New York Theatre Workshop’s Core Values are to inspire deeper understanding, welcome learning and growth, to celebrate community, and to live its values.

Through our For The Culture Series (FTC), NYTW seeks to bridge the gap between the world we know and the world we are actively striving to build – where we harness the power of theatre to deepen human connections by learning and growing from the lived experiences of each other; connect through art, shared customs, traditions and heritage(s); and where we amplify artists and work by traditionally underrepresented groups or individuals, creating access to the Workshop for historically marginalized communities in order to build and sustain authentic relationships with our fellow community members and theatergoers.


Sunday, Oct. 15, 5-6:30pm – Pre-Gaming @ Cubbyhole 
😽  Meow! Get into the mood by joining folx at the Cubbyhole for a pre-show gathering. Get your merries off with your friends, theatremakers, and fellow audience members with some flirtatious conversation before heading down to the theatre! 👉👈 The event is co-sponsored by RISE Theatre Directory and Cubbyhole. 🧸🕳️ #makeafriendforthenight

Sunday, Oct. 15, 8:30pm-10pm – Sappho Night @ The Gray Mare
So, you’re all hot and bothered? 🥵 Cool off with a drink at The Gray Mare amongst your fellow heathens because the Bacchanalia is not over yet. Celebrate the start of Merry Me performances with artists and audiences! 😫🍻 #sapphogotmesweatin

Wednesday, Oct. 18, Post-Show AfterWords @ NYTW
Linger awhile and hear from members of the creative team about how they whipped a sexy (and funny af 🤪) world onstage. Maybe you’ll even get some design tips for your own home. #switchitup

Sunday, Oct. 22, 5-6:30pm – Sapphic and Smutty: A Lesbian Story Hour @ Henrietta Hudson 
💃 Join us for an evening reading of 🍒 erotic stories and poems by some of our favorite lesbian writers at one of New York City’s most iconic lesbian bars, Henrietta Hudson. All are welcome to enjoy refreshments, mingle and soak in sensuous lesbian escapades. 🍑💦💦💦🌊 This steamy hour of wordplay curated by Lambda Literary will prepare you to continue the festivities and head down to NYTW for a raucous night of merries. 🥵😜 #getyourmerriesoff

Wednesday, Oct. 25, Post-Show AfterWords @ NYTW 
The legendary have arrived! Join a conversation with playwright Hansol Jung and director Leigh Silverman as they school 🎓 us on how they made the merries 💋 on stage. I’m sure that what they say will keep us wanting to come again, and again, and again.💦 #talkdirtytome

Thursday, Oct. 26, 8:30-10pm – Queer AF Affinity Night @ The Gray Mare
Grab your ✨ glitter cause it’s going to be one hell of a night in the theatre 😈. Join National Queer Theater and The LGBT Center for the show and a post-show gathering to rub elbows (and maybe flirt) with fellow Queer AF artists. Remember, kweens, when we f*ck we win. ✊🏽🔥🍑💦🌊 #cantstopwewontstop

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – 9pm – 11pm – Karaoke Invasion @ Henrietta Hudson 
Got rage? Got pride? After a performance of Merry Me, come belt your heart out at Henrietta Hudson along with your new and old friends from Ring of Keys 🔑 and NYTW. 🎵🎶 Sing your siren song, and maybe you’ll find someone to get your merries off. 💦🤤 #singmesilly

November 4 thru 18 – CAE Safer Slut Workshops @ NYTW
Merry Me is about finding your merries🍒and celebrating the wide range of what turns you on. 🍆  We’re excited to be partnering once again with the Center for Anti-Violence Education to offer a series of FREE #SaferSlut workshops that can help enhance your body autonomy, identify positive support systems, and empower you to have fun, consensual merries. Sign up for one class or all three! 🍑💦 #saferslut
REGISTER –> 101 (Underpinning Agency)
REGISTER –> 201 (Autonomous Babe)
REGISTER –> 301 (Fierce Friendship)

Saturday, Nov. 4, 6-8pm – LGBT Intercollegiate Mixer @ The Gray Mare
Class is in session. 🤓 Get saucy and mingle at The Gray Mare with fellow LGBT alums from the Ivies and local universities before heading ⬇️ down, down, down to the theatre for Merry Me. #iwenttocollegeforthis

Wednesday, Nov. 8 & 15 – Post-Show ShopTalk with CAE
Join fellow audience members in a book club style discussion with one of our community partners about the 😈 naughty romp you just experienced. #pillowtalk

Sunday, Nov. 12, 11:30am-1:30pm – Drag Brunch @ Sidney’s Five
Butter your biscuit with our pre-show Drag Brunch at Sidney’s Five (103 1st Ave)! Tickets are $150 per person, which includes a two-course family-style brunch menu, two drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options), drag performances, AND a ticket to the 2pm matinee of Merry Me. Who can resist a stack of flapjacks without a sweet side of drag? 🥞 To purchase tickets, please email with guest name(s) and requested number of seats! #butteryourbiscuit