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An Extraordinary and Unprecedented Gift from David Geffen

Yale University has announced a gift of $150 million from the David Geffen Foundation in support of the School of Drama.

This extraordinary and unprecedented gift ensures that from this day forward, in perpetuity, full-time students in degree and certificate programs will receive 100% tuition remission, beginning with the 2021–22 academic year. These programs are now, and always will be, “tuition free.”

In celebration of this gift, the largest in the history of the American theater, Yale School of Drama is now the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.

About the Gift

About David Geffen

 

 

Our Mission

David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders in the practice of every theatrical discipline, making art to inspire joy, empathy, and understanding in the world.

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OUR CORE VALUES:

Artistry

We expand knowledge to nurture creativity and imaginative expression embracing the complexity of the human spirit.

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OUR CORE VALUES:

Belonging

We put people first, centering well-being, inclusion, and equity for theater makers and audiences through anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.

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OUR CORE VALUES:

Collaboration

We build our collective work on a foundation of mutual respect, prizing the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.

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OUR CORE VALUES:

Discovery

We wrestle with compelling issues of our time. Energized by curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor, we challenge ourselves to risk and learn from failure and vulnerability.

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On and Off York Street

Camilla Tassi ’22 Named 2022 Burry Fredrik Design Fellow

Foundation promotes the development of new work and the fiscal health of professional theaters in Connecticut.

Marc Robinson

Marc Robinson ’90 MFA, ’92 DFA Appointed Malcolm G. Chace ’56 Professor

Robinson teaches courses on the American avant-garde, modern American drama, contemporary performance in the US and UK, and critical writing.

Armando Huipe

Skylight Theatre Company Welcomes Armando Huipe (’19) as New Executive Director

Prior to joining the Skylight team, Armando developed extensive leadership skills while working as an independent arts management consultant.

James Bundy

James Bundy Reappointed Dean

“[His] creativity and vision have supported advances in both drama education and practice and positioned Yale for leadership in the field.”

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Events

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May 14, 2022 - May 19, 2022

Affinity

Restless and bereft in Victorian England, Margaret Prior finds herself at Millbank Women’s Prison as a “lady visitor.” With a furtive flash of violet, one prisoner catches her eye. Soon, Margaret’s world spins wildly out of control as she is pulled into Selina’s spiritualist orbit and finds herself entranced by a new language of séances and queer influences. Part romance, part ghost story, Affinity examines one woman’s quest for connection, liberty, and even love, in a straight-laced society.