News from On and Off York Street

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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Emily Dickinson
October 31, 2019

Creator Alena Smith (’06) on Apple TV+ Series Dickinson

“Everyone’s free to invent their own Emily Dickinson, and this is mine,” Smith said.

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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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Jeremy O. Harris ('19)
September 19, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris (’19) to Receive National Theatre Conference Award

Harris will receive the Paul Green Award for excellence in new professional theatre talent.

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Benjamin Benne
September 12, 2019

Benjamin Benne (’21) Wins National Latinx Playwriting Award

“Our judges fell in love with the poetically distilled language of ALMA,” said Arizona Theatre Company’s Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Romero.

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Alex Lubischer
August 15, 2019

Alex Lubischer (’19) Joins Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit

The residency, partnered with Chicago Dramatists, culminates in a public staged reading of each of the four writer’s new plays in Summer 2020.

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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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