Whose YCC is it anyway?

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Music School profits from free tuition

In 2005, billionaire couple Stephen Adams ’59 and Denise Adams donated $100 million to the Yale School of Music, enabling the school to provide a full tuition award and fellowship to all students. “This generous gift will enhance the ability of the school to attract the world’s finest musicians and will support a number of […]

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In theater scene, few lighting enthusiasts

Laurel German ’15, a lighting designer in Yale’s undergraduate theater community, worked on tech weeks for six productions in February. But, she noted, “there aren’t even six weeks in February.” Students involved in lighting design have always been scarce in the theater scene at Yale College, nine students interviewed said. But with significantly more theater […]

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Senior director brings race issues to the stage

Audiences that go to watch this weekend’s production of “The Shipment” will enter the basement of Green Hall, a venue the show’s director chose so that viewers feel as if they are in “a white dungeon.” “This show is about being at Yale and being bombarded by media [stereotypes],” said Timmia Hearn Feldman ’12, the […]

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Securing a toehold for ballet at Yale

Spotting a gap in the Yale dance scene, a year-old group called the Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company is reaching out to ballet enthusiasts interested in an ensemble dedicated to the traditional style. On Friday, the company will present the ballet “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” their first full-length performance, at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High […]

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Aspiring actors get career advice

With help from alumni like Maria-Christina Oliveras ’01, a slew of Yale theater students are seeking to discover what makes for a functional acting career in New York City. Oliveras, who has had roles in the successful Broadway musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” and the Emmy Award-winning television series “Damages,” led a seminar called “An […]

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Packing a Political Punch

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Occupy finds artistic voice

On a poster board leaning against a tent pole, magazine cut-outs loom large, vying for space with fangs made of a clipped up credit card and a martini glass with an ice cube labeled “propaganda.” The work is titled “Bush’s Brain.” Even as a legal battle with City Hall threatens the future of Occupy New […]

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Drama Dean discusses new Rep season

Last week, the Yale Repertory Theatre announced its 2012-’13 season, which features productions with themes ranging from the French aristocracy to American immigration politics. Tied to the School of Drama, the Rep produces six shows each year and has won eight Tony Awards since its establishment in 1966. The News spoke with James Bundy, dean […]

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Play to question ‘Yale values’

After four years as a student at Yale, poet and self-described activist Kenneth Reveiz ’12 said he wants to use a new play to express his view that Yale inducts undergraduates into a hegemonic system and rewards limited styles of creative expression. “People [at Yale] want antiquity, neoclassicism, pastoral fetishism, which are so entwined with […]

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Theater doubles up on McDonagh

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, the theater community has its sights on bringing a slice of the Green Isle to Yale, in the form of two shows by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. Two plays by McDonagh, “A Skull in Connemara” and “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” opened as independent student productions on […]

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Whitney looks back on 30 years

On Tuesday, founding members and fellows of the Whitney Humanities Center gathered to take stock of the interdisciplinary institution’s history since its conception in February 1981. Peter Brooks, the Center’s founding director and a Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, joined three of the Whitney’s first fellows to discuss their experiences developing the Center and […]

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