September 2020 Issue
Celebrating Black Excellence on Broadway
David Geffen School of Drama at Yale Represents at the Inaugural Antonyo Awards.
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.
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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|David Geffen School of Drama
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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