Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale University
P.O. Box 208244
New Haven CT 06520-8244
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 208244
New Haven, CT 06520-8244
Telephone (203) 432 x1234
Fax 203-432-2562
E-mail yalerep@yale.edu
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photo by T.Charles Erickson
Mission

Yale Repertory Theatre (Yale Rep) is dedicated to the production of new plays and daring interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences. With the Yale School of Drama (YSD), Yale Rep trains and advances leaders to raise the standards of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, creating bold art that astonishes the mind, challenges the heart, and delights the senses.

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Yale Repertory Theatre will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2016-17 season!

 
Our productions will comprise an extraordinary lineup of three Yale-commissioned world premieres and two contemporary masterpieces which celebrate the exhilarating scope of imagination that has marked our theatre since 1966 and which will carry us -- and the American theatre -- into the future.
 
 
Beginning with the start of our season on September 30, 2016, through the final performance on May 20, 20167, events will include a photoexhibition at Haas Arts Library in New Haven and at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts in New York, and special seminars featuring artists from Yale Rep's first 50 years.
 

Your gift to Yale Rep will help produce our 50th anniversary season, celebrate Yale Rep's history and accomplishments, and honor its contributions to the American and world theatre.
 

A Great Opportunity Ending Date May 20 2017
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1966
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James Bundy
Board Chair N/A N/A
Board Chair Company Affiliation N/A
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $9,427,599.00
Projected Expenses $9,427,599.00
Statements
Mission

Yale Repertory Theatre (Yale Rep) is dedicated to the production of new plays and daring interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences. With the Yale School of Drama (YSD), Yale Rep trains and advances leaders to raise the standards of global professional practice in every theatrical discipline, creating bold art that astonishes the mind, challenges the heart, and delights the senses.

Background

  Yale Repertory Theatre will celebrate its 50th anniversary season in 2016-17.


 

Since its founding in 1966, Yale Rep has made important contributions to the field by encouraging and developing new models in co-production, transferring work to the commercial theatre, and investing in playwrights and their work through commissioning on a major scale. A champion of new work, Yale Rep has produced more than 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists. Twelve Yale Rep productions have moved to Broadway, receiving nearly 40 Tony Award nominations and nine Tony Awards. In 1991, Yale Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Over the past decade, nine Yale Rep productions have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year. In 2008, Yale Rep established the Binger Center for New Theatre, an artist-driven initiative that devotes major resources to the commissioning, development, and production of new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and across the country.


Over its 49-year history, Yale Rep has demonstrated its commitment to creating vital and immediate interpretations of the classic repertoire and to producing the work of emerging and established playwrights. Among Yale Rep’s recent world premieres are INDECENT, written by Paul Vogel; Jiehae Park’s PEERLESS; Jen Silverman’s THE MOORS; Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR; Brendan Jacobs-Jenkins’s WAR; and THESE PAPER BULLETS!, Rolin Jones’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, with original music by Billie Joe Armstrong. Recent seasons have included classic plays such as William Shakespeare’s CYMBELINE and THE WINTER’S TALE, Samuel Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS, Bertolt Brecht’s THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, and August Wilson’s THE PIANO LESSON. Yale Rep also presents groundbreaking global performances through its NO BOUNDARIES series; past NO BOUNDARIES seasons have included work from Burkina Faso, Chile, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

Impact

Yale Rep’s ambitious artistic goals and achievements draw the nation’s top artists to New Haven. The nationally recognized theatre gives local residents access to high-quality art and keeps New Haven vibrant.

 
 Yale Rep has a strong commitment to the local community. We offer discounted tickets for students and the general public; for each production, an Open Captioned performance for patrons who are hard-of-hearing or deaf and an Audio Described performance for those who have low vision or are blind; low-cost matinees of classic plays for thousands of Connecticut students through WILL POWER!; and the Dwight/Edgewood Project, serving New Haven middle school students  with a month-long after-school playwriting program that strengthens creative expression, confidence, and self-esteem. 
 

