Lynda Paul

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Lecturer in English and Theater and Performance Studies Residential Writing Tutor, Pauli Murray

Lecturer in English, Music, and Theater Studies

Residential College Writing Tutor, Pauli Murray

Associate, Yale Writing Center

Lynda Paul, Ph.D., M.F.A., is a multidisciplinary educator, writer, theater maker, and performer. Recent dramaturgy credits include AssassinsCymbeline (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Three Sisters, and Some Bodies Travel (Yale School of Drama). Recent directing credits include the Baroque pasticcio The Silent Lyre (Elm City Consort with Yale College, inaugurating Pauli Murray’s new Lighten Theater), Tim Crouch’s England (Yale Koerner Center), Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen (Opera Theatre of Yale College), Christopher Chen’s Caught, and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (Yale Cabaret). Lynda has also been seen as an actor, classical vocalist, bassoonist, and saxophonist at Yale Cabaret, and her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, most recently in Theatre Development Fund’s Stages magazine. She currently works as a dramaturgical consultant with both Theatre for a New Audience and Sightline Arts in New York City. She has trained at, among other institutions, the British American Dramatic Academy (BADA), the Çudamani Summer Institute (in Bali, Indonesia), and the School of Criticism and Theory, and she holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago, the Yale School of Drama, and Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where she received distinction on her PhD in music, and afterwards taught interdisciplinary courses throughout the humanities at Yale as a Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities. She is available for writing consultations (on academic writing, creative writing, application essays, etc.) to all Yale College students, and courses she teaches at Yale have included: Introduction to Dramaturgy; Cabaret; Alternate Realities; Richard III (with Joseph Roach); The Ballets Russes; Reading and Writing the Modern Essay (English 120); and Disney and Society (English 114)