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YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA JAMES BUNDY, DEAN VICTORIA NOLAN, DEPUTY DEAN CHANTAL RODRIGUEZ, ASSOCIATE DEAN KELVIN DINKINS, JR., ASSISTANT DEAN

ine you here. Yale School of Drama is the only graduate training program in the nation offering degrees in all disciplines of the theater: acting, design, directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, technical design and production, and theater management. We work in a conservatory model to combine classroom instruction with professional practice, including the integration of Yale School of Drama with Yale Repertory Theatre in a relationship analogous to that of a medical school and a teaching hospital. During their three years here, almost every student in the School of Drama will receive a meaningful production assignment at Yale Repertory Theatre. Students, interns, faculty, staff, and guest artists collaborate on more than 40 productions at the School of Drama, Yale Rep, and Yale Cabaret each season, enabling all of us to engage with diverse contemporary artists, with general audiences, and with the field, nationally and internationally. Our student body includes early career artists and managers who have bachelor’s degrees in a variety of subjects, as well as a significant number of students without a bachelor’s degree. What unites all of them is talent, a passion for the art form, and a commitment to revealing the truth of the human condition in theatrical storytelling. Together, our students, interns, faculty, staff, guest artists, and alumni form a richly diverse community that reflects and celebrates the extraordinary breadth of contemporary society, aesthetics, and theater experience. We believe in the power of our community to effect change both at the School and around the world, and we commit to a transparent culture of respect as the basis for all collaborations and working relationships at the School.


We recognize that supporting an equitable and inclusive environment is a daily practice that requires personal and institutional analysis, and community-wide engagement. Throughout the academic year our students, interns, faculty, and staff have opportunities to participate in dynamic workshops that explore these issues. The School’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion working group also provides a monthly space for school-wide dialogue and community building. Eight student-led affinity groups empower coalition-building and networking among students who share common interests, goals, or a self-identified background. We believe that representation matters, and we commit to a broadening of the traditional western canon both in coursework and in production projects. Affordability is a key priority here. Yale School of Drama leads the nation in investing the resources necessary to lower the financial barriers to outstanding graduate theater training. Tuition and fees at the School are the lowest of any such program in the United States. Our financial aid policy is need-based and aims to minimize students’ educational debt:

Admissions are need-blind: all students are admitted without regard to their ability to pay;

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85% of students currently receive financial aid;

An average student with demonstrated high financial need receives 90% of the total cost of attendance over three years in aid provided by the School of Drama, including living expense scholarships and paid work-study; In 2019–20 the School will provide more than $7 million in financial support to our students.

If this brochure sparks your imagination, we strongly encourage you to follow your curiosity and learn more about theater training at Yale. Studies show that many talented people censor themselves, believing that they will not be successful at their heart’s desire, when, in fact, they are highly qualified for the work ahead of them. We hope you will give yourself the chance to join our efforts to brighten the future of the global theatrical imagination and to make it more accessible to all. We invite you to pursue your passion wherever it may lead you, to get to know us, and to apply to Yale School of Drama. We look forward to hearing from you.

JAMES BUNDY DEAN

VICTORIA NOLAN DEPUTY DEAN

CHANTAL RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATE DEAN

KELVIN DINKINS, JR. ASSISTANT DEAN


ELI PAULEY (’20), ABUBAKR ALI (’19), AND ANULA NAVLEKAR (’20); (DEVIN WHITE (’20) AND DOIREANN MAC MAHON (’20) IN BACKGROUND) IN ROCK EGG SPOON BY NOAH DIAZ (’20), DIRECTED BY DANILO GAMBINI (’20). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2018.


DARIO LADANI SÁNCHEZ (’20) AND SOHINA SIDHU (’19) IN SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN BY MARTÍN ZIMMERMAN, DIRECTED BY JECAMIAH M. YBAÑEZ (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2018.

RACHEL KENNEY (’19) IN HENRY VI, PART 3 BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY LOGAN ELLIS (’20). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

Acting FACULTY: Glenn Seven Allen, Jennifer Archibald, Christopher Bayes, Gregory Berger-Sobeck, James Bundy, Louis Colaianni, Bill Connington, Erica Fae, Dawn-Elin Fraser, Peter Francis James, Annelise Lawson, Eugene Ma, Joan MacIntosh, Beth McGuire, Ellen Novack, Annie Piper, Kelsey Rainwater, Mary Lou Rosato, Michael Rossmy, Katy Rubin, Cynthia Santos DeCure, Rick Sordelet, Anne Tofflemire, Ron Van Lieu, Daniela Varon, Gregory Wallace, Justine Williams, Jessica Wolf, Tamilla Woodard, Robert Woodruff, Grace Zandarski The Acting department admits talented and committed individuals who possess an active intelligence, a strong imagination, and a physical and vocal instrument capable of development and transformation. The program of study combines in-depth classroom training with extensive production experience preparing them for careers as professional actors. Not only is each class of actors a working ensemble as it trains, but also each actor works as part of a larger company consisting of all three classes of actors. That company works within a still larger ensemble consisting of all departments of the School.

