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Mentoring & Advanced Training Programs

The Workshop side of NYTW encompasses our commitment to facilitating critical response, most often connected to the reading of a draft of a project; offering residencies to companies and individual artists; awarding Fellowships and most importantly, building ongoing relationships with artists outside of the production atmosphere. Through a variety of programs dedicated to project development or career support, NYTW provides the theatrical community with a home for collaboration, growth and exploration.

New York Theatre Workshop

Directors Gathering serves directors to serve the theatre. Directors Gathering (DG) is a Philadelphia-based service organization that through the power of community provides education, connections, and process-based opportunities for theatre directors.

SITI offers a biennial Conservatory, training studios in our New York home, a master class series in NYC, a yearly intensive at Skidmore College, and international and domestic workshops.

Double Edge Theatre was founded by Stacy Klein to research the role of actors’ training in the development of performance creation. Training is the heart and vitality of Double Edge’s creative process. Since 1982, when it was first developed by Klein based on her work with Rena Mirecka, Grotowski’s founding actor, it has grown to include work with large objects, developed by Klein and David Flaxman from 1985, and then outdoor work and spectacle developed with Carlos Uriona since 1996. Since 2011 Matthew Glassman has been leading the development of training at Double Edge. The unique, holistic methodology engages the actor’s full potential – physical, vocal, emotional, and imaginative – to drive individual exploration, ensemble collaboration, and performance creation.

From the growing demand worldwide for Moment Work™ training, coupled with our new initiatives in local public schools and communities, the Moment Work Institute was born. The Institute is a nexus of training for artists and students alike, as well as a training ground for new teachers with a passion for taking the work to the widest possible range of storytellers—from the professional playwright to the struggling reader, from the college professor to the new immigrant.

If you are an artist, activist, scholar, administrators, or just inspired and curious, Cornerstone’s Institute programs offer a variety of opportunities for learning about our unique process for creating community-engaged theater. Spend time in conversation and creative practice with Cornerstone company members and others who, like you, are interested in the intersection of community and art. Bring new tools and ideas, questions, strategies and energy into your own projects.

Since its founding in 1984, The Drama League Directors Project has become the preeminent development program for early and mid-career theater directors, providing talented emerging directors with transformative experiences and opportunities in the professional theater.

MICHA is a not-for-profit Association committed to connecting Chekhov's legacy with future generations by cultivating an international community of performers, teachers, scholars and directors; researching approaches and providing opportunities to artists interested in a comprehensive teacher training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. We strive to be a support to and global resource for those engaged in practice and research as it relates to Chekhov’s psycho-physical approach and its many forms of application.

From the growing demand worldwide for Moment Work™ training, coupled with our new initiatives in local public schools and communities, the Moment Work Institute was born. The Institute is a nexus of training for artists and students alike, as well as a training ground for new teachers with a passion for taking the work to the widest possible range of storytellers—from the professional playwright to the struggling reader, from the college professor to the new immigrant.

Theater of the Oppressed (T.O.) is a theater methodology created by Augusto Boal that equips and empowers people to transform society through art. CTO Rio (Center for Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro), was founded by Augusto Boal himself in 1986. CTORio is one of the homes of T.O. and is at the forefront of continuing social justice work through theater. Every December, CTORio holds a T.O. training specifically for English-speakers. The 2-week program includes an in-depth introduction to the methodology and rigorous facilitation training guided by veteran CTO jokers. The end goal of the program is for participants to be able to incorporate T.O. into their ongoing work back home as teachers, activists, artists and community organizers.