Through its new play program, the Binger Center for New Theatre, Yale Rep has become a national leader in the development and production of new work for the American stage. Since 2008, the Binger Center has supported more than 50 commissioned artists and the production of 21 new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and around the country. Recent examples include 2016’s THE MOORS by Jackson Gay; 2015’s PEERLESS by Jiehae Park; 2015’s INDECENT by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and 2012’s THE REALISTIC JONES, by Will Eno, which transferred to Broadway in 2014. THESE PAPER BULLETS! by Rolin Jones, produced at Yale Rep in 2014, was produced at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, and at the Atlantic Theater Company, New York, in 2015. Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR, produced in 2015, was produced at New York’s Playwrights Horizons in 2016; WAR, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, produced at Yale Rep in 2014, premiered at Lincoln Center’s LCT3 Theater in 2016; and INDECENT received its New York debut in 2016 at The Vineyard Theatre. In 2016-2017, Yale Rep will produce three world premiere commissions: SCENES FROM COURT LIFE by Sarah Ruhl; IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil; and MARY JANE, by Amy Herzog.

Needs
  1. Annual operating support;
  2. Education and Outreach: WILL POWER! and The Dwight/Edgewood Project introduce New Haven high school and middle school students to live theatre and storytelling and provide them with meaningful experiences that complement and enrich their education;

  3. Accessibility services: Maintaining our accessibility services so that all patrons can enjoy the experience of live theatre;

  4. New play and musical development, which cultivates relationships with emerging and established writers and fosters the creation of new works of art; and

  5. Technology: The acquisition of state-of-the-art theatre technologies and equipment which help keep Yale Rep at the forefront of the American theatre.


 

CEO Statement


Yale Repertory Theatre is a local theatre organization with national impact. The vast majority of our audiences and staff live in Connecticut, in New Haven County. Our location in New Haven’s vibrant downtown allows us to contribute to the Elm City’s social, cultural, and economic life. Through robust accessibility services and the most affordable range of tickets prices at any fully professional Connecticut theatre, we aim to meet the needs of all patrons. Our two education programs—WILL POWER! and the Dwight/Edgewood Project—serve Connecticut middle and high school students and create lifelong theatre lovers.


 


Over the past 49 years, the artistic vitality of Yale Rep has combined a definitive commitment to new plays—well over 100 world, American, and regional premieres—with vivid interpretations of the classic canon by leading directors. More recently, through our Binger Center for New Theatre, we have invested significantly in commissioning writers and supporting the development and production of their plays.


 


Working for an adventurous audience at the heart of a great research university, our theatre is uniquely situated to have a national impact. Yale Rep theatre-goers and the University understand and embrace the level of financial and spiritual investment required to pursue the rewards—and brave the risks—of creating new works for performance. We have had consistent success collaborating with emerging playwrights to leverage their Yale Rep productions to national recognition and an extended life for their work. Playwrights such as August Wilson, Athol Fugard, Sarah Ruhl, Amy Herzog, and Danai Gurira have risen to national prominence during their time in New Haven. As we engage students at the Yale School of Drama training program in the process of producing new plays, we provide practical experience in the most significant project of the American theatre: bringing the next generation of new work into being.


 


While Yale University provides Yale Rep with some operating support, we must seek significant outside funding in order to meet the goals and mission of our institution. Yale Rep’s activity represents about 1/3 of 1% of the overall University budget. A contribution of any size makes difference to us. Donations support the work of truly distinctive artists, helping to bring them to New Haven to share work of the highest quality with Connecticut audiences and support Yale Rep’s commitment to serve young patrons in our community.


 


Thank you for your consideration,


 


James Bundy


 
Board Chair Statement


Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Universities
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Theater
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
National
International
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
The majority of our audiences come from Greater New Haven as well as throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Located within aw world-class University, we also serve an international audience of faculty, staff, and students.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Yale Repertory Theatre is part of Yale University and operates with Yale School of Drama in a relationship analogous to a teaching hospital and medical school.