WALTON WILSON, CHAIR

A SCENE FROM COMPLETELY OUT OF FUCKS, CREATED BY CHRISTOPHER BAYES AND THE COMPANY, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY SCOTT FEINER, CHRISTOPHER BAYES, AND THE COMPANY; DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER BAYES. YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

WALTON WILSON


Directing

EVELYN GIOVINE (’19) AND BRANDON E. BURTON (’20) IN OTHELLO BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY KAT YEN (’20). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

FACULTY: Lileana Blain-Cruz, Stephen Brown-Fried, Emily Coates, Karin Coonrod, Patrick Diamond, Ethan Heard, Yuri Kordonsky, Iréne Hultman Monti, Robert Woodruff

DANIELLE CHAVES (’19) IN THE TEMPEST BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY DANILO GAMBINI (’20). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

LIZ DIAMOND

The Directing department admits talented and disciplined individuals with demonstrated potential to become professional directors. Directing students bring to Yale School of Drama a wide range of sensibilities, but share some crucial qualities. They are generators of ideas and projects, are not afraid to take risks, and take responsibility for the philosophical and political implications of their work. They have lively imaginations, an appetite for hard questions, and a robust curiosity about the world beyond their own cultural borders. We seek students who wish to challenge themselves in a rigorous, interdisciplinary learning environment. In seminars, labs, and production work, emphasis is placed on developing the director’s craft, artistic imagination, critical intelligence, and empathic leadership. Our goal is to train directors as collaborative artistic leaders, whose work will advance human understanding through the infinitely expressive interplay of image, action, and word unique to our art form.

LIZ DIAMOND, CHAIR ROBERT LEE HART (’20) AND JACKELINE TORRES CORTÉS (’21) IN LATINOS WHO LOOK LIKE RICKY MARTIN BY EMILIO RODRIGUEZ, DIRECTED BY JECAMIAH M. YBAÑEZ (’19). YALE SUMMER CABARET 2019.


Design

CIARA MONIQUE McMILLIAN (’20) IN TROUBLE IN MIND BY ALICE CHILDRESS, DIRECTED BY ANEESHA KUDTARKAR (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

FACULTY: Manuel Barenboim, Joshua Benghiat, David Biedny, Oana Botez, Shawn Boyle, Alan C. Edwards, Maruti Evans, Marjorie Folkman, Wendall K. Harrington, Riccardo Hernandez, Toni-Leslie James, Harry Johnson, Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams, Ann McCoy, Ilona Somogyi, Jennifer Tipton, Ru-Jun Wang, Clarissa Wylie Youngberg The Design department seeks to develop exciting, thoughtful designers of scenery, costume, lighting, projection, and sound for the theater. What makes the Yale program unique is the integration of all areas of design. This approach provides students with the common ground of core knowledge of the field; and it emphasizes that in telling the human story for theater, all elements of design are an integral part of the whole and cannot be conceived independently. Through classes and production, the department encourages the discovery of process in formulating the design idea, development of personal critical standards for students’ own work, and preparation for a creative and meaningful professional life in the theater.

STEPHEN STRAWBRIDGE AND MICHAEL YEARGAN, CO-CHAIRS STEPHEN STRAWBRIDGE AND MICHAEL YEARGAN

MALENKY WELSH, BRIT WEST, ALLEN GILMORE, AND TIFFANY DENISE HOBBS IN TWELFTH NIGHT BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, DIRECTED BY CARL COFIELD. YALE REPERTORY THEATRE 2019.


