Yale School of Drama

The Lindbergh’s Flight Preview: Yale Cabaret Flies Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Lindbergh’s Flight By Bertolt Brecht. Presented by Kate Attwell, Gabe Levey, Brenda Meaney and Mitchell Winter. Through March 16 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven. Remaining performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 & 11 p.m. $15, $10 students. (203) 432-1566. http://yalecabaret.org   In its time, Lindbergh’s Flight marked a turning point … Continue reading »

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When It Raines, It Palmers

Ran into Chad Raines a few weeks ago. Good thing, because I going into withdrawal from not writing about him since he graduated from Yale last spring. Even before he got into the Yale School of Drama sound design program, Chad distinguished himself in New Haven as the video overload of the public-access community television … Continue reading »

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Re: Boundaries

No Boundaries: A Series of Global Performances knows what’s bound to happen this season. The series’ 2011-12 slate was announced last week. It represents a rare and longrunning collaboration between the undergraduate Yale Theater Studies program’s World Performance Project and the Yale School of Drama graduate program. No Boundaries presents three visiting theater or dance … Continue reading »

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The YSD Three

The news has gotten around in other ways, but I just received the official press release for the three Yale School of Drama productions this season. These are the thesis projects for the three students in the School’s directing program. They also serve as showcase for the directors’ classmates in the acting, design and management … Continue reading »

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“Light” Entertainment

Lovely time at the Yale Drama Series reading last night. Even with all the swearing, cat-antagonizing and murdering in Shannon Murdoch’s play, the annual event remained a most civilized affair. The series’ new judge, John Guare, was right there in the front row while Murdoch, who’d flown from Australia for the occasion, chose to sit … Continue reading »

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New Light Shine, new Yale Drama Series judge, new life for a previous winning entry

Tonight (Monday Sept. 12) marks the reading of the latest winner of the Yale Drama Series. The play is New Light Shine by Shannon Murdoch and is described as a drama in which “four small-town lives are linked through a violent crime.” The reading is directed by Jackson Gay, whose work I was regularly entranced … Continue reading »

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Because I Carlotta

It has never been my place, or my intention, to “review,” “critique,” or otherwise “assess” the works staged as part of The Carlotta Festival of New Plays. I have dutifully and eagerly covered the festival for its entire existence. Yes, it could be argued that these are public performances, that they are written by seasoned … Continue reading »

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Coffee with the Carlotta Playwrights: Christina Anderson, Dipika Guha and Meg Miroshnik

Tonight marks the start of the sixth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays at the Yale School of Drama. I had coffee this morning at Willoughby’s on York Street with the three playwrights for whom the festival marks the end of their three years in the School of Drama program. No tech-week anxiety or opening-night … Continue reading »

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The Yale Rep Season Announcment

This site is still brand new, so there’s some catching up to do. Back on March 10, the Yale Rep announced five-sixths of its 2011-2012 season: While it doesn’t exactly stream light into the room after so many dark, downbeat shows over the last couple of seasons, the slate promises much amusement—of the introspective, culture-satire … Continue reading »

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