News from On and Off York Street

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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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'Lego Harry Potter and the Transgender Witch' includes many alumni collaborators, and was co-created by Logan Ellis ('20).
March 12, 2021

Webseries Combines Childhood Comforts with Criticism

‘Lego Harry Potter and the Transgender Witch’ includes many alumni collaborators, and was co-created by Logan Ellis (’20).

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May Adrales
March 12, 2021

May Adrales (’06) Named Artistic Director of the Lark

Adrales will “build on programs and processes she helped create a decade ago,” said former Artistic Director John Clinton Eisner.

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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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Danilo Gambini
February 15, 2021

Danilo Gambini (’20) Receives International Theatremakers Award

The Playwrights Realm’s inaugural awardees will receive free legal assistance for the O-1B Artist Visa process.

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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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Dennie Gordon
September 8, 2020

Dennie Gordon (’78) Joins Creative Content Company Chromista

Gordon was one of the first women to graduate from the School with an M.F.A. in Directing.

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Lileana Blain-Cruz
August 4, 2020

Lileana Blain-Cruz (’12) Joins Full-Time Faculty

Lileana, who has been teaching since 2018, is now Lecturer in Directing and Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre.

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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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Annie Dorsen ('00)
September 26, 2019

Director Annie Dorsen (’00) Awarded MacArthur Fellowship for ‘Algorithmic Theater’

The foundation awards grants to individuals with a “track record of significant achievement and manifest promise for important future advances.”

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