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.


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


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 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


Associate Artistic Director Linda Chapman is retiring this December after over 30 years at New York Theatre Workshop. As Linda prepares for retirement, we caught up with her to talk about her start at NYTW and some memorable experiences from her time here.

November 3, 2020 by NYTW


Whether you know Nana Dakin as the assistant director on Mary Jane, a 2050 Directing Fellow, one of the NYTW Teaching Artists, or as just her brilliant self, you know we love her at NYTW! Read more about Nana in our latest NYTW Spotlight!

October 3, 2020 by NYTW


Why is NYTWs newest board member Jaye Chen keep re-reading the same mystery novels? Read our Q&A with her to find out!

September 3, 2020 by NYTW