The Yale Repertory Theatre, viewed from the Architecture Dept.
|Address||New Haven, Connecticut|
United States of America
|Architectural style||Gothic revival architecture|
|Client||The Calvary Baptist Church|
|Structural system||Brick masonry|
Yale Repertory Theatre at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut was founded by Robert Brustein, dean of Yale School of Drama, in 1966, with the goal of facilitating a meaningful collaboration between theatre professionals and talented students. In the process it has become one of the first distinguished regional theatres. Located at the edge of Yale's main downtown campus, it occupies the former Calvary Baptist Church.
As head of Yale Repertory Theatre ("the Rep") from 1966 to 1979, Robert Brustein brought professional actors to Yale each year to form a repertory company and nurtured notable new authors including Christopher Durang. Some successful works were transferred to commercial theaters.
The dean of Yale School of Drama is the artistic director of the Yale Repertory Theatre, with Lloyd Richards (who most notably nurtured the career of August Wilson) serving in this capacity 1979–1991, Stan Wojewodski, Jr., 1991–2002, and James Bundy since 2002. Benjamin Mordecai served as managing director from 1982 to 1993; Victoria Nolan has served in this capacity since 1993.
Of the more than 90 world premieres the Rep has produced, four have won Pulitzer Prizes; ten productions have received Tony Awards after being transferred to Broadway, and Yale Repertory Theatre was given a Drama Desk Special Award in 1988 and the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1991.
In 2002, Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre received the Governor's Arts Award from Governor John G. Rowland for artistic achievement and contribution to the arts in the state of Connecticut.
Calvary Baptist Church Building
Calvary Baptist Church was erected in 1846 in the Gothic revival architectural style on a plot of land that was the original home of Richard Platt, one of the founders of New Haven. Upon redundancy, the church was controlled by Yale University, which was already served by a nondenominational chapel.
|October 4 - 26, 2019||Girls after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacob-Jenkins||World Premiere, choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz|
|November 29 - December 21, 2019||The Plot by Will Eno||World Premiere, directed by Oliver Butler|
|January 24 - February 15, 2020||Manahatta by Mary Kathryn Nagle||East Coast Premiere, directed by Laurie Woolery. First Native American written play at the theater.|
|March 13 - April 4, 2020||A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry||Directed by Carl Cofield, cancelled due to COVID-19|
|April 24 - May 16, 2020||Testmatch by Kate Attwell||World Premiere, directed by Margot Bordelon, cancelled due to COVID-19|
|September 28 - October 20, 2018||El Huracán by Charise Castro Smith||World Premiere, Directed by Laurie Woolery, presented
in collaboration with The Sol Project
|November 2 - 17, 2018||The Prisoner||Text and Stage Direction by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne|
|February 1 - 23, 2019||Good Faith by Karen Hartman||World Premiere, directed by Kenny Leon|
|March 15 - April 6, 2019||Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare||Directed by Carl Cofield|
|April 26 - May 18, 2019||Cadillac Crew by Tori Sampson||World Premiere, directed by Jesse Rasmussen and Tori Sampson|
|October 6–28, 2017||An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, New translation by Paul Walsh||directed by James Bundy|
|November 24 – December 16, 2017||Native Son by Nambi E. Kelley, adapted from the novel by Richard Wright||directed by Seret Scott|
|January 26 – February 17, 2018||Field Guide created by Rude Mechs||world premiere|
|March 16 – April 7, 2018||Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks||directed by Liz Diamond|
|April 27 – May 19, 2018||Kiss by Guillermo Calederón||directed by Evan Yionoulis|
|September 30 – October 22, 2016||Scenes from Court Life or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl||world premiere, directed by Mark Wing-Davey|
|November 25 – December 17, 2016||Seven Guitars by August Wilson||directed by Timothy Douglas|
|January 20 – February 11, 2017||Imogen Says Nothing by Aditi Brennan Kapil||world premiere, directed by Laurie Woolery|
|March 17 – April 8, 2017||Assassins, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim||directed by James Bundy|
|April 28 – May 20, 2017||Mary Jane by Amy Herzog||world premiere, directed by Anne Kauffman|
|October 2 – 24, 2015||Indecent by Paula Vogel||world premiere, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, directed by Rebecca Taichman|
|November 27 – December 19, 2015||peerless by Jiehae Park||world premiere, directed by Margot Bordelon|
|January 29 – February 20, 2016||The Moors by Jen Silverman||world premiere, directed by Jackson Gay|
|March 25 – April 16, 2016||Cymbeline by William Shakespeare||directed by Evan Yionoulis|
|April 29 – May 21, 2016||Happy Days by Samuel Beckett||directed by James Bundy, featuring Dianne Wiest|
|October 3–25, 2014||Arcadia by Tom Stoppard||directed by James Bundy|
|November 21 – December 13, 2014||War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins||world premiere, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz|
|January 30 – February 21, 2015||Familiar by Danai Gurira||world premiere. directed by Rebecca Taichman|
|March 20 – April 11, 2015||The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht||directed by Liz Diamond|
|April 24 – May 16, 2015||Elevada by Sheila Callaghan||world premiere, directed by Jackson Gay|
|September 20 – October 12, 2013||A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams||directed by Mark Rucker, featuring René Augesen and Joe Manganiello|
|October 25 – November 16, 2013||Owners by Caryl Churchill||directed by Evan Yionoulis|
|November 30 – December 21, 2013||Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo||directed by Christopher Bayes|
|January 31 – February 22, 2014||The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik||directed by Rachel Chavkin|
|March 14 – April 5, 2014||These Paper Bullets adapted by Rolin Jones
from William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
|world premiere, songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, directed by Jackson Gay|
|April 18 – May 10, 2014||The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley||world premiere, directed by Patricia McGregor|
|September 21 – October 13, 2012||American Night: The Ballad of Juan José by Richard Montoya||developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, directed by Shana Cooper|
|October 26 – November 17, 2012||Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi||world premiere, directed by Rebecca Taichman|
|November 30 – December 22, 2012||Dear Elizabeth||world premiere by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Les Waters|
|January 25 – February 16, 2013||Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones||directed by Evan Yionoulis|
|March 15 – April 13, 2013||Hamlet by William Shakespeare||directed by James Bundy, starring Paul Giamatti|
|April 26 – May 18, 2013||In a Year with 13 Moons by Rainer Werner Fassbinder||adapted by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, directed by Robert Woodruff|
|September 16 – October 8, 2011||Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov||new version by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Les Waters|
|October 21 – November 12, 2011||Belleville by Amy Herzog||world premiere, directed by Anne Kauffman|
|November 25 – December 17, 2011||A Doctor In Spite of Himself by Molière||adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp|
|February 3–25, 2012||Good Goods by Christina Anderson||directed by Tina Landau|
|March 16 – April 7, 2012||The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare||directed by Liz Diamond|
|April 15 – May 7, 2012||The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno||world premiere, directed by Sam Gold|
|September 17 – October 9, 2010||We Have Always Lived in the Castle||world premiere musical, based on the 1962 novel by Shirley Jackson|
|October 22 – November 13, 2010||A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee|
|November 26 – December 18, 2010||Bossa Nova by Kirsten Greenidge||world premiere|
|January 28 – February 19, 2011||The Piano Lesson by August Wilson|
|March 11 – April 2, 2011||Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare|
|April 15 – May 7, 2011||Autumn Sonata by Ingmar Bergman||US premiere, directed by Robert Woodruff|
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- "Yale Rep Production History".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2017–18".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2016–17".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2014–15".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2013–14".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2012–13".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2011–12".
- "On Stage: Yale Repertory Theatre 2010–11".