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.
The Dominican Artists Collective welcomes you to the real Washington Heights—and Melissa Crespo welcomes you behind the scenes of The Cooking Project in this new interview about creating art during the pandemic and producing as part of a collective.
December 11, 2020 by John Soltes for HOLLYWOOD SOAPBOX
There is no debate: you have never seen The Seagull like this before. See how Celine Song changed the very definition of what theatre is, and read what made Vulture critic Helen Shaw say, “I laughed, I cried, it was better than WooHoo!”
Before </remnant> makes it digital premiere on November 16, Remnant was a stage show by Theatre Mitu in 2017. Before that, Theatre Mitu was a company-in-residence at NYTW. It’s in this spirit of throw-backs and community that we take you back to Theatre Mitu Artistic Director Rubén Polendo chatting with NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares about their artistry and what it means to be in residence.
BIPOC Critics Lab writer Alexi Chacón spins a unique interaction with artists Denis O’Hare in Part 1 of his two part interview. In Part 1, Chacón draws on the inspiration of Stud Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost and Found to have himself, O’Hare, and Peterson create individual monologues around citizenship, activism, and democracy.
Jose Solis sits down with NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares to chat about Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall. The two also talk about the pop culture that formed them, and how Victor has created a space for themselves in a field that suggests they are not Latinx or queer enough for the kinds of works being produced.
October 23, 2020 by Jose Solis for TOKEN THEATRE FRIENDS
Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson chat on the Token Theatre Friends podcast about collaborating with an ocean between them and the newest fruits of their partnership is the new virtual experience. Come explore the making of What The Hell is A Republic, Anyway? before Episode 1 on September 22.
September 17, 2020 by Diep Tran & Jose Solis for TOKEN THEATRE FRIENDS
While the timeline for resuming in-person performances in New York City remains uncertain, we believe great work is still possible!
We’re committing resources to support a group of extraordinary Artistic Instigators to create and develop new work and to share that work with audiences in both existing formats and in ways yet to be imagined.
July 16, 2020 by Peter Marks for THE WASHINGTON POST