Sound Design FACULTY: Michael Backhaus, Charles Coes,

Marcelo Dietrich, Frederick Kennedy, Beth Lake, Nick Lloyd, Bronwen MacArthur, Matthew Suttor

DAVID BUDRIES

The Sound Design program works to develop and exercise the artistic, compositional, technical, and communications skills of sound designers, composers, and engineers through substantial academic offerings and a rigorous set of practical design opportunities that together provide a comprehensive professional training experience. Sound design applicants should be innately musical, even if they do not play a musical instrument, have a natural sensitivity to the subtlety of our aural world, and be familiarized with contemporary design tools and technology. They should have a love of the spoken word, an appreciation of all music and sound, and be on their way to developing advanced critical listening skills. This is a collaborative program that builds strong bonds among all the artists in the School and a lasting network of diverse, creative professionals.

DAVID BUDRIES, CHAIR


CIARA MONIQUE MCMILLIAN (’20) AND MOSES INGRAM (’19) IN BLUES FOR MISS LUCILLE BY CHRISTOPHER AUDLEY PUGLISI (’20), DIRECTED BY LOGAN ELLIS (’20). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2018.

MICHAEL BRESLIN (M.F.A. ’19, D.F.A. CANDIDATE) IN AVITAL, CONCEIVED BY MICHAEL BRESLIN AND THE COMPANY. YALE CABARET, 2019.

Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

FACULTY: Amy Boratko, Eric Glover, Kimberly Jannarone, Jill Rachel Morris, Tavia Nyong’o, Katherine Profeta, Marc Robinson, Chantal Rodriguez, Rebecca Rugg, Thomas Sellar, Katalin Trencsényi, Paul Walsh Students in this department receive intensive training to prepare for careers in three areas: to work in theaters as dramaturgs, artistic producers, literary managers, and in related positions; to work in theater publishing as critics and editors as well as in other capacities; to teach theater as practitioners, critics, and scholars. At the core of the training are seminars in literature, theory and criticism, and history to impart a comprehensive knowledge of theater and dramatic literature. Students are trained in topics in institutional dramaturgy, including the formulation of artistic policy and its communication and implementation, and as production dramaturgs, operating within the rehearsal process. Upon completion of the M.F.A. program, students are eligible to register to remain in residence for one year in which they may formulate a dissertation proposal and apply to the Doctor of Fine Arts program. Upon acceptance, the student is expected to complete the dissertation within three years.

CATHERINE SHEEHY, CHAIR CATHERINE SHEEHY

JEREMY O. HARRIS (’19) AND AMAUTA M. FIRMINO (M.F.A. ’19, D.F.A. CANDIDATE) IN A TALK BACK FOR YELL: A “DOCUMENTARY” OF MY TIME HERE BY JEREMY O. HARRIS, DIRECTED BY JECAMIAH M. YBAÑEZ (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.


MALIA WEST (’21) AND DANIEL LIU (’21) IN LOCUSTS BY CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL NÚÑEZ (’19), DIRECTED BY ANEESHA KUDTARKAR (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

Playwriting

ZOE MANN (’20) AND PATRICK BALL (’21) IN PIVOT BY ALEX LUBISCHER (’19), DIRECTED BY EM WEINSTEIN (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

JULIANA AIDEN MARTÍNEZ (’20) AND GREGORY SAINT GEORGES (’20) IN SHOOT HER, SHOOTER BY MARGARET E. DOUGLAS (’20), DIRECTED BY KAT YEN (’20). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2018.

FACULTY: Jackie Sibblies Drury, Anya Epstein, Anne Erbe, Amy Herzog, Majkin Holmquist, Jennifer Kiger, Michael Korie, Kirk Lynn, Marsha Norman, Robert O’Hara, Sarah Ruhl Yale School of Drama’s Playwriting department is one of the oldest in the country. Its deep history and legacy can only be strengthened by continuing to stay at the forefront in readying early career playwrights toward leadership in our field. The program seeks to engage artists who possess singular voices and who can, with their command of language, set forth imaginative circumstances that entice audiences and challenge current forms. We are interested in students who are eager to learn and grow within a community of fellow artists, with many of whom they will form lifelong bonds.

TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY, CHAIR

TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY


Stage Management FACULTY: Laura Brown-MacKinnon, Diane DiVita, Laura Freebairn-Smith, James Mountcastle, Rick Sordelet, Matthew Suttor, Lori Wekselblatt The Stage Management department is designed to prepare the qualified student for professional stage management employment, with the intended goal of assisting the student to recognize and fulfill the role of passionate artistic collaborator and effective organizational manager throughout the entire production process. The role of the production stage manager requires a deep commitment to the artistic process and a fundamental desire to support the work through the creation of an environment in which artistic risks can be taken in creative collaboration. The program is structured to prepare the student for work in the commercial and regional theater, as well as opportunities in touring, dance, opera, and event management.

