YDC Playwright of the Week: C.A. Johnson
C. A. Johnson hails from Metairie Louisiana, but currently lives and writes in Queens. Her plays include MOTHER TONGUE, THE CLIMB, WAITIN’ ON THE MOON, ELROY LEARN HIS NAME, and THIRST. She is a member of the 2017 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. She was previously The Lark's 2016-17 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow, a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and a member of The Civilians R&D Group. Her work has been developed with The Lark, Open Bar Theatricals, UC San Diego, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival. Most recently, C.A.’s play THIRST was selected for the 2017 PlayPenn Conference and the 2017 Kilroys List. BA: Smith College MFA: NYU
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2017-2018 Casting Call Days
June 1The Yale Drama Coalition is pleased to announce the dates for the Coordinated Casting Call Days for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Casting Call Days for the 2017–2018 academic year are
Sunday, September 10, 12pm
Sunday, November 5, 12pm
Monday, December 11, 12pm
Sunday, January 28, 12pm
All productions wishing to utilize the YDC resources must fully participate in the Casting Cycle and need to contact the YDC president, Abbey Burgess and post their show on the YDC website at least one week before the scheduled time of the start of the Casting Call Day.
Auditions and callbacks may be held at the production team's convenience, but actors may not be offered roles until the start of the Casting Call Day. On this day, all production teams will begin their call process in a block or rooms reserved by the YDC where impartial YDC facilitators will be available if any casting conflicts arise. If actors are offered or pressured to accept roles before the given call date in a cycle, or are not given a reasonable grace period in which to make a decision, they can and should contact the Yale Drama Coalition Board.
A full description of the casting call day is available here and any questions can be directed to Abbey Burgess.
The 2017 Yale Drama Coalition Board
January 1President: Abbey Burgess
Vice President: Josh Toro
Secretary: Lina Kapp
Treasurer: Danny Smooke
Publicity Chair: Cami Arboles
Yale School of Drama Liaison: Elaine Wang
Freshman Liaison: Tarek Ziad
Training & Career Coordinator: Erica Wachs
Development Officer: Carrie Mannino
Special Events Coordinators: Carlos Guanche, Zak Rosen