Akbar Ahmed
Staff Reporter
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UP CLOSE | For thespians, Yale degree not enough

Last fall, the Theater Studies program underwent a thorough curriculum review in which every part of the program was “scrutinized and assessed,” said Toni Dorfman, […]

Whose YCC is it anyway?

Cameras rolled, questions were fired out and stock phrases — “conversation with the administration,” “high-impact changes,” “real leadership is critical” — were bandied around like […]

Music School profits from free tuition

In 2005, billionaire couple Stephen Adams ’59 and Denise Adams donated $100 million to the Yale School of Music, enabling the school to provide a […]

In theater scene, few lighting enthusiasts

Laurel German ’15, a lighting designer in Yale’s undergraduate theater community, worked on tech weeks for six productions in February. But, she noted, “there aren’t […]

Senior director brings race issues to the stage

Audiences that go to watch this weekend’s production of “The Shipment” will enter the basement of Green Hall, a venue the show’s director chose so […]

Securing a toehold for ballet at Yale

Spotting a gap in the Yale dance scene, a year-old group called the Yale Undergraduate Ballet Company is reaching out to ballet enthusiasts interested in […]

Aspiring actors get career advice

With help from alumni like Maria-Christina Oliveras ’01, a slew of Yale theater students are seeking to discover what makes for a functional acting career […]

Packing a Political Punch

Yes, the Students for a New American Politics Political Action Committee is one of those PACs you keep hearing about. Yes, they’ve raised over $200,000 […]

Occupy finds artistic voice

On a poster board leaning against a tent pole, magazine cut-outs loom large, vying for space with fangs made of a clipped up credit card […]

Drama Dean discusses new Rep season

Last week, the Yale Repertory Theatre announced its 2012-’13 season, which features productions with themes ranging from the French aristocracy to American immigration politics. Tied […]

Play to question ‘Yale values’

After four years as a student at Yale, poet and self-described activist Kenneth Reveiz ’12 said he wants to use a new play to express […]