NARDA E. ALCORN, CHAIR NARDA E. ALCORN


Alexander Bagnall, Jon Cardone, Damian Doria, Anna Glover, Alan Hendrickson, Robin Hirsch, Troy Jenson, David Johnson, Eugene Leitermann, Eric Lin, Tien-Tsung Ma, Jennifer McClure, Kellen McNally, C. Nikki Mills, Neil Mulligan, Jonathan Reed, William J. Reynolds, Bronislaw Sammler, David P. Schrader, Rosalie Stemer, Christine Szczepanski, Donald Titus, Matt Welander Contemporary theater design and production technology have become more complex, and practitioners must be trained to understand and apply new technologies—safely and efficiently—to the achievement of artistic goals. To meet the need for ever more knowledgeable and collaborative technical managers, the department selects highly motivated students who can best benefit from the resources of the School of Drama and Yale Rep. The program offers a large, professionally renowned faculty, a significant list of industry-leading course offerings, and the opportunity to work alongside an accomplished professional staff. Extensive classroom training is complemented by a variety of roles on productions, which serve to reinforce concepts from coursework, expose students to new disciplines, and give each individual practical experience. Students in the department generally concentrate in one of four areas of study: Production Management, Technical Direction, Stage Machinery Design and Automation, and Theater Planning and Consulting. With any of these tracks, or one individually crafted, come the production planning tools and technical expertise to work on complex projects and with large teams immediately after graduation.

SHAMINDA AMARAKOON, CHAIR SHAMINDA AMARAKOON

Technical Design and Production

FACULTY: Michael Backhaus,


Theater Management FACULTY: Deborah Berman, Jeffrey Bledsoe, Joshua Borenstein, Ben Cameron, Gonzalo Casals, Michael Diamond, Marion Koltun Dienstag, Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Patricia Egan, Jaan Elias, Janna Ellis, Laura Freebairn-Smith, Anna Glover, Naomi Grabel, Barry Grove, Andrew Hamingson, Greg Kandel, Nancy Yao Maasbach, Joan MacIntosh, Susan Medak, Beth Morrison, Victoria Nolan, Tom O’Connor, Robert Orchard, Jacob G. Padrón, Joey Parnes, Laura Penn, Roberta Pereira, David Roberts, Garth Ross, Rosalie Stemer, Anne Trites The Theater Management department prepares aspiring managerial and artistic leaders to create organizational environments conducive to the production of theater and responsive to their communities. The department provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values to enter the field at high levels of responsibility, to move quickly to leadership positions, and ultimately to advance the state of management practice and the art form itself. While focused primarily on theater organizations, discussions incorporate other performing arts organizations, other nonprofits, and for-profit organizations to help identify the factors that make theater organizations succeed. It is training in the practice, informed by up-to-date theoretical knowledge. The department offers a joint-degree program with Yale School of Management, in which a student may earn both the M.F.A. and M.B.A. degrees in four years (rather than the five years that normally are required).

JOAN CHANNICK

JOAN CHANNICK, CHAIR


A SCENE FROM TROUBLE IN MIND BY ALICE CHILDRESS, DIRECTED BY ANEESHA KUDTARKAR (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.

DEGREES Master of Fine Arts

NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS Technical Internship

Acting, Design, Sound Design, Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, Theater Management

One-year internships are offered through the Technical Design and Production department for those seeking to enter the field as scenic carpenters, scenic artists, costumers, props artisans, master electricians, sound engineers, or projection engineers. Culminating in a Technical Internship Certificate, the program couples hands-on training with a partial course load, to give candidates a significant competitive advantage in the job market. Technical interns are eligible to apply for financial aid and must carry their own health insurance

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree is conferred on students holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college who complete with distinction any of the programs of study outlined and who exhibit excellence in their professional practice. Three years in residence are required.

Doctor of Fine Arts The Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.) degree is conferred on students who hold the M.F.A. degree in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and who have completed the M.F.A. qualifying comprehensive examinations and have written a dissertation of distinction whose subject has been approved by the D.F.A. committee.

Certificate in Drama Acting, Design, Sound Design, Directing, Playwriting, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production

The Certificate in Drama is conferred on students who do not hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college, but who complete with distinction the threeyear program.

Special Research Fellow A limited number of scholars and artists are admitted to Yale School of Drama as one-year special research fellows. These fellows are usually professionals in the field of theater from abroad who wish to pursue research and audit one or two courses a term within the School of Drama. There is no fellow status affiliated with the Acting department. Special Research Fellows are not eligible for financial aid.

