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Dwight/Edgewood Project

The Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP) is a community engagement program of Yale Rep and David Geffen School of Drama for middle school-aged students from Barnard Environmental Science and Technology School, a K-8 school located on the edge of the Dwight and Edgewood neighborhoods in New Haven. The fifth/sixth graders are paired with mentors from the Geffen School to write their own plays. The month-long program begins in late May, culminating in fully produced plays performed by the Yale mentors and presented virtually for the New Haven community in late June.

Dwight/Edgewood Project is supported by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation and the Esme Usdan Community Youth Fund.


WILL POWER! is Yale Rep’s annual educational initiative, designed to bring middle and high school students to see live theater. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER! has served more than 20,000 Connecticut students and educators. In 2024, we will offer programming centered on Lloyd Suh’s The Far Country to New Haven Public Schools students and educators. In previous seasons, the program has included early school-time matinees, free or heavily subsidized tickets, study guides, and post-performance discussions with actors and members of the creative teams. WILL POWER! is committed to giving teachers curricular support through free workshops and professional development about the content and themes of the plays.

Educators may contact Amy Boratko at 203.436.9098 or

WILL POWER! is supported by the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, the Esme Usdan Community Youth Fund, and the NewAlliance Foundation.

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Photo Credits

Tiffany Villarin in peerless by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon. scenic design by Christopher Thompson, costumes by Sydney Gallas, lighting by Oliver Wason, sound design and original music by Sinan Refik Zafar, projections by Shawn Boyle, technical direction by Sean K. Williams, and stage management by Victoria Whooper. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2015.

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Dwight/Edgewood Project photo by Emalie Mayo.

WILL POWER! photo by Marguerite Elliott.

Yale Repertory Theatre photo © T. Charles Erickson.