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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

Mary Hunter

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.

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

Ted Ohl ('77)

Ted Ohl (’77) Joins Schuler Shook as Principal and Leader of New York Office

Ohl’s extensive career in the theater industry has included many new and renovated performance venues in New York and across the country.

Maulik Pancholy

Actor Maulik Pancholy (’03) Debuts Pro-LGBT Children’s Novel

The Best at It tells the story of Rahul Kapoor who is taunted by the neighborhood bully and struggles with his crush on a football player.

Victoria Nolan

After 27 Years, Victoria Nolan Stepping Down from Yale Posts

The longtime deputy dean and professor at Yale School of Drama, who also served as Yale Rep’s managing director, will end her tenure next June.

Emily Trask

Emily Trask (’11) Named Literary Manager at Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Already a Resident Artist, the actor will assume additional duties including season planning, mentoring students, and managing playwright relationships.

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Events

University Theatre, 222 York Street. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2018.
Oct 18, 2019

School of Drama Visitor Days

Please join us in New Haven for one of our Visitor Days. Optional Visitor Days offer prospective students the opportunity to meet the dean, talk with faculty and students, see a production, and tour the campus.

Mr. Burns
Oct 26, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019

Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns is an incisive dark comedy about the commercialization of art, the human impulse for storytelling, and what’s left when everything else has been destroyed.