Special Student Some students are admitted to Yale School of Drama as one-year special students in the areas of Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Technical Design and Production, or Theater Management. These students must be in residence on a full-time basis and are not eligible for a degree or certificate. Special Students are not eligible for financial aid.


TUITION AND GENERAL EXPENSES 2019–20 Tuition and fees*

contributions vary based on financial circumstances, but all students on financial aid are expected to contribute a minimum of $2,000 toward their educational and living expenses each year.

$32,800

Books and supplies (estimated) $300–$2,675

Students with financial need demonstrated through documentation of personal, spousal, and parental income and assets receive financial aid awards consisting of a combination of work-study employment, educational loans, tuition scholarships, and in many cases living expense scholarships. All students on financial aid are expected to take out an educational loan in their first year, up to $9,500, which is eliminated and replaced with increased scholarship in their second and third year, assuming there are no changes in the student’s demonstrated financial need.

Living expenses (estimated) $17,380 Estimated Total Costs $50,480–52,855* Tuition for Technical Interns and Special Research Fellows is $16,400. Tuition for D.F.A. candidates in residence is $1,000. D.F.A. candidates in residence receive financial aid covering tuition and health care for a maximum of five years.

FINANCIAL AID POLICY Yale’s financial aid policy has been designed to ensure that, within the School’s resources, all qualified students with demonstrated financial need will have the opportunity to attend Yale. For this reason, financial aid at the School of Drama is awarded on the basis of financial need. A small portion of our students and their families have the ability to pay the full costs of educational and living expenses, and, therefore, do not qualify for need-based financial aid. Student and family

As of 2019, an average student with demonstrated high financial need receives aid covering 90 percent of the cost of attendance over three years. An average student with demonstrated moderate financial need receives aid covering 71 percent of the cost of attendance over three years. An average student with demonstrated low financial need receives aid covering 51 percent of the cost of attendance over three years. Students who do not qualify for need-based financial aid may be able to receive assistance through work-study employment

SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR AWARDS FOR 2019–20 BASED ON DEMONSTRATED FINANCIAL NEED Low Financial Need

Moderate Financial Need

High Financial Need $4,381 average living expenses stipend

$12,156 average scholarship

$22,156 average scholarship

$27,775 average scholarship

$25,000 average combined Student and Parent Contribution

$9,500 educational loans

$3,145–5,610

average workstudy

$15,000

average combined Student and Parent Contribution

$5,000

educational loans average combined Student and Parent Contribution

$9,500

$9,500

educational loans

educational loans

$3,145–5,610

$3,145–5,610

average workstudy

average workstudy

* First-year loan is eliminated and replaced with increased scholarship or stipend in the second and third year, if there are no changes in the calculation of the student’s demonstrated financial need.


DURING A PERFORMANCE OF SHAKESPEARE’S AS U LIKE IT, ADAPTED BY EM WEINSTEIN (’19) AND MICHAEL BRESLIN (M.F.A. ’19, D.F.A. CANDIDATE), WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY JULIAN HORNIK, DIRECTED BY EM WEINSTEIN. YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2018.

and various supplemental loan programs. Your award may be significantly higher or lower than the average in any of these groups and may only be determined after you and your parents have provided information about income and assets. Financial aid figures are for 2019-20 and may change in future years. Students’ financial need is re-assessed annually, because personal and family circumstances may change materially. Applicants offered admission are typically notified of their financial aid award at the time of their acceptance if they have met the financial aid application deadline of March 15 (for all programs). If you have questions about your specific circumstances, please call the Financial Aid Office at 203.432.1540.

NONDISCRIMINATION The University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Inquiries concerning these policies may be referred to Valarie Stanley, Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, 221 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, 203.432.0849. For additional information, see equalopportunity.yale.edu.

TITLE IX Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Spangler, at 203.432.4446 or at titleix@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM The School of Drama participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which allows it to enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to help fund tuition expenses for eligible individuals who apply to the program.


APPLICATION DEADLINES DECEMBER 1, 2019 Directing Playwriting

JANUARY 2, 2020 Acting Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

FEBRUARY 1, 2020 Design Sound Design Stage Management Technical Design and Production Theater Management Technical Internship Special Student Special Research Fellow

Complete application requirements, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, and other materials; Design department portfolio requirements and review procedures; Acting department audition dates; and interview policies for other departments are available online at drama.yale.edu. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Admission to Yale School of Drama is only for full-time graduate study beginning in the fall term. There is no rolling admission. There is no summer session. Transfer or parttime students are not accepted. Admission decisions are typically determined on or before April 1.

