After evaluating the spread of COVID-19 in our area, the 14th Street Y will be closed until further notice. Our dedicated staff is hard at work creating a virtual 14Y to keep you connected to us and to each other–a collaborative effort across all of Educational Alliance. Click here for more information.

David Stallings, Director of Arts + Culture

Inspirational Women Of Past and Present

| WED, MAR 04, 2020

What do Jane Austen, the Mona Lisa and Mary McLeod Bethune all have in common? The 14th Street Y…for this month, anyway! This Women’s History Month, we are honoring the…

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Led and Inspired By Faith

| FRI, FEB 14, 2020

I first met Richarda Abrams a few years ago when we were cast in a play at La MaMa together. I immediately warmed to her strong presence, professional work method…

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Coming Out From New York to Belgrade, Our Stories Must Be Told

| TUE, OCT 08, 2019

When I think of Pride, I generally think of celebration. My recent experiences in New York are much more joyful than the fear and shame I had before coming out.…

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Don’t Stray Away

| MON, AUG 26, 2019

A Brand New Family-Friendly Musical Hits The 14Y Theater in September! Here at the 14th Street Y, we celebrate all members of our community, even our furry friends! In honor of National…

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Friendly’s Fire—A Conversation with Playwright John Patrick Bray

| FRI, MAY 03, 2019

Associate Artistic Director David Stallings and playwright John Patrick Bray discuss Bray’s upcoming production, Friendly’s Fire, at the 14Y Theater. Bray discusses growing up in a small town and how…

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Strength in the face of Loss, Struggle, and War

| MON, APR 08, 2019

Rather than discussing walls and barriers, we at the 14th Street Y see art as a bridge to different cultures and a medium to celebrate their place in our shared…

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David Stalling’s Artist Statement on The Baby Monitor

| WED, NOV 28, 2018

I wrote this play out of fear. Several years ago now, my husband told me there was a special on CNN about a single gay parent whose two daughters were…

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National Coming Out Day: An Act of Heroism

| THU, OCT 11, 2018

In late November through mid-December, The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q—a Theater for Young Audiences Production—will run in repertory with The Baby Monitor, a play intended for Adult Audiences. Both…

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Appreciating One’s History of Oppression

| TUE, SEP 25, 2018

Playwright and Director, Michael Boyd, took some time from his final week of rehearsal to answer some questions from Associate Artistic Director, David Stallings, about his upcoming production SOLDIERS AND…

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Musings on Toxic Masculinity and More with Mark Jason Williams

| TUE, AUG 21, 2018

A New York playwright and essayist who writes for The Washington Post, Salon, Out Magazine and more, Mark Jason Williams brings The Other Day to audiences at the Theater at…

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