Sanctuary City

DREAMers. Lovers. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they'll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America.

2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok brings us an unforgettable story that asks what we're willing to sacrifice for someone we love.

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New York Theatre Workshop

(New York, NY)
79 East 4th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
Achingly human, and surprisingly funny! TheFountain Theatre presents the West Coast premiere ofCost of Living, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok. John Vreeke directs for an Oct. 20 opening, with performances continuing through Dec.16.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
In Celebration of the San Francisco Mime Troupe's 60th Anniversary, The SF Mime Troupe (SFMT) proudly presents - STILL RED, STILL HOT! An Evening Of Entertainment with Comedy and Music.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed a historic piece of legislation into law which will repeal the 91 year-old Cabaret Law. The Mayor previously held a public hearing for the bill on November 20th. Int. 1652-A, which passed the full council at the end of October, repeals all aspects of this law except for two safety requirements. Establishments previously required to obtain a cabaret license must continue to abide by these requirements. Establishments must install and maintain security cameras; and if they employ security guards, the law ensures such security guards are licensed pursuant to state law and to maintain a roster of such security guards.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Playwrights Foundation announces FlashPlays!, its 8th annual winter festival on December 16 and 17, featuring an evening of newly penned micro plays that together evoke a complex mosaic of San Francisco with its shimmering beauty, fascinating legacy, and the current challenges written by a cadre of the Bay Area's finest playwrights. FlashPlays! features 40+ Playwrights, 80+ Plays, and 90+ Minutes of Fast and Furious Fun!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Hampstead Theatre has announced the first three productions of 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Maison Foo theatre company who have just finished a Midlands- wide tour of their brand -new show, A Thing Mislaid, (inspired by migration, journeys and friendship), are hosting a ground-breaking event to help forge new friendships and greater understanding between people living in the county and those who have migrated here.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble has announced that they are a recipient of the MacArthur International Collaborations Fund, a $50,000 grant awarded in collaboration with Erica Mott Production and Ezzat Ezzat Contemporary Dance Company for The Mycelial Cycle.
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019
Co-produced with CounterPulse Theater, Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth: The Queer Intifada, a multimedia performance piece that dives into the junction of horror, speculative fiction and storytelling. Inspired by historical events in the Muslim world and Islamophobia in modern day America and Europe, this collaboratively devised performance merges together fashion, music, video, movement and poetry to reveal a queer and Muslim centered future.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today a one-week extension for LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, by NYTW Usual Suspect and five-time Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill (Love and Information; A Number) directed by NYTW Usual Suspect, Tony Award nominee, & three-time Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, NYTW's eighth collaboration with Churchill, began previews on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, and will open Monday, May 7 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, which was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, May 27, will now run through Sunday, June 3, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018
Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off on May 6th, and today announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through May 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, Morocco, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, alternating locations between Sundance Resort in Utah and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists writing in English and Arabic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Uncharted: A Live Performance Series continues at Greenwich House Music School this spring wit Dan Tepfer and Aaron Diehl: Duo Piano on Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury for her play Fairview.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
ANNOUNCING-University of Chicago's Committee on Theatre & Performance Studies (TAPS), in collaboration with Court Theatre, is proud to host a discussion with Martyna Majok, UChicago alum and playwright of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winning play, Cost of Living. Moderated by TAPS Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Annie Dorsen. This event includes a live reading of an excerpt from Majok's Cost of Living.
