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New York Theatre Workshop Announces January Programming
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ANNOUNCES JANUARY PROGRAMMING

THE WRIGHT STUFF

by Artistic Instigator, NYTW USUAL SUSPECT & PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
DOUG WRIGHT

FEATURING
ANDY BOROWITZ, NANCY GILES, JENNY HAGEL, AASIF MANDVI AND PAUL RUDNICK

AVAILABLE TO STREAM BEGINNING
JANUARY 19, 2021

THE
REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTIVAL

CURATED BY
SAFE HARBORS NYC

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
LA MAMA INDIGENOUS INITIATIVE

FEATURING WORK BY
NICHOLSON BILLEY, MURIELLE BORST-TARRANT, MOSES GOODS, ANTHONY HUDSON, IKIDOWIN, SANTEE SMITH,
TIMOTHY WHITE EAGLE AND MORE

JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 7, 2021

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT NYTW.ORG & LAMAMA.ORG

AND
A VIRTUAL OPEN MIC NIGHT
LET THEM HEAR YOU

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
POETIC THEATER PRODUCTIONS

JANUARY 28, 2021 at 7PM EST

FREE RSVP AT NYTW.ORG

(January 12, 2020 - New York, NY) New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today programming for the month of January, including The Wright Stuff by Artistic Instigator, NYTW Usual Suspect & Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright; the second annual Reflections of Native Voices Festival, curated by Safe Harbors NYC and presented in partnership with La MaMa Indigenous Initiative; and Let Them Hear You, a virtual open mic night presented in partnership with Poetic Theater Productions

THE WRIGHT STUFF
By Pulitzer Prize WinnerDoug Wright
Available beginning Tuesday January 19, 2021

Episode 1: What Are You Doing with Your Sanity In Conversation with Andy Borowitz
Episode 2: We Wish We Could Say That: In Conversation with Aasif Mandvi
Episode 3: A Million Tiny Revolutions: In Conversation with Nancy Giles
Episode 4: Inviting Outrage: In Conversation with Paul Rudnick
Episode 5: Late Night Comedy: In Conversation with Jenny Hagel

In these politically tumultuous times, Artistic Instigator, NYTW Usual Suspect & Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Doug Wright believes that comedians have become the most potent truth tellers in an era of misinformation, often exceeding news sources in bringing crucial stories to the country's attention and outpacing pundits and elected officials. In a series of provocative and mirthful interviews with some of our sharpest contemporary satirists, Doug interrogates the idea that comedians are both the culture's true patriots and fit the classic model of "clown" or "court jester" in Shakespearean drama, using humor to articulate the day's most pressing, urgent truths.

The Wright Stuff will be available to stream for free on NYTW's YouTube channel beginning January 19, 2021, and via the NYTW Digital Archive (nytw.org/streams).


REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTIVAL

The Reflections of Native Voices Festival is Safe Harbors NYC's two-week festival, featuring theatre, music and native dance performances by visionary Indigenous artists from across the country. Reflections of Native Voices Festival runs January 25-February 7, 2021 and is curated by Safe Harbors NYC and presented in partnership with La MaMa Indigenous Initiative.

New York Theatre Workshop will present the following projects, available on-demand, for the duration of the Festival: Don't Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant; Everything is a Circle by Ikidowin; Este Cate by Nicholson Billey; Duke by Moses Goods; and Tipi Tales from the Stoop by Murielle Borst-Tarrant; as well as opening and closing festival remarks from Safe Harbors NYC & special guests.

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club willstream three Festival pieces on their website: Tiger Lily by Anthony Hudson onJanuary 28 at 7PM EST; Blood, Water, Earth by Santee Smith on January 29 at 7PM EST; and Death and Mourning After by Timothy White Eagle in collaboration with cellist Lori Goldston onJanuary 30 at 7PM EST. Following the initial streams, these three events will be available to view on-demand at lamama.org through the end of the Festival on February 7, 2021. To purchase tickets to these streamed events, visit lamama.org/reflections-of-native-voices .

Safe Harbors NYC willhost a weekend of live Native music performances on their social media channels Saturday January 30 & Sunday January 31. To watch live, visit @safeharborsnyc on Facebook & Instagram.

Tickets to the Reflections of Native Voices Festival are $15 for a Full Festival Pass, which includes access to both streamed & on-demand shows, and $10 for an individual show pass. Tickets and festival passes may be purchased at www.nytw.org/reflections-of-native-voices-festival-2021.


