School of drama

School Notes: School of Drama
September/October 2019

James Bundy ’95MFA |

Yale Rep season begins with new spin on The Bacchae

Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2019–20 season opens in October with the world premiere of Girls, a new take on the Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides. The play is written by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, and directed by LileanaBlain-Cruz ’12MFA, who staged the premiere of Jacobs-Jenkins’s War in 2014. The season also includes the world premiere of The Plot by Will Eno (whose play The Realistic Joneses premiered at Yale in 2012 before opening on Broadway), directed by Oliver Butler; Manahatta by Mary-Kathryn Nagle, directed by Laurie Woolery; a new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Carl Cofield (who staged Twelfth Night last season); and Testmatch by Kate Attwell’16DFA, directed by Margot Bordelon ’13MFA.

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