The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

The First Fall 2009 Dramat Experimental Production

One of Shakespeare's last plays,The Winter’s Tale is a story divided by time and space. A king with a tyrannical imagination destroys his family, and sixteen years later his long-lost daughter falls in love with a foreign prince. In the cosmological sense of law and order of the tragic first half and the chaotic wonderland of the pastoral-comic second half, Shakespeare asserts his power as a playwright with a sense of metatheatricality which is practically unmatched in the entire Shakespearean canon.
This production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will treat the play as a two-part story, divided by time and space. The first part takes place in Sicilia, a prehistoric-tsarist kingdom bound by a claustrophobic ritualism and starkness. The second part takes place in the futuristic wonderland Bohemia, full of pickpockets, shepherds, and punk rock. Uniting the two are the cosmological forces of fate and prescience and the richly sentient and self-aware ensemble.
Make sure to check out the Dramat website ( for more details, including audition information.
If you're interested in working on the show in any capacity, please email our Producer, David Martinez, at He'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about working with the Dramat, auditioning for The Winter's Tale, or Yale in general.
Contact the Show
October 1 at 8:00pm
October 2 at 8:00pm
October 3 at 2:00pm
October 3 at 8:00pm
@ The Yale Repertory Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorCooper Lewis
ProducerDavid Martinez
Stage ManagerRachel London
Technical DirectorAlex Hirsch
Lighting DesignerDaisy Long
Master ElectricianCharlie Croom
Sound DesignerTaylour Chang
Set DesignerSofia Ortiz
Costume DesignerElizabeth Palazzolo
Props DesignerBianca Rodriguez
Music ComposerZach Fuhrer
Sound EngineerLuke Kanter
Graphic DesignerDaniel Suarez
ChoreographerNicholas Murphy
Makeup ArtistDanielle Tomson
DramaturgArden Rogow-Bales
Lights CrewThomas Stanley-Becker
Sets CrewAndrew Freeburg
Sets CrewAnna Kellar
MusicianNolan Green
MusicianDaniel Spector
MusicianZachary Fuhrer
MusicianHazel Scher
Paint ChargeChristine Kwon
Assistant DirectorEvin Grody
Assistant ProducerClyde Edwards
Assistant Stage ManagerMing-Toy Taylor
Assistant Stage ManagerJordan Marschke
Assistant Stage ManagerMeredith Davis
Assistant Technical DirectorKevin Adkisson
Assistant Master ElectricianAmelia Urry

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