Acting

The Acting program admits talented and committed individuals from a wide range of backgrounds who possess a lively intelligence, a strong imagination, a collaborative ethos, and a physical and vocal instrument capable of development and transformation, and prepares them for work as professional actors. The program of study combines in-depth classroom training with interdisciplinary production opportunities. At the same time, the state of our nation and our field calls all theater makers to prioritize anti-racist practices and pedagogies in order to create a more just and joyful profession. At the conclusion of their training, graduates will be prepared to work on a wide range of material in multiple genres and venues.

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Current Students Receiving Financial Aid

More than $7,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2019-20.

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Production Opportunities

Students apply theory to professional practice in production work at the School, Yale Rep, and Yale Cabaret.

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Affinity Groups

Coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, and/or a self-identified background.

ACTING A Stella Baker (’18) and James Udom (’18) “We hold each other accountable.”

Student Perspectives

“We hold each other accountable.”

ACTING B Arturo Soria (’19) and Courtney Jamison (’18) “This community is going to change your molecules.”

Student Perspectives

“This community is going to change your molecules.”

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Department News

Abubakr Ali
Sep 14, 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.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen
Aug 11, 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.