News from On and Off York Street

Alex Vermillion
September 24, 2021

Alex Vermillion (’20) Joins Staff of Play On Shakespeare

Vermillion is the PR & Digital Content Writer for the organization, which makes Shakespeare accessible through translation and adaptation.

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Lynn Nottage ('89)
September 22, 2021

Lynn Nottage (‘89) One of Several Black Writers on Broadway This Season

Eric M. Glover (Faculty) comments on how this movement happened and what it means for Broadway.

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Abubakr Ali
September 16, 2021

Abubakr Ali (’19) Cast as Dark Horse Comic Hero ‘Grendel’

Leading the Netflix cast, Ali is the first Arab Muslim male actor to portray a series lead in a comic book adaptation.

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May Adrales
September 16, 2021

May Adrales (’06) Receives Andrew R. Ammerman Directing Award

The award honors a director who has distinguished herself through her artistry and vision.

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Neil Mazzella '78
September 9, 2021

Neil A. Mazzella (’78) Received 2021 Yale Medal

Mazzella was recognized for his efforts in supporting students at the School of Drama.

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San Diego Opera
August 16, 2021

OperaHack 2.0 Winning Proposals Announced

Camilla Tassi (’22) and John Horzen (’24) collaborated on the winning proposal, MusiCue, a design cue process automator.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen
August 13, 2021

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (’15) Cements A Place on Hollywood’s New A-List

“At every point, when I asked people that I looked up to, they said, ‘Absolutely, yes.'” said Abdul-Mateen.

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Narda E. Alcorn
July 7, 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.

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David Geffen School of Drama at Yale logo
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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Sydney Lemmon
June 29, 2021

Sydney Lemmon (’17) Joins Cast of ‘Firestarter’

Lemmon will play the mother of a child with pyrokinetic abilities in the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.

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