Support Yale Repertory Theatre and be part of an enduring legacy.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Yale Repertory Theatre is able to produce award-winning, innovative, and engaging plays, support the most exciting new playwrights, make theatre accessible to all members of our community, and offer stimulating youth programs. We invite you to help us continue to make a difference!
Your gift to the Yale Repertory Theatre Annual Fund allows us to continue to produce the highest quality theatre, featuring many of the finest actors, designers, and technicians in the country. Throughout our 50-year history, Yale Rep has championed more than 100 new works, reimagined classic plays, and earned two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Tony Awards. In addition, we have launched the careers of countless artists and become an artistic haven for established professionals. Your gift to Yale Rep is an investment in the future of the American theatre.
Production Partners select a particular play from the Yale Rep season and contribute to that show’s production budget. As important members of the show’s family, Production Partners are invited to select rehearsals, opening night performances, and cast parties.
If you’re enthusiastic about a particular play in the Yale Rep season, this is your opportunity to become an integral part of the production and to see your gift come alive on the Yale Rep stage.
Each year, students from all over Connecticut look forward to their trips to Yale Rep’s WILL POWER! productions. WILL POWER! brings high school students to Yale Rep to experience live theatre. Your gift to WILL POWER! directly supports special school day matinees, a Yale Rep-designed curriculum for teachers, and engagement opportunities for students, inspiring a whole new generation of theatergoers.
The Dwight/Edgewood Project is an arts enrichment program that fosters creativity and self-esteem among middle school students from Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School in New Haven. The Project pairs local students with David Geffen School of Drama at Yale artists who serve as mentors and help participants unlock their artistic potential. The Dwight/Edgewood Project has reached hundreds of young people since its founding in 1995, and your gift will ensure the program’s success for years to come.
At Yale Rep, we are committed to ensuring that all patrons have the best possible theatergoing experience, which is why we have the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut. Your philanthropy helps us to offer a broad range of services including assistive listening devices, large-print and Braille playbills, and service animal accommodation at every show, plus open captioned and audio described performances. Our concierge staff is trained in accessibility awareness and provision and any patron can contact Yale Rep to create an individualized theatergoing plan. Help us continue to make theatre more inclusive by making a gift to our accessibility programs.
We invite you to join David Geffen School of Drama Legacy Partners, a society of alumni, family, and friends who have included Yale Rep and David Geffen School of Drama in their estate plans or through other planned gifts. Planned gifts offer tax advantages while allowing you to make generous philanthropic contributions. Donors who remember Yale Rep in this manner ensure that the theatre has a bright future. You are eligible for membership in David Geffen School of Drama Legacy Partners if you have named Yale Rep as a beneficiary of your will or trust, life income gift, IRA, or other retirement plan, life insurance policy, or other planned gift. For more information, contact Deborah Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, 203.432.2890.
Corporate and Community Sponsors
Yale Repertory Theatre is a proud member of the New Haven community and relies on the support of local businesses in the form of goods and/or services. We welcome your support of our productions and special events throughout the Yale Rep season. Sponsors are recognized for their generosity to Yale Rep with marketing opportunities, complimentary tickets, and prominent visibility at the theatre.
Yale Repertory Theatre Corporate Sponsors can provide financial support to the theatre while gaining valuable visibility, reaching their target markets, and meeting their philanthropic goals. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the season, individual productions, special events, accessibility, and educational programs. We look forward to working with you to tailor a sponsorship program that helps us meets our goals as well as yours.
For more information about becoming a Community Sponsor, please contact Jennifer Alzona in the Development office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.432.2175.
Yale Rep is grateful to our 2023–24 Corporate and Community Sponsors!
Jessica Love and Jeff Biehl in The Moors by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, scenic design by Alexander Woodward, costumes by Fabian Fidel Aguilar, lighting by Andrew F. Griffin, sound design and original music by Daniel Kluger, technical direction by Michael Best, and stage management by Avery Trunko. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2016.
Tom Pecinka and Rebekah Brockman in Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by James Bundy, music composition by Matthew Suttor, scenic design by Adrian Martinez Frausto, costumes by Grier Coleman, lighting by Caitlin Smith Rapoport, sound design by Tyler Kieffer, technical direction by Kenneth Thomasan, and stage management by James Mountcastle. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2014.
Miriam A. Hyman and Sheria Irving in Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, directed by Evan Yionoulis, scenic design by Jean Kim, costumes by Asa Benally, lighting by Elizabeth Mak, sound design and original music by Pornchanok (Nok) Kanchanabanca, technical direction by Ben Clark, and stage management by Emely Selina Zepeda. Photo © Carol Rosegg, 2016.
Dwight/Edgewood Project photo by Emalie Mayo.
Open captioning in University Theatre interior photo by Ruth M. Feldman.
Merritt Janson in the U.S. premiere of Autumn Sonata by Ingmar Bergman, directed by Robert Woodruff, literal translation by Wendy Weckwerth, music direction and original music by Michael Attias, scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Candice Donnelly, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Chad Raines, technical direction by Kate Wicker, and stage management by Lindsey Turteltaub. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2011.
Corporate and Community Sponsors
Members of the company of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Liz Diamond, music composition by David Lang, music direction by Daniel Schlosberg, scenic design by Chika Shimizu, Costumes by Soule Golden, lighting by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design by Matt Tierney, technical direction by Rose Bochansky, and stage management by Shannon L. Gaughf. Photo © Carol Rosegg, 2015.
Yale Repertory Theatre photo © T. Charles Erickson.