Theater Studies sponsors a full season of productions, showings, and workshops every year through the senior project program, the dance studies program, the World Performance Project at Yale, and the NO BOUNDARIES performance series. Click on each of the headings below to view our photographic archive.
Theater Studies offers majors the chance to engage in practical work on a show of their choice, as part of the research for their senior essay. Students may write, direct, or design a play or perform a principal role in a production. These projects allow students to explore their specific areas of academic interest in a deeper way and serve as a culmination of students’ course work in Theater Studies.
Many of the dance studies courses incorporate studio practice into the course design. Students may participate in final showings of historical repertory, or student choreography developed during the semester. Curricular and extra-curricular additions such as workshops by international guest artists and the Yale Dance Theater Pilot Program serve to extend and deepen the subjects covered in class.
In collaboration with the Whitney Humanities Center and several other academic departments and programs, from 2006 to 2012 Theater Studies sponsored the World Performance Project at Yale (WPP). Through performances, workshops, lectures and symposia with artists and scholars working in a spectrum of performance forms, WPP fostered teaching, research, and publication on a variety of topics in the emerging field of performance studies. Its capstone series NO BOUNDARIES, cosponsored with Yale Repertory Theatre, brought guest artists from around the world to the Yale campus for a series of cutting-edge, thought-provoking performances, many of which are depicted in this archive.