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.

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.

Objects and the Songs They Sing

June 1 at 3pm EDT

Join director/choreographer Will Davis (India Pale Ale, Bobbie Clearly, Men on Boats) for a master class in physical composition using tabletop objects. Follow along at home using three objects that have no writing on them, and a clear tabletop or desk space.

THE PLAY IN PREVIEWS with Mfoniso Udofia

June 9 at 3pm EDT

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.

 

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS: FIRESIDE CHATS & AFTERWORDS

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.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Craft of Directing

June 3 at 5pm EDT

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.

 

 

 

Reflections on the Recession

June 10 at 5pm EDT

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.

MORE EVENTS!

TEACHING THEATRE ONLINE: Engaging Student Creativity

June 5 at 5pm EDT

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.

Virtual Networking Event

June 9 at 7pm EDT

In a speed dating-style structure, meet potential new artistic collaborators from across the country. Everyone is invited! We strongly encourage POC artists and emerging artists to attend. Come for the networking, join in the discussion, and enjoy the community. Space is limited.

JAM SESSIONS

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.

VIRTUALLY NEIGHBORS

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

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

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).

FIRESIDE CHAT w/ Penny Arcade

NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola in conversation with the ‘Queen of Underground Performance’  Penny Arcade.

DRAMATURGIES FOR DYSTOPIAS 101

A master class with award-winning playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy, Slave Play).

FIRESIDE CHAT w/ 'Endlings' Playwright Celine Song

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).

 

JAM SESSION w/ The Lazours

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!

 

THE TOOLS OF THE ARTIST w/ Celia Keenan-Bolger

A master class with Tony Award-winning performer Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher, To Kill a Mockingbird). 

 

FIRESIDE CHAT: Sanctuary City Team

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-OwensSharlene Cruz and Austin Smith.

FIRESIDE CHAT: TEACHING THEATRE ONLINE

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.

 

IMAGINING WORLDS

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.

 

 

FIRESIDE CHAT w/ Musical Duo

NYTW Artistic Director James C. Nicola chats with musical duo Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby.

 

500 YEARS AND COUNTING: The East Coast Blind Spot

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.

CABARET WORKSHOP

“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).

FIRESIDE CHAT

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.

MASTER CLASS: THE TEXT IN SPACE

Former NYTW 2050 Directing Fellow Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes DownOur Dear Dead Drug Lord) explores how she interprets text for acting, design and movement.

 

FIRESIDE CHAT

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.

Marvel at the Classics

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).

FIRESIDE CHAT

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.

TEACHING THEATRE ONLINE: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

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.

FIRESIDE CHAT w/ Julian Boal

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.

QUEERING BORDERS: Immigration & the Arts

May 29 at 3:30pm EDT

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.