News from On and Off York Street

Winston Duke
April 11, 2019

Winston Duke (’13) Says He and Lupita Nyong’o (’12) Were ‘Dorks’ at YSD

During a recent interview, Duke says the two weren’t always as polished as they now appear to be.

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Patricia Clarkson ('85)
March 30, 2019

Patricia Clarkson (’85): ‘I wanted to be one of the great theatrical thespians’

The versatile actor on her love of theatre and playing an androgynous cop in Out of Blue.

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Winston Duke ('13) and Lupita Nyong'o ('12)
March 22, 2019

Winston Duke (’13) on Reuniting with Lupita Nyong’o (’12) and Role Inspiration for ‘Us’

“You could see the couple in them who would want to be together, so the chemistry is just on,” said director Jordan Peele.

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Julian Elijah Martinez ('16)
March 5, 2019

Julian Elijah Martinez (’16) Cast in ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’

Martinez will portray Mitchell “Divine” Diggs as a regular on the upcoming series on Hulu.

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BLCK - Botha and Crowe-Legacy
March 5, 2019

‘BLKS’ Cast Includes Marié Botha and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (’18)

The MCC Theater production also features costume design by Dede Ayite (’11) and sound design by Palmer Hefferan (’13).

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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 Artist 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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