Each summer, New York Theatre Workshop hosts developmental residencies outside of New York City. At the core of these residencies is an opportunity for artists to build new relationships, continue longstanding collaborations, and make work free from the daily pressures of life in New York.
Every August since 1991, NYTW has invited artists to spend a week at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH to further the development of a new play or solo performance piece. Over the course of our three-week residency at Dartmouth, six projects receive an intensive workshop, constructive feedback, a staged reading for the public at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts and the attention of a dramaturg, actors, Dartmouth Theatre 65 students and NYTW staff members. There are also often additional spaces for individual theatre artists to serve as artists-in-residence.
In 2011 NYTW began a partnership with Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island. Every June, Adelphi hosts NYTW’s 2050 Fellowship retreat and developmental workshops focusing on director-driven projects. Together, NYTW and Adelphi have also hosted a number of forums for directors and Artistic Directors to discuss their practice.
Past summer residencies have also been hosted by Vassar College, The Hotchkiss School and Choate-Rosemary Hall.