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.

Summers at Dartmouth are Back!

For 30 years, our Summer Residency at Dartmouth College has been the beating heart of our Workshop activity. Our Workshop is not about readying work for production, but about giving artists the space to experiment and ask the challenging questions about their work. For three weeks each August, our Artistic Staff and a group of artists gather in the Upper Valley, working on particular projects, building community, and finding respite from the demands and frenetic energy of routine in NYC (and beyond).

August 11, 2021 by Aaron Malkin, NYTW Literary Director and Dramaturg


Star of SEMBLANCE Nikiya Mathis pens a Career Dispatch where she digs into her experience during the pandemic and why rest is not a luxury, but a critical part of the revolution.

August 6, 2021 by By Nikiya Mathis for BACKSTAGE


In less than one week, we will welcome audiences back to East 4th Street for the first time in over 500 days, and as writer/director Whitney White says, “It’s not gonna look like anything you’ve seen before!” Whitney and star of SEMBLANCE Nikiya Mathis sit down with Rebecca Ibarra to chat about the filmed theatrical presentation that begins our 2021/22 season.

July 28, 2021 by Rebecca Ibara for WNYC


NYTW Literary Director and Dramaturg Aaron Malkin sits down with WNYC’s Rebecca Ibarra  to chat about the 2021/22 & 2022/23 seasons!

July 21, 2021 by Rebecca Ibara for WNYC

What YOU Mean to The Workshop

Many of you took the time to tell us “What the Workshop Means to Me” at the end of 2020 and it lifted our spirits and reminded us of the incredible community that surrounds us. As we close out this unprecedented season, we asked the staff to join us in letting you know What YOU Mean to the Workshop! 

June 15, 2021 by NYTW


Pull up a chair and chat with Lileana Blain-Cruz: NYTW Board Member, Usual Suspect, and director of the world-premiere production of Dreaming Zenzile, which arrives at NYTW in 2022.

June 12, 2021 by NYTW

Announcing the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons!

We’re proud to announce the complete 2021/22 Season as well as initial work for the 2022/23 Season!

“As we considered our return to live performance, we realized that in addition to the interrupted commitments we’d made, the artists in our community had not stopped creating—there was even more work that demanded our attention,” said Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker.

June 7, 2021 by NYTW

TBT: Inside the Auntie Sewing Squad

As Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord comes to the NYTW virtual stage this weekend, we are throwing it back to a beautiful piece on Kristina and the Auntie Sewing Squad in the Los Angeles Times. Learn how Kristina went from “grief and uncertainty” to “the creator of one of the nation’s largest and most diverse grass-roots mask-making efforts.”

May 13, 2021 by Nita Lelyveld for the Los Angeles Times

A Poetic Partnership: Collaborating with Poetic Theater Productions

Since early 2019, New York Theatre Workshop has had the privilege to cultivate a deep relationship with Poetic Theater Productions. Together we’ve developed our community Open Mic Nights at our home on Fourth Street as well as in the virtual space during the ongoing pandemic. Our Open Mic Nights invite artists at all levels of their careers and from all over the world to share their work in community. Our joint community programs are just starting to grow with a new free playwriting program for veterans and their families! Let’s learn more about our amazing community partner.

May 10, 2021 by Gaven Trinidad - Community Engagement Associate