Financial graphs, specific program budgets, governance description, and management information included in this profile are particular to Yale Repertory Theatre. Formal financial documents (Audited Financial Reports, Forms 990) are for Yale University as a whole. Endowment amount is specific to Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama.

Yale University was founded in 1701, Yale Repertory Theatre was founded in 1966.
Programs
Description

Yale Rep’s 2016-17 season—its 50th anniversary year—will include productions of SEVEN GUITARS by August Wilson and ASSASSINS, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman. The season will also feature three commissioned world premieres: SCENES FROM COURT LIFE by Sarah Ruhl; IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil; and MARY JANE by Amy Herzog.


 


Yale Rep will also present cutting-edge international performing artists in its NO BOUNDARIES series of global performances in 2016-17.


Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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Yale Rep’s 2015-16 season featured new productions of HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett, featuring Academy Award winning actress Dianne Wiest, staged by Artistic Director James Bundy and CYMBELINE by William Shakespeare, directed by Resident Director Evan Yionoulis. Three new plays commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre had their world premieres as part of the 2015–16 season: INDECENT by Paula Vogel, created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, directed by Rebecca Taichman; PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon; and THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay. Yale Rep and its artists were nominated for  14 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards and 5, including for Best Production, Best Ensemble, Best Director (Rebecca Taichman) and a Special Award for Music (Aaron Halva and Lisa Gutkin)for Indecent, and Best Featured Perforance (Birgit Huppuch) for The Moors. As part of the NO BOUNDARIES series of global performances, in 2015-16, Yale Rep presented REFUSE THE HOUR created by William Kentridge, and ESCUELA by Guillermo Calderón.


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All three Yale Rep 2015-16 world premieres are scheduled for subsequent productions at other theatres, as is HAPPY DAYS., which will be seen at Theatre For A New Audience in spring 2017. Additionally, Yale Rep has produced more than 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists. Twelve Yale Rep productions have moved to Broadway, receiving nearly 40 Tony Award nominations and nine Tony Awards. In 1991, Yale Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.


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We monitor the success of our programs by the quality of work produced at Yale Rep and the critical response to that work in local and national press. We also monitor our ticket sales against our goals. We also consider whether productions transfer or are produced by other theatres around the country. Another important marker of Yale Rep’s success is the experience of artists who come to work with us in New Haven: we strive to create a supportive artistic home.


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Many Yale Rep productions have subsequently been seen at major regional and New York theatres. Four productions from the Rep’s 2015-16 season have been or will be produced at New York theatres: INDECENT, by Paula Vogel, was co-produced with La Jolla Playhouse and had its New York premiere in 2016 at the Vineyard Theatre. Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR and Branden Jacob-Jenkins’s WAR both received 2016 New York premieres following their Yale Rep productions. HAPPY DAYS, with Dianne Wiest, will be produced in New York in 2017. Additionally, Will Eno’s THE REALISTIC JONESES, a Yale Rep commission which had its world premiere at Yale in 2012, premiered on Broadway in April 2014.


In addition to Yale Rep’s commissioned world premiere plays that have been produced at theatres across the country (see “ Play Development” for more information), the Yale Rep production of Goldoni’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, directed by Christopher Bayes and featuring Steven Epp, has had a rich life since its 2010 run in New Haven. The production has had a total of 175 performances at several theatres—DC’s Shakespeare Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Boston’s ArtsEmerson, and Seattle Rep. It will be produced by Theatre for A New Audience, New York, in fall 2016.


 
Description  

Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre is an artist-driven initiative that devotes major resources to the commissioning, development, and production of new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and across the country by artists with a diverse range of voices and theatrical aesthetics. It brings artists to New Haven for residencies; schedules developmental readings and workshops in New Haven and New York; produces the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, a two-week summer lab at Yale that bridges the gap between training and the professional world for early career composers, playwrights, and lyricists; and underwrites new plays and musicals at Yale Rep.

