The 2012-13 Studio Series

The 2012-13 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 2012-13 Studio Series performances are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

Romeo and Juliet


Iseman Theater
Thursday, March 7 at 4PM
Friday, March 8 at 4PM & 8PM
Saturday, March 9 at 4PM

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

— Juliet, Act II, Scene ii

From the moment they lay eyes on each other at the Capulet’s masquerade, Romeo and Juliet cannot bear to be apart. Their love is instantaneous and all consuming. But the feud between their warring families surrounds their nascent union with imminent danger. Young passion proves no match for the greed and hostility that defines Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. One of the greatest stories ever told, Romeo and Juliet is a breathtaking tale of love in the face of hatred and the futility of violent bloodshed.

Vieux Carré

BY Tennessee Williams 
DIRECTED BY Joan MacIntosh

Iseman Theater
Thursday, October 11 at 4pm
Friday, October 12 at 3:30 & 8pm
Saturday, October 13 at 4pm

Blueberry Toast

BY Mary Laws 
Directed by Dustin Wills

Iseman Theater
Thursday, November 8 at 4pm
Friday, November 9 at 4:00 & 8pm
Saturday, November 10 at 4pm

"You look hungry, dear."

It's a Sunday morning in a sunny, suburban kitchen.  Barb is making breakfast for her husband, Walt.  Their children, Jack and Jill, are busy writing a play.  When Barb and Walt disagree over a seemingly innocuous piece of blueberry toast, the veneer of their polished existence begins to crack and what's underneath might eat them for breakfast.

No More Sad Things

BY HanSol Jung
Directed by Katherine McGeRR

Iseman Theater
Thursday, November 15 at 4pm
Friday, November 16 at 4:00 & 8pm
Saturday, November 17 at 4pm

"Come Find Me in Maui"

Leaving her life back home in Ohio, Jessiee hops a last minute plane to paradise. On the beach at dawn, she meets Kahekili, a young Hawaiian waterman who lives for the ocean. Their stories intersect for just one week, unearthing long buried memories and dreams of escape. Interwoven with music and myth, No More Sad Things confronts the empty spaces inside ourselves and our perennial struggle for recovery.

Mexico Play (A Farmer's Almanac)

BY Kate Tarker
Directed by Cole Lewis

Iseman Theater
Thursday, November 29 at 4pm
Friday, November 30 at 4:00 & 8pm
Saturday, December 1 at 4pm

"I feel like I just left my body. Did I just leave my body?"

With guests already en route to Mexico for the wedding, Flora finds that her fiancé Pele has turned into a bird. Or has he? Flora isn't sure. It could be a cruel joke. Additionally, her maid of honor has fallen mysteriously ill, her guests keep having extravagant epiphanies, and babies are running around on rooftops. Are these incidences connected? Emotionally? Spiritually? Cosmically? And will this wedding happen?

The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Iseman Theater
Thursday, February 7 at 4pm
Friday, February 8 at 4:00 & 8pm
Saturday, February 9 at 4pm

“Were man but constant, he were perfect...”

Best friends part ways when Valentine dutifully takes a position in the Duke of Milan's court, while Proteus stays in Verona to court the Lady Julia. But fate and parental interference soon find both gentlemen in Milan--and both in love with the Duke's daughter Sylvia. Mischief, miscommunication, mistakes (and a canine misadventure) ensue as all four struggle to find their places with each other and in the world at large.

King Richard 2

DIRECTED BY Dustin Wills

Iseman Theater
Thursday, April 11 at 4pm
Friday, April 12 at 4:00 & 8pm
Saturday, April 13 at 4pm

God made the King and the King rules the earth. No questions. King Richard 2 first sat on the throne at the age of 10. He has been a king all his life. But when his popular cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, illegally returns from banishment to reclaim his stolen inheritance, England rallies in his favor against its King. Bereft of friends, his army, and his title, Richard is forced to face the truth that within the circumference of the hollow crown is nothing but himself—a man who is yet to be.