News from On and Off York Street

Maulik Pancholy
October 4, 2019

Actor Maulik Pancholy (’03) Debuts Pro-LGBT Children’s Novel

The Best at It tells the story of Rahul Kapoor who is taunted by the neighborhood bully and struggles with his crush on a football player.

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Emily Trask
September 27, 2019

Emily Trask (’11) Named Literary Manager at Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Already a Resident Artist, the actor will assume additional duties including season planning, mentoring students, and managing playwright relationships.

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Tony Shalhoub ('80)
September 23, 2019

Tony Shalhoub (’80) Wins Emmy for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

The Emmy, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, is Shalhoub’s fourth, with the others coming for his title role in Monk.

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Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira
September 16, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o (’12) and Danai Gurira Reunite for HBO Max Series ‘Americanah’

HBO Max announced that Gurira is on board to write the pilot and and will serve as showrunner for the 10-episode series starring Nyong’o.

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Lance Reddick
August 26, 2019

Lance Reddick (’94) on ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and Classmate Paul Giamatti (’94)

Reddick reflects on working extra hard in school, while his classmate was “just the star the first day of class.”

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Gamal Palmer ('08)
August 21, 2019

Gamal Palmer (’08) on Being Black, Gay, and Jewish in America

In an LGBTQ&A podcast, Palmer says he has just now begun to feel comfortable voicing his blackness in Jewish spaces.

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Louisa Jacobson
August 2, 2019

Louisa Jacobson (’19) to Play Juliet in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Old Globe Theater

The Shakespeare play will open on August 17 at Old Globe Theater in San Diego and close September 15.

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Ato Blankson-Wood
July 26, 2019

Ato Blankson-Wood (’15) on Playing a ‘Queer African’ in ‘The Rolling Stone’

“I wanted to play a queer African person…” said Blankson-Wood. “That’s a lot of my lived experience and I wanted to bring that to the stage.”

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Joby Earle
June 17, 2019

Joby Earle (’10) Talks ‘Indecent’ and His Portrayal of Sholem Asch

Earle discusses his role in the Yale-commissioned play at the Ahmanson Theatre and his fond memories of Yale School of Drama.

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Tiffany Rachelle Stewart
June 17, 2019

Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (’07) Takes on Roles of Strong, Real Women

Stewart is getting set to appear as Elsie in Dominique Morrison’s Mud Row, a new play inspired by an area in the East End of West Chester, PA.

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