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.

Mind the Gap Fall 2022

This past fall, New York Theatre Workshop partnered with Brooklyn Public Library to offer a session of Mind the Gap at BPL’s Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. From October to December, teens and elders participated in intergenerational dialogue and writing workshops led by NYTW Teaching Artist Adam Odsess-Rubin with the assistance of Education Associate Psacoya Guinn and Education and Engagement Fellow Jordan Powell.

January 18, 2023 by New York Theatre Workshop


Dive into the world of Sondheim and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG with the study guide created by our fantastic education and marketing teams. In addition to seeing the show and participating in a talkback with the cast, our teaching artists went to the partner schools for personalized lessons with each class.

January 4, 2023 by NYTW Education

Get to Know the 2050 Administrative Fellows!

We asked our Season 22/23, 2050 Administrative Fellows a few questions about themselves, including their hopes, dreams, and if they were a bread, which bread they would be.

October 20, 2022 by New York Theatre Workshop

Fellows Corner: A Farewell & Reflection from the 2021/22 Season Administrative Fellows

As we wrap up with our incredible cohort of 2021/22 Season 2050 Administrative Fellows, we want to take a moment to shine the spotlight on them. We wish them all the best of luck and happiness for their futures! Before their departure, we asked a few of them a few questions about their lives, their work at NYTW, and what lies ahead. Read below some excerpts of our conversations with them!

August 18, 2022 by NYTW


Check out the amazing study guide for Dreaming Zenzile made by our Education team. Students and teachers get a glimpse behind the curtain into the world of Miriam Makeba and the historical context in which Dreaming Zenzile takes place.

June 7, 2022 by NYTW Education


Mind the Gap is a free intergenerational theatre program in which elders [ages 60+] and youth [ages 14-19] interview each other and write or devise short plays inspired by their personal stories. Our Education Associate, Psacoya Guinn, sat down for a conversation with a few of the teens in the Spring 2022 cohort: Ayami Takayama, Imogen Russell, Kady Nankivel, and Miranda Henry. They discuss the program, their writing process, and their misconceptions of elders.

April 26, 2022 by Psacoya Guinn, NYTW Education Associate


Want to get a glimpse of the work our Education team does with students all over the city? Check out the study guide for ON SUGARLAND. NYTW Study Guides are condensed educational packets about the artists and themes of our productions, perfect for students and teachers!

March 14, 2022 by NYTW Education

Teaching Artistry In The Hybrid-Era

One of the most exciting aspects of being an Administrative Fellow here at the Workshop is being able to witness all of the unique and diverse programming that goes on throughout the year. After shadowing the Youth Artistic Instigators program, it was not difficult to be blown away by the entire experience. Students were not only expected to engage with challenging and timely materials, but they were also expected to collaborate with each other in a space that gave them complete freedom to create bold activist theatre. It was then, after my short time shadowing the program, that I reached out to the fantastic teaching artists who facilitate the program sessions to ask them how were they intentionally approaching teaching artistry in this hybrid era.

December 13, 2021 by Cedeem Gumbs, Marketing Fellow

CASEBOOK returns for “On Sugarland”

“I took Casebook because I wanted to understand how the New York Theatre Workshop created it’s magic,” said Noel Kiernan, a participant in the 2016 program.

Casebook, a course that launched in the spring of 2012, allows audiences unprecedented access to the artists involved in the creation of a new work from rehearsal to production. Each year, New York Theatre Workshop designates one of its productions as a “case study” and hosts a class designed to provide theatre lovers of all experience levels with a true insider’s view of the life of a theatre artist, and the process of realizing a full professional production.

December 6, 2021 by Nia Smith, Education & Engagement Fellow

Veteran Writers Explore their Voices Through Theatre

Poetic Theater Productions started their Veteran Voices programming in 2011 and since then, have created spaces, classes, showcases, and events for military veterans and their families to explore poetry and performance. In the winter of 2021, New York Theatre Workshop and Poetic Theater Productions teamed up to create their first playwriting program that would provide a cohort of military veterans the opportunity to write original plays and to collaborate with professional theater artists from our community. 

December 1, 2021 by Gaven Trinidad, NYTW Community Engagement Associate