NYTW DIGITAL ARCHIVE

New York Theatre Workshop recently launched a digital archive, giving NYTW Members and Repeat Defenders a free all-access pass to stream many of the 2020/21 Artistic Instigator season's theatrical experiences on-demand. The archive launched with a special sneak peek work-in-process sharing of The Talking Circles, written and performed by Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby. Other projects that are available to stream via the archive include What the Hell is a Republic, Anyway; The Seagull on The Sims 4; Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall; and The Cooking Project. The NYTW Digital Archive can be viewed at www.nytw.org/streams. NYTW Memberships begin at $15/month and are available at NYTW.org or 212-460-5475.

While the Artistic Instigators are supported in their exploration of form and content, audiences will be invited to experience the evolution of the work through work-in-process sharings and behind-the-scenes conversations with artists. NYTW is asking audiences to take a leap. What it promises in return is a front-row seat to the unfolding of this experiment-and that the definition of a "front-row seat" will shift throughout the year. Some events will be exclusively virtual experiences while others may take place in person-when it is possible to do so with appropriate safety measures.

For tickets and more information about these projects and the Artistic Instigators, please visit www.nytw.org.


VIRTUAL OPEN MIC NIGHT

Join NYTW and Poetic Theater Productions for the first community Virtual Open Mic Night of 2021. The evening's theme is LET THEM HEAR YOU. As a new year begins, let us take the moment to infuse into our space hope and love through our artistry that will give us strength for the year ahead. Many of us take this time of the year to reflect and begin to sow the seeds of goodwill so that when spring comes, we can reap the joys and celebration of living. When we as a community sing, dance and create, we are building a world that acknowledges and affirms our individual humanity. Let's not wait till spring, let's start now so that we can be heard and seen in this world and the next. To register to perform or RSVP to attend for free, visit www.nytw.org/nytw-virtual-programming.

Alongside its artistic and community engagement programming, NYTW is engaged in the essential, sustained commitment of becoming an anti-racist organization in support and affirmation of Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color in their community. In June, NYTW published its Core Values statement and initial action and accountability steps. In an effort to provide greater transparency, NYTW shared an October update with next steps at nytw.org/accountability. NYTW will continue to publish updates in the coming months about further commitments and the progress updates.

New York Theatre Workshop empowers visionary theatre-makers and brings their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers alongside powerhouse playwrights, engage inimitable genre-shaping directors, and support emerging artists in the earliest days of their careers. We've mounted over 150 productions from artists whose work has shaped our very idea of what theatre can be, including Jonathan Larson's Rent; Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright's Quills; Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla; Martha Clarke's Vienna: Lusthaus; Will Power's The Seven and Fetch Clay, Make Man; Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, A Number and Love and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath; Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh's Once; David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus; Dael Orlandersmith's The Gimmick and Forever; and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW's productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. NYTW is represented on Broadway with Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin and the upcoming Sing Street, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, with a book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Gary Clark & John Carney, directed by Rebecca Taichman.

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BIOS

THE WRIGHT STUFF

DOUG WRIGHT earned the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play I Am My Own Wife. Other stage works include Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid, Hands on a Hardbody and War Paint. Film: Quills, based on his Obie-winning play, nominated for three Academy Awards. Television: "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," directed by Rob Marshall. Honors: Benjamin Dank Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Tolerance Prize, Kulturforum Europa; Paul Selvin Award, Writers Guild of America. Professional affiliations: President of the Dramatists Guild; member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers; board of New York Theatre Workshop. Wright is married to singer/songwriter David Clement.

SAFE HARBORS NYC

Founder Murielle Borst-Tarrant and La MaMa Artistic Director Mia Yoo initially established the Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective to spearhead original Indigenous programming. Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective and the La MaMa Indigenous Initiative remain a collaborative in that vision and legacy.

Safe Harbors NYC was originally founded as programming at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and personally envisioned by Artistic Director Mia Yoo and Murielle Borst-Tarrant. Together, wanting to create a new paradigm in regard to the presentation of Indigenous Arts and Culture within the broader American Theater world, the mission to combat stereotypes and support Indigenous communities. The Collective is still a collaborative program that functions on a grassroots level within local NYC Native American/Indigenous Arts communities nationally and internationally and continues to work closely with La MaMa's Indigenous Initiative.

THE LA MAMA INDIGENOUS INITIATIVE

The La MaMa Indigenous Initiative aims to provide a platform for Indigenous arts and culture, both nationally and worldwide. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is committed to supporting ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and marginalized identities in the arts. The Initiative curates original Indigenous programming, including workshops, markets, and theatrical productions, to elevate the voices and artistic works of Native communities both nationally and internationally.
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