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The Refuge Plays Theatre Talk

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.

September 22, 2023 by NYTW

Worlds Apart on a Shared Stage

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

The Refuge Plays In Rehearsal

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.

August 23, 2023 by BROADWAYWORLD

Meet our 2023/24 Administrative & TTLP Fellows!

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!

August 16, 2023 by NYTW

NYTW Spotlight: Jeffrey Wallach

Before wrapping up her time as the 2050 Development Fellow for the 2022/23 Season, Phoebe Moore made it her mission to sit down with Jeffrey WallachNYTW Costume Shop and Wardrobe Manager.

July 23, 2023 by Phoebe Moore, NYTW Development Fellow


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.

July 21, 2023 by NYTW Education

NYTW Spotlight: Jeremy Reff

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 Rainfall Inua 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!

July 17, 2023 by NYTW

Steph Curry & LeBron James: The Half-Gods of Basketball

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.

June 30, 2023 by Sopan Deb for THE NEW YORK TIMES


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!

June 13, 2023 by NYTW