The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts just unveiled a photo exhibition titled “Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices,” to celebrate Yale Rep’s 50th anniversary season. Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of “Imogen Says Nothing,” a play written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by Laurie Woolery, from Jan. 20-Feb. 11.
“Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices,” runs from Jan. 10-April 8, with a collection of more than 70 production photographs featuring some of the American theater’s most distinguished actors, including Angela Bassett, Colleen Dewhurst, Charles S. Dutton, Paul Giamatti, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Lupita Nyong’o, Jason Robards, Meryl Streep, Courtney B. Vance, and Dianne Wiest. “Yale Rep at 50: Daring Artists, Bold Choices” celebrates the scope of imagination that has marked the New Haven theater for five decades. Photographers represented include William Baker, T. Charles Erickson, Gerry Goodstein, Joan Marcus, and Carol Rosegg, among others.
The internationally celebrated professional theatre in residence at Yale School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres-including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists-by emerging and established playwrights. Twelve Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 24 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country.