Students interested in pursuing acting as a career attended a seminar by actress Maria-Christina Oliveras ’01, who gave practical advice and spoke about her life in the field.

Aspiring actors get career advice

March 26, 2012 • 0
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 »
Through Occupy New Haven, the Green has become the grounds for found art installations and poetry readings.

Occupy finds artistic voice

March 21, 2012 • 6
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 »

Drama Dean discusses new Rep season

March 21, 2012 • 0
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 »

Play to question ‘Yale values’

March 19, 2012 • 15
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 »

Theater doubles up on McDonagh

March 2, 2012 • 0
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 »
Crowds have gathered for free lectures and screenings at the Whitney Humanities Center since its founding in 1981.

Whitney looks back on 30 years

February 29, 2012 • 0
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 »
Control Group, the experimental theater group shown above performing on Old Campus, tackled Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ in a new show.

A tempestuous new direction for Control Group

February 24, 2012 • 1
Attics, off-campus houses and Old Campus yurts have been past haunts of Control Group, Yale’s only undergraduate experimental theater company. But come Saturday, they will break with their penchant for obscure venues, putting up a new production in one of the most public settings on campus. In a turn for the traditional, the group will »

At Drama School, young program finds its footing

February 17, 2012 • 1
In early April, the projection design program at the Yale School of Drama will admit two students to the class of 2015, the third class admitted since the concentration was established in fall 2010. With the three-year program filled for the first time, the 18-month-old concentration is still seeking to define itself. The youngest Master »

Drama applications continue 3-year high

February 15, 2012 • 1
With applications for fall 2012 admission to the Yale School of Drama received and counted, administrators said the school is continuing a three-year high in application levels. By the school’s final application deadline in early February, 1,369 applications had been received for places in the school’s nine Master of Fine Arts degree programs, according to »

Music School hires first career strategist

February 8, 2012 • 0
This past Saturday, the stage of Morse Recital Hall played host to a conversation instead of a symphony. Three experts in the field of music — a Yale School of Music alumnus, the executive producer of National Public Radio Music and the project architect of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra — spent two hours discussing the »

New leadership for Office of Undergraduate Production

February 2, 2012 • 1
On Jan. 24, Kathryn Krier DRA ’07 was named the new head of the Office of Undergraduate Production, a position that was left vacant for a full semester after the departure of Jim Brewczynski DRA ’86 over the summer. Krier, who was appointed by Associate Dean for the Arts Susan Cahan, said that in her »

Americana meets regicide in “Macbeth”

February 1, 2012 • 0
Yalies accustomed to seeing Shakespeare’s Macbeth kilted, Celtic and far-removed from their daily lives may have to reconsider their image of the iconic killer. A new production of “Macbeth” opens this Thursday at the Whitney Theater, intertwining vignettes from American history with the plot of the classic revenge play. Sam Lasman ’12, the production’s director, »