News from On and Off York Street

Shadi Ghaheri ('18)
April 15, 2019

Shadi Ghaheri (’18) to Co-Curate Independent Contemporary Iranian Artists Festival

The first Emruz Festival aims to illuminate the daring works of emerging international Iranian Artists.

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Kevin Hourigan ('17)
April 12, 2019

Kevin Hourigan’s ‘Streetcar’ to Feature First Genderqueer Blanche DuBois

Hourigan (’17) will direct the groundbreaking limited-run production of A Streetcar Named Desire May 7 – 25 at MISTER ROGERS in Brooklyn.

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May Adrales '06
March 16, 2019

Meet May Adrales (’06), Milwaukee Rep’s Associate Artistic Director

Adrales is this year’s recipient of the Josephine Abady Award, which recognizes a theatre artist who has created work of cultural diversity.

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Anna D. Shapiro '93
March 13, 2019

Anna D. Shapiro (’93) to Direct ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical

The Tony Award-winner will direct the upcoming musical with music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub, and book by Paul Rudnick.

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Chris Betts ('21)
March 4, 2019

Chris Betts (’21) Receives 2019 Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship

The fellowship program assists in the transition from the classroom to a lifelong career in the arts.

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Yuri Kordonsky
February 21, 2019

Kordonsky to Direct U.S. Premiere of Mayenburg Work

Yuri Kordonsky (Directing faculty) will direct Marius von Mayenburg’s The Dog, The Night, and The Knife at the Irondale Theater in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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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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