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28 February

YDC Playwright of the Week: Charise Castro Smith

February 28

Charise Castro Smith is an American playwright and actress. She is best known for her plays such as Feathers and Teeth and The Hunchback of Seville. She has also written for television shows such as Devious Maids and The Exorcist, as well as appearing in shows such as The Good Wife and Unforgettable. She is a recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship at the New Dramatists in New York, as well as a member of New Georges' the JAM and an alumna of the Ars Nova's Playgroup. She is currently working on commissions from Trinity Repertory Company, Soho Rep and the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Read more about Charise Castro Smith here.

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30 January

The 2018 Yale Drama Coalition Board

January 30

President: Abbey Burgess
Co-Vice Presidents: Zak Rosen, Jacob Yoder-Schrock
Treasurer: Jocelyn Wexler
Publicity Chair: Camille Umoff
Yale School of Drama Liaison: Samara Angel
First Year Liaisons: Marty Chandler, Vanessa Copeland
Training & Career Coordinator: Angela Barel di Sant'Albano
Development Officer: Eden Mendelsohn
Special Events Coordinators: Grace Zdeblick, Ryan Benson
Technical Outreach Coordinator: Yasmin Almadeen
Website Consultant: Josh Toro
Llamas-at-Large: Erica Wachs, Tarek Ziad
1 June

2017-2018 Casting Call Days

June 1

The 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.

12 August

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August 12

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