News from On and Off York Street

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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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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Garrett Allen ('24) and Brittany Bland ('19)
February 24, 2021

Garrett Allen (’24) and Brittany Bland (’19) Join NEXUS Initiative

New York Stage and Film is providing 20 selected artists in the initiative with resources to explore new ways to tell stories.

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Wendall K. Harrington
February 15, 2021

“I don’t stay in my lane.”

Wendall Harrington (Faculty) discusses her approach to designing and teaching projections in Stage Directions Magazine.

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Moulin Rouge, Scenic Designer: Derek McLane
January 6, 2021

Inside This Season’s Tony-Nominated Scenic Designs

These impressive designs include the work of Riccardo Hernandez (’92, Faculty) and Derek McLane (’84).

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Katia Carranza, a Miami City Ballet principal, will dance the role of the Sugarplum Fairy.
December 18, 2020

Miami City Ballet Adapts “The Nutcracker” for Outdoor Performance

Wendall K. Harrington (Faculty) suggested that the company put on a ‘Nutcracker’ for 2020. “We need a little Christmas, as the song goes.”

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December 2, 2020

Design Faculty Receive 2020 “Viv” Awards from AUDELCO

Alan C. Edwards (’11) and Toni-Leslie James received awards for their lighting and costume design during a virtual ceremony.

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