Directed by James Bundy
It’s 2AM and George and Martha are just getting started. The middle-aged married couple, a once-promising historian and his boss’s frustrated daughter, welcome a younger professor and his wife for a nightcap—only to ensnare them in increasingly dangerous rounds of fun and games. An unblinking portrait of two American marriages, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is Edward Albee’s explosively comedic and harrowingly profound masterpiece.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com
This play contains profanity; misogynist and racist language and slurs; sexually explicit language; sexual situations; and violence, which is in the context of an intimate partner relationship. In addition to specific language and slurs that are anti-AAPI, anti-Arab, and anti-Latinx, the action of the play contains acts of orientalism and the fetishization of Asian cultures.
Herbal cigarettes are smoked in this production.
A waitlist will be started one hour prior to each performance at the theater. Any returned tickets will be made available to patrons on the waitlist 20 minutes before the performance. While tickets are frequently available, we can’t guarantee that everyone on the waitlist will get a ticket.
Meet the Artists
Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928, and began writing plays 30 years later. His plays include The Zoo Story (1958), The Death of Bessie Smith (1959), The Sandbox (1959), Fam and Yam (1959), The American Dream (1960), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961–62, Tony Award), Tiny Alice (1964), A Delicate Balance (1966, Pulitzer Prize; 1996, Tony Award), Malcolm (1966), Everything in the Garden (1969), Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung: Two Inter-Related Plays (1969), All Over (1971), Seascape (1974, Pulitzer Prize), Listening (1975), Counting the Ways (1975), The Lady from Dubuque (1977–78), The Man Who Had Three Arms (1981), Finding the Sun (1982), Marriage Play (1986–87), Three Tall Women (1991, Pulitzer Prize), Fragments (1993), The Play About the Baby (1997), The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? (2000, 2002 Tony Award), Occupant (2001), Knock! Knock! Who’s There!? (2003), At Home at the Zoo (Act 1: Homelife, Act 2: The Zoo Story) (2004), and Me, Myself & I (2008). He was a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and President of The Edward F. Albee Foundation. Mr. Albee was awarded the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1980. In 1996 he received the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. In 2005, he was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.
James Bundy has served as Elizabeth Parker Ware Dean of David Geffen School of Drama at Yale and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre since 2002. He teaches in the Acting program at the School and in the Theater Studies program at Yale College. During his tenure, Yale Rep has produced more than thirty world, American, and regional premieres, nine of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle as Best Production of the year and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. Through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004, Yale Rep has provided low-cost theater tickets and classroom visits to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven. The Binger Center for New Theatre, founded in 2008, has enabled the theatre to commission more than fifty artists to create new work. James has directed productions at the Mark Taper Forum, Theater for a New Audience, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. He served from 2007-13 on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. James is a graduate of Harvard College and David Geffen School of Drama; he also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Miguel Urbino he/him/his is a queer, first generation, Filipino-American, designer at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, where he was the scenic designer for She Kills Monsters. Other credits include more more more (Yale Cabaret, scenic and costumes), soft apples (Yale Cabaret, costumes), The Tap Dance Kid (New York City Center Encores!, associate scenic), The Van Gogh Café (Yale Cabaret , costumes), The Motherfucker With The Hat (T. Schreiber Studios, scenic), The Widow of Tom’s Hill (59E59, scenic). Miguel has also collaborated with Studio McLane, Clint Ramos Design, and others. He received a B.A. in theater arts from Marymount Manhattan College. Miguel is a proud new member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.
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Kyle J. Artone
Kyle J. Artone
Kyle J. Artone is a fourth-year costume designer at David Geffen School of Drama and looking forward to graduating this May. He is incredibly excited and grateful to be making his Yale Rep debut designing the costumes for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Credits include Gidion’s Knot (Theatre Row Off-Broadway); the father, the son, and the holy spirit (Yale Summer Cabaret); She Kills Monsters (David Geffen School of Drama); Polkadots (Virginia Rep); Xanadu and The Sound of Music (State Theatre Center for the Arts); Little Shop of Horrors (Raymond Hodges Theater); Venus in Fur, The 39 Steps, and The Nightman Cometh (Shafer Street Playhouse). Kyle has won awards for Little Shop of Horrors, Venus in Fur, and The Nightman Cometh.
Earon Chew Nealey
Earon Chew Nealey
Broadway: Macbeth (associate hair designer); Chicken and Biscuits (associate wig and makeup designer); Sweat (associate makeup designer). Other design: Dames at Sea, Kinky Boots (Bucks County Playhouse); The Last Supper (SOPAC); Twelfth Night (Marcus Garvey Park) On Killing (Soho Rep); Fat Ham, Cullad Wattah, Mojada (The Public Theater); Little Girl Blue (Goodspeed, New World Stages); Meet Vera Stark, Matilda (Colorado University); On Sugarlad (New York Theatre Workshop); Nina Simone: Four Women (Berkshire Theatre Group); Once on This Island (Pioneer Theatre Company); Little Women (Dallas Theater Center); Oklahoma!, Patsy Cline (Weston Playhouse); Memphis, Dream Girls (Cape Fear Regional Theater); Cadillac Crew, Twelfth Night (Yale Rep).
