Yale-NUS panel mulls student life
Students and Yale-NUS professors aimed to dispel misconceptions about student life in Singapore at a panel discussion Monday evening.
Salovey to continue arts improvements
When Provost Peter Salovey assumes the presidency on June 30 next year, Yale’s galleries and arts professional schools will be stronger than they ever have been before.
Musicals pose unique challenges
Undergraduate students who work on theater shows using CPA Award funding have found it difficult to stage musicals after paying for the rights to produce them.
Theater adapts to new technology
Thirty minutes after Undergraduate Production’s “Sound/Projections Seminar” was scheduled to begin yesterday afternoon, its hosts were still waiting for a single student to show. But UP Technical Director Tom Delgado DRA ’09 and Nathan Roberts DRA ’10, production coordinator for the Theater Studies Department, attributed the lack of attendance to Election Day hassle and preparation »
At Rep, a nuanced ‘Antoinette’
“America is a doomed experiment,” declares Marie Antoinette in a new play at the Yale Repertory Theatre by award winning playwright David Adjmi. The show, which opened at the Rep on Oct. 26 and will run through Nov. 17, creates an intimate psychological portrait of the French queen, while using her narrative to explore questions »
‘Richard 2012’ questions election
“If you care about America, you care about this” reads the tagline of the second theatrical senior project this year. “Richard 2012 or The Body Politic: An Election Event Conceived and Performed by Alex Kramer, Charlie Polinger and Raphael Shapiro, based on Shakespeare’s Richard II and the 2012 US Presidential Campaign” opens Friday at the »
Gods and generals, superheroes and aliens, and intergalactic warfare and Greek tragedy will come together this Wednesday in “Iphigenia Among the Stars.” A School of Drama world premiere, “Iphigenia” will be a thesis show for directing student Jack Tamburri DRA ’13, who worked with writer Benjamin Fainstein DRA ’13 to weave the text of Euripides’ »
Theater meets trial with ‘8’
Tonight, the School of Drama will stage a one-night reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play “8” in the University Theater. “8” is based on Perry v. Brown, the trial that in February struck down Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The play was simultaneously brought to the school’s attention by students Jabari Brisport DRA »
UP introduces peer advisors program
This fall, the Office of Undergraduate Productions, or the OUP, launched a new program that will give students formal opportunities to mentor other undergraduates working on theater productions. The OUP created eight work-study positions to recruit the “Undergraduate Production Peer Advisors,” whose areas of expertise range from lighting to scenic design, said Rorie Fitzsimons, the »
Angsty ‘Spring Awakening’ debuts
“Spring Awakening,” a rock musical best known for its hit songs “The B* * * * of Living” and “Totally F* * *ed” opens at the Off-Broadway Performance Space on Thursday, Oct. 18. The 2007 musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, is set in 19th century Germany, and, like the 1891 play by »
100 years later, Cole Porter still ‘Most Entertaining’
What do the lyrics of Broadway classics “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me Kate” have in common with Yale football songs? All were written by Cole Porter 1913, one of the most prolific songwriters of the 20th century. On Thursday, two cabaret performances will kick off a year’s worth of events celebrating 100 years since the »
In Serbian political past, filmmaker finds art
How does one document the history of a country determined to erase its own past? Serbian film director Mila Turajlic discussed this problem at a Master’s Tea in Pierson College on Monday. Turajlic’s first film, “Cinema Komunisto” tells the story of how Communist dictator Josip Broz Tito manipulated the Serbian film industry to create an »