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


From the Director’s Chair of Lileana Blain-Cruz

I started my journey at New York Theatre Workshop doing a reading with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—he was an artist in the fellowship program at the time. I remember walking into the third-floor studio with its skylight and feeling such a wonderful, positive energy. I applied for the fellowship myself. The first time—and second time—I didn’t get in! Ha! But something about NYTW drew me back—its warmth, its circle of artists, the deep questioning that seemed to reverberate through the space. So, I applied again after grad school. This time, I got in.

November 22, 2022


In Memory of Barbara Warner Howard

Our beloved friend, family member, colleague, and den mother to all, Barbara Leah Warner Howard died on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home while listening to Ella Fitzgerald, surrounded by family and friends.

November 16, 2022 by New York Theatre Workshop


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


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