by Rachael Goldberg - Mar 27, 2019
In Washington, DC, the simulcast premiere of 'Dreamers' was featured as part of the Dreamers Project, a series of programs and events centered around the contributions and experiences of Latinx immigrants, highlighting art, literature, and policy discussions. Nationally, this performance served as a kick-off point for a series of performances that will take place across the country in the coming year.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017
Krystle Warren, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, now residing between France and New York, is a remarkable, if complicated, lady. Remarkable in that her music defies genre; complicated in that, for that very reason, she's difficult to pin. Her voice instantly recalls jazz, while her melodies evoke Lennon/McCartney. S
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson today announced Refugee Voices, two special events to complement the company's new production of The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017
This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust.  Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the 'new human condition' -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but being powerless to do anything about it. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 35th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which continues through Sunday, July 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Acclaimed bassist and composer Chris Lightcap taps into the best of both worlds of acoustic jazz and propulsive electric arrangements with an all-star group featuring the sound sculptor's two critically acclaimed ensembles, Bigmouth and Superette. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his debut album as a bandleader Lay-Up (1999), Lightcap doubles up with the City's premier jazz visionaries for an unflinching amalgamation of his two singular groups on his latest studio recording, SuperBigmouth (Pyroclastic Records, October 4, 2019). The supergroup features the electrifying lineup of Lightcap alongside keyboardist Craig Taborn, tenor saxophonists Tony Malaby and Chris Cheek, guitarists Jonathan Goldberger and Curtis Hasselbring, and drummers Gerald Cleaver and Dan Rieser.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Currently in its tenth summer season, New York Euripides Summer Festival Presents SUPPLIANTS in three outdoor stages and one indoor stage from the 2nd through the 10th of August. All performances are free of charge to the general public including students and children. In this unusually structured tragedy from ca. 421 BCE, the wives and children of killed soldiers go to Eleusis, near Athens, to seek justice for their dead and help from the monarch of Athens to pressure Thebes to surrender the corpses to their families so that they can be given a  proper burial.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017
International community art project, Beyond the Wall, is debuting a 15-foot tall puppet in Nolan Park on Governor's Island this Sunday, July 30th, at 2:00 p.m. as a part of Public Works Department's 'Sanctuary City' residency.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017
AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017
AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announces the final two productions for its 2019/20 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will present 17 Border Crossings, created and performed by NYTW Usual Suspect Thaddeus Phillips (A Billion Nights on Earth), and directed by Tatiana Mallarino (Red Eye to Havre de Grace). This will be Thaddeus Phillips's third collaboration with NYTW, following ¡El Conquistador! in 2006 and Red Eye to Havre de Grace in 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
In response to a crisis that is upending countless lives and challenging America's sense of identity, New York Live Arts will present a public forum on the political context, human impact and ethical consequences of the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2019
Nashville Story Garden presents the Nashville premiere of Ironbound by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok January 26-February 2 at the former Inglewood United Methodist Church, 3511 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Starring Joe Mobley (Vik), Gerald Pitts (Maks), Tamara Todres (Darja) and Ted Welch (Tommy), Ironbound is directed by Kristin McCalley.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017
Now entering its third full year, Uncharted at Greenwich House Music School has emerged as one of New York's most exciting and unpredictable live music series, drawing attention from tastemakers and curators from across the city.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Now entering its fourth year, the Uncharted Concert Series atGreenwich House Music School has emerged as one of New York's most exciting and unpredictable live concert series, drawing attention from tastemakers and curators from across the city
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017
Award-winning Argentine vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate and inventive vocalists on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017
New York City son jarocho pioneers Radio Jarocho present a new project exploring the origins of son jarocho, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico. In this journey through the genre's baroque, West African, and indigenous Mexican roots, Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino will trace son jarocho from its rural ancestry to the global phenomenon that it is today at Greenwich House Music School.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017
Michael Mwenso strikes out on his own with a new musical revue. This premiere performance will feature Mwenso's new compositions that chronicle working through the struggle of being different to discovering the redemptive power of love, community, and inner strength at Greenwich House Music School.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok's Cost of Living receives its highly anticipated UK Premiere at Hampstead Theatre - making it the 100th premiere since Edward Hall and Greg Ripley-Duggan took charge in 2010.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017
