement world premiere production.