News from On and Off York Street

Tony Awards logo
October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Tony-Winning Alumni!

Actors Andrew Burnap (’16) and David Alan Grier (’81), and designers Derek McLane (’84) and Catherine Zuber (’84) won in their categories.

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Lileana Blain-Cruz
September 30, 2021

Lileana Blain-Cruz (’12, Faculty) Will Direct THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

The Broadway revival includes designs by Montana Levi-Blanco (’15), Yi Zhao (’12), Adam Rigg, Palmer Hefferan, and Hannah Wasilwski (’13).

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San Diego Opera
August 16, 2021

OperaHack 2.0 Winning Proposals Announced

Camilla Tassi (’22) and John Horzen (’24) collaborated on the winning proposal, MusiCue, a design cue process automator.

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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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Danianne Mizzy
May 14, 2021

Danianne Mizzy (’86) Named Dean of Library Services at Montclair State

Mizzy will assume her new role at the end of July.

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Toni Leslie-James and Riccardo Hernandez
April 7, 2021

Toni-Leslie James and Riccardo Hernández to be Co-Chairs of Design

The Design Departments’ reorganized leadership model will begin rotating the positions of Chairs on renewable three-year terms.

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Mikaal Sulaiman
April 7, 2021

Mikaal Sulaiman Appointed Head of Sound Design Concentration

Sulaiman will begin his appointment as Assistant Professor and Head of the Sound Design Concentration full-time on July 1.

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Picture of Earth with sound waves going across
March 8, 2021

REST by Frederick Kennedy (’18) is a Meditation on Audio Reduction

The 16-minute piece, voiced by Emily Reilly (’13) and Hugh Farrell (’15) was inspired by reports of noise reduction during the pandemic.

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Costumes designed by Dede Ayite in SLAVE PLAY.
March 5, 2021

Dede Ayite’s (’11) Costumes Always ‘Build Up Layers’

Ayite has been nominated for Tony Awards for both ‘A Soldier’s Tale’ and ‘Slave Play.’

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Yale Schwarzman Center
March 2, 2021

Yale Schwarzman Center Launches Original Series

The 16-episode series, Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World, features work by several School of Drama collaborators.

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