M.F.A. and Certificate
Graduate professional training in every theatrical discipline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We dedicate our best selves to both training and practice, holding ourselves accountable for a safe, sound, and respectful workplace, animated by good will.
Bassett spoke about her inspiring career journey during the Hollywood Confidential L.A. panel series.
The award-winning work by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) includes Drama School actors, sound designer and dramaturg.
The film tells the story of a couple who attempt to have a child by any means necessary.
Lee (Design Faculty), the first recipient of the award, is also a member of the Theater Hall of Fame and holds five honorary degrees.