Education at NYTW: Overview

NYTW's education initiatives provide access to the vision and methods of the artist, and enable audiences of all ages to participate in a community of dynamic learning where the developmental process, the final production, and the surrounding exchange of ideas have a profound impact on all involved. These initiatives strive to bring all members of our artistic family, which includes our audience members, closer to the creative process.

As we often collaborate with artists whose work takes risks and challenges theatrical forms, the artistic process at NYTW rarely follows a defined path. Our education initiatives embrace this iconoclastic approach, allowing us to craft each program and partnership with detail and creativity.

NYTW Fellows with mentor Cynthia Mayeda.
Vassar College summer residency.

NYTW addresses the needs of different segments of our community while facilitating the dialogue between them.

Key Components:

Mind the Gap - Intergenerational Theatre Workshop

Learning Workshop
• In-School Residencies
• Student Matinees
• Mentoring Workshops

Public Programs
• AfterWords (post-performance talkbacks)
• Panel Discussions
• Online Resources

     The Brief (Archives)
      Public Program (Archives)

Master Classes


2050 Fellowships

Key Goals:

Enrich young people’s textual, visual, and critical literacies by exposing them to the process of developing new work and teaching them multiple elements of dramatic craft.

Foster candid and meaningful dialogue among artists
and audiences of diverse backgrounds and generations.

Enhance the work produced by NYTW through discussion events and resources, encouraging active audience participation and learning and expanding the cultural experience of theatre.

Provide professional development and training opportunities for theatre artists, practitioners, and educators at all stages of their careers.





Susie Sokol of NYTW company-in-residence
Elevator Repair Service leads a residency in
the 10th grade English class at
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy.