News from On and Off York Street

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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Audelco
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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Ming Cho Lee
October 26, 2020

Ming Cho Lee, 1930–2020

The Donald M. Oenslager Professor in the Practice of Design Emeritus, died of natural causes at the age of 90 on October 23.

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Alan C. Edwards
October 20, 2020

“You can’t give the audience everything.”

Alan C. Edwards (’11, Faculty) was interviewed by Jonathan Boos Gallery for the gallery’s American Art Fair Online 2020 presentation, inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s painting Makeup (Dressing Room).

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Yale School of Drama
September 29, 2020

Announcing New and Promoted Faculty for 2020–21 Academic Year

“It is thrilling to welcome more than a dozen field-leading professionals to our community,” said Dean James Bundy.

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Riccardo Hernandez
September 11, 2020

Riccardo Hernandez (’92) Promoted to Associate Professor Adjunct

Hernández, who has been teaching full-time at the School since 2017, will also continue in his role as Set Design Advisor at Yale Rep.

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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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