New York Theatre Workshop's Dartmouth Residency

The New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), incorporated in 1982, produces challenging and unpredictable new theatre, and fosters the creative work of artists with a shared vision. With a community of artists (the Usual Suspects) and audience members they explore perspectives on our collective history and responses to the events and institutions that shape our lives. 

The Dartmouth Residency

The NYTW consistently creates opportunities for talented theatre artists to thrive and works to build long-term relationships with these artists. NYTW offers well-rounded and long-term support to playwrights and directors, creating an environment that is conducive to the growth of their ideas, projects, careers, and visions of themselves as artists.

NYTW's Workshop was created with and for established and emerging artists. The multi-faceted Workshop includes, but is not limited to, the Mondays-at-3 reading series of new plays; the Summer Residency Programs at Dartmouth and Vassar Colleges; the Playwrights Fellowship for talented minority artists; the Just Add Water Festival of staged works-in-progress; Studio Productions; and their Annual Season of 4-6 New Works.

NYTW's commitment to creating new work demands a similar commitment to developing the talents of new directors. They present plays which are unconventional in form and invested with a distinctive use of language and visual imagery. NYTW's New Director/New Directions Series (ND/NDS) helps emerging directors perfect their craft by pairing them with more established directors and providing them with opportunities to participate in the season of a major Off-Broadway theatre.


NYTW is in residency at Dartmouth August 2018. Summer 2018 will mark NYTW's 27th year at the College.