News from On and Off York Street

Lindsey Ferrentino
March 17, 2021

Lindsey Ferrentino (’16) To Adapt ‘Amy and the Orphans’ for Netflix

Ferrentino’s play about a woman with Down Syndrome and her siblings was developed during the 2016 Carlotta Festival of New Plays.

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Alena Smith
March 3, 2021

‘Dickinson’ Showrunner Alena Smith (’06) Embraces Subversion

In a writers’ room that includes Lynn Nottage (’89, Former Faculty), Smith’s Peabody-winning vision invites excitement and collaboration.

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Josh Wilder
February 17, 2021

Josh Wilder (’18), Joins Dorset Theatre Festival as Fellow

Wilder is one of two playwrighting Fellows in the inaugural Commissioning and Fellowship Program at the Festival.

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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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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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Noah Diaz
September 9, 2020

Noah Diaz (’20) in Audible’s Emerging Playwrights Fund Class

Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices to millions of listeners.

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Bess Wohl
July 29, 2020

Bess Wohl (’02) Receives Inaugural Georgia Engel Playwriting Prize

Honoring the playwright’s comic work, the award was presented by the Dramatist Guild Foundation.

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Noah Diaz
May 20, 2020

Noah Diaz (’20) and Kate Attwell (’13) Receive Sloan Commissions

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commissions plays about science each year from MTC, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the National Theatre.

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Paula Vogel
May 18, 2020

Paula Vogel Receives Honorary Doctorate of Letters

Vogel, former Chair of Playwriting, was recognized for her commitment to teaching her craft to future generations.

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Rudi Goblen
January 7, 2020

Rudi Goblen (’22): B-Boy, Poet, Playwriting M.F.A. Candidate

Goblen is just the kind of artist that leaders of the Yale School of Drama Playwriting program see as the future.

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