New York Theater Workshop
Acting as a platform for the production of groundbreaking work, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is a well-known advocate of challenging trends. Its commitment to diversity of thought, experience and culture is a likely cause for NYTW’s past successes, especially that of legendary musical, Rent, which debuted at NYTW in January 1996 after two years of intense, in-house development. NYTW continues to expand boundaries and seek out diversity to bring to New York’s theater community, particularly evident through its 2050 Fellowship program. Supported by Time Warner Foundation, 2050 Fellows are theatrical artists from currently underrepresented communities selected by NYTW for the opportunity of professional development.
Through 2050, playwrights and directors receive individualized support as they develop their projects. NYTW offers artists access to resources, including rehearsal space, mentorship and workshop opportunities, supplies and a stipend to theater makers in a year-long residency. The influence of those supported by 2050 is far-reaching. Past Fellows include Tony Award winners, national prize winners, collegiate educators, and theater administrators whose art affects audiences on a global scale.
For more information on New York Theatre Workshop and 2050 Fellows, please visit their website: http://www.nytw.org/