‘Compulsion’ presents a new side of the Anne Frank story

February 2, 2010
Though the story of Anne Frank’s struggles during the Holocaust is famous internationally, another man’s struggle to tell Frank’s story on the stage is less well known. “Compulsion,” which premiered last week at the Yale Repertory Theatre, tells the story of Sid Silver, a man obsessed with adapting Frank’s life into a play. The play »
The Yale Rep’s December production of “POP!” centered on Andy Warhol’s 1968 shooting.

Warhol mystery premiers at the Yale Rep

December 1, 2009
Gunshots reverberated at the Yale Repertory Theatre as an artist with shocking white hair and 1960s sunglasses, wearing a red-and-white striped sweater, was shot onstage. “POP!,” which had its world premiere last Friday at the Yale Repertory Theatre, explores the 1968 shooting of Andy Warhol and the artist’s personal life at The Factory, his famous »

All the classroom’s a stage

November 16, 2009
Shakespeare and Wordsworth were replaced by singing and acting at Linsly-Chittenden Hall last weekend. The musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by Maggie Burrows ’10, was performed in LC 102 because of the unavailability of other performance spaces on campus. Other recent performances, including “A School for Greybeards,” directed by English and »

Drama School students ‘project’

November 5, 2009
Technology-savvy drama students will soon be able to focus their studies on an emerging theatrical medium: onstage projection through slides, films and live video feeds. The School of Drama announced last week the creation of a new projection design concentration for its Master of Fine Arts program. The concentration, which will focus on incorporating still »

Women and war at the Rep

October 27, 2009
The five actresses in “Eclipsed” appeared before the audience at the Yale Repertory Theatre Friday as Africans living in a rundown shack in Liberia, surrounded by guns, uncertainty and civil strife. “Eclipsed,” penned by Danai Gurira and directed by Liesl Tommy, tells a story of women who must find their own peace and identity in »

Yale gets dose of Bollywood

October 21, 2009
Yalies who have never watched Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta run across green fields and burst into melodramatic song on the silver screen will soon get a chance to live the Bollywood experience here at Yale. The Sudler Fund awarded $1,000 last week to a group of undergraduates led by Serrena Iyer ’12 and Shaswata »

British architect endows chair

October 7, 2009
While departments across the University are counting pennies in the present economic climate, the School of Architecture has netted a seven-figure donation. Lord Norman Foster ARC ’62 , a Pritzker Prize laureate and the chairman and founder of London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, donated $3 million to endow a visiting professorship program at the »

Jodie Foster ’85 revisits alma mater

April 30, 2009
After the Jodie Foster credit rolled across the screen to the closing score of “The Silence of the Lambs,” the real Jodie Foster ’85 walked down the aisle of the crowded Whitney Humanities Center auditorium on Wednesday and ascended onto the stage as the audience cheered. “With time, this movie has proven to be a »

On the ground: LGBT alumni celebrate with Wainwright

April 27, 2009
“I’m gonna see some folks who have already been let down. I’m so tired of America,” sang Rufus Wainwright, opening his concert with the melodic strains of his popular song “Going To A Town.” As the audience erupted into applause, Wainwright shook his head and tweaked the words for his next line: “They never really »

Pennies for your thoughts?

April 20, 2009
After several toilsome months of research and writing, graduating seniors are ready to reap the awards for their senior essays. But out of hundreds of students who have completed their essays this past year, only a handful will be formally recognized and rewarded for their work. As some seniors apply for awards this month, they »

In clinics, youth find love of game

April 10, 2009
As the icy wind swept over the wet, squelchy grass, dozens of boys ran through Edgewood Park, chasing their respective soccer balls. With mud-spattered uniforms and wind-tussled hair, the boys of the New Haven Youth Soccer’s Under-10 group disregarded the icy April evening and concentrated on their first practice of the Spring 2009 season on »

On the ground: Elis fill in the blanks

April 7, 2009
It was 16 minutes into the third crossword puzzle. Heads bowed, brows furrowed and feet tapping away, the participants of Monday’s Third Annual Yale Crossword Tournament were scribbling their answers in the white squares when the door to Linsly-Chittenden 102 burst open. “Is Will Shortz here? Where is Will Shortz?” asked a group of four »