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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

Holiday Box Office Hours

Yale Rep Box Office Holiday Hours

Monday, 11/19–Wednesday, 11/21: 10AM–5PM
Thursday, 11/22–Sunday, 11/25: Closed

Sara Holdren

Sara Holdren (’15) Named Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford

The Academy combines rigorous training and ensemble collaboration to perform two Shakespeare plays at the American Festival Shakespeare Theater.

Tobin Showcase

Yale Teams in Finals of Director-Designer Showcase

School of Drama finalists are Haydee Zelideth and Yana Birÿkova (’17); Shadi Ghaheri (’18); John Bondi-Ernoehazy, Mika Eubanks, Samuel Kwan Chi Chan, and Yaara Bar (’19).

Christopher Durang ('74)

Eclipse Theatre Company to Feature Works of Christopher Durang (’74)

Eclipse plans to explore the range of Durang’s canon with three full productions, readings, and public events focused on the playwright and his works.

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Events

Langston Hughes Festival
Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 05, 2018

Langston Hughes Festival

Blues for Miss Lucille; Rock Egg Spoon; Shoot Her,Shooter performed in rotating repertory.

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.