Jiahao (Neil) Qiu 邱嘉皓
Jiahao (Neil) Qiu 邱嘉皓
Jiahao (Neil) Qiu is a fourth-year M.F.A. lighting design candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where his credits include She Kills Monsters, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure; as well as Over Easy and Radiant Vermin at Yale Cabaret. Other credits include Mirage, Metamorphosis International Residency Shanghai, Xiang Xiang, Dreamers, and Awakening. For more information, please visit neilqiu.com | @neilqiu_design
Joe Krempetz is a sound designer, composer, and audio engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent design credits include Transpositions (Schwarzman Center,) The Hedgehog’s Dilemma (Yale Cabaret), Eve (Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco), and Upwelling (Vetiver Oakland). Engineering credits include Between Two Knees (Yale Rep,) How to Save the World in 90 Minutes (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre), The 39 Steps, Measure for Measure, and Venus in Fur (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Joe has managed or operated events for Microsoft Inc, Stanford Live, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and many others. Joe holds a B.A. in theatrical technology from UC Santa Cruz, and a technical certificate in sound from David Geffen School of Drama, where he is currently a third-year M.F.A. candidate.
James Mountcastle is the Production Stage Manager (PSM) at Yale Rep and a Professor in The Practice of Stage Management at David Geffen School of Drama. As PSM, he has supervised stage management teams through more than a hundred Yale Rep productions over the past 18 seasons. James graduated from David Geffen School of Drama himself in 1990 and before returning to teach at the School in 2004, he spent 15 years working in New York City where he stage managed many musicals on Broadway and for Broadway National Tours. A professional stage manager for 38 years, James is proud to work on this production with two wonderful assistant stage managers. Ais Galvin and Alexus Coney are Stage Management Team Members of the very first rank, and they deserve all the applause they can possibly hear from one very proud and grateful PSM. Thank you!
Nicholas Orvis he/him is a dramaturg, critic, and director in his final year at David Geffen School of Drama, where his work in includes Green Suga Bloos (Langston Hughes Festival) and Almost (Nearly) Fucking Finally (Fourth-year Acting Project); also The Hedgehog’s Dilemma (Yale Cabaret) and the father, the son, and the holy spirit (Yale Summer Cabaret). Prior to beginning at the Geffen School, Nick was the Literary Associate for Premiere Stages at Kean University, where he helped develop new plays by writers including Deborah Brevoort, Nicole Pandolfo, Keith Josef Adkins, and Tammy Ryan. Nick is a former managing editor of Theater magazine and a co-creator and producer of the ongoing Dungeons + Drama Nerds, a podcast exploring the intersections between theater and tabletop roleplaying games.
Mia Sara Haiman
Mia Sara Haiman
Mia Sara Haiman is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate in the Technical Design and Production program at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include Measure for Measure, She Kills Monsters, Carlotta Festival of Plays, and Yale Summer Cabaret 2021. Yale Rep credits include Girls, The Plot, Manahatta, and A Raisin in the Sun (canceled due to COVID. As a project and production manager, Mia has worked in live entertainment for Broadway, regionally, and abroad. Prior to Yale, Mia worked as Production Manager at Boston Center for the Arts, and at the Cameri Theatre of Tel-Aviv. Most recently, Mia worked on multiple Broadway and regional productions at ShowMotion, Inc.
Fight and Intimacy Director
Kelsey Rainwater is an intimacy coach, fight director, and actress based out of the ancestral lands of the Quinnipiac people. Kelsey’s most recent work was seen in the premiere of In the Southern Breeze at Rattlestick, David Geffen School of Drama’s She Kills Monsters, and Mason Gross School of the Arts’ Damocles and Smart People. Some of her other credits include The Public Theater’s Measure for Measure and White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Oskar Eustis; A Raisin in the Sun (canceled due to COVID) at Yale Rep; Blues for An Alabama Sky with the Keen Company; and Bess Wohl’s film Baby Ruby. She is a Lecturer in Acting at David Geffen School of Drama, co-teaching stage combat and intimacy, and is a Resident Fight and Intimacy Director for Yale Rep.
