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.

Meet Our Next Artistic Director

We are excited to announce that Patricia McGregor will succeed James C. Nicola as Artistic Director, following a yearlong search led by ALJP Consulting and a dedicated search committee of artists, staff and Trustees. McGregor will assume the role beginning this summer. In an effort to give the incoming Artistic Director time and space to curate their first season and immerse themselves in the community, NYTW productions have already been set through Spring 2023. McGregor’s first programmed season will commence in Fall 2023. McGregor joins Jeremy Blocker, who continues in the role of Managing Director.

May 25, 2022 by NYTW


NYTW Spotlight: Khalilah Elliott

This Community Spotlight features Khalilah Elliott, our extraordinary Interim Marketing Director for the winter and spring season. Khalilah joins us for a quick conversation about her work as an artist and arts administrator. Check out what she had to say!

March 29, 2022 by NYTW


NYTW Spotlight: Victoria Foster

Welcome back to another Community Spotlight! With spring finally here and the NYTW Annual Gala just right around the corner, we thought we’d take a peek into our wonderful Development department to spotlight our one and only Development Associate for Individual Giving and Special Events, Victoria Foster. See what Victoria had to say about her time at the Workshop!

March 22, 2022 by NYTW


Meet our 2050 Administrative Fellows for the 2021/22 Season!

As we make a return to live performance and NYTW staff heads back to our offices, we are proud to announce the Fellows that will be joining us this September as part of the 2050 Administrative Fellowship for the 2021/22 Season.  

“This vital program has been a tremendous source of talent and energy in our community over the last several years. While ultimately the right call, it was a painful decision to forgo having a new cohort of Fellows last year, and their absence was deeply felt. We could not be more excited to be welcoming these eight talented young people to the Workshop in September!” said Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker. 

August 24, 2021 by NYTW


NYTW SPOTLIGHT: LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ

Pull up a chair and chat with Lileana Blain-Cruz: NYTW Board Member, Usual Suspect, and director of the world-premiere production of Dreaming Zenzile, which arrives at NYTW in 2022.

June 12, 2021 by NYTW


NYTW Spotlight: Waverley Engelman

Don’t let April showers keep you down! We have another staff spotlight to give you your daily boost. Meet Waverley Engelman, the Executive Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors.

April 19, 2021 by NYTW


NYTW Spotlight: Hillary Luong

We caught our Production Manager Hillary Luong between putting on a digital season and prepping for our return to in-person theatre. Learn a little bit more about Hillary and their love of podcasts in our March staff spotlight!

March 15, 2021 by NYTW


NYTW SPOTLIGHT: Andy Señor Jr.

Before 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE takes the virtual stage on March 2nd, director Andy Señor, Jr. chats with us about his connection to RENT and what is inspiring him right now.

February 15, 2021 by NYTW


NYTW Spotlight: Gaven Trinidad

A new year calls for a new Staff Spotlight! Meet Gaven Trinidad, NYTW’s Community Engagement Associate. Gaven was a workshop intern back in 2014, and we were thrilled when he joined us full time. See what inspires Gaven and what keeps them moving forward!

January 15, 2021 by NYTW


NYTW Spotlight: Yang-Yang Chen

Meet Producing Associate Yang-Yang Chen. If you know an artist or NYTW staff member who’s been here in the past three years, there is a good chance that they’ll remember Yang Yang’s caring personality and delicious bread. Read more and get some suggestions on new recipes from the master herself!

November 14, 2020 by NYTW