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.

THE TAXI KEEPS MOVING

Taxilandia is extending by popular demand, and we are excited for more people to get the chance to be in the cab with Flako! Miranda Levingston gets one of the coveted rides and talks with Flako about gentrification and how Taxilandia is giving back with every ride.

May 6, 2021 by Miranda Levingston for BK READER


“HIV Is Not the Worst Thing That Can Happen to You”

NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares is a surrealist, nonbinary playwright whose works have brought them acclaim for their candid dives into the absurdities of sex, squalor, and capitalism. In this interview, Cazares talks about their HIV positive status, their upbringing, and need to demolish white mediocrity in art.

April 30, 2021 by Juan Michael Porter II for THEBODY


HILTON ALS GOES OFFSCRIPT

Artistic Instigator Hilton Als chats with the editors of American Theatre Magazine on his 2-part podcast series Hilton Als Presents, where he lifts up and takes a different look at what he considers marginalized classics of the 20th Century.

April 23, 2021 by AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE


All Of…25 Years of RENT

It’s the event everyone is talking about: 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE premieres on March 2 and streams through March 6. Listen to original cast members Daphne Rubin-Vega and Adam Pascal and NYTW artistic director, Jim Nicola, talk about the gala as well as the musical’s legacy.

March 1, 2021 by Alison Stewart for WNYC


INSIGATOR CONVERSATION

NYTW Trustee and Artistic Instigator Rachel Chavkin recently met with fellow Artistic Instigator Modesto Flako Jimenez to discuss his work on Taxilandia and gentrification, the true cost of making theatre, and how to support artists in a new Federal Theatre Project.

February 4, 2021 by NYTW


THE COOKING PROJECT HEATS UP

The Dominican Artists Collective welcomes you to the real Washington Heights—and Melissa Crespo welcomes you behind the scenes of The Cooking Project in this new interview about creating art during the pandemic and producing as part of a collective. 

December 11, 2020 by John Soltes for HOLLYWOOD SOAPBOX


PINCHING PENNIES ON A PODCAST

Jose Solis sits down with NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares to chat about Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall. The two also talk about the pop culture that formed them, and how Victor has created a space for themselves in a field that suggests they are not Latinx or queer enough for the kinds of works being produced.

October 23, 2020 by Jose Solis for TOKEN THEATRE FRIENDS


Collaborating Across The Ocean

Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson chat on the Token Theatre Friends podcast about collaborating with an ocean between them and the newest fruits of their partnership is the new virtual experience. Come explore the making of What The Hell is A Republic, Anyway? before Episode 1 on September 22.

September 17, 2020 by Diep Tran & Jose Solis for TOKEN THEATRE FRIENDS


Sammi Cannold Talks About Changing Theatre

Director Sammi Cannold had been entertaining a career in theater, but she remembers the exact moment when the prospect shifted from pipe dream to reality—not because her mind changed but because she saw the industry starting to do so.

February 24, 2020 by Casey Mink for BACKSTAGE


Celine Song Has A Love/Hate Relationship With Theatre

Playwright Celine Song takes time to speak with RE: theatre about Endlings, who inspires her as a playwright, and . Created by artists Maria Paz Alegre and Ray Yamanouchi, RE: (Regarding) seeks to make theatre more accessible to a wider, more diverse audience by showcasing fellow artists/professionals in the industry.

February 3, 2020 by Maria Paz Alegre and Ray Yamanouchi for RE:THEATRE