APPLICATION FEES

$110 All departments, Special Student, and Special Research Fellow

$50 Technical Internship Waiver of the application fee is available, based on demonstrated financial need. Download a Request for Application Fee Waiver form at drama.yale.edu. Notarized fee waiver requests are due ten days before the application deadline.

FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020 US CITIZENS/PERMANENT RESIDENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

File a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov; School Code: 001426.

Submit a 2020-21 College Board CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE® application for Yale School of Drama at: student.collegeboard. org/profile; CSS Profile School Code: 3809

Submit a 2020-21 College Board CSS/ Financial Aid PROFILE® application for Yale School of Drama at: student.collegeboard. org/profile; CSS Profile School Code: 3809 A signed copy of the applicant’s and their parents’ 2018 federal tax returns, including copies of all W-2s and schedules, must be mailed to the School of Drama’s Financial Aid Office.

Mail the International Student Certification of Finances, which can be printed from the School of Drama’s online financial aid procedures page, at drama.yale.edu. All forms are essential for establishing eligibility for student employment, loan, and Yale scholarship. Signed copies of the applicant’s and parents’ 2018 tax documents and income statements (U.S. and home country) must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

2019 VISITOR DAYS OCTOBER 18 & DECEMBER 6 Optional Visitor Days offer prospective students the opportunity to meet the Deans, talk with faculty and students, see a production, and tour the campus. Capacity is limited. Register online at drama.yale.edu.

Apply online at drama.yale.edu


Contact Us Ariel Yan Registrar/Admissions Administrator Phone 203.432.1507 Fax 203.432.9668 ysd.admissions@yale.edu

Andre Massiah Financial Aid Officer Phone 203.432.1540 Fax 203.436.8195 ysd.finaid@yale.edu

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Post Office Box 208325 New Haven, CT 06520-8325

EXPRESS/COURIER SERVICES 149 York Street New Haven, CT 06511

drama.yale.edu CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP: ADAM SHAUKAT (’21), ADRIENNE WELLS (’20), AND JESSY YATES (’21) IN YELL: A “DOCUMENTARY” OF MY TIME HERE BY JEREMY O. HARRIS (’19), DIRECTED BY JECAMIAH M. YBAÑEZ (’19). YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2019.


Our Mission

Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders to raise the standard of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, pursuing excellence in art to promote wonder, empathy, and understanding in the world.

Our Core Values ARTISTRY

We nurture imagination and court inspiration through mastery of skills and techniques, to create fluent, authentic, original storytelling that illuminates the complexity of the human spirit and questions accepted wisdom.

COLLABORATION We attend both to process and to results, hearing the voices of colleagues and striving for a collective vision of our goals; we prize the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.

DISCOVERY We wrestle with the most compelling issues of our time. Therefore, we foster curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor; we risk and learn from failure and vulnerability in order to build lifelong habits of innovation and revelation.

INCLUSION We commit to fair and ongoing practices that enhance our relationships to theatermakers, audiences, and society, finding strength in our diversity, and lowering barriers to participation in the field.

PROFESSIONALISM We dedicate our best selves to both training and practice, holding ourselves accountable for a safe, sound, and respectful workplace, animated by good will.

drama.yale.edu FRONT: ERRON CRAWFORD (’19) IN SHAKESPEARE’S AS U LIKE IT, ADAPTED BY EM WEINSTEIN (’19) AND MICHAEL BRESLIN ( M.F.A. ’19, D.F.A. CANDIDATE ), WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY JULIAN HORNIK, DIRECTED BY EM WEINSTEIN. YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA 2018. PHOTO BY T. CHARLES ERICKSON. INTERIOR PHOTOS BY YAARA BAR (’19), BRITTANY BLAND (’19), MADELINE CAREY (’21), T. CHARLES ERICKSON, CHRISTOPHER EVANS (’20), CHRISTINA FONTANA (’19), ELSA GIBSENBRADEN (’20), MARY HUNTER, MARA LAVITT, JOAN MARCUS, ALEXANDRA McNAMARA (’20), OLIVIA PLATH (’19), ERIN M. SULLIVAN (’20), RICHARD TERMINE, EMILY DUNCAN WILSON (’20). COMPLETE CREDITS FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS FEATURED IN THIS BROCHURE ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT drama.yale.edu AND yalerep.org .

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