News from On and Off York Street

Benjamin Benne
September 12, 2019

Benjamin Benne (’21) Wins National Latinx Playwriting Award

“Our judges fell in love with the poetically distilled language of ALMA,” said Arizona Theatre Company’s Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Romero.

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Deeksha Guar
September 12, 2019

Deeksha Gaur (’07) Named CEO of Show-Score

“I’m thrilled to help drive Show-Score’s next phase of growth,” co-founder Guar said in a press release.

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LT Gourzong
September 12, 2019

Q&A with YDMT Winner LT Gourzong (’19)

2019 KM Fabrics, Inc. Technical Production Award winner LT Gourzong (’19) discusses mentors and and future career plans.

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September 11, 2019

Yale School of Drama at LiNK in Atlanta, November 7–10

Chair Shaminda Amarakoon (’12) will be attending the LiNK conference Nov 7-10 and looks forward to meeting with you. Feel free to reach out for more information.

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Jane Greenwood
September 6, 2019

Jane Greenwood (Faculty) to Receive Ming Cho Lee Award

The legendary designer and teacher will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Henry Hewes Design Awards.

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Susan Medak
September 5, 2019

Susan Medak (Faculty) on Being Managing Director at Berkeley Rep

Medak, who has held the position since 1990, says that the job is a lot like climbing mountains.

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Oregon Wildfire
September 4, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Prepared For Wildfire Smoke

Production Manager Alys E. Holden (’97), Associate Production Manager Ben Jones (’20), and Associate Technical Director Steph Waaser (’18) led proactive efforts to ensure the show(s) would go on.

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Emika Abe ('16, SOM '16)
August 27, 2019

Woolly Mammoth Names Emika Abe (’16, SOM ’16) Managing Director

Abe succeeds Meghan Pressman (’10, SOM ’10), who will be the first woman to serve as managing director of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.

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Lance Reddick
August 26, 2019

Lance Reddick (’94) on ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and Classmate Paul Giamatti (’94)

Reddick reflects on working extra hard in school, while his classmate was “just the star the first day of class.”

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Gamal Palmer ('08)
August 21, 2019

Gamal Palmer (’08) on Being Black, Gay, and Jewish in America

In an LGBTQ&A podcast, Palmer says he has just now begun to feel comfortable voicing his blackness in Jewish spaces.

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