Playwriting

Yale School of Drama’s Playwriting department is one of the oldest in the country. Its deep history and legacy can only be strengthened by continuing to stay at the forefront in readying early career playwrights toward leadership in our field. The program seeks to engage artists who possess singular voices and who can, with their command of language, set forth imaginative circumstances that entice audiences and challenge current forms. We are interested in students who are eager to learn and grow within a community of fellow artists, with many of whom they will form lifelong bonds.

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Current Students Receiving Financial Aid

More than $7,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2018-19.

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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.

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Department News

Sarah Ruhl
Sep 21, 2018

Sarah Ruhl Named Ingram New Works Fellow

Ruhl (Playwriting Faculty) has been named as the 2018-19 Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow at Nashville Repertory Theatre.

Kate Tarker and Lileana Blain-Cruz
Sep 11, 2018

Kate Tarker (’14) takes ‘Thunderbodies’ to Soho Rep

The play, which premiered during the 2014 Carlotta Festival of New Plays, will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (’11).