School of drama

School Notes: School of Drama
September/October 2018

James Bundy ’95MFA |

Yale Rep readies 2018–19 season

Yale Repertory Theatre, the Tony Award–winning professional theater in residence at Yale School of Drama, will kick off its 2018–19 season with El Huracán by Charise Castro Smith ’10MFA, directed by Laurie Woolery. This world premiere at Yale Rep is being presented September 28 through October 20 in collaboration with the Sol Project. The legendary Peter Brook, widely hailed as the most influential director of the twentieth century, will make his Yale Rep debut November 2–17 with the American premiere of The Prisoner. Early 2019 will see a production of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman ’92, ’97MFA. Commissioned by Yale Rep and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, Good Faith is inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano and runs February 1–23. Carl Cofield will direct an Afro-futurist production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from March 15 to April 6. And the season will conclude with the world premiere of Cadillac Crew by Tori Sampson ’17MFA, directed by Jesse Rasmussen ’17MFA, a new play about four female activists at the height of the civil rights movement. 

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