School of drama

School Notes: School of Drama
May/June 2015

James Bundy ’95MFA |

Honors for alumnus and faculty

Adam Stockhausen ’99MFA and Anna Pinnock received the 2015 Academy Award for Production Design for their work on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Stockhausen was nominated last year as well, for his work on 12 Years a Slave.

Costume designer Jane Greenwood (faculty) and projection designer Wendall Harrington (faculty) were honored with 2015 USITT Distinguished Achievement Awards for their pioneering work at the School of Drama. The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) is a nonprofit membership organization that aims to advance the skills and knowledge of theater, entertainment, and performing arts professionals involved in the areas of design, production, and technology, and to generally promote their interests. 

Tenth annual Carlotta Festival

The tenth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 8–15, features three new plays by the School of Drama’s graduating class of playwrights: Preston Monfort—An American Tragedy by Ryan Campbell ’15MFA, directed by Andrej Visky ’15MFA; The Children by Phillip Howze ’15MFA, directed by Jessica Holt ’15MFA; and Deer and the Lover by Emily Zemba ’15MFA, directed by Sara Holdren. The festival is named for Carlotta Monterey, the widow of Eugene O’Neill, who chose Yale University Press as the publisher of her late husband’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey into Night. The proceeds from this publication support playwriting at Yale University. 

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