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Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders to raise the standard of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, pursuing excellence in art to promote wonder, empathy, and understanding in the world.

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We nurture imagination and court inspiration through mastery of skills and techniques, to create fluent, authentic, original storytelling that illuminates the complexity of the human spirit and questions accepted wisdom.


We attend both to process and to results, hearing the voices of colleagues and striving for a collective vision of our goals; we prize the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.


We wrestle with the most compelling issues of our time. Therefore, we foster curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor: we risk and learn from failure and vulnerability in order to build lifelong habits of innovation and revelation.


We commit to fair and ongoing practices that enhance our relationships to theater makers, audiences, and society, finding strength in our diversity, and lowering barriers to participation in the field.


We dedicate our best selves to both training and practice, holding ourselves accountable for a safe, sound, and respectful workplace, animated by good will.

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Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre together are a unique conservatory for theater training within the University. In each discipline of the School the aesthetic sensibility is translated into the language of the stage. The application of theory to professional practice is a central tenet of training at the School of Drama, enhanced in scope by the integration of the School with Yale Repertory Theatre in a relationship analogous to that of a medical school and a teaching hospital. Graduates of the School of Drama apply their training to careers in professional theater, opera, dance, film, television, and other media, as well as in teaching, scholarship, philanthropy, public policy, and other fields.

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