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.

Sammi Cannold Talks About Changing Theatre

Director Sammi Cannold had been entertaining a career in theater, but she remembers the exact moment when the prospect shifted from pipe dream to reality—not because her mind changed but because she saw the industry starting to do so.

February 24, 2020 by Casey Mink for BACKSTAGE

Celine Song Has A Love/Hate Relationship With Theatre

Playwright Celine Song takes time to speak with RE: theatre about Endlings, who inspires her as a playwright, and . Created by artists Maria Paz Alegre and Ray Yamanouchi, RE: (Regarding) seeks to make theatre more accessible to a wider, more diverse audience by showcasing fellow artists/professionals in the industry.

February 3, 2020 by Maria Paz Alegre and Ray Yamanouchi for RE:THEATRE

A Mixtape Just For You!

Excited to lose yourself to the music of Sing Street? We’ve found an awesome playlist for you! Take a listen to these tracks that fueled the decade and inspired the world of John Carney’s 2016 film.

January 5, 2020 by NYTW

FIRST LOOK: Endlings

Endlings is a “fascinating, audacious and deftly satirical” new play by Celine Song, directed by Sammi Cannold, coming to the NYTW stage in February 2020. Dive into first day of rehearsals with photographer Marcus Middleton.

December 18, 2019 by NYTW

Meet The Kids Who Will Make ‘Sing Street’ Rock

One was in “Game of Thrones.” One is still in high school. They all act and play instruments. And in a new show they portray scrappy Dubliners creating a band. Meet seven of the young actors who rock the stage in Sing Street. 

December 8, 2019 by By Elysa Gardner for THE NEW YORK TIMES

FIRST LOOK: Sing Street

Tony Award winners and NYTW Usual Suspects Rebecca Taichman and Enda Walsh bring John Carney’s “funny, joyful and effortlessly cool” indy hit film SING STREET to the NYTW stage. Let’s take a look at their first day of rehearsal at the Gym at Judson Place before their New York Theatre Workshop debut! Photography by Marcus Middleton.

September 20, 2019 by NYTW


We are flashing back to 2017 when playwright Mfoniso Udofia had two more works grace the NYTW stage, Sojourners & Her Portmanteau. She sat down with Diep Tran to talk about how a creative spiral led her to begin writing the Ufot Cycle, and who exactly she writes her plays for.

August 20, 2019 by Diep Tran for THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Not My Story, But My Story”

Mfoniso Udofia takes a seat on Jim’s couch to talk all things Ufot Cycle, including how the play speaks to the immigrant journey, and what she sees as the future of the movement.

July 15, 2019 by NYTW

FIRST LOOK: runboyrun & In Old Age

After captivating audiences and critics in 2017, NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia returns with another pairing from her powerful nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle. Let’s take a look at photographs by Marcus Middleton from the first day of rehearsal for runboyrun and In Old Age.

July 2, 2019 by NYTW