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Projects supported by the Binger Center have received critical acclaim and subsequent productions at major theatres across the country. In addition to the most recent productions mentioned above, these productions include the world premieres of Dostoevsky’s NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, adapted by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, seen at La Jolla Playhouse and Theatre for a New Audience in New York; Rinne Groff’s COMPULSION at Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, and The Public Theater; the Yale-commissioned ON THE LEVEE by Marcus Gardley, Todd Almond, and Lear deBessonet at Lincoln Center’s LCT3; and Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs’s musical POP! at Yale Rep, Pittsburgh’s City Theatre, and Firehouse Theatre Project (Richmond, VA). Other projects with subsequent productions include Amy Herzog’s BELLEVILLE (later seen at New York Theatre Workshop and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, among many others) and THE REALISTIC JONESES by Will Eno (both were cited among the “Top Ten Productions” in their respective years by the NEW YORK TIMES); David Adjmi’s MARIE ANTOINETTE at Yale Rep and American Repertory Theater in 2012 and its subsequent 2013 New York premiere at Soho Rep; and Sarah Ruhl’;s DEAR ELIZABETH, produced by Yale Rep in 2012 and subsequently seen in New York, Boston, and California.

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Since 2008, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists as well as the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Repertory Theatre. Works commissioned by Yale Rep that are not produced by the Rep have frequently premiered at other theatres. Yale Rep has contributed to the field through the many new works produced in New Haven and, subsequently, at theatres in New York and from coast to coast, sometimes multiple productions.

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The critical response to Yale Rep commissions has been positive: recent commissions INDECENT, THE MOORS, PEERLESS, BELLEVILLE and THE REALISTIC JONESES received favorable reviews in local and national press, and INDECENT received the 2015-16 Connecticut Critics Circle award for Outstanding Production of a Play. The success of the Binger Center is demonstrated through the wide reach of the work generated by Yale’s program: plays supported by the Center have had world premieres or subsequent productions at major theatres throughout America, including The Public Theater, Lincoln Center’s LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, American Repertory Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse, among many others.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. In 2009, Dostoevsky’s NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND, adapted by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, was the first commissioned play supported by the Binger Center to receive its world premiere at Yale Rep. It was subsequently seen at La Jolla Playhouse and New York’s Theatre for a New Audience. Since then, the Binger Center has supported a total of twenty-one world premieres produced at Yale Rep, fifteen of which have received subsequent productions at regional and New York theatres.
Description  

Yale Rep’s education program, WILL POWER! (WP!) centers on students’ attendance of a Yale Rep production at morning matinee performances, and also provides a workshop for educators, the WP! Study Guide, and post-show talkbacks. WP! is designed to encourage critical thinking. It enriches the students’ experience of the production and fosters a deeper understanding of all aspects of the play - from the text to the historical context to the choices that the artists have made. Yale Rep provides $10 tickets ($5 for New Haven students) for participants, 30% of whom come from economically challenged communities. To further encourage broad attendance, the New Haven Public School Transportation Department provides free bus service to all New Haven school groups.

 
The 2016-17 season will feature two WILL POWER! productions: SEVEN GUITARS by August Wilson and ASSASSINS by John Weidman with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) / Adults /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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In 2016, more than 925 students and educators attended the WP! matinee performances of CYMBELINE. In 2016-17, two productions will include WP! performances: August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS and the musical ASSASSINS, by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim. We anticipate that more than 1,200 students will attend these performances.

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Yale Rep has honed and nurtured relationships with dozens of schools and educators in the greater New Haven area, ensuring significant participation in WP! from a diverse population of schools. Many teachers return with their classes year after year. The Study Guides that are created for the WP! program have attracted national attention: the 2011 ROMEO AND JULIET guide was selected to enrich the 2013 Broadway production of the play, and the 2010 guide for SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS was used by Seattle Rep.

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Yale Rep monitors the success of WILL POWER! through more than just ticket sales: We gather feedback from participating educators and students, who we survey for assessments and comments about each aspect of the program. Each year, Yale Rep uses this feedback to ensure that the program serves Connecticut students in the best ways possible.

