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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

‘Slave Play’ Blends the Terrifying and the Tantalizing

The play by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) “doesn’t and can’t promise that the things it wants to tell us won’t hurt.”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Donna Zakowska (’83): ‘Marvelous’ Painting with Fabric

The costume design in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel uses color to convey 1950s New York to viewers.

The Nutcracker

‘Nutcracker’ Sets by Fufan Zhang (’17) Feature Seafaring Flavor

The build and installation of the scenery, which focuses on southeastern Connecticut’s seafaring history, was managed by Kevin Belcher and Dashiell Menard (’19).

Maestro

Donald T. Sanders (’69) to Direct Off-Boadway Premiere of ‘Maestro’

Maestro brings to life the story of conductor Arturo Toscanini, who bravely opposed Fascism in Italy and America.

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Events

seven spots
Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 18, 2018

Seven Spots on the Sun

In Seven Spots on the Sun, magic realism, myth, and history converge in a passionate examination of what it costs to heal the wounds of war.

trouble in mind
Feb 02, 2019 - Feb 09, 2019

Trouble in Mind

The year is 1957, and it’s the first day of rehearsal for “a hard-hitting play with something to say about race,” in the words of the show’s well-meaning white director.