Martha Redbone, Aaron Whitby
New York City: New York Theatre Workshop
New York CityNew York Theatre Workshop
Artistic Director: James C. Nicola
Playwright: Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby
Play title: Stars
Founded in 1979, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is dedicated to ensuring the robust and compelling presence of the artist in society. This mission is manifested in two distinct focuses of activity: first, through producing an annual season of productions in their 199-seat theater in Manhattan’s East Village and second, by inviting theater-makers at all stages of their careers to participate in activities that allow them to gain support for both themselves and their projects. As both a laboratory for theatrical exploration and a producer of plays that expand the boundaries of theatrical form and address critical issues, NYTW has been able to support projects that are aesthetically, thematically, and methodologically diverse. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards, and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards. Over the course of four decades, NYTW has evolved to become a significant force in New York City’s vibrant cultural landscape and is recognized as one of the leading producing theaters of original work in the United States.
Play Synopsis: A song, Stars, takes inspiration from the increasing digitalization of our everyday lives and the rise of social media, meaning that everyone is now on public display like celebrities. The “paparazzi” watch our every move and many people are unaware of how far and widespread our personal lives travel on the internet.