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.
Elia Monte-Brown, our very own Maria Ximena, takes readers inside AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS, and her transformation into Maria Ximena: how cues help her navigate the role’s emotional shifts, preparing for the emotional whiplash with heart-openers, and the repetition that helped it all become instinct.
Vinson Cunningham dives head first in the “intricate marvel” of AMERICAN (TELE)VISIONS and points to another character who was also visiting New York this month, seeking a home and representing a greater purpose.
October 3, 2022 by Vinson Cunningham for THE NEW YORKER
Meet the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of american (tele)visions by NYTW Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares (Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Rubén Polendo (</remnant>). This co-production with Theater Mitu kicks off our 2022/23 season and will begin performances Friday, September 9 with a limited run through Sunday, October 16.
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January 6, 2022 by Lee Ann Gullie - NYTW Director of Development
“As we considered our return to live performance, we realized that in addition to the interrupted commitments we’d made, the artists in our community had not stopped creating—there was even more work that demanded our attention,” said Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker.
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
When your mind is instigated to overload with stimuli, you default to the resources of your youth. For me, it was a chismógrafo done in audio form.
This is a page right out of the life of playwright Victor I. Cazares, filled with stories and Latino-pop references to challenge even the world of their NYTW original Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall.
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.
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