School of drama

School Notes: School of Drama
September/October 2015

James Bundy ’95MFA |

New plays staged at the Rep this fall

Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2015–16 season opens in October with the world premiere of Indecent, created by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright-in-residence Paula Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman ’01MFA, and based on the true story surrounding the production of Sholem Asch’s play The God of Vengeance. Following that, two other world premieres take the stage: peerless by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon ’13MFA; and The Moors by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay ’03MFA. All three new plays are supported by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. The spring features new productions of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, staged by Obie Award–winning resident director Evan Yionoulis ’82, ’85MFA; and Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, featuring two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest and directed by School of Drama dean and artistic director James Bundy ’95MFA.

On stage at the drama school

Yale School of Drama’s season includes new productions of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth directed by Luke Harlan ’16MFA; The Oresteia by Aeschylus, translated by Ted Hughes, directed by Yagil Eliraz ’16MFA; and Women Beware Women by Howard Barker and Thomas Middleton, directed by Leora Morris ’16MFA. In the spring, the school will present three new plays by the 2016 graduating class of playwrights in the annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays.

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