Fight and Intimacy Director
Michael Rossmy is a Resident Fight and Intimacy Director for Yale Rep, a lecturer in acting at David Geffen School of Drama, and the Stage Combat and Intimacy Advisor for Yale College. Broadway credits include A Tale of Two Cities, Cymbeline, and Superior Donuts. Resident theater credits include The Public Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Rep, The Old Globe, TheaterWorks (Hartford), Princeton University, The Acting Company, Soho Rep, the Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University, and others. He was nominated for a 2017 Drama Desk Award for his work on Troilus and Cressida for The Public Theater’s production in Central Park. Upcoming projects include fight and intimacy direction for the world premiere of Sally & Tom by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Guthrie Theater.
Tara Rubin, C.S.A.
Tara Rubin, C.S.A.
Tara Rubin, C.S.A. has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Selected Broadway/National Tours: KPOP, Mr. Saturday Night, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café, Jersey Boys, Here Lies Love. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse. Film: Billy Crystal’s Here Today. tararubincasting.com
Walton Wilson was trained and designated as a voice teacher by Kristin Linklater and was later trained and certified as an associate teacher by Catherine Fitzmaurice. He also studied with Richard Armstrong, Andrea Haring, Meredith Monk, Patsy Rodenburg, and members of the Roy Hart Theatre. As a voice/dialect coach, his New York credits include The Violet Hour and Golden Child on Broadway; the world premiere productions of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later; and Endangered Species. Regional credits include productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Repertory Theater, Berkshire Theatre Group, Double Edge Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. At Yale Rep, he has served as voice and dialect coach for peerless, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, In a Year with 13 Moons, A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Autumn Sonata, Battle of Black and Dogs, Notes from Underground, Boleros for the Disenchanted, The Evildoers, The Unmentionables, The Cherry Orchard, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, The Black Monk, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, Betty’s Summer Vacation, The Birds, and Richard III.
Erica Fae is a theater/filmmaker, actor, and teacher. Her first feature film, To Keep the Light, was awarded the Fipresci Prize (International Critics’ Prize/Mannheim), Best Director (Berlin Independent Film Festival), Best of Show (Bendfilm), Best Emerging Director, two Best Narrative Feature Awards, and two Best Cinematography Awards, and is available on Amazon Prime. Recent works for theater as creator/co-creator/performer are Saved Again and by Him and Take What Is Yours, a New York Times Critic’s Pick. As an actor, she has appeared in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Random Acts of Flyness, and Doll & Em; and the films First Reformed, Little Children, and Synecdoche, New York. She will be seen on Netflix’s upcoming Partner Track and is currently in development on her second feature film. She is a Lecturer in Acting at David Geffen School of Drama.
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René Augesen previously appeared at Yale Rep in Good Faith, Arcadia, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Woman of No Importance, and The Beaux’ Stratagem. She was a core acting company member at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco for twelve seasons, where she appeared in more than three dozen productions. In New York, she has appeared in Spinning into Butter (Lincoln Center Theater), Macbeth (The Public Theater), It’s My Party… (ArcLight Theatre), and Overruled (Drama League). Her other regional theatre credits include productions at South Coast Repertory, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Baltimore’s Center Stage, the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, and Stage West. Film and television: The Battle Studies, Law & Order, Guiding Light, Another World, and Saint Maybe (Hallmark Hall of Fame). As a 2011 Ten Chimneys Foundation Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, she was recognized for her extraordinary contributions to her community and to the overall quality of the American theater. She is a graduate of David Geffen School of Drama.
Dan Donohue Broadway: “Scar” in The Lion King. Over 30 roles at Oregon Shakespeare Festival including “Henry V”, “Iago”, “Richard III”, and “Hamlet”. Other regional theaters include the Goodman, The Geffen, Long Wharf, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep and more. Recent television credits include recurring roles on For All Mankind, Longmire, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Damnation. A recording of his Hamlet at Oregon Shakespeare Festival received a Grammy Nomination in 2011.
Nate Janis is an actor, singer, and writer based in New York City. Recent credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classical Theatre of Harlem), The Heidi Chronicles (Guild Hall of East Hampton), The Fantasticks (Infinity Theatre Company), tenderly (Edinburgh Fringe), and Three Sisters (Columbia Stages). He is over the moon to be back at his alma mater performing one of his favorite plays. Training: B.A., Yale University; William Esper Studio; Columbia M.F.A. Special thanks to Felicia Sager, Avalon Artists, Tara Rubin Casting, Brian McManamon, Ron Van Lieu, James Calleri, and friends and family.
Emma Pfitzer Price
Emma Pfitzer Price
Emma Pfitzer Price is thrilled to be making her Yale Rep debut. Emma appeared in productions of Major Barbara, Black Snow, A Bright Room Called Day, As You Like It, and The CherryOrchard, among others at The Juilliard School, where she recently received her B.F.A. in drama. Other theater includes Steel Magnolias (Virginia Theatre Festival). She has most recently appeared in Showtime’s American Rust. Originally from Kentucky, Emma is a Governor’s School for the Arts Scholar of Drama. She is beyond grateful for this opportunity to bring one of her favorite plays to life.