Public Programs

Since its creation in 2005, the goal of NYTW’s Public Programs has been to foster conversations between NYTW’s community of artists and its audiences by creating opportunities for exploration of the themes and questions raised by NYTW’s theatrical productions. NYTW has greatly increased its efforts to include members of its East Village community (i.e. residents, businesses and neighborhood groups) in these forums.

Our public programs aim:

  • To stimulate reflection and dialogue around work that advances new approaches to theatre-making
  • To contribute more expansively to New York City’s intellectual and cultural life by utilizing NYTW productions as catalysts for cross-cultural exchange
  • To develop strategic partnerships with other New York institutions including universities, museums, foundations, and local businesses through jointly-produced panels, dialogues and presentations

Programs include:

AfterWords
NYTW’s popular post-performance discussion series is designed to enhance an audiences’ relationship to the work seen on the NYTW stage. Discussions feature members of the cast, creative team, panelists and scholars in conversation with an NYTW staff member to explore the plays’ aesthetic, historical and/or political context.

ShopTalk
Join other audience members in an open conversation following select performances, moderated by an NYTW staff member. Designed to provoke further thought and dialogue about the production, this forum aims to give audience members the chance to ask questions and respond to thoughts from other audience members to more fully engage with the themes of the play.

For The Culture Series

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. To see upcoming events, click here.