News from On and Off York Street

Abubakr Ali
July 20, 2021

Abubakr Ali (’19) Joins Cast of Billy Porter’s ‘What If?’

Ali will star alongside Renee Elise Goldsberry and Eva Reign in Porter’s feature directorial debut.

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David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo
June 30, 2021

An Extraordinary and Unprecedented Gift from David Geffen

The gift of $150 million ensures that from this day forward, in perpetuity, the School is tuition-free.

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Sydney Lemmon
June 29, 2021

Sydney Lemmon (’17) Joins Cast of ‘Firestarter’

Lemmon will play the mother of a child with pyrokinetic abilities in the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

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Molly Bernard
June 23, 2021

Molly Bernard (’13) Says Goodbye to ‘Younger’

Cast in the pilot shortly after graduating, Bernard grew into adulthood with her character, Lauren Heller.

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Stella Baker
June 22, 2021

Stella Baker (’18) leads CW series ‘The Republic of Sarah’

Baker and showrunner Jeffrey King fought to create “a flawed protagonist who can make mistakes.”

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James Cusati-Moyer
April 15, 2021

James Cusati-Moyer (’15) Joins Cast of ‘Black Adam’

The DC film starring Dwayne Johnson will be released in the summer of 2022.

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April 13, 2021

Tamilla Woodard (’02) Appointed Chair of Acting

Woodard’s five-year term as Chair and Resident Director at Yale Rep officially begins on July 1, 2021.

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Adrienne Wells
April 12, 2021

Adrienne Wells (’20) Joins Cast of Showtime’s Black Monday

Wells will play a talented young entrepreneur alongside Don Cheadle in the series set in 1980’s Wall Street.

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Moses Ingram
March 30, 2021

Moses Ingram (’19) Joins Cast of Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

The show will center on Obi-Wan, played by Ewan MacGregor, in the years following the fall of Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen).

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Lauren E. Banks in 'City On A Hill'
March 29, 2021

Lauren E. Banks (’17) Joins the Cast of Showtime’s ‘City On A Hill’

Banks will play a private attorney opposite Aldis Hodge and Kevin Bacon.

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