News from On and Off York Street

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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Kim Powers, Roy Steinberg, Sally Mayes
August 7, 2019

Playwright Kim Powers (’84) Brings Together Yale School of Drama Alumni for ‘Sidekicked’

The new play is directed by Roy Steinberg (’78) and features costumes by Jess Goldstein (’78, Former Faculty).

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Sarah Williams
July 18, 2019

Sarah Williams (’15) Named Managing Director of Cal Shakes

“Sarah’s experience, acumen, and leadership abilities will be essential as we build our community and educational programs in the East Bay…” said board president Kate Stechschulte.

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David J. Roberts
July 18, 2019

David J. Roberts (Faculty, ’08) to lead 651 ARTS

651 ARTS, Brooklyn’s premier organization for the African Diasporic arts, announced that Roberts will start as Executive Director in August 2019.

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Dianne West
June 11, 2019

Yale Rep’s Production of ‘Happy Days’ with Dianne Wiest Bows in Los Angeles

Yale Rep’s critically acclaimed production, directed by James Bundy (‘95, Dean), features sets, costumes, lighting, and sound by Yale designers.

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David Muse
May 30, 2019

Profile: David Muse (’03), Artistic Director of Studio Theatre

Muse looks back on his life and directing career as well as the upcoming season at Studio Theatre.

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Ethan Heard
May 2, 2019

Ethan Heard: Yale School of Drama Class Inspired Formation of Heartbeat Opera

Heard (Faculty, ‘13) says he and Louisa Proske (‘12) wanted to “expand on” their Opera Practicum class with their adventurous company.

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Chiara Klein
April 23, 2019

Chiara Klein (’17, SOM ’17) Named Director of Artistic Producing at Baltimore Center Stage

“I feel like the luckiest artistic leader in the land, ” says Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra (’08).

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