News from On and Off York Street

Bill Connington (Faculty) and Leenya Rideout in LOVE, REPEAT
January 14, 2021

Indie Romantic Comedy ‘Love, Repeat’ Available to Stream

The new film was written by and stars Bill Connington (Faculty) and features Chalia La Tour (’16).

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Robin Miles
January 6, 2021

Robin Mills (’94, B.A. ’86) May Be the Voice of Your Audio Books

“What I’m known for is nuanced storytelling… I’ve got that Yale Drama background,” says Mills.

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Ratatouille Musical
December 18, 2020

Michael Breslin (’19), Patrick Foley (’18) Adapt Ratatouille Musical

Breslin and Foley joined the creative team of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, a TodayTix streaming event benefitting The Actors Fund.

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Carmen Morgan
December 7, 2020

Carmen Morgan (Faculty) Named A 2020 Paul Robeson Award Recipient

This is the only award given jointly by the Actors’ Equity Association and Actors’ Equity Foundation.

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Courtney Jamison
November 30, 2020

Courtney Jamison (’18) Named Inaugural Artivism Fellow

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition fellowship was created to support artist-activists using their talents to have an impact on the world.

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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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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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