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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

Narda E. Alcorn

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.

On and Off York Street

Evan Anderson

Evan Anderson (’20) Receives 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced lighting designer Evan C. Anderson as the recipient of the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship.

Yale School of Drama

2020 Actor Showcase

Yale School of Drama’s graduating acting class will present its annual Showcase this spring in Los Angeles on April 27 at the Garry Marshall Theatre and in New York on May 4 and 5 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

David Budries

David Budries on Sound Design

We try to find storytellers, “who understand that the tool is an extension of your imagination, of your body.” says Budries, Chair of Sound Design.

Moses Ingram

Moses Ingram (’19) Cast in Coen Adaptation of Macbeth

The film’s cast includes Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand (’82), Brendan Gleeson, and Corey Hawkins.

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Events

YSD Shakespeare Repertory Project
Mar 06, 2020 - Mar 07, 2020

Hamlet

Clarity of language, lucidity of storytelling, and impact of performance are the primary objectives of these productions of works from Shakespeare’s canon, which are proposed and staged by second-year directors, and approved by the faculty and the Dean. Directors lead their peers from the Acting, Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, and Stage Management departments in rigorous mutual exploration and imaginative realization of the text with the collective purpose of generating a well-conceived and skillfully executed production. These productions are managed by students from the Theater Management and Technical Design and Production departments and they are presented to a public audience.

YSD Shakespeare Repertory Project
Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020

The Winter’s Tale

Clarity of language, lucidity of storytelling, and impact of performance are the primary objectives of these productions of works from Shakespeare’s canon, which are proposed and staged by second-year directors, and approved by the faculty and the Dean. Directors lead their peers from the Acting, Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, and Stage Management departments in rigorous mutual exploration and imaginative realization of the text with the collective purpose of generating a well-conceived and skillfully executed production. These productions are managed by students from the Theater Management and Technical Design and Production departments and they are presented to a public audience.