News from On and Off York Street

Alan C. Edwards
October 20, 2020

“You can’t give the audience everything.”

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

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Elisa Spencer Kaplan
October 20, 2020

Elisa Spencer-Kaplan (’05) Named Managing Director of Garden Theater

Spencer-Kaplan will officially begin on Nov. 1, with an initial focus on continuing and evolving the theater’s COVID-19 safety practice.

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Yale School of Drama
September 29, 2020

Announcing New and Promoted Faculty for 2020–21 Academic Year

“It is thrilling to welcome more than a dozen field-leading professionals to our community,” said Dean James Bundy.

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Regina Bain
September 11, 2020

Regina Bain (’01, YC ’98) to lead The Louis Armstrong House Museum

As Executive Director, Bain will lead the building’s restoration, new virtual programming, and expanded community engagement efforts.

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Riccardo Hernandez
September 11, 2020

Riccardo Hernandez (’92) Promoted to Associate Professor Adjunct

Hernández, who has been teaching full-time at the School since 2017, will also continue in his role as Set Design Advisor at Yale Rep.

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Noah Diaz
September 9, 2020

Noah Diaz (’20) in Audible’s Emerging Playwrights Fund Class

Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices to millions of listeners.

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Lisa Porter and Narda E. Alcorn
September 8, 2020

Narda E. Alcorn and Lisa Porter Commit to Anti-Racist Stage Management

Alcorn (’95, Chair of Stage Management), and Porter (’95, Head of Stage Management at UCSD) co-wrote this essay for HowlRound.

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Lauren E. Banks
September 8, 2020

Lauren E. Banks (’17) Urges, “It’s Go Time.”

The actor shared this firsthand account of protesting with social justice organization Until Freedom in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Dennie Gordon
September 8, 2020

Dennie Gordon (’78) Joins Creative Content Company Chromista

Gordon was one of the first women to graduate from the School with an M.F.A. in Directing.

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Nicole M. Brewer
August 11, 2020

Nicole M. Brewer Joins Acting Faculty

An actor, director, educator, and activist, Nicole is a leader in the movement to develop anti-racist theater practice.

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