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.

What YOU Mean to The Workshop

Many of you took the time to tell us “What the Workshop Means to Me” at the end of 2020 and it lifted our spirits and reminded us of the incredible community that surrounds us. As we close out this unprecedented season, we asked the staff to join us in letting you know What YOU Mean to the Workshop! 

June 15, 2021 by NYTW

“HIV Is Not the Worst Thing That Can Happen to You”

NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares is a surrealist, nonbinary playwright whose works have brought them acclaim for their candid dives into the absurdities of sex, squalor, and capitalism. In this interview, Cazares talks about their HIV positive status, their upbringing, and need to demolish white mediocrity in art.

April 30, 2021 by Juan Michael Porter II for THEBODY

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: 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


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


The show must go on – but you’ll need to follow some guidelines! Making live theatre during a global pandemic has come with its own unique set of challenges, the most important of which is ensuring the safety of everyone involved; from actors, creatives, and production staff to the audience members. THE NETWORK talks with several individuals, including NYTW Production Manager Hilary Luong, to better understand this new layer of logistics and protocols involved in creating live theatre, as well as the new role of the COVID-19 compliance officer.

October 20, 2020 by AMERICAN THEATRE WING


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

How To Get Cast At NYTW

Want to nail your next audition? Wonder what the person sitting on the other side of that table looks for? NYTW’s Casting Director, Taylor Williams, chatted with BACKSTAGE about the tips and tricks of the audition process, and why she is always on the lookout for new talent. 

November 1, 2019 by Elyse Roth for BACKSTAGE