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WILL POWER! has an excellent reputation in the local community. Tickets for WP! matinees often have sold out months in advance of the performances. Educators know that they will receive unparalleled curricular support and that their students will experience a world-class performance. Many teachers have attended WP! educator workshops and brought their classrooms to attend performances since its inception.

Description  

The Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP) serves middle school students from the New Haven public school system through a month-long after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen creative expression, confidence, and self-esteem. It partners eight middle-school student playwrights from economically challenged neighborhoods with Yale School of Drama mentors, who guide them through the process of writing and producing short plays. The program culminates with two nights of performances of the original plays for students’ families, friends, teachers, and the larger community. 

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) / Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent / Families
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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In 2016, the Dwight/Edgewood Project presented original plays by eight student playwrights from the Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School. A hallmark of the program is the individualized attention each student receives: there is a 3:1 ratio of adults to children in the program. This ratio allows the program to cater to the needs of each student and help foster lasting bonds between YSD mentors and the young playwrights.

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Over the past 22 years, the Dwight/Edgewood Project has reached nearly 160 children and provided them with unparalleled, hands-on theatre experiences. More than 350 Yale School of Drama students have served as mentors, administrators, directors, or designers of the program. The impact on all participants is long-lasting. D/EP student playwrights keep in touch with Yale Rep and attest to the profound changes the Project inspired in their lives; these students emerge from the month-long program as playwrights. For the Yale School of Drama mentors, the impact is just as great. Many mentors have gone on to work at other theatre outreach programs, most notably the 52nd Street Project in New York, and others have created new programs around the globe modeled on Dwight/Edgewood. For example, Bryce Pinkham, a 2006 mentor, founded and is Executive Director of Zara Aina, a program that uses theatre to enhance the lives and education of children in Madagascar.

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Yale Rep solicits feedback from contacts at the participating partner middle school, student playwrights, and all YSD students who have participated in the program as mentors or staff.

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In recent years, some student playwrights have returned to D/EP to participate in the program in some volunteer capacity. This long-term investment in the program is a testament to the impact that the month-long program had on their young lives. Many YSD student mentors work with D/EP all three years they are enrolled at the School, serving as mentors and in other staff capacities. In 2016, Helen Jaksch, who had been Producing Director after her graduation from YSD in 2015, returned to D/EP to be the playwriting teacher for the program.

Description  

Yale Rep has one of the most comprehensive accessibility programs in Connecticut. At each performance, we provide assistive listening devices, wheelchair and companion seating, and service animal accommodation. We provide patrons with large print and Braille translations of our complete playbill. Each of our theatres has elevator or chair lift access. For every production of the season, Yale Rep includes an Open Captioned performance and an Audio Described performance Yale Rep ushers undergo accessibility training to better serve our patrons’ needs. In addition, any patron can contact Yale Rep to create an individualized theatre-going plan.

Population Served Adults / Elderly and/or Disabled / Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
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Recently, through the generosity of individual donors, Yale Rep installed new state-of-the art assistive listening and audio description devices and improved aisle railings. Both of these additions have greatly improved the theatre-going experience for hundreds of patrons each season.

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Yale Rep has become a leader in arts accessibility in the state, and other arts organizations regularly ask for Yale Rep’s guidance in accessibility services. Yale Rep is also one of the few organizations in the region that trains Audio Describers, and the describers trained at Yale have gone on to work at theatres across the nation.

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We monitor the number of patrons using assistive listening and Audio Description devices at each show, attending Open Captioned and Audio Described performances, and using our large-print and braille programs. We also respond to patron feedback about our accessibility services.

