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Benjamin Benne (’23) Wins Grand Prize

Manning, first performed at the School in 2021, has won Portland Stage’s Clauder Competition.

Benjamin Benne

April 18, 2023

Alumni Named Finalists for 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Karen Hartman (’97), Sarah Mantell (’17), and a.k. payne (’23) are finalists for the prize honoring women+ in English-speaking theatre.

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize artwork. Willem de Kooning limited edition, signed print created especially for the Prize.

February 9, 2023

Martyna Majok (’12) on Hoping for Magic, and Wishing for Ghosts

Majok’s Pulitzer-winning “Cost of Living” is now on Broadway, talks about “the precarity of life” and our inherent need to be taken care of.

Martyna Majok

November 9, 2022

Christina Anderson (’11) Awarded 2022 Horton Foote Prize

The biennial prize recognizing excellence in American theater will be awarded to Anderson for “the ripple, the wave that carried me home.”

Christina Anderson

September 27, 2022

Noah Diaz (’20) An “Artist to Watch”

‘You Will Get Sick,’ written at the School, will be presented at Roundabout Theatre Company this fall.

Noah Diaz

September 12, 2022

Martyna Majok (’12) Receives Hull-Warriner Award for ‘Sanctuary City’

Presented by the Dramatists Guild Council, the award recognizes a play dealing with controversial and timely subjects.

Martyna Majok

August 9, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company to premiere work by Noah Diaz (’20)

‘You Will Get Sick,’ developed at the School, will include costumes by Alicia Austin (’20) and feature actor Dario Ladani Sanchez (’20).

Noah Diaz

August 8, 2022

James Bundy Reappointed Dean

“[His] creativity and vision have supported advances in both drama education and practice and positioned Yale for leadership in the field.”

James Bundy

December 22, 2021

Lynn Nottage (‘89) One of Several Black Writers on Broadway This Season

Eric M. Glover (Faculty) comments on how this movement happened and what it means for Broadway.

Lynn Nottage ('89)

September 22, 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.

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo

June 30, 2021

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