Inaugural Yale Design Showcase highlights work by drama school design students
The inaugural Yale Design Showcase — an opportunity for theater professionals to visit the campus and meet the 2019 Yale School of Drama class of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers, and to see their work up close — will take place May 13-15 at 149 York St.
The Design Department, which encompasses scenic, costume, lighting, and projection design, is co-chaired by Stephen Strawbridge and Michael Yeargan. The department’s faculty includes Joshua Benghiat, David Biedny, Shawn Boyle, Alan Edwards, Marjorie Folkman, Jess Goldstein, Jane Greenwood, Wendall K. Harrington, Riccardo Hernandez, Ann McCoy, Lee Savage, Manuel Baenboim Segal. Ilona Somogyi, Jennifer Tipton, and Ru-Jun Wang.
The faculty of the Sound Design Department, chaired by David Budries, includes Michael Backhaus, Charles Coes, Marcelo Dietrich, Nick Lloyd, Bronwen MacArthur, and Matthew Suttor.
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase the work of this amazingly gifted graduating class of designers. Visitors will be impressed by the originality and the range and depth of the creative output that they will encounter,” said Strawbridge. “We especially look forward to introducing these emerging artists to the many distinguished theater professionals that are expected to attend.”
The Yale Design Showcase coincides with the School of Drama’s annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, three fully produced new plays by graduating playwrights, featuring work by students from every department of the school, and performed in rotating repertory through May 15.