Welcome to the NYTW Blog—a resource for behind-the-scenes insights on our productions, share-outs from the classroom penned by teaching artists, community partner spotlights, and a peek behind the curtain to see how work gets made at NYTW.
Safe Harbors presents the 2021 Reflections of Native Voices Festival Closing Reflections livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network. Join just a few of the many spectacular voices who shaped this festival in conversation and celebration.
NYTW Trustee and Artistic Instigator Rachel Chavkin recently met with fellow Artistic Instigator Modesto Flako Jimenez to discuss his work on Taxilandia and gentrification, the true cost of making theatre, and how to support artists in a new Federal Theatre Project.
A new year calls for a new Staff Spotlight! Meet Gaven Trinidad, NYTW’s Community Engagement Associate. Gaven was a workshop intern back in 2014, and we were thrilled when he joined us full time. See what inspires Gaven and what keeps them moving forward!
Before Doug Wright shares the Zoom room with some of our sharpest contemporary satirists in The Wright Stuff, we wanted to throw it back to another conversation he had early on in quarantine. Back in April 2020, Doug sat down with some fellow Usual Suspects, writer/director Lisa Peterson and scenic designer Rachel Hauck, for the first virtual Fireside Chat.
Birthed in the midst of the pandemic, NYTW brought together a group of high school students, known as the Youth Artistic Instigators, to create bold activist theatre. Over 10 sessions with NYTW Teaching Artist Nana Dakin (and a few special guests!), these students collaborated, created, and performed an original piece of theatre responding to urgent current events.
December 15, 2020 by Jerald Raymond Pierce for AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE
The Dominican Artists Collective welcomes you to the real Washington Heights—and Melissa Crespo welcomes you behind the scenes of The Cooking Project in this new interview about creating art during the pandemic and producing as part of a collective.
December 11, 2020 by John Soltes for HOLLYWOOD SOAPBOX
There is no debate: you have never seen The Seagull like this before. See how Celine Song changed the very definition of what theatre is, and read what made Vulture critic Helen Shaw say, “I laughed, I cried, it was better than WooHoo!”
Meet Producing Associate Yang-Yang Chen. If you know an artist or NYTW staff member who’s been here in the past three years, there is a good chance that they’ll remember Yang Yang’s caring personality and delicious bread. Read more and get some suggestions on new recipes from the master herself!
Before </remnant> makes it digital premiere on November 16, Remnant was a stage show by Theatre Mitu in 2017. Before that, Theatre Mitu was a company-in-residence at NYTW. It’s in this spirit of throw-backs and community that we take you back to Theatre Mitu Artistic Director Rubén Polendo chatting with NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares about their artistry and what it means to be in residence.
Associate Artistic Director Linda Chapman is retiring this December after over 30 years at New York Theatre Workshop. As Linda prepares for retirement, we caught up with her to talk about her start at NYTW and some memorable experiences from her time here.