THE 2013-14 STUDIO SERIES

THE 2013-14 STUDIO SERIES

The Studio Series productions are designed to be learning experiences that complement classroom work, providing a medium for students at Yale School of Drama to combine their individual talents and energies toward the staging of collaboratively created works. Your attendance meaningfully completes that process.

The Yale School of Drama's 2013-14 Studio Series performances are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Reservations are available starting approximately one week before each production.


Platonov

Platonov

BY ANTON CHEKHOV
TRANSLATED BY ILYA KHODOSH
DIRECTED BY JOAN MacINTOSH

Iseman Theater
Thursday, October 10 at 4pm
Friday,
October 11 at 3:30 and 8pm
Saturday,
October 12 at 4pm

Relatives, neighbors, paramours, and creditors descend upon a provincial Russian estate to celebrate the summer solstice at the twilight of the nineteenth century. As small talk gives way to deeper passions and grievances, can lifelong friendships and relationships withstand the pressure? Progressive ideals square off against frightened and insatiable egos, as a changing society hurtles toward the unknown.


Tiny Boyfriend

Tiny Boyfriend

By Phillip Howze
Directed by Sara Holdren

Thursday, November 7 at 4PM
Friday, November 8 at 4 and 8PM
Saturday, November 9 at 4PM
 
Quan and John meet at work. Quan and John work together. Quan and John are trying to make it work. In a little world full of big transformations, tiny boyfriend challenges the possibilities of love, faith, and family.

Dead Ends.

Dead Ends.

By Ryan Campbell
Directed by Jessica Holt

Thursday, November 14 at 4PM
Friday, November 15 at 4 and 8PM

(talkback following the 8PM performance)
Saturday, November 9 at 4PM

The lives of two men are irrevocably changed when a catastrophic flood wipes out much of their small north Houston suburb. Faced with losing their footing and their foundations, both are forced to come to terms with their true selves.

I'm Sorry I Brought Up God

I'm Sorry I Brought up God

By Emily Zemba
Directed by Andrej Visky

Thursday, November 21 at 4PM and 8PM
Friday, November 22 at 4PM and 8PM

(talkback following the 8PM performance on Friday)

Gwen, David, and Denise are each searching for something, though some of them aren’t sure exactly what that something is. In a swirl of miscommunication and broken apartment doors, they awkwardly attempt to navigate loss, recovery, spirituality, and maybe even love, all while asking themselves “why is this so weird?”

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Holdren

Thursday, February 13 at 4PM
Friday, February 14 at 4 and 8PM
Saturday, February 15 at 4PM

The city of Vienna is crawling with vice, the Duke has disappeared, and the puritanical Lord Angelo wastes no time enforcing deadly laws against lechery. But when a young would-be nun comes to plead for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo finds himself facing unforeseen temptation. Measure for Measure pits love and humanist morality against doctrine and law, posing questions of justice, mercy, faith, power, and consent.

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Twelfth Night;
or, What You Will

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jessica Holt

Thursday, March 20 at 4PM
Friday, March 21 at 4PM and 8PM
Saturday, March 22 at 4PM

A shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother and spits her into the drenched, bloated world of Illyria, where the people languish in their longings, some drinking the day away. Caught in love triangles and cases of mistaken identity, Viola must navigate seas wilder than those that tore apart her ship. With the joy and revelry that a feast day calls for, Twelfth Night explores the follies and frailties that make us human.

As You Like It

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrej ViskY

Thursday, April 17 at 4PM
Friday, April 18 at 4PM & 8PM
Saturday, April 19 at 4PM

Suspended between the absolute repression of court life and the absolute liberation of the forest of Arden, a new generation must undertake a journey to find freedom and love in a world torn asunder by the enmity of their fathers.