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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 1/2/2019
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Design
Co-Chairs

Stephen Strawbridge, Michael Yeargan

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2019
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Sound Design
Chair

David Budries

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2019
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Directing
Chair

Liz Diamond

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 12/1/2018
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Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
Chair

Catherine Sheehy

Degrees Offered

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

Application Deadline is 1/2/2019
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Playwriting
Chair

Tarell Alvin McCraney

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 12/1/2018
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Stage Management
Chair

Mary Hunter

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2019
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Technical Design and Production
Chair

Shaminda Amarakoon

Degrees Offered

M.F.A. and Certificate

Application Deadline is 2/1/2019
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Theater Management
Chair

Joan Channick

Degrees Offered

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

Application Deadline is 2/1/2019

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

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett (’83) Receives Icon Award, Offers Advice to Young Actors

Bassett spoke about her inspiring career journey during the Hollywood Confidential L.A. panel series.

Jeremy O. Harris

‘Slave Play’ World Premiere Features Yale Talent

The award-winning work by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) includes Drama School actors, sound designer and dramaturg.

Kathryn Hahn ('01) and Paul Giamatti ('94)

Kathryn Hahn (’01) and Paul Giamatti (’94) Star in ‘Private Life’

The film tells the story of a couple who attempt to have a child by any means necessary.

Ming Cho Lee

Ming Cho Lee to Receive Henry Hewes Design Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Honor

Lee (Design Faculty), the first recipient of the award, is also a member of the Theater Hall of Fame and holds five honorary degrees.

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Events

University Theatre, 222 York Street. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2018.
Oct 19, 2018

School of Drama Visitor Days

We hope you can join us in New Haven for one of our Visitor Days held this year on October 19 and December 14. This optional event offers prospective students the opportunity to meet the dean, talk with faculty and students, see a production, and tour the campus. Capacity is limited.

as you like it
Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

shakespeare’s as u like it

With music, drag, and dance, this new immersive adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies imagines a world where we can live and love as each of us likes it.