Yale University requires all students, other than those with approved medical or religious exemptions, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have obtained a booster shot. According to University policy, vaccine exempt individuals must wear a mask at all times and maintain a six-foot social distance from others both indoors and outdoors, in addition to twice weekly testing. Theatrical production activity is central to the training in all programs at David Geffen School of Drama. Production work at the School and Yale Repertory Theatre requires everyone taking part to be vaccinated and boosted because we cannot guarantee that the production environment will support the ability to socially distance throughout rehearsals, tech and performances. Additionally, there are many in-class activities where a six-foot distance from faculty and other students cannot be accommodated. Therefore, we are not able to offer candidates who are not fully vaccinated and boosted admission to our programs. If you receive an offer to attend the School you will therefore need to attest to being fully vaccinated and having received a booster, and ultimately show proof of full vaccination and booster as authorized by the World Health Organization and Food and Drug Administration in accordance with Yale's COVID-19 guidelines.
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).
Current Students Receiving Need-Based Financial Aid for Living Expenses
More than $8,000,000 in financial aid was awarded in 2020–21.
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Laura Cornwall (’19) and Olivia Plath (Stage Management, ’19) in an EDI workshop, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.
PASSION, book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Rory Pelsue (’18), House Manager – Leandro Zaneti (’19), David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2018. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.
THE WINTER’S TALE, by William Shakespeare, directed by Aneesha Kudtarker (’19), Associate Managing Director – Melissa Rose (’18), David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2018. Photo by Brittany Bland (’19).
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond (Faculty), Company Manager – Caitlin Crombleholme (’19), Yale Repertory Theatre, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Assistant Dean Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. leads a Theater Management seminar, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Lisa D. Richardson (’19), Leandro Zaneti (’19), and Armando Huipe (’19) with Victoria Nolan (Deputy Dean) and Chantal Rodriguez (Associate Dean), David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, 2017. Photo by Joan Marcus.