News from On and Off York Street

Alan C. Edwards
July 29, 2020

Alan C. Edwards (’11) Expands Teaching Role at Yale School of Drama

Edwards has become a full-time Lecturer in Design and Lighting Design Advisor at Yale Repertory Theatre.

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Michael Yeargan
July 29, 2020

Michael Yeargan (’73) Named Oenslager Professor in the Practice

This chair honors the late Donald M. Oenslager, who was the first Chair of the Design Department, teaching from 1925-1970.

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Ming Cho Lee
May 18, 2020

2020 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Conferred to Ming Cho Lee

The 2020 honorary degree was conferred by Yale University President Peter Salovey for Lee’s prolific influence on theater design.

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COVID Masks
April 16, 2020

For Yale School of Drama, Mask-Making Takes on New Meaning

Members of the School of Drama’s costume and scene shops are putting their talents to use by making masks and face shields for local health facilities.

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Evan Anderson
February 14, 2020

Evan Anderson (’20) Receives 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship

The Burry Fredrik Foundation has announced lighting designer Evan C. Anderson as the recipient of the 2020 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship.

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2019 KOI-USA Winners Revealed
November 25, 2019

Wendall K. Harrington (Faculty) Wins Paky Lifetime Recognition Award

Harrington, a ground-breaking projection designer was hailed “the godmother of all projectors” by John Simon in New York magazine.

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Toni Leslie James
November 21, 2019

Toni-Leslie James (Faculty) Learns From Every Job

“Teaching has absolutely made me a better designer in every aspect. I understand my process now in a completely different way, once I started to teach it.”

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Read to Me
October 21, 2019

‘Read to Me’ by Brendan Pelsue (’16) premieres at Portland Stage Company

The play will be directed by Rory Pelsue (’18) and features costume design by Cole McCarty (’18) and sound by Kathy Ruvuna (’19).

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GRADUATE SCHOOL TRAINING FOR DESIGN/TECH/STAGE MANAGEMENT
September 19, 2019

School of Drama to Partner on Design/Tech/Stage Management Event

The October 4 event in Los Angeles is a collaboration among the School, East Los Angeles College Theatre Arts Department, and Center Theatre Group.

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Jane Greenwood
September 6, 2019

Jane Greenwood (Faculty) to Receive Ming Cho Lee Award

The legendary designer and teacher will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Henry Hewes Design Awards.

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