News from On and Off York Street

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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Rick Sordelet
July 28, 2018

Rick Sordelet (Stage Management Faculty) Fight Directs Bloody ‘Titus Andronicus’

Sordelet’s direction enhances the “swift, devastating action” of the The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey production.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
April 22, 2018

Derek DiGregorio (’07), Assistant Stage Manager on ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway

Previous Broadway credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Kinky Boots .

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Paul Michnewicz
December 28, 2017

In the Moment: Interview with Stage Manager Paul D. Michnewicz

Paul Michnewicz has transferred his stage management skills to his new job as the Director of Arts and Events at the Reston Community Center.

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