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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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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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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Henry Winkler ('70)
January 11, 2019

It’s a Cool Time to Be Henry Winkler

“It’s pretty amazing to be at this moment in my life,” says Winkler  (’70), who is gaining awards acclaim for his new series, Barry.

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Bronte England-Nelson ('17)
January 9, 2019

Bronte England-Nelson (’17) Stars in ‘Kleptocracy’ at Arena Stage

England-Nelson describes how her training at Yale School of Drama helped prepare her for evolving scripts.

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If Pretty Hurts ...
January 4, 2019

‘If Pretty Hurts …’ by Tori Sampson (’17) to premiere at Playwrights Horizons

Directed by Leah C. Gardiner (’96), the 2017 Carlotta Festival-developed play features a wealth of YSD talent.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ('15)
January 2, 2019

How Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (’15) Found a Community of Actors

The Aquaman star credits finding his footing in Hollywood to a community of black actors he met while at YSD.

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Winston Duke ('13)
December 21, 2018

‘Black Panther’s’ Winston Duke (’13) on ‘Praying for Work’ (and Much More)

Duke, who made his feature film debut in Black Panther, had quite a year.

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