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During the 2013-14 season, a patron who originally hails from South Africa was able to experience theatre for the first time. She is blind, and she had never had an opportunity to attend an Audio Described performance. She learned of our service through our accessible website, and she has attended several Audio Described performances in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

Program Comments
CEO Comments

One of our biggest challenges is maintaining our high production standards in mostly outdated physical facilities. Yale Repertory Theatre operates out of eight buildings, which house Yale Rep’s performance and office spaces. 222 York Street is the home of the University Theatre, a 654-seat proscenium theatre; Yale Rep’s administrative offices; and production shops. Yale Repertory Theatre, a 19th-century church that was converted into a theatre in 1969, is a 487-seat space with a thrust stage. The Iseman Theater (formerly the New Theater) contains a flexible performance space, which can accommodate up to 200 patrons. The University Theatre Annex houses classroom and meeting space and the Laurie Beechman Memorial Center for Theatrical Sound Design and Music. Vernon Hall includes the Yale Cabaret, rehearsal rooms, and meeting spaces. Other scene and prop shops, rehearsal rooms, and administrative offices are located at 149 York Street. Yale Hope Mission at 305 Crown Street has additional rehearsal halls and administrative offices. In addition to the above-mentioned spaces, Yale Rep leases an off-site warehouse for storage of costumes, props, and scenery, along with fifteen to twenty apartments during the course of each season for guest artists. Yale Rep is in early conversations about a campaign to raise money for a new theatre, office, and shop spaces.


 

