News from On and Off York Street

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 A. 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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Lileana Blain-Cruz
August 4, 2020

Lileana Blain-Cruz (’12) Joins Full-Time Faculty

Lileana, who has been teaching since 2018, is now Lecturer in Directing and Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre.

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Alan C. Edwards
July 29, 2020

Alan C. Edwards (’11) Expands Teaching Role at Yale School of Drama

Edwards has become a full-time Lecturer in Design and Lighting Design Advisor at Yale Repertory Theatre.

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Michael Yeargan
July 29, 2020

Michael Yeargan (’73) Named Oenslager Professor in the Practice

This chair honors the late Donald M. Oenslager, who was the first Chair of the Design Department, teaching from 1925-1970.

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