Alumni Newsletter

September 2020 Issue

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Celebrating Black Excellence on Broadway
David Geffen School of Drama at Yale Represents at the Inaugural Antonyo Awards.

All Smiles
Bess Wohl ’02, ART ’99
wins inaugural Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize.

Emmy Nods and Wins
DGSD alumni snag 13 nominations and three wins at the Emmys.

On York Street

Tuesdays with Florie
Will Gaines ’22
checks in with Florie Seery, new Associate Dean/Managing Director.

Setting a New Table
Faith Zamblé ’23 talks with the 2020 Yale Summer Cabaret team about the transformation of their season.

Back to the Future
Theater magazine at 50—past, present, and future.

Off York Street

The Political Stage
Jabari Brisport ’14
, who studied Acting at David Geffen School of Drama, is running for State Senate in New York’s 25th District.

In a Flash
Mark Blankenship’s ’05
The Flashpaper is a new journal for theater artists and audiences.

Flip the Script
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris ’19 is changing the landscape of new play development.


Joan Channick ’89 Remembers Margaret Holloway ’80
Joan Channick ’89 (Faculty)
remembers her friend Margaret Holloway ’80, “The Shakespeare Lady,” whose storied life was tragically cut short by COVID-19.

Stay Connected

Alumni Notes!
Erin C. Buckley ’06
is thrilled to announce that her short-form digital series, Platonic, is now available for streaming exclusively on YouTube. Pornchanok Kanchanabanca ’16 and Rasean Davonte Johnson ’16 have a new design assistant, Déla Kandasanaa Johnson. Regina Bain ’01, YC ’98 is the new Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

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Yale School of Drama David Geffen School of Drama
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
P.O. Box 208224
222 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8325


ON & OFF YORK STREET is a publication of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.

Deborah S. Berman, Editor and Director of Development and Alumni Affairs

Catherine Sheehy ’92, DFA ’99, Senior Associate Editor

Casey Grambo, Managing Editor

Leonard Sorcher, Contributing Editor

Contributors: Joan Channick ’89, Tom Sellar ’97, DFA ’03, Will Gaines ’22, and Faith Zamblé ’23