News from On and Off York Street

Lynn Nottage ('89)
September 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.

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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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Doug Robinson
May 7, 2021

Doug Robinson (’24) Named Grantee of ReImagine: New Plays in TYA

ReImagine aims to support the development and visibility of new works for young audiences by BIPOC playwrights.

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OyamO
April 27, 2021

Playwright OyamO (’81) Receives 2021 Tooth of Time Award

Presented by the Adams and Reisch Foundation, the award honors playwrights who create significant, idea-driven work throughout their career.

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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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