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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


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


The phrase “OK Boomer” has become a symbol of the divide between baby boomers and millennials, even making its way to the Supreme Court. NBC’s Harry Smith (a boomer) and Samantha Sellers (a millennial) join a NYTW Mind The Gap session to report on the social phenomenon.

January 20, 2020 by Harry Smith & Samantha Sellers for THE TODAY SHOW