Theater Management

David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre require all students, technical interns, faculty, staff, and guest artists to follow Yale University's COVID vaccine policy, which strongly recommends vaccines. The Yale policy is subject to change pending changes to public health conditions. Additionally, community members will be asked to comply with any masking or testing policies set forth by the School, Yale Rep, or Yale University, should they arise.


The Theater Management program prepares aspiring managerial and artistic leaders to create inclusive organizational environments favorable to theatrical creation, supportive of artists and other theater workers, conducive to collaboration, and responsive to their communities. Individually and collectively, we are committed to implementing and practicing anti-racism and anti-oppression in our workplaces and our classrooms. We strive to model equitable policies and practices.

The program offers a joint degree with Yale School of Management, in which a student may earn both the M.F.A. and M.B.A. degrees in four years (rather than the five years that normally are required).



All students in degree and certificate programs receive full tuition scholarships.

67% of current students receive need-based aid for living expenses.


Production Opportunities

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


Affinity Groups

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

Theater Managers Samanta Cubias (’24, SOM ’24) and Maya Louise Shed (’25), and Actor Malik James (’24) share their experiences leading fifth- and sixth-grade students in creating plays in one of David Geffen School of Drama at Yale’s signature extra-curricular programs.

Student Perspectives

The Dwight Edgewood Project

Learning on the Go: Tyler Cruz, Esperanza Rosales Balcárcel, Jacob Santos, & Jackeline Torres Cortés

Student Perspectives

Learning on the Go: Tyler Cruz, Esperanza Rosales Balcárcel, Jacob Santos, & Jackeline Torres Cortés

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Program News

Nancy Yao
Apr 05, 2024

Nancy Yao Appointed Assistant Dean

Nancy Yao has accepted appointment as Assistant Dean of Student Life and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging/Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theater Management at David Geffen School of Drama.

Roberta Pereira
Oct 11, 2023

Roberta Pereira (’08) Named Executive Director of NYPAL

Pereira will lead the New York Performing Arts Library, home to more than eight million items relating to music, theater and dance.