Patricia McGregor Named New Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop
McGregor measures into the role subsequent the 34-12 months tenure of James C. Nicola.
Patricia McGregor has been declared as James C. Nicola’s successor at New York Theatre Workshop. Subsequent Nicola’s formerly announced departure from the role of Inventive Director June 30, McGregor will action into the job at the starting of this summer months. McGregor’s to start with period of programming will get started with the 2023-2024 time.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be named the new artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop,” reported McGregor in a assertion. “The remarkable team, artists, and audiences of the Workshop have long motivated me. The want for the arts to combat social isolation, and revive the physique politic in direction of a extra just environment is acute. NYTW’s dedication to dynamic do the job that deepens empathy and sparks marvel is important. I glance forward to centering accessibility, visibility, and innovation so that a lot more men and women are welcomed into this transformative community. From the palms of my wonderful good friend Jim Nicola, a mighty baton has been passed. I take this endeavor very seriously and with terrific joy in my coronary heart. I am completely ready to run my leg of the race.”
McGregor, a director and author, has both of those Broadway and Off-Broadway credits, including Hamlet (The Community Theater), Area (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Unappealing Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Firm), brownsville song (Lincoln Center Theater), the planet premiere of Harm Village (Signature Theatre Corporation), Fela!, The 24 Hour Performs, and extra.
She is an Aged World Resident Artist, and previously served as the inaugural Artist in Home for Adam Driver’s Arts in the Armed Forces. While at the Yale University of Drama, she was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, as well as Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret.
Previous McGregor, Nicola has served as inventive director for 34 several years, developing and producing will work that have gone on to acquire a Pulitzer Prize and 25 Tony Awards, with a roster of works that involves Lease, Homebody/Kabul, Filthy Blonde, The Most Amazing Tale At any time Instructed, Peter and the Starcatcher, When, Lazarus, Hadestown, What the Constitution Implies to Me, and Slave Play. Performs by Caryl Churchill, Doug Wright, Martha Clarke, Will Ability, Jessica Blank, Erik Jensen, Dael Orlandersmith, Mfoniso Udofia, Rachel Chavkin, Ayad Akhtar, Amy Herzog, 2022 Tony nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz, Anne Kaufman, Celine Tune, and Lucas Hnath were being also supported less than Nicola’s management. For his function, Nicola is staying acknowledged with a Special Tony Award at the June 12 ceremony.
In a joint assertion, search committee co-chairs Rachel Chavkin and Noel Kirnon said, “Patricia McGregor is a visionary artist with a long and critically-recognized job as a freelance director. She has deep ties to the Workshop group, and the committee was significantly struck by how she shown her knowledge with inclusive leadership, conveniently connecting with a wide cross-portion of our community. We have been moved by her intention to have ahead NYTW’s dedication to highlighting formally groundbreaking operate, centering eclecticism, and valuing a director’s generative vision—a torch that Jim Nicola has long carried. Patricia will deepen this operate by growing the Workshop’s marriage to our community and the broader communities of New York City.”
“Patricia is a really inspirational leader and internationally-acknowledged generative artist who has a boundless imagination and enjoyable aspirations for the future of New York Theatre Workshop,” provides NYTW Board President Kelly Fowler Hunter in a statement. “She’s deeply dedicated to honoring and imaginatively building upon NYTW’s legacy of supporting visionary artists, and connecting them with the group and the earth outside of. We could not be additional thrilled to welcome Patricia at the artistic helm of NYTW.”
The NYTW Search Committee labored with ALJP Consulting to lookup for its new creative director beginning in the spring of 2021, a approach which led to a pool of 170 candidates from which McGregor was selected. The process provided interviews with the Core Group, a non-hierarchical group of team volunteers dedicated to guiding fairness, diversion, and inclusion operate in NYTW. ALJP Consulting, a Black-owned and mission-pushed business, performs especially with arts and lifestyle nonprofits to provide planning and research services.