New York Theatre Workshop
83 East 4th Street
Manhattan, New York 10003
(212) 780-9037 • firstname.lastname@example.org
New York Theatre Workshop is a remarkable off-Broadway theatre noted for its acclaimed and innovative productions... a workshop where artists create new work, hone their craft and collaboratively explore theatre... all rooted in our cozy East Village digs located in the heart of New York's downtown arts scene. NYTW is committed to the development of innovative theatre by supporting theatre artists at all stages of their careers, providing an environment where work can be created free from the artistic compromise and forbidding financial demands often associated with commercial ventures. Over the past two decades, NYTW has evolved to become a significant force in New York City's vibrant cultural landscape and is now recognized as one of the leading producing theatres of original work in the United States.
The Workshop places the artist at the center of its mission, and, as a result, the work developed and produced here is aesthetically, thematically, and methodologically diverse. During the course of a season, audiences can engage with an eclectic mix of theatre, including full-scale musicals, bare-bones readings, and multimedia productions. NYTW is renowned for producing intelligent and complex plays that expand the boundaries of theatrical form and in some new and compelling way address issues that are critical to our times. The Workshop boasts a long list of acclaimed work that includes Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul, Martha Clarke's KAOS and Vienna: Lusthaus (revisited), Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away and A Number, Jonathan Larson's Rent, Athol Fugard's My Children! My Africa!, John Guare's Lydie Breeze, Doug Wright's Quills, Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde, and Ivo van Hove's productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Hedda Gabler. Will Power’s hip-hop Greek tragedy The Seven will be seen around the country in upcoming years.
NYTW supports artists through all phases of their work, from experimentation in the rehearsal studio to presentation before an audience. The Workshop's Artist Development Activities form a wide range of creative learning opportunities essential to our mission of supporting the artistic growth of emerging and established theatre artists. Through readings, small-scale studio productions, artist residencies, fellowships, and a cultural exchange program, NYTW provides a distinctive array of collaborations between artists and staff. Suspects Abroad, NYTW's cultural exchange program, is a particularly notable feature which provides opportunities for members of NYTW's artist community to travel in small groups to major performing arts festivals around the world for a total theatre immersion experience and to begin dialogues with theatre artists from different countries.
How the artistic work is received by the public is an important facet of our work as well. To that end, the Workshop's education initiatives engage artists and audiences in a discourse about the work, bringing everyone closer to the creative process. Learning Workshop offers classroom residencies, after-school workshops, and special student matinees for middle school and high school students. Public programs offer audiences of all ages and backgrounds forums for nuanced discussion of the issues raised in NYTW's productions through post-performance talkbacks, online exchanges, and special events.
The 4th Street Theatre
|Size:||816 sq. ft.|
|Physical Features:||Air-conditioning, Column-Free|
|Equipment:||Lightboard, Lighting Instruments, Sound Booth, Sound System|
NYTW Rehearsal Space
|Size:||1100 sq. ft.|
|Physical Features:||Column-Free, Air-conditioning|
|Furniture:||Tables, Music Stands, Chairs|
|Size:||1457 sq. ft.|
|Physical Features:||Air-conditioning, Column-Free, Fly Space, Grid, Wings/Backstage Space|
|Equipment:||Audio Connection for MP3 Player, Lightboard, Lighting Instruments, Sound Booth, Sound System, Video Projection|
|Furniture:||Chairs, Music Stands, Tables|