The 2017-18 Studio Series

The 2017-18 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.

 

Reservations are available starting approximately one week before each production unless otherwise indicated.


SWEAT

By LYNN NOTTAGE
Directed by JOAN MacINTOSH

Thursday, September 28 at 4PM
Friday, September 29 at 3:30PM and 8PM
Saturday, September 30 at 4PM


Set in Reading, Pennsylvania, Sweat tells the story of a community living through the onslaught of America’s recent Great Recession, and then trying to survive its devastating aftermath. Under pressure amid union negotiations, company lockouts, and picket lines, a group of friends struggles to maintain their livelihoods as the national infrastructure crumbles beneath them, exposing deep-seated resentments, racism, and xenophobia. As Wall Street and Washington choke off their access to the American Dream, we are left to wonder: to whom did this dream ever really belong?

Invitation only: there are no public performances of Sweat.

SLAVE PLAY

By JEREMY O. HARRIS
Directed by EMMA WEINSTEIN

Iseman Theater
Thursday, October 26 at 8PM

Friday, October 27 at 4PM & 8PM
Saturday, October 28 at 4PM

The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House.

This play contains sexual content, sexual violence, and racially violent language.

 

IN THE PALM OF A GIANT

By CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL NÚÑEZ
Directed by JECAMIAH McCAIN YBAÑEZ

Iseman Theater
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8PM 
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4PM & 8PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 4PM 

Outside The Liberty Inn, the world teeters on the brink of apocalypse.  Inside, Shinez and Zendejas push their romantic, intellectual, and artistic bonds to their breaking-points. The Liberty may be an hourly hotel, but none of its patrons have enough Time.

PERFECTLY TIMED PHOTOS TAKEN BEFORE A DISASTER

By ALEX LUBISCHER
Directed by ANEESHA KUDTARKAR

Iseman Theater
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8PM
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4PM & 8PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4PM 

It’s Jody Finkral’s last semester of high school in Milton, Nebraska, and he’s struggling to balance his love life, his feelings about his dying father, and his highly successful career as an author of online fanfiction. Perfectly Timed Photos Taken Before a Disaster peeks into a world and a family on the brink of collapse, where the boundaries between reality and fiction are not as clear as they once were.

 

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