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Graduate professional training in every theatrical discipline.

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Acting
Chair

Walton Wilson

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 1/2/2020
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Design
Co-Chairs

Stephen Strawbridge, Michael Yeargan

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2020
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Sound Design
Chair

David Budries

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2020
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Directing
Chair

Liz Diamond

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 12/1/2019
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Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
Chair

Catherine Sheehy

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and D.F.A

Application Deadline is 1/2/2020
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Playwriting
Chair

Tarell Alvin McCraney

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 12/1/2019
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Stage Management
Chair

Mary Hunter

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2020
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Technical Design and Production
Chair

Shaminda Amarakoon

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2020
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Theater Management
Chair

Joan Channick

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and M.F.A./M.B.A.

Application Deadline is 2/1/2020

Our Mission

Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders to raise the standard of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, pursuing excellence in art to promote wonder, empathy, and understanding in the world.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Artistry

We nurture imagination and court inspiration through mastery of skills and techniques, to create fluent, authentic, original storytelling that illuminates the complexity of the human spirit and questions accepted wisdom.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Collaboration

We attend both to process and to results, hearing the voices of colleagues and striving for a collective vision of our goals; we prize the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Discovery

We wrestle with the most compelling issues of our time. Therefore, we foster curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor; we risk and learn from failure and vulnerability in order to build lifelong habits of innovation and revelation.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Inclusion

We commit to fair and ongoing practices that enhance our relationships to theater makers, audiences, and society, finding strength in our diversity, and lowering barriers to participation in the field.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Professionalism

We dedicate our best selves to both training and practice, holding ourselves accountable for a safe, sound, and respectful workplace, animated by good will.

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On and Off York Street

Jennifer Newman

Jennifer Newman (’11) Named Associate Artistic Director of Schwarzman Center

Opening in September 2020, the Schwarzman Center will become the university’s first center for the arts and student life.

Mary Rose Lloyd

Mary Rose Lloyd (’96) Named Artistic Director of New 42nd Street

Previously the director of artistic programming for the New 42nd Street, Lloyd has been on the advisory board for the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

2019 KOI-USA Winners Revealed

Wendall K. Harrington (Faculty) Wins Paky Lifetime Recognition Award

Harrington, a ground-breaking projection designer was hailed “the godmother of all projectors” by John Simon in New York magazine.

Toni Leslie James

Toni-Leslie James (Faculty) Learns From Every Job

“Teaching has absolutely made me a better designer in every aspect. I understand my process now in a completely different way, once I started to teach it.”

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Events

Fun Home
Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Fun Home

Fun Home is a deeply personal and radically inclusive musical about painful family ties, the challenges of self-discovery, and the joyful exuberance of love.

Alice
Feb 01, 2020 - Feb 07, 2020

Alice

Charles Dodgson likes to take pictures of young girls. His intended bride, 11-year old Alice Liddell, is strapped into braces so that she will sit still for her portrait. The child cannot move, but she may yet escape the grip of her suitor––to a place where Hell is above, Heaven below, and the mad ones sing in the language of nonsense: Dreamland.