News from On and Off York Street

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo
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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Mark Blankenship
June 21, 2021

Mark Blankenship (’05) Joins National Alliance for Musical Theatre

As New Works Director, Mark is responsible for producing and managing every aspect of NAMT’s annual Festival of New Musicals.

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Kelly Kerwin
May 14, 2021

Kelly Kerwin (’15) Named Next Artistic Director of Oklahoma City Rep

An experienced producer, including a turn as Co-Artistic Director of Yale Cabaret, Kerwin succeeds founding artistic director Donald Jordan.

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David Clauson
March 4, 2021

David Clauson (’16) Wins Inaugural Innovation Grant

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas grant supports Clauson’s work as steward of The Alternative Canon.

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Ashley Chang
January 28, 2021

Ashley Chang (’16, D.F.A. Candidate) Leads New Publication

Expanding her role as Playwrights Horizon’s Resident Dramaturg, Ashley was named Editor-in-Chief of their new magazine, ‘Almanac.’

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Ratatouille Musical
December 18, 2020

Michael Breslin (’19), Patrick Foley (’18) Adapt Ratatouille Musical

Breslin and Foley joined the creative team of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, a TodayTix streaming event benefitting The Actors Fund.

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Miriam Felton-Dansky
December 10, 2020

Miriam Felton-Dansky (’09, D.F.A. ’13) Named director at Bard College

After serving on faculty of the undergraduate Theater and Performance Program, Felton-Dansky will become the program’s director this spring.

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Eric M. Glover
June 16, 2020

ASTR Announces 2020 Election Results

Eric M. Glover (Faculty) is elected executive committee member of the American Society for Theater Research.

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A Doll's House
May 20, 2020

International Online Theatre Festival Features A Doll’s House, Part 3

The piece was created by Michael Breslin (’19) and Patrick Foley (’18), in collaboration with Cat Rodríguez (’18) and Ariel Sibert (’18).

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School of Drama Students Inspire New Voices in Theater
May 7, 2020

School of Drama Students Inspire New Voices in Theater

Co-founded by Madeline Charne (’20), the playwriting program inspired 26 high school students to create this year.

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