News from On and Off York Street

Mike Donahue ('08)
January 16, 2019

Mike Donahue (’08) Directing Josh Harmon’s Satire on White Liberal Privilege

Admissions, playing at Studio Theatre in Washingon, D.C., offers a no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness.

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If Pretty Hurts ...
January 4, 2019

‘If Pretty Hurts …’ by Tori Sampson (’17) to premiere at Playwrights Horizons

Directed by Leah C. Gardiner (’96), the 2017 Carlotta Festival-developed play features a wealth of YSD talent.

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December 3, 2018

Donald T. Sanders (’69) to Direct Off-Boadway Premiere of ‘Maestro’

Maestro brings to life the story of conductor Arturo Toscanini, who bravely opposed Fascism in Italy and America.

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Sara Holdren
November 19, 2018

Sara Holdren (’15) Named Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford

The Academy combines rigorous training and ensemble collaboration to perform two Shakespeare plays at the American Festival Shakespeare Theater.

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Tobin Showcase
November 14, 2018

Yale Teams in Finals of Director-Designer Showcase

School of Drama finalists are Haydee Zelideth and Yana Birÿkova (’17); Shadi Ghaheri (’18); John Bondi-Ernoehazy, Mika Eubanks, Samuel Kwan Chi Chan, and Yaara Bar (’19).

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Kate Tarker and Lileana Blain-Cruz
September 13, 2018

Kate Tarker (’14) takes ‘Thunderbodies’ to Soho Rep

The play, which premiered during the 2014 Carlotta Festival of New Plays, will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (’11).

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Make Believe
August 27, 2018

Jackson Gay (’02) Directs New Play by Bess Wohl (’02) at Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage is opening its season with Wohl’s new play about latchkey kids of the ‘80s and what they’re like when they grow up.

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Elizabeth Dinkova
August 23, 2018

Elizabeth Dinkova (’17) to Direct ‘The Seagull’ At Serenbe Playhouse

The School of Drama M.F.A. graduate and Alliance Directing Fellow also adapted the classic Chekhov work.

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Evanston Salt Costs Climbing
August 2, 2018

World Premiere of ‘Evanston Salt Costs Climbing’ Features an All-Yale Design Team

The production will be directed by Dustin Wills (’14) and features scenic design by Jean Kim (’16), costume design by Seth Bodie (’14), lighting design by Masha Tsmiring (’13), sound design by Tyler Keiffer (’15), and projection design by Nicholas Hussong (’15).

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Louisa Proske
July 26, 2018

Louisa Proske (’12) Wins Princess Grace Award

The director was received the Theater Fellowship, 2018, Robert and Gloria Hausman Theater Award.

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