News from On and Off York Street

Beth Morrison
November 18, 2020

Beth Morrison (’05, Faculty) Named Artist of the Year by Musical America

The 2021 Agents of Change were chosen for their contributions to the performing arts during this challenging year.

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Encompass Collective
November 16, 2020

Yale School of Drama Alumni Launch ‘Encompass Collective’

The program is led by Francesca Fernandez McKenzie (’18), Julian Elijah Martinez (’16), Sohina Sidhu (’19) and Jenelle Chu (’16).

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Jabari Brisport
November 6, 2020

Jabari Brisport (Acting, ’14) Elected to NY State Senate

Brisport, New York’s first openly gay Black state legislator, was interviewed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in September.

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artEquity logo
November 5, 2020

Inaugural BIPOC Leadership Circle Announced

artEquity launches the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Leadership Circle in partnership with Yale School of Drama.

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Cynthia Santos DeCure
November 3, 2020

Cynthia Santos-DeCure (Faculty) a Leader in Vocal Training Progress

DeCure, the first person of color to be certified in Knight Thompson Speechwork, advocates for attention to all linguistic identities.

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Yahya Abdul Mateen II
November 3, 2020

Emmy Winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (’15) Senses His Responsibility

“I’d like to keep that same sense of joy, but also add a mission, another layer of responsibility to tell stories that need to be told.”

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Sydney Lemmon
October 30, 2020

Sydney Lemmon (’17) Commands as lead in Hulu’s “Helstrom”

Lemmon has also had impressive guest appearances on “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Succession.”

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Moses Ingram
October 30, 2020

“I’m wearing my skin. We can’t act like it’s not there.”

Moses Ingram (’19) makes an impressive screen debut in the Netflix limited series ‘The Queen’s Gambit.’

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Ming Cho Lee
October 26, 2020

Ming Cho Lee, 1930–2020

The Donald M. Oenslager Professor in the Practice of Design Emeritus, died of natural causes at the age of 90 on October 23.

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Alan C. Edwards
October 20, 2020

“You can’t give the audience everything.”

Alan C. Edwards (’11, Faculty) was interviewed by Jonathan Boos Gallery for the gallery’s American Art Fair Online 2020 presentation, inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s painting Makeup (Dressing Room).

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