News from On and Off York Street

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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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Dani Barlow
March 19, 2021

Dani Barlow (’20) Named Director of SDCF

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation cited Barlow’s passion and flexibility as her greatest strengths in leading the Foundation.

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Lisa Rigsby Peterson
March 3, 2021

Lisa Rigsby Peterson (’92) To Lead Wheeler Opera House

“Lisa differentiated herself with her depth of experience and a strong educational background,” said Diane Foster, assistant city manager.

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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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Laurie Ortega-Murphy
February 1, 2021

Laurie Ortega-Murphy (’20) Named Managing Director of Pig Iron Theatre

In their new position, Ortega-Murphy will take a producerial lead on several projects in development during the company’s 25th year.

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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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David Byrd
January 14, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals Names New Leadership Team

David B. Byrd (’06) will take on the role of Managing Director this year.

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Kelvin Dinkins
January 6, 2021

The Big Intermission Interviews Assistant Dean Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.

The podcast, created and hosted by School of Management student Emily Kling, discusses the future of the theater industry.

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Nancy Yao Maasbach
December 4, 2020

Nancy Yao Maasbach (Faculty) Tours Chinatown

President of Chinatown’s Museum of Chinese in America, Ms. Maasbach leads a New York Times reporter through Manhattan’s historic Chinatown.

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Beth Morrison
November 18, 2020

Beth Morrison (’05, Faculty) Named Artist of the Year by Musical America

The 2021 Agents of Change were chosen for their contributions to the performing arts during this challenging year.

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