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David Geffen School of Drama

Spotlight on the Future of Theater

Artistry, collaboration, discovery, inclusion, and professionalism—these are the core values that drive the David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre. Your giving sustains our students, empowers our faculty, inspires artists, and supports new playwrights. Together we give voice to the stories and perspectives shaping American theater.

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By training and advancing leaders to raise the standards of global professional practice, the David Geffen School of Drama aims to ensure that talented students everywhere see its world-class program as attainable, accessible, and—most of all—affordable. Professions in the theatrical arts can be uncertain, and success can take time to achieve. While we are proud to be able to offer a tuition-free education for our students, additional donor support ensures that they can take full advantage of every opportunity to advance their craft. Your generosity helps them to focus more fully on their studies and graduate from Yale with the creative gifts that greatly enrich our public arts.

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Adrienne Wells ’20 and Jessy Yates ’22; background, from left: Daniel Liu ’22, Jackeline Torres Cortés ’22, and John Evans Reese ’20 in Alice

August 2, 2021

New Deanship at David Geffen School of Drama

Donald R. Ware ’71 endowed the school’s leadership position, naming the deanship in memory of his mother, Elizabeth Parker Ware.
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June 30, 2021

With Gift from David Geffen, Yale's Drama School Goes Tuition-Free

The newly renamed David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University is tuition-free, thanks to a $150 million gift.
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