Playwrights Foundation announces FlashPlays!, its 8th annual winter festival on December 16 and 17 (Sat.& Sun.), featuring an evening of newly penned micro plays that together evoke a complex mosaic of San Francisco with its shimmering beauty, fascinating legacy, and the current challenges written by a cadre of the Bay Area's finest playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce three new Jazz Residency teams for the 2018-19 season: David Allen, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Diane Monroe; Dan Blacksberg with Yosef Goldman; and Dariel Peniazek., Maya Peniazek, and Ariacne Trujillo. Collaborating with the Kimmel Center throughout winter and spring, each team will work to create a new project that is relevant and engaging to the Philadelphia community. In the residency's sixth consecutive year, all three of these new works will focus on how the United States is coming to terms with the question of identity and these artists' struggles to define belonging.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2017
The American Playwriting Foundation (David Bar Katz, Executive Director), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Gracie Gardner for The 2017 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, this year's Relentless Award Winner Pussy Sludge is about a young woman who is also an oil well.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017
Playwrights Foundation announces FlashPlays!, its 8th annual winter festival on December 16 and 17, featuring an evening of newly penned micro plays that together evoke a complex mosaic of San Francisco with its shimmering beauty, fascinating legacy, and the current challenges written by a cadre of the Bay Area's finest playwrights. FlashPlays! features 40+ Playwrights, 80+ Plays, and 90+ Minutes of Fast and Furious Fun!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017
"Checks and Balances or Bottoms Up" is a rip-roaring musical that pits a Catholic school girl and a subway conductor against a Monster Puppet as they fight for the health and safety of all New Yorkers , the civil rights of America and finally, the future of our planet. This is the story of the awakening of America's true Patriots to do battle with the Monster of Apple Pie fascism and the Pumpkin Head of state, whose mission lies in golf courses and hotels, Russian dances, corporate princes and the power of money.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017
This year, the American theater has been responding to the change in national politics with infuriation, vexation, and distrust.  Satires abound. Classics are widely being reinterpreted into a modern context. There will likely be a wave of modernist plays on the 'new human condition' -- witnessing the downfall of the civil society but being powerless to do anything about it. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today a one-week extension for the New York Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz (Red Speedo; Pipeline). The House That Will Not Stand began previews on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and opened Monday, July 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). Originally set to close on Sunday, August 12, The House That Will Not Stand will now run through Sunday, August 19, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announces five productions as part of its complete 2018/19 Season, and the first production of their 2019/20 Season. The season begins in Fall 2018 with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, "I Love Dick") and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years); followed by the New York Premiere ofSLAVE PLAY by Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop has announced three productions for its 2019/20 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce the programming lineup for their upcoming 35th Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season that brings together some of today's most influential theatrical voices for fully-staged productions, workshop presentations, readings, and other works in progress for theater, film and television.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING has officially won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is proud to announce that open captioning will be available at every performance of LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, by NYTW Usual Suspect and five-time Obie Award winner Caryl Churchill (Love and Information; A Number), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect, Tony Award nominee, & three-time Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
Dance, music, and story telling combine in Seattle's newest piece of dance-theatre, Ode, a life story of sorts recounted through art from acclaimed local actress Nike Imoru.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Sundance Institute announces the slate of theatremakers from the U.S. and Middle East / North Africa who will convene at the Theatre Program's second annual Theatre Lab in Morocco next month. The Lab, which will take place from May 6 - 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, comprises three uninterrupted weeks of consultation, mentorship and workshop performance of new work for the stage. The Theatre Lab alternates locations each season, moving between the Sundance Resort in Utah, and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists. Led by Sundance Institute Theatre Program Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, teams of creative advisors, actors and dramaturgs will collaborate with writers and directors, independent from commercial or public pressures, as they develop their projects.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Sundance Institute announces the slate of theatremakers from the U.S. and Middle East / North Africa who will convene at the Theatre Program's second annual Theatre Lab in Morocco next month. The Lab, which will take place from May 6 - 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, comprises three uninterrupted weeks of consultation, mentorship and workshop performance of new work for the stage. The Theatre Lab alternates locations each season, moving between the Sundance Resort in Utah, and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists. Led by Sundance Institute Theatre Program Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, teams of creative advisors, actors and dramaturgs will collaborate with writers and directors, independent from commercial or public pressures, as they develop their projects.