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FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2018.
Yale Repertory Theatre, 2018.

Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street. Photo by T. Charles Erickson, 2018.

Yale Repertory Theatre, the internationally celebrated professional theatre in residence at Yale School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Seventeen Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and 10 Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 60 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of more than 30 new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country.

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Yale Repertory Theatre

Our Mission

Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders to raise the standard of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, pursuing excellence in art to promote wonder, empathy, and understanding in the world.

Our Core Values


We nurture imagination and court inspiration through mastery of skills and techniques, to create fluent, authentic, original storytelling that illuminates the complexity of the human spirit and questions accepted wisdom.


We attend both to process and to results, hearing the voices of colleagues and striving for a collective vision of our goals; we prize the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.


We wrestle with the most compelling issues of our time. Therefore, we foster curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor: we risk and learn from failure and vulnerability in order to build lifelong habits of innovation and revelation.


We commit to fair and ongoing practices that enhance our relationships to theater makers, audiences, and society, finding strength in our diversity, and lowering barriers to participation in the field.


We dedicate our best selves to both training and practice, holding ourselves accountable for a safe, sound, and respectful workplace, animated by good will.

Yale Repertory Theatre Staff

James Bundy

Artistic Director

Florie Seery

Managing Director

Jennifer Kiger

Associate Artistic Director and
Director of New Play Programs

Artistic Staff

Resident Artists

Playwright in Residence: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Resident Directors: Lileana Blain-Cruz and Liz Diamond

Resident Dramaturg: Catherine Sheehy

Set Design Advisor: Riccardo Hernandez

Resident Set Designer: Michael Yeargan

Costume Design Advisors: Ilona Somogyi and Oana Boatez

Resident Costume Designer: Toni-Leslie James

Lighting Design Advisor: Jennifer Tipton

Resident Lighting Designer: Stephen Strawbridge

Sound Design Advisor: David Budries

Voice and Speech Advisor: Walton Wilson

Fight Advisor: Rick Sordelet

Stage Management Advisor: Narda E. Alcorn


Associate Artists

52nd Street Project: Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya

Artistic Management

Production Stage Manager: James Mountcastle

Literary Manager: Amy Boratko

Artistic Associate: Kay Perdue Meadows

Artistic Fellow: Molly FitzMaurice

Casting: Tara Rubin CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Peter Van Dam, CSA; Claire Burke, CSA; Felicia Rudolph, CSA; Xavier Rubiao, CSA; Louis DiPaolo; Kevin Metzger-Timson; Juliet Auwaerter

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director: Josie Brown

Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments: Laurie Coppola

Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments: Kate Begley Baker

Senior Administrative Assistant for the Acting Department: Ellen Lange

Library Services: Lindsay King

Production Staff

Production Management

Director of Production: Shaminda Amarakoon

Production Manager: Jonathan Reed

Production Manager for Studio Projects and Special Events and Student Labor Supervisor: C. Nikki Mills

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production, Theater Safety and Occupational Health, and Technical Design and Production Departments: Grace O’Brien



Technical Directors: Neil Mulligan, Matt Welander

Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor: Alan Hendrickson

Scene Shop Supervisor: Eric Sparks

Senior Lead Carpenter: Matt Gaffney

Lead Carpenters: Ryan Gardner, Kat McCarthey, Sharon Reinhart, Libby Stone



Paint Shop Supervisor: Ru-Jun Wang

Scenic Artists: Lia Akkerhuis, Nathan Jasunas

Scenic Painting Intern: Jihane Fareseddine



Properties Supervisor: Jennifer McClure

Properties Craftsperson: David P. Schrader

Properties Associate: Zach Faber

Properties Warehouse Manager: Mark Dionne

Properties Interns: Jenna Carroll, Kaitlyn Hughes


Costume Shop Manager: Christine Szczepanski

Senior Drapers: Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Mary Zihal

Senior First Hands: Deborah Bloch, Patricia Van Horn

Costume Project Coordinator: Linda Kelley-Dodd

Costume Intern: Micah Ohno



Lighting Supervisor: Donald W. Titus

Senior House Electricians: Jennifer Carlson, Linda-Cristal Young

Electrics Interns: Christina Dragen-Dima, Alary Sutherland



Sound Supervisor: Mike Backhaus

Lead Sound Engineer: Stephanie Smith

Sound Interns: Twi McCallum, Rebecca Satzberg



Projection Supervisor: Eric Lin

Projection Engineer: Mike Paddock

Projection Intern: Erin Sims


Stage Operations

Stage Carpenter: Janet Cunningham

Lead Wardrobe Supervisor: Elizabeth Bolster

Lead Properties Runner: Billy Ordynowicz

Lead Light Board Programmer: David Willmore

FOH Mix Engineer: Eric Norris


General Management

General Manager: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.

Associate Managing Directors: Estefani Castro, Eliza Orleans, Emma Perrin

Assistant Managing Director: Cameron Frostbaum

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director and General Manager: Emalie Mayo

Management Assistants: Allie Delaney, Annabel Guevara, Jake Hurwitz

Company Manager: Caitlin Dutkiewicz


Development and Alumni Affairs

Director of Development and Alumni Affairs: Deborah S. Berman

Senior Associate Director of Institutional Giving: Janice Muirhead

Senior Associate Director of Operations for Development and Alumni Affairs: Susan C. Clark

Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs: William Gaines

Associate Director of Development Communications and Alumni Affairs: Casey Grambo

Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications: Jennifer E. Alzona

Development Assistants: Allie Delaney, Annabel Guevara, Jacob Santos



Director of Finance, Human Resources, and Digital Technology: Katherine D. Burgueño

Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium and Web Technology: Janna J. Ellis

Manager, Business Operations: Martha Boateng

Business Office Analyst: Stacie Wcislo

Digital Communications Associate: George Tinari

Business Office Specialists: Sharon Brown, Preston Mock

Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Digital Technology, Operations, and Tessitura: Shainn Reaves

Digital Technology Associates: Edison Dule and Andre Griffith

Business Office Assistant: Ashlie Russell

Database Application Consultants: Bo Du, Ben Silvert

Theater Safety and Occupational Health

Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health: Anna Glover


Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services

Director of Marketing: Daniel Cress

Director of Communications: Steven Padla

Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications: Caitlin Griffin

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications: Oakton Reynolds

Marketing and Communications Assistants: Chloe Knight, A.J. Roy

Service Assistant: Marguerite Elliott

Director of Audience Services: Laura Kirk

Assistant Director of Audience Services: Shane Quinn

Subscriptions Coordinator: Tracy Baldini

Audience Services Assistant: Molly Leona

Customer Service and Safety Officers: Kevin Delaney, Ed Jooss, John Marquez



Director of Facility Operations: Jennifer Gonsalves

Operations Associate: Nadir Balan

Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendents: Jennifer Draughn Michael Halpern

Team Leaders: Andrew Mastriano, Sherry Stanley

Facility Stewards: Michael Humbert, Marcia Riley

Custodians: Sybil Bell, Christina Davis, Tylon Frost, Cassandra Hobby, Kathy Langston, Mark Roy, Jerome Sonia

Photo Credits

James Udom and Eboni Flowers in Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond, songs and additional music by Suzan-Lori Parks, scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costumes by Sarah Nietfeld, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound design and music supervision by Frederick Kennedy, wig design by Cookie Jordan, technical direction by Latiana (LT) Gourzong, and stage management by Shelby North. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2018.

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Yale Repertory Theatre photo © T. Charles Erickson, 2018.