CEO/Executive Director
Mr. James Bundy
Term Start July 2002
Email james.bundy@yale.edu
Experience James Bundy has served since 2002 as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In that time, Yale Rep has produced more than twenty world, American, and regional premieres, five of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year, and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. Through the Binger Center for New Theatre, Yale Rep has become a leading commissioner of new plays and musicals in the United States. Dean Bundy's directing credits include Happy Days, Arcadia, Hamlet, A Delicate Balance, Death of a Salesman, The Psychic Life of Savages, All's Well That Ends Well, and A Woman of No Importance at Yale Rep, as well as productions at Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle's Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, Mr. Bundy served from 2007-2013 on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. Dean Bundy has served on the faculties of BADA and the National Theatre Institute and been a Drama League Fellow; he is a graduate of Harvard College, and trained at both the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Yale School of Drama.
Co-CEO
Ms. Victoria Nolan
Term Start 1993
Email victoria.nolan@yale.edu
Experience
Victoria Nolan is Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Drama and has been Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre since 1993. She previously led Indiana Repertory Theatre, where she is credited with having stabilized the theatre’s finances through the retirement of debt and the establishment of both working capital reserves and endowment funds. From 1981 to 1988 she was associate managing director at Baltimore's Center Stage. Her association with Center Stage began in 1978 when she was one of seven nationally selected fellows in performing arts management funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Exxon Corporation, and the William Donner Foundation. In the field of dance, she worked at T.A.G. Foundation producing Off-Broadway modern dance festivals in New York City; and at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine, where she was managing director. She has been an on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for more than ten years and is regularly asked to serve on national panels and foundation review boards including AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also chaired the Professional Theaters Panel, two Special Projects Panels, and served on the Stabilization Panel for the NEA. She has served on negotiating teams for national labor contracts with the League of Resident Theatres and has consulted in fund raising, strategic planning, and board development for a number of arts organizations. She was the 2005 recipient of the Elm/Ivy Award given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community, and the 2000 recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 92
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 91%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 87
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 44
Female 50
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Mr. Lloyd Richards 1979 - 1991
Mr. Stanley Wojewodski 1991 - 2002
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
Recent collaborations and co-productions have included Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theater, The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Theatre for a New Audience, New York Theatre Workshop, the Guthrie Theater, and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C., as well as the numerous international performance companies which have participated in NO BOUNDARIES.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Production of a Play: Marie AntoinetteConnecticut Critics Circle2013
Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play: Marin Ireland in Marie AntoinetteConnecticut Critics Circle2013
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: David Greenspan in Marie AntoinetteConnecticut Critics Circle2013
Outstanding Production of a Play: The Piano LessonConnecticut Critics Circle2011
Outstanding Actor in a Play: LeRoy McClain in The Piano LessonConnecticut Critics Circle2011
Tom Killen Memorial Award: James BundyConnecticut Critics Circle2007
Outstanding Sound Design: Arielle Edwards for dance of the holy ghostsConnecticut Critics Circle2006
Outstanding Production of a Play: The Intelligent Design of Jenny ChowConnecticut Critics Circle2005
Outstanding Set Design: Lee Savage for The Intelligent Design of Jenny ChowConnecticut Critics Circle2005
Outstanding Sound Design: Hillary Charnas for The Intelligent Design of Jenny ChowConnecticut Critics Circle2005
Best Play: Radio GolfTony Award2007
Best Featured Actor in a Play: Lawrence Fishburne in Two Trains RunningTony Award1992
Outstanding Regional TheatreTony Award1991
Best Featured Actress in a Play: L. Scott Caldwell in Joe Turner’s Come and GoneTony Award1988
Best Play: FencesTony Award1987
Best Director: Lloyd Richards for FencesTony Award1987
Best Actor in a Play: James Earl Jones in FencesTony Award1987
Best Actress in a Play: Mary Alice in FencesTony Award1987
Best Featured Actor in a Play: Zakes Mokae in Master Harold… and the BoysTony Award1982
Best Actress in a Play: Constance Cummings in WingsTony Award1979
Outstanding Production of a Play: These Paper Bullets!Connecticut Critics Circle2014
Outstanding Set Design: Michael Yeargan for These Paper Bullets!Connecticut Critics Circle2014
Outstanding Costume Design: Jessica Ford for These Paper Bullets!Connecticut Critics Circle2014
Outstanding Direction of a Play: Jackson Gay for These Paper Bullets!Connecticut Critics Circle2014
Special Award: Billie Joe Armstrong for These Paper Bullets!Connecticut Critics Circle2014
Special Award: Shawn Boyle, Projections, ElevadaConnecticut Critics Circle2016
Outstanding Lighting Design: Tyler Micoleua, ElevadaConnecticut Critics Circle2015
Outstanding Featured Actress: Rebekah Brockman, ArcadiaConnecticut Critics Circle2015
Outstanding Ensemble: IndecentConnecticut Critics Circle2016
Outstanding Production of a Play: IndecentConnecticut Critics Circle2016
Outstanding Director: Rebecca Taichman, IndecentConnecticut Critics Circle2016
Special Award: Aaron Halva and Lisa Gutkin for Music, IndecentConnecticut Critics Circle2016
Outstanding Featured Actress: Birgit Huppuch, The MoorsConnecticut Critics Circle2016
Board Chair
N/A N/A
Company Affiliation N/A
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Joshua Bekenstein Bain Capital, Managing Director
Jeffrey L. Bewkes Time Warner Inc., CEO
Maureen Cathy Chiquet Chanel, Global Chief Executive Officer
Peter B. Dervan Calif. Inst. of Technology, Chemistry Professor
Conna L. Dubinsky Numenta Inc., Co-Founder & CEO
Charles W. Goodyear IVGoodyear Capital Corporation, President
Catharine Bond Hill Vassar College, President
Paul L. Joskow Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, President
William E. Kennard Velocitas Partners, Co-Founder and Chairman
Hon. Dannel Patrick Malloy State of Connecticut, Governor
Gina Marie Raimondo State of Rhode Island, General Treasurer
Emmett John Rice Jr.Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Founder & CEO
Eve Hart Rice Rice Family Foundation, co-President; Author
Kevin Patrick Ryan Gilt Groupe, Founder & CEO
Peter Salovey Yale University, President
Lei Shang Hillhouse Capital Management, Chair/CEO
Annette Thomas Stephen Perse Foundation, Governor
Douglas Warner IIIJ.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Former Chairman
Hon. Nancy S. Wyman State of Connecticut, Lieutenant Governor
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 8
Additional Board/s Members and Affiliations
NameAffiliation
Ms. Amy Aquino Yale Drama '86
Mr. John Badham (Vice Chair)Yale Drama '63, Yale College '61
Mr. John Beinecke (Chair)
Ms. Sonja Berggren Friend
Ms. Carmine Boccuzzi Yale Law '94, Yale College '90
Mr. Carmine Boccuzzi
Ms Lynne Bolton Friend
Ms. Clare Brinkley Friend
Mr. Sterling B. Brinkley Jr.Yale College '74
Ms. Kate Burton Yale Drama '82
Ms. Lois Chiles Friend
Ms. Patricia Clarkson Yale Drama '85
Mr. Edgar (Trip) M. Cullman IIIYale Drama '02, Yale College '97
Mr. Scott Delman Yale College '82
Mr. Michael Diamond Yale Drama '90
Ms. Polly Draper Yale Drama '80, Yale College '77
Mr. Charles (Roc) S. Dutton Yale Drama '83
Ms. Sasha Emerson Yale Drama '84
Ms. Heidi Ettinger Yale Drama '76
Ms. Lily Fan Yale Law '04, Yale College '01
Mr. Terry Fitzpatrick Yale Drama '83
Mr. Marc Flanagan Yale Drama '70
Mr. Marcus Dean Fuller Yale Drama '04
Ms. Anita Pamintuan Fusco Yale College '90
Mr. Donald P. Granger Jr.Yale College '85
Mr. David Marshall Grant Yale Drama '78
Ms. Ruth Hendel Friend
Ms. Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Yale Drama '86
Ms. Sally Horchow
Ms. Ellen Iseman Yale College '76
Mr. David Johnson Yale College '78
Mr. Asaad Kelada Yale Drama '64
Ms. Sarah Long Yale Drama '92, Yale College 85
Mr. Donald Lowy Yale Drama '76
Ms. Elizabeth Margid Yale Drama '91, Yale College '82
Mr. Drew McCoy Friend
Mr. Tarell Alvin McCraney Yale Drama '07
Mr. David Milch Yale College '66
Mr. Tom Moore Yale Drama '68
Mr. Tom Moore
Mr. Arthur Nacht Yale Drama '06
Ms. Jennifer Newman
Ms. Lupita Nyong'o Yale Drama '12
Ms. Carol Ostrow Yale Drama '80
Ms. Amy Povich Yale Drama '92
Mr. Liev Schreiber Yale Drama '92
Ms. Tracy Chutorian Semler Friend
Ms. Tracy Chutorian Semler
Mr. Tony Shalhoub Yale Drama '80
Mr. Michael Sheehan Yale Drama '76
Mr. Jeremy Smith (Vice Chair)Yale Drama '76
Ms. Anna Deavere Smith
Mr. Andrew Tisdale
Mr. Ed Trach Yale Drama '58
Ms. Esme Usdan Yale College '77
Ms. Esme Usdan
Mr. Courtney B. Vance Yale Drama '86
Mr. Henry Winkler Yale Drama '70
Ms. Amanda Wallace Woods Yale College '03
Ms. Amanda Wallace Woods
CEO Comments


