News from On and Off York Street

Elisa Spencer Kaplan
October 20, 2020

Elisa Spencer-Kaplan (’05) Named Managing Director of Garden Theater

Spencer-Kaplan will officially begin on Nov. 1, with an initial focus on continuing and evolving the theater’s COVID-19 safety practice.

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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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Regina Bain
September 11, 2020

Regina Bain (’01, YC ’98) to lead The Louis Armstrong House Museum

As Executive Director, Bain will lead the building’s restoration, new virtual programming, and expanded community engagement efforts.

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Markie Gray
June 23, 2020

Markie Gray (’20) Named Managing Director of Raven Theatre

“Markie’s training and experience will serve us well as we look to a challenging future for our art form,” said Board President John Clum.

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Hold the Floor
May 28, 2020

Alumni #HoldTheFloor on Instagram

Founded by Brian Hastert (’09) and produced by Alyssa Simmons (’14), the 24+ live event runs from May 30, through May 31.

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Beth Morrison
May 20, 2020

Beth Morrison (’05) Helped Propel Opera into the 21st Century

“I went to the Yale School of Drama with the express purpose of founding my company,” said Morrison.

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Florence Seery
April 28, 2020

Florie Seery Appointed Associate Dean and Managing Director

Florie comes to Yale following 15 years’ service as General Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Whitney Estrin
March 4, 2020

Whitney Estrin (’10) Promoted to Director of Development at TDF

Estrin assumes the role at Theatre Development Fund after serving as Deputy Director of Development since 2017.

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Jennifer Newman
November 26, 2019

Jennifer Newman (’11) Named Associate Artistic Director of Schwarzman Center

Opening in September 2020, the Schwarzman Center will become the university’s first center for the arts and student life.

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Mary Rose Lloyd
November 25, 2019

Mary Rose Lloyd (’96) Named Artistic Director of New 42nd Street

Previously the director of artistic programming for the New 42nd Street, Lloyd has been on the advisory board for the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

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