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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl Named Ingram New Works Fellow

Ruhl (Playwriting Faculty) has been named as the 2018-19 Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow at Nashville Repertory Theatre.

Henry Winkler ('70)

Henry Winkler (’70) Wins His First Emmy Award

“If you stay at the table long enough,” Winkler said, “the chips come to you. And tonight, I got to clear the table.”

Kate Tarker and Lileana Blain-Cruz

Kate Tarker (’14) takes ‘Thunderbodies’ to Soho Rep

The play, which premiered during the 2014 Carlotta Festival of New Plays, will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (’11).

Wendall K. Harrington

Becoming “Unselfed”

Wendall K. Harrington (Design Faculty) Keynote Speech at the 2018 United States Institute for Theatre Technology Conference on theatre’s power to evoke empathy.

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Events

Fall Acting Project
Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018

The Seagull

First-, second-, and third-year actors employ skills from class in rehearsal and performance of a modern classic or contemporary work of challenging dimension with directors from among their faculty and professionals in the field.

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.