News from On and Off York Street

Henry Winkler ('70)
January 11, 2019

It’s a Cool Time to Be Henry Winkler

“It’s pretty amazing to be at this moment in my life,” says Winkler  (’70), who is gaining awards acclaim for his new series, Barry.

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Bronte England-Nelson ('17)
January 9, 2019

Bronte England-Nelson (’17) Stars in ‘Kleptocracy’ at Arena Stage

England-Nelson describes how her training at Yale School of Drama helped prepare her for evolving scripts.

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Lynn Nottage ('89)
January 9, 2019

LPTW To Present Oral History With Playwright Lynn Nottage (’89)

The League of Professional Theatre Women will present its first Oral History Project of 2019 with the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright on February 4.

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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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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ('15)
January 2, 2019

How Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (’15) Found a Community of Actors

The Aquaman star credits finding his footing in Hollywood to a community of black actors he met while at YSD.

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Scott Pask ('97)
December 28, 2018

Scott Pask (’97) Returns to Arizona to Give ‘Music Man’ the Broadway Treatment

Raised in Yuma, Pask is the scenic designer of more than 50 Broadway shows, including The Book of Mormon and Waitress.

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Tarell Alvin McCraney
December 24, 2018

Tarell Alvin McCraney Aims for New Heights on Broadway and Television

The Playwriting Chair is about to make his Broadway debut, return to the stage as an actor, and collaborate with Oprah on a TV series.

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Winston Duke ('13)
December 21, 2018

‘Black Panther’s’ Winston Duke (’13) on ‘Praying for Work’ (and Much More)

Duke, who made his feature film debut in Black Panther, had quite a year.

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Miranda Rose Hall ('17)
December 21, 2018

Cast, Creative Team Announced for ‘The Hour of Great Mercy’

The world premiere of the poetic play by Miranda Rose Hall (’17) opens January 31 at Diversionary Theatre.

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Linda Kuriloff ('91)
December 17, 2018

Metropolitan Playhouse and Next Stage Studio Present Linda Kuriloff’s ‘Linda Means to Wait’

The solo-performance by Kuriloff (’91) portrays an immigrant’s journey from South Africa to the South Side in the 1980’s.

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