Going to the River

Elizabeth Van Dyke, Producing Artistic Director Jamie Richards, Project Co-Director 

Going to the River (GTTR) was founded in 1999 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre by the late Curt Dempster and Elizabeth Van Dyke. The primary goal of Going to the River is to provide a major New York City forum in which professional African-American female playwrights may develop, refine and present their work.

The annual projects and events sponsored by Going to the River include a Mainstage production, staged readings of new work, Down By the River All By Yo’Self (solo pieces), a River Poetry Slam Jam, panels and distinguished guest speakers, and a GTTR Writers’ Unit.