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.

Audio Chismógrafo, Or how I pinched the brain of Victor I. Cazares

When your mind is instigated to overload with stimuli, you default to the resources of your youth. For me, it was a chismógrafo done in audio form.

This is a page right out of the life of playwright Victor I. Cazares, filled with stories and Latino-pop references to challenge even the world of their NYTW original Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall.

April 12, 2021 by Scheherazade Quiroga


A Republic in Three Monologues (Part 2)

In Part Two of his conversation with Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, Alexi Chacón recaps his experience of verbatim theatre with the authors, and they ponder the future of the piece What The Hell is A Republic, Anyway?, and well as the future of the American Republic.

March 30, 2021 by Alexi Chacón


A Republic in Three Monologues (Part 1)

BIPOC Critics Lab writer Alexi Chacón spins a unique interaction with artists Denis O’Hare in Part 1 of his two part interview. In Part 1, Chacón draws on the inspiration of Stud Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost and Found to have himself, O’Hare, and Peterson create individual monologues around citizenship, activism, and democracy.

October 24, 2020 by Alexi Chacón