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Stage Managers’ Association Honors Narda E. Alcorn and Lisa Porter

Alcorn (’95, Chair of Stage Management) and Porter (’95) will receive a Special Recognition Award at the 2022 Del Hughes Awards.

Narda E. Alcorn (left) and Lisa Porter (right)

August 25, 2022

James Bundy Reappointed Dean

“[His] creativity and vision have supported advances in both drama education and practice and positioned Yale for leadership in the field.”

James Bundy

December 22, 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.

Narda E. Alcorn

July 7, 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.

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo

June 30, 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.

Anna Glover

January 27, 2021

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.

Yale School of Drama

September 29, 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.

Lisa Porter and Narda E. Alcorn

September 8, 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.

Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice by Narda E. Alcorn

January 16, 2020

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

Policy effective immediately for Fall 2020 enrollment.

Yale School of Drama

November 20, 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.


September 19, 2019

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