News from On and Off York Street

Alex Lubischer
August 15, 2019

Alex Lubischer (’19) Joins Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit

The residency, partnered with Chicago Dramatists, culminates in a public staged reading of each of the four writer’s new plays in Summer 2020.

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Kim Powers, Roy Steinberg, Sally Mayes
August 7, 2019

Playwright Kim Powers (’84) Brings Together Yale School of Drama Alumni for ‘Sidekicked’

The new play is directed by Roy Steinberg (’78) and features costumes by Jess Goldstein (’78, Former Faculty).

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Louisa Jacobson
August 2, 2019

Louisa Jacobson (’19) to Play Juliet in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Old Globe Theater

The Shakespeare play will open on August 17 at Old Globe Theater in San Diego and close September 15.

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Terrence Dwyer ('88)
July 31, 2019

Terrence Dwyer (’88) Named McCallum Theatre’s President and CEO

Dwyer most recently served as president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, a position he held for 13 years.

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Ato Blankson-Wood
July 26, 2019

Ato Blankson-Wood (’15) on Playing a ‘Queer African’ in ‘The Rolling Stone’

“I wanted to play a queer African person…” said Blankson-Wood. “That’s a lot of my lived experience and I wanted to bring that to the stage.”

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Catherine Zuber
July 26, 2019

‘Moulin Rouge!’ Costume Designer Catherine Zuber (’84) Talks Bringing Glamour to Life

Zuber, 14-time Tony nominee, describes where she gets her inspiration in designing for the Moulin Rouge! musical.

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Sarah Williams
July 18, 2019

Sarah Williams (’15) Named Managing Director of Cal Shakes

“Sarah’s experience, acumen, and leadership abilities will be essential as we build our community and educational programs in the East Bay…” said board president Kate Stechschulte.

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David J. Roberts
July 18, 2019

David J. Roberts (Faculty, ’08) to lead 651 ARTS

651 ARTS, Brooklyn’s premier organization for the African Diasporic arts, announced that Roberts will start as Executive Director in August 2019.

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Slave Play
July 18, 2019

‘Slave Play’ by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) to Make Broadway Debut

New York Times calls his play, opening October 6, a “provocative exploration of race relations and sexuality.”

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Noah Diaz
July 3, 2019

‘Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally’ by Noah Diaz (’20) to Debut in February

The world premiere is being co-produced by The Sol Project, Baltimore Center Stage, and Playwrights Realm.

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