Admissions, playing at Studio Theatre in Washingon, D.C., offers a no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness.
The Directing department’s entire aim is the education of the director as creative artist and leader. To that end we admit individuals who bring to the School of Drama a wide range of sensibilities, but who share some crucial qualities. They are generators of ideas and projects. They are not afraid to take risks, and they take responsibility for the philosophical and political implications of their work. Above all, they have lively imaginations, an appetite for hard questions, and a robust curiosity about the world beyond their own cultural borders. In our course and production work, emphasis is placed on developing the director’s unique artistic imagination and mastery of collaborative leadership. We want our directors to leave Yale School of Drama able to make theatre that reveals our world to us in surprising ways, that opens hearts and minds through the infinitely expressive interplay of image, action, and word unique to our art form.