Culture | 6:42 pm | May 31, 2013 | By Anya Grenier

Yalies form ensemble theater company

Twelve current students and recent alumni of the Yale School of Drama have banded together to form Old Sound Room, a new ensemble theater company based in New York City. Their maiden show is “an aggressive adaptation” of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” that involves words, “frenzied” movement and original, beat-driven music, according to a press announcement. »

Culture | 9:00 am | May 26, 2013 | By Anya Grenier

One year later, Keegan’s influence continues to touch campus

A year after Marina Keegan ’12 died in a car accident on May 26, 2012, she continues to be remembered for her intersecting passions of writing and social justice. “The most important aspects of the human struggle for justice, of concern for others and for those aspects of our humanity that oblige us to serve »

Culture | 12:52 am | May 11, 2013 | By Catherine Wang

Whiffenpoofs appear on ‘Glee’

The Whiffenpoofs appeared as the "Waffletoots" on Glee's season finale on Thursday.

The Whiffenpoofs can now add “Glee” to the growing list of TV shows where they have performed. On Thursday, Yale’s senior male a cappella group appeared on Glee’s Season 4 finale as the “world-famous Waffletoots,” a show choir hailing from a fictitious prep school in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Waffletoots competed against The New Directions, the »

Culture | 2:47 pm | April 28, 2013 | By Anya Grenier

Inaugural Marina Keegan playwriting award bestowed

In a Friday evening ceremony held in the Saybrook College library, Nicole Davis ’13 was awarded the inaugural Marina Keegan Award for Excellence in Playwriting. The award was established in memory of Marina Keegan ’12, the prolific playwright who authored “Independents” and “Utility Monster” at Yale and passed away in a car accident shortly after graduation. »

Culture | 1:19 pm | April 22, 2013 | By Anya Grenier

W.H.A.T. to premier Keegan’s ’12 ‘Utility Monster’

Marina Keegan '12.

Almost a year after Marina Keegan ’12 died in a car accident just days after her graduation from Yale, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (W.H.A.T.) will be putting up the first professional production of her play “Utility Monster,” which was first staged as a Dramat Spring Experimental Production in 2011. Dan Lombardo, Artistic Director of »