MONDAYS @ 3
While we can’t be in the rehearsal hall, we don’t want to let NYTW’s sacred “Mondays @ 3” time slot slip by. To that end, beloved members of NYTW’s artistic community will be leading master classes on directing, writing, performance and beyond on Monday afternoons while we’re on hiatus.
We’d love for you to join us for an informal conversation with some of the incredible artists from our community. We’ll stream the conversations remotely to bring us all together into a shared (digital) space to discuss art and art-making.
Join us for a Masterclass with costume designer Montana Levi Blanco (The House That Will Not Stand, Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Red Speedo) and hair, wig & makeup designer Cookie Jordan (Slave Play, The House That Will Not Stand). The two have collaborated on countless productions and they’ll come together to discuss their collaborative process and how they imagine a look for the stage.
Join us for a masterclass on October 7th with Maria Dizzia (national tour of Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, Belleville, In the Next Room). In this acting class, stage and screen actress Maria Dizzia will explore encountering the script for the first time. This class is asking for participants to work with the teacher during the virtual class. If you would like to participate by performing on screen for those tuning in, please register via Zoom and volunteers will be selected at random. Selected participants will be notified in advance of the class.
Join NYTW Education Staff for an interactive workshop exploring theatre activities—from dramaturgy to devising—to engage students in creative work online. Our team will share sample activities and provide space for participants to discuss strategies for adapting the work for their practice.
We know firsthand the joy of hearing music fill the theatre. We’ve hosted some unforgettable performances on our stage and we’re going to toss the mic to some artists for recorded and live performances via our social media channels.
We recognize that this can be a lonely and isolating time for people (or just a moment where we all have some extra time on our hands) and we would like to bring our community together and make some new introductions! Since we may not be able to see our actual neighbors, we would like to create a community of new, virtual neighbors.
Are you looking for an email pal, phone call or video call once or twice a week? If so, please fill out this short google form or email us and we will be in touch to get you started with a virtual neighbor from the NYTW community!
MISSED AN EVENT? Check out these recordings
HOW I THINK ABOUT DIRECTING TEXT with Tony Award-winning director and NYTW Usual Suspect Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).
FIRESIDE CHAT with NYTW Trustee, Usual Suspect and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Quills), NYTW Usual Suspect and award-winning writer/director Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) and NYTW Usual Suspect and award-winning scenic designer Rachel Hauck (An Iliad, Hadestown, Hurricane Diane, What the Constitution Means to Me).
NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola in conversation with the ‘Queen of Underground Performance’ Penny Arcade.
A master class with award-winning playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy, Slave Play).
NYTW Literary Director & Dramaturg Aaron Malkin will dive into the life and artistry of Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist ENDLINGS playwright Celine Song (aquatic pun intended).
As part of our virtual programming, brothers Daniel & Patrick Lazour played original songs from their musicals and their recent E.P. freres on April 19, 2020!
A master class with Tony Award-winning performer Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher, To Kill a Mockingbird).
Join NYTW Literary Director & Dramaturg Aaron Malkin in conversation with the Sanctuary City team including playwright Martyna Majok, director Rebecca Frecknall, and actors Jasai Chase-Owens, Sharlene Cruz and Austin Smith.
NYTW Director of Education Alexander Santiago-Jirau will moderate a conversation with Heleya de Barros, Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Micheal Rohd and Dr. Daphnie Sicre on how artists and educators can adapt their practice to teach the art form online. Join us for some practical tips, ideas and resources.
A master class with Director Lileana Blain-Cruz (The House That Will Not Stand, Red Speedo, Fefu and Her Friends) and scenic/costume designer Adam Rigg (The House That Will Not Stand, Fefu and her Friends) on collaboration.
NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola chats with musical duo Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby.
Join Safe Harbors NYC and Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in partnership with NYTW and La MaMa for an artist conversation on the planned events of the Mayflower 400 celebrations and the non inclusion of Wampanoag peoples as contemporary artists.
“How To Grab Your Audience Without Even Touching Them” with performer Dito van Reigersberg (co-founder of Pig Iron Theater Company) and Dito’s alter-ego Martha Graham Cracker (Joe’s Pub, “Lashed but not Leashed” album).
Join NYTW Literary Director & Dramaturg Aaron Malkin, NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares and longtime Usual Suspect Rubén Polendo (Artistic Director, Theater Mitu) in conversation about their artistry and being in residence at NYTW.
Former NYTW 2050 Directing Fellow Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord) explores how she interprets text for acting, design and movement.
Go into the studio with internationally acclaimed theater director/designer/performer Thaddeus Phillips (¡El Conquistadror!, Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, 17 Border Crossings) as he takes you step by step through his creative process.
Watch and learn how to work on classical text with award winning stage and screen actress Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, House of Cards, Ivo van Hove’s Hedda Gabler).
Join Intimacy Directors Claire Warden and Teniece Divya Johnson in conversation about their work and intimacy direction’s role in bringing us together as we return to rehearsal.
NYTW Education Associate Adam Odsess-Rubin will interview NYU Drama Therapy Program Director Dr. Nisha Sajnani about taking care of students in the midst of a crisis, the potential power of theatre for radical healing, and how teachers can use artistic tools to help students face new challenges with creativity.
NYTW Director of Education Alexander Santiago-Jirau will be in conversation with international Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner Julian Boal on the future of global popular theatre movements.
Join NYTW Community Engagement Associate Gaven Trinidad, NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares and Immigration Equality in conversation about the political intersections of art, activism, immigration, and queerness. This conversation is in collaboration with National Queer Theatre.
Join NYTW 2050 Directing Fellow Kimille Howard in conversation with NYTW Usual Suspect Ruben Santiago-Hudson on the craft of directing as a multifaceted artist.
Join 2050 Literary Fellow Tramane Harris and Executive Fellow Declan Zhang in conversation with Stephanie Ybarra (Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage), Jonathan McCrory (Artistic Director, National Black Theater) & Pirronne Yousefzadeh (Associate Artistic Director and Director of Engagement, Geva Theatre Center) for a discussion on the 2008-10 recession and the changes it created within the theater industry relative to the current challenges posed by COVID-19.
Join moderators Gaven Trinidad and Bri Ng Schwartz for a conversation with an intergenerational group of LGBTQ+ theater makers to discuss the past, present, and possible futures of LGBTQ theater in the US. The panelists include André De Shields, Leigh Fondakowski, Ryan J. Haddad, and L Morgan Lee. The panel discussion is in proud collaboration with National Queer Theater. ASL interpretation by Brandon Kazen-Maddox.
Playwright Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners, Her Portmanteau, runboyrun, In Old Age) works through the process of re-writes and the evolution of a new play during previews.
Virtual programming is free and available to the entire NYTW community. If you’re in the position to support our work with a donation of $25, $10, even $5—no gift is too small. Your gift will help us continue our work through this crisis and beyond.