New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director James C. Nicola to Step Down in 2022
Nicola’s 34-year career with the Off-Broadway company has seen the development of such works as Rent, Once, Hadestown, and Slave Play.
New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director James C. Nicola has announced that he will leave the company June 30, 2022.
Over Nicola’s 34-year tenure, the Off-Broadway company has developed and produced works that have gone on to win a Pulitzer Prize and 25 Tony Awards, with a roster of works that includes Rent, Homebody/Kabul, Dirty Blonde, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Peter and the Starcatcher, Once, Lazarus, Hadestown, What the Constitution Means to Me, and Slave Play, along with works by Caryl Churchill, Doug Wright, Martha Clarke, Will Power, Jessica Blank, Erik jensen, Dael Orlandersmith, Mfoniso Udofia, Rachel Chavkin, Ayad Akhtar, Amy Herzog, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Anne Kaufman, Celine Song, Lucas Hnath, and Elevator Repair Service.
“New York Theatre Workshop has been the greatest gift in my entire life and my proudest accomplishment,” says Nicola. “I have been honored to be a steward of this rambunctious, restless community for more than three decades—almost half my life—and I am deeply grateful to those who have given me this sustaining blessing for as long as they have.