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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Mikaal Sulaiman
April 7, 2021

Mikaal Sulaiman Appointed Head of Sound Design Concentration

Sulaiman will begin his appointment as Assistant Professor and Head of the Sound Design Concentration full-time on July 1.

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Picture of Earth with sound waves going across
March 8, 2021

REST by Frederick Kennedy (’18) is a Meditation on Audio Reduction

The 16-minute piece, voiced by Emily Reilly (’13) and Hugh Farrell (’15) was inspired by reports of noise reduction during the pandemic.

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Yale Schwarzman Center
March 2, 2021

Yale Schwarzman Center Launches Original Series

The 16-episode series, Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World, features work by several School of Drama collaborators.

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David Budries
January 31, 2020

David Budries on Sound Design

We try to find storytellers, “who understand that the tool is an extension of your imagination, of your body.” says Budries, Chair of Sound Design.

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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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Fitz Patton
June 10, 2019

Fitz Patton (’01) Wins Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play

Patton, with his extensive list of Broadway credits, scores a 2019 Tony Award for his work on Tarell McCraney’s Choir Boy.

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Christopher Ross-Ewart
April 16, 2019

Christopher Ross-Ewart (’17) Brings Hook & Eye Sound Design to The Flea

Hook & Eye Theater is coming to The Flea with three brand new ideas on showcase.

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BLCK - Botha and Crowe-Legacy
March 5, 2019

‘BLKS’ Cast Includes Marié Botha and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (’18)

The MCC Theater production also features costume design by Dede Ayite (’11) and sound design by Palmer Hefferan (’13).

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Jeremy O. Harris
October 10, 2018

‘Slave Play’ World Premiere Features Yale Talent

The award-winning work by Jeremy O. Harris (’19) includes School of Drama actors, designers, and dramaturg.

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