News from On and Off York Street

Amauta Firmino
October 21, 2021

The Dramaturg’s Perspective: A Conversation with Amauta Firmino (’19)

Firmino, who dramaturged SLAVE PLAY from the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival through its Broadway run, discusses his role in playmaking.

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David Bruin
October 13, 2021

David Bruin (’16, D.F.A. ’21) Named Executive Artistic Director

Celebration Barn Theater announced Bruin’s appointment leading into their 50th Anniversary Season.

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Tony Awards logo
October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Tony-Winning Alumni!

Actors Andrew Burnap (’16) and David Alan Grier (’81), and designers Derek McLane (’84) and Catherine Zuber (’84) won in their categories.

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Lileana Blain-Cruz
September 30, 2021

Lileana Blain-Cruz (’12, Faculty) Will Direct THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

The Broadway revival includes designs by Montana Levi-Blanco (’15), Yi Zhao (’12), Adam Rigg, Palmer Hefferan, and Hannah Wasilwski (’13).

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A scene from Slave Play by Jeremy O'Harris
September 29, 2021

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (’18) Joins the Cast of Broadway’s SLAVE PLAY

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris (’19) wrote the role with Crowe-Legacy in mind, which she first performed at the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival.

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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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