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Cold Peace

About a year ago, I was required to give an oral presentation to my Dostoevsky section. I talked about Dostoevsky’s ideas about America. They were not great. In Crime and Punishment, a particularly sinful character famously announces his suicide with the words, “I am going to America.” At the end of The Brothers Karamazov, the […]


‘Streetcar’ comes home

In 1947, “A Streetcar Named Desire” premiered at the Shubert, blocks from the University Theatre where the show will open Thursday.


Cabaret to unveil new season

This season, the Yale Cabaret, the primary home for extracurricular productions by students at the School of Drama, will follow a less hierarchical managing structure than in past years.


Singers applaud shorter rush

Members of the a cappella community interviewed unanimously said they believe the revised rush process was a better experience for all involved.


YSD Collaborators seek to bridge Yale theater community

For the first time in five years, undergraduate theater students this semester will have the chance to seek formal mentorship from their counterparts at the School of Drama.


A cappella rush shortened and reformed

This year, a long-standing and hectic Yale tradition — a cappella rush — will be the shortest in recent memory.


Arts calendar expands beyond New Haven

Associate Dean for the Arts Susan Cahan announced a new “Summer Alumni Edition” of the Yale Arts Calendar in an email yesterday. The Yale Arts Calendar had previously only provided information about events taking place at Yale and New Haven, but will expand to include the work of alumni artists wherever they may be, at […]


Chen MUS ’14 wins crystal medal in int’l piano competition

Sean Chen MUS ’14 took home the Crystal Medal in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on June 9, playing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s notoriously challenging Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor as one of his final competition pieces. Though Chen ultimately lost the first prize to Ukrainian Vadym Kholodenko, he is the first American since 1997 to […]


Six Yalies take home Tony Awards

Six Yalies — including one professor — were honored at the 67th Annual Tony Awards last night, an annual ceremony that recognizes outstanding achievement in theatre. The winners are listed below: School of Drama professor Ming Cho Lee received a lifetime achievement award for his work in scenic design. Christopher Durang DRA ’74 took home the award […]


‘True Blood’ actor to star in ‘Streetcar’

A sneek peek of “True Blood” season 6 shows actor Joe Manganiello snarling at a fellow member of his wolf pack. But Manganiello is taking a break from his role as a werewolf on the popular paranormal soap — to play yet another alpha male. This fall, Manganiello will take the New Haven stage in […]