News from On and Off York Street

Lupita Nyong'o ('12)
February 12, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o (’12) a ‘Gracious Role Model for Our Times’

The Academy Award-winning actress discusses storytelling, self-acceptance and Get Out director Jordan Peele’s new film, Us.

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Edmund Donovan ('17)
February 11, 2019

Edmund Donovan (’17) Wins Clive Barnes Award

Donovan was honored with this year’s Theater Aritst Award for his work in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s Lewiston/Clarkston.

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High Flying Bird
February 7, 2019

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘High Flying Bird’ Airing on Netflix

The Playwriting Chair’s script is called “idiomatic and poetic in its cadences and pleasingly serpentine in its structure.”

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Montana Levi Blanco ('15)
February 7, 2019

Montana Levi Blanco (’15) is a Costume Designer with Low Budgets and High Style

Blanco is currently designing Daddy by Jeremy O. Harris (Playwriting ’19) at the Vineyard Theater.

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Winston Duke ('13)
February 5, 2019

Winston Duke (’13) Addresses Issues of Representation, Fighting for Your Dreams

Duke spoke at the University of South Florida as part of Black Heritage Month and the University Lecture Series.

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Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
January 24, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury (Faculty) and Martyna Majok (’12) Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The winner will be announced on March 4 at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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Mike Donahue ('08)
January 16, 2019

Mike Donahue (’08) Directing Josh Harmon’s Satire on White Liberal Privilege

Admissions, playing at Studio Theatre in Washingon, D.C., offers a no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney
January 15, 2019

How Tarell Alvin McCraney Moved from ‘Moonlight’ to Broadway — and Beyond

His play Choir Boy just opened. His next film will air on Netflix. What ties his work together? Plumbing the depths of black beauty and grief.

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Jessy Yates ('21)
January 15, 2019

Jessy Yates ’21 Receives $50,000 Scholarship and Living Stipend

New partnership between the Ruderman Family Foundation and Yale School of Drama supports training of actors with disabilities.

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Stephanie Osin Cohen '19
January 15, 2019

Stephanie Osin Cohen Named 2019 Burry Fredrik Design Fellow

Scenic Designer will receive $25,000 prize.

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