David Geffen School of Drama students perform on stage

David Geffen School of Drama

Spotlight on the Future of Theater

Artistry, Belonging, Collaboration, and Discovery—these are the core values that drive David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre. Your giving sustains our students, empowers our faculty, inspires artists, and supports creative new work. Together we give voice to the stories and perspectives shaping theater around the world.

Setting the Stage

The school’s next challenge is to address its physical plant spread over nine buildings on campus, hindering collaboration and dampening creative exchange. Technological advances in the industry have rapidly evolved beyond our existing classrooms, production shops, and performance spaces. Yale’s goal is to build a state-of-the-art facility to serve as the primary home for David Geffen School of Drama, Yale Repertory Theatre, and the Yale College Theater and Performance Studies program. This new facility will unite Yale theater makers under one roof, affording these artists, managers, and technicians access to the best spaces, adjacencies, and tools to support innovation and creativity.

Key Contacts

A scene from Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney ’07

February 6, 2024

Yale to Move Forward with New Dramatic Arts Building

Thanks to donors, a new building will provide spaces for a range of theatrical activities at Yale.
Abigail C. Onwunali ’23 MFA

October 13, 2023

For Stories of Resilience: Abigail C. Onwunali ’23 MFA

Theater-maker Abigail C. Onwunali ’23 MFA brings hope and professionalism to the stage
Martyna Majok ’12 MFA

August 30, 2023

For Representation: Martyna Majok ’12 MFA

Playwright Martyna Majok ’12 MFA brings the stories of underrepresented groups to Broadway
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