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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

Kate Tarker ('14)

Wilma Theater Commissions Play by Kate Tarker (’14)

The world premiere of Tarker’s Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man is April 23 – May 12.

Christopher Ross-Ewart

Christopher Ross-Ewart (’17) Brings Hook & Eye Sound Design to The Flea

Hook & Eye Theater is coming to The Flea with three brand new ideas on showcase.

Jackie Sibblies Drury

Jackie Sibblies Drury (Faculty) Awarded 2019 Pulitzer Prize for ‘Fairview’

The production, directed by Sarah Benson with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, will return to the New York stage beginning June 2.

Shadi Ghaheri ('18)

Shadi Ghaheri (’18) to Co-Curate Independent Contemporary Iranian Artists Festival

The first Emruz Festival aims to illuminate the daring works of emerging international Iranian Artists.

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Events

The Peter Jay SharpTheater
Apr 29, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019

Actor Showcase — New York

The Class of 2019 Actor Showcase (limited to industry professionals).

Carlotta Festival of New Plays
May 08, 2019 - May 14, 2019

YELL: a “documentary” of my time here

Tickets now on sale.