School of drama

School Notes: School of Drama
January/February 2015

James Bundy ’95MFA | http://drama.yale.edu

No Boundaries at Yale Rep

Yale Rep’s annual No Boundaries series, which explores the frontiers of theatrical invention through cutting-edge and thought-provoking performance from around the world, opened in December with 12 performances of Now Now Oh Now, an intimate and interactive experience for only 30 participants at a time, created by the Yale Rep–commissioned Rude Mechs theater company. The series also brought Ira Glass, host of This American Life, to New Haven with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass for two performances of Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host. The series concludes in February with Songs of Lear by Poland’s Song of the Goat Theatre. 

Institute for Music Theatre returns

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre has begun the process of choosing works for the 2015 program, which will take place June 13–28 in New Haven. Established in 2009, the institute is a program of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre that bridges the gap between training and the professional world for emerging composers, book writers, and lyricists. Each year, the institute seeks distinctive and original music theater works to be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama. The institute matches the authors of the selected works with collaborators, including professional directors and music directors, as well as a company of actors and singers that includes professionals and current Yale students. The lab culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas. The titles of the two original music theater works selected for the 2015 Institute will be announced in late March.

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