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The Refuge Plays—our first production in the 2023/24 Season—is now in previews at Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre! Dive deeper on the production with this episode of “Theatre Talk” with NYTW Teaching Artist Kimberlee Walker and Roundabout Teaching Artist Jeanna Phillips.
You may be familiar with playwright Hansol Jung from Wild Goose Dreams about a lonely man in Seoul. Or maybe from her runaway hit Wolf Play about a puppet child who feels he has more in common with a wolf than his adopted family. Now, Jung is doing something totally different: a lesbian sex farce.
September 8, 2023 by Kally Patz for THE BROOKLYN RAIL
Rehearsals are underway for The Refuge Plays, an epic tale that follows one black family over 70 years. This also marks the first show in the 2023/24 season, which is the first season programmed by new NYTW Artistic Director, Patricia McGregor. The show also marks the return to the Workshop for NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Artistic Fellow Nathan Alan Davis.
We’re excited to introduce our incoming 2050 Administrative & TTLP Fellows who’ll be joining us for the 2023/24 season, beginning this September. Please give them a warm NYC summer welcome to our community!
Get ready to take the court in THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL with the study guide created by our fantastic education and marketing teams. In addition to seeing the show and participating in a talkback with the cast, our teaching artists went to the partner schools for personalized lessons with each class.
The NYTW community was so excited to welcome Jeremy Reff to our stellar Board of Trustees just a few months ago. As part of our July Trustee Takeover, we are so pumped to welcome him in this way and spotlight this thoughtful introduction as one of the newest faces on the Board!
July 20, 2023 by Phoebe Moore, NYTW Development Fellow
We can’t wait to start the 05FEST this weekend! Award-winning poet and playwright of The Half-God of RainfallInua Ellams showcases the power of words as he curates and hosts a series of creative and thought-provoking events. This FREE festival will bring poetry center stage! Tickets to the 05FEST are free, and we look forward to welcoming some special guests to join Inua in this exploration of poetry and art!
LeBron James and Steph Curry face off in the NBA Western Conference semifinals this year, both in perhaps the twilight of their career. Read about the cultural impact of these two superstars, including Steph’s influence on The Half-God of Rainfall.
The gods have arrived and the rain has begun to fall! We were so pumped to welcome the cast and creative team for The Half-God of Rainfall onto East 4th Street this week. This epic piece (Trust us, we’ve seen the design presentation) begins July 13!