Q&A: Setting Baldwin to music and lyrics

April 15, 2015 • 0
The News spoke to Julian Hornik '17, the composer and lyricist of "Giovanni's Room," and Emma Hathaway ’17, who wrote the book for the play, to learn about the duo’s hopes for the show as well as the process of adapting Baldwin’s novel for the stage.

Yale Dance Theater honors Alvin Ailey

April 10, 2015 • 0
The Yale Dance Theater Company is celebrating the legacy of 20th-century dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey on Saturday with a performance showcase at the Co-op Arts and Humanities High School on College Street.

Yale Rep stages epic theater

March 25, 2015 • 0
On Thursday, a play that is at once political satire, romantic comedy, musical and social critique will open at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

Playwright festival sees record number of submissions

March 4, 2015 • 0
As Edward Columbia ’18 was writing the play “Fiction” while working as an actor and theater intern in New York City, little did he know that he would have the chance to revisit the piece and personally workshop it with experienced theater professionals and faculty.

In Dramat mainstage, dreams lead to danger

February 18, 2015 • 0
In its Spring Mainstage production, the Yale Dramatic Association will explore the tension between striving for unattainable dreams and the difficult reality of facing disability.

Mozart classic to be performed for third time in past year

February 11, 2015 • 0
The Yale community seems never to grow tired of Mozart’s most famous love story.

Rep play explores Zimbabwean-American culture

February 4, 2015 • 0
For her latest work, actress and playwright Danai Gurira draws on her experiences living on both sides of the Atlantic to delve into the intergenerational dramas of a family split between two cultures.

Dance groups incorporate new members

January 30, 2015 • 0
As the spring term gets underway, some of Yale’s undergraduate dance companies are concluding their spring auditions processes.

Senior thesis weighs romance, gender oppression

January 21, 2015 • 0
An upcoming production will attempt to reconcile one of Shakespeare’s classic love stories with its reputation as a problematic and misogynistic play.

YDC emphasizes well-being for thespians

November 20, 2014 • 0
The Yale Drama Coalition has decided to take a stance against theater community members sacrificing health, sleep and schoolwork for their productions.
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Dramat gets experimental with fall mainstage

November 12, 2014 • 0
The Dramat’s Fall Mainstage production, “The Rocky Horror Show” by Richard O’Brien, opens tonight at the University Theatre.

Dance, theater groups struggle to find space

November 6, 2014 • 0
Over the summer, undergraduate dance groups and theater performers largely lost access to the Broadway Rehearsal Lofts, exacerbating the current shortage of facilities allotted to them. With the popular rehearsal space now unavailable, these groups are left scrambling for a place to hone their craft. David Kurkovskiy reports.