News from On and Off York Street

Narda E. Alcorn
July 7, 2021

Diversifying Stage Management Through Antiracist Training

When she teaches, Narda E. Alcorn (’95, Chair of Stage Management) shows students how to dismantle preconceptions that can cause harm.

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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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Anna Glover
January 27, 2021

Confronting Risk and Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health, Anna Glover, offered a helpful course on risk assessment and decision-making last fall.

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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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Lisa Porter and Narda E. Alcorn
September 8, 2020

Narda E. Alcorn and Lisa Porter Commit to Anti-Racist Stage Management

Alcorn (’95, Chair of Stage Management), and Porter (’95, Head of Stage Management at UCSD) co-wrote this essay for HowlRound.

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Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice by Narda E. Alcorn
January 16, 2020

Stage Management Textbook Written by Narda E. Alcorn (’95) and Lisa Porter (’95)

Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice includes examples from professional experience and best practices in the field.

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Yale School of Drama
November 20, 2019

Stage Management, Technical Design & Production, and Theater Management Eliminate GRE Requirement

Policy effective immediately for Fall 2020 enrollment.

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GRADUATE SCHOOL TRAINING FOR DESIGN/TECH/STAGE MANAGEMENT
September 19, 2019

School of Drama to Partner on Design/Tech/Stage Management Event

The October 4 event in Los Angeles is a collaboration among the School, East Los Angeles College Theatre Arts Department, and Center Theatre Group.

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If Pretty Hurts ...
January 4, 2019

‘If Pretty Hurts …’ by Tori Sampson (’17) to premiere at Playwrights Horizons

Directed by Leah C. Gardiner (’96), the 2017 Carlotta Festival-developed play features a wealth of YSD talent.

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Narda E. Alcorn
November 30, 2018

Narda E. Alcorn (’95) Appointed Chair of Stage Management Department

Dean James Bundy called Alcorn “a practitioner of the very first rank: a key artistic collaborator in landmark productions for more than two decades.”

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