Places I Remember

This piece appeared in the WEEKEND section of the Commencement Issue for the Class of 2014.


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A Double Life


Theater policies move toward centralization

This past Monday, for the first time in recent memory, representatives from every administrative office concerned with undergraduate theater production at Yale came together to allocate residential college theater spaces and arts funding for shows hoping to go up between now and the beginning of Spring Break. Spring semester meetings between students in the performing […]


Allison Williams ’10: the “It” Girl

Word on the Twitter is that our very own Allison Williams ’10 had a very, very good weekend. “Girls,” the series that catapulted Williams and her three co-stars to national prominence earlier this year, took center stage at last night’s Emmy Awards. Though none of the show’s FIVE nominations led to trophies, the event may […]


How We Grieve

First comes the email. Sent from the address of a top administrator, such as Yale College Dean Mary Miller or now- Vice President Linda Koch Lorimer, the message is to the point. It lays out the bare bones of the tragedy in brief sentences and explains where we might find support: deans, Chaplains, psychiatrists. Soon, […]


Theater audition season: blink and you’ll miss it

The casts have been chosen, the designers have been found and the directors have scheduled their first few rehearsals: theater at Yale is prepared to begin a new season. But bringing together the freshmen that are an integral part of that season has been especially complicated this year, students involved in the Yale theater scene […]


At the Rep, a landmark collaboration

In 1966, Robert Brustein, then-dean of the Yale School of Drama, founded the Yale Repertory Theatre. He served as its artistic director until 1979, when he moved to Cambridge, Mass., to become a professor of English at Harvard University. There, in 1980, Brustein founded a new theater for his new university: Harvard’s American Repertory Theater. […]


‘Independents’ takes Fringe Festival

NEW YORK — For the team behind the ongoing production of “Independents,” this summer has posed challenges even more daunting than preparing an original student musical for its New York debut, following the death of the show’s playwright, Marina Keegan ’12, in late May. In April, the New York International Fringe Festival informed the show’s […]


Yale productions take home statewide drama honors

Earlier this month, the Connecticut Critics Circle awarded a number of honors to two productions from the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2011-12 season. Directing plaudits went to Christopher Bayes, who directed the Moliére satire “A Doctor in Spite of Himself,” and Sam Gold, the director of “The Realistic Joneses,” a new play by Guggenheim Fellow Will […]


Drama School nets largest-ever donation

At tonight’s premiere of “The Realistic Joneses” at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Yale School of Drama will announce that it has received its largest donation ever, an $18 million gift from the Minneapolis-based Robina Foundation. The gift will go toward supporting the Yale Center for New Theatre, which was established in 2008 with a […]