Young Playwrights introduces young people to writing for the theater and for themselves. Founded by Stephen Sondheim in 1981, Young Playwrights offers many celebrated programs for young people and teachers, and is a model for playwright development programs across the U.S. and Canada.
This nonprofit organization sponsors a variety of cultural events in the New York City area to support worthy charitable institutions.
The subterranean Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall opened in September 2003 and is accessed from Seventh Avenue, near the corner of West 56th Street. The modern, wood-lined auditorium generally seats 599 but can employ alternate stage configurations with different capacities. One can occasionally hear the faint rumbling of the subway line, beneath the hall.
Every Wednesday night ZEB's has hosted the Jazz Vocalist Series, consisting of a performance by a featured vocalist followed by a jam session for professional singers and instrumentalists. Some of New York's most talented established singers and rising stars have relished singing at ZEB's because of the supportive environment and loving community of singers and musicians we have built here.
Zuccotti Park, formerly Liberty Plaza Park, has tree plantings and benches and tables. Anchoring its southeast corner at Broadway and Cedar Street is Mark di Suvero’s 70-foot-tall red steel sculpture Joie de Vivre. The northwest corner, closest to the World Trade Center site, holds J. Seward Johnson’s Double Check, a dark bronze sculpture of a seated man with a briefcase.
ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company's stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium. Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner and Executive Director, Nikki Chalas, the company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation.