News from On and Off York Street

Jacob Santos and Dede Ayite
October 25, 2021

Jacob Santos (’24) Talks Clothes with Dede Ayite (’11)

The current theater manager recently interviewed the two-time Tony-nominated costume designer.

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Shaminda Amarakoon Headshot
October 22, 2021

How to Be an Antiracist Theatremaker

Shaminda Amarakoon, TD&P Chair, and four other producers talk about what they do and the power they hold to make change.

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Lileana Blain-Cruz
October 21, 2021

Lileana Blain-Cruz, Teo Castellanos Among 2021 Doris Duke Artists

Faculty member and Resident Director Lileana Blain Cruz named 2021 Doris Duke Artist.

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Toni-Leslie James
October 21, 2021

Toni-Leslie James to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor

Our Co-Chair of Design will receive a Ming Cho Lee Award for Lifetime Achievement in Design at the 57th annual Henry Hewes Design Awards.

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Amauta Firmino
October 21, 2021

The Dramaturg’s Perspective: A Conversation with Amauta Firmino (’19)

Firmino, who dramaturged SLAVE PLAY from the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival through its Broadway run, discusses his role in playmaking.

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David Bruin
October 13, 2021

David Bruin (’16, D.F.A. ’21) Named Executive Artistic Director

Celebration Barn Theater announced Bruin’s appointment leading into their 50th Anniversary Season.

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Tony Awards logo
October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Tony-Winning Alumni!

Actors Andrew Burnap (’16) and David Alan Grier (’81), and designers Derek McLane (’84) and Catherine Zuber (’84) won in their categories.

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Lileana Blain-Cruz
September 30, 2021

Lileana Blain-Cruz (’12, Faculty) Will Direct THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

The Broadway revival includes designs by Montana Levi-Blanco (’15), Yi Zhao (’12), Adam Rigg, Palmer Hefferan, and Hannah Wasilwski (’13).

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A scene from Slave Play by Jeremy O'Harris
September 29, 2021

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (’18) Joins the Cast of Broadway’s SLAVE PLAY

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris (’19) wrote the role with Crowe-Legacy in mind, which she first performed at the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival.

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Alex Vermillion
September 24, 2021

Alex Vermillion (’20) Joins Staff of Play On Shakespeare

Vermillion is the PR & Digital Content Writer for the organization, which makes Shakespeare accessible through translation and adaptation.

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