Yale Repertory Theatre is part of Yale University, and operates with Yale School of Drama in a relationship analogous to a teaching hospital and medical school. The Yale Corporation is the senior policy-making body for Yale University. The Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre Board of Advisors provides the Dean/Artistic Director and senior staff with strategic and professional counsel to maximize the quality of training, production, and student experience, to encourage the engagement and financial support of alumni and friends of the School, and to advance the mission of the School and Yale Rep within Yale University and in the field.


 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $9,427,599.00
Projected Expenses $9,427,599.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,584,398$1,233,616$935,341
Government Contributions$122,857$70,438$63,300
Federal$55,000$60,000$55,000
State$67,857$10,438$8,300
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$194,559$113,508$178,378
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$1,506,644$1,145,255$1,136,763
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,502,977$1,470,570$1,475,707
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$4,397,256$3,651,878$4,002,347
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$6,930,886$5,533,696$5,743,961
Administration Expense$2,320,903$2,126,489$2,027,188
Fundraising Expense$56,902$25,079$20,685
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%72%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%2%2%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets------
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMellon Foundation $200,000Robina Foundation $735,892Robina Foundation $549,946
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountShubert Foundation $150,000Mellon Foundation $200,124Mellon Foundation $199,895
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountConnecticut Office of the Arts $67,857Shubert Foundation $150,000Shubert Foundation $110,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments

Forms 990 and Audited Financials are for Yale University, of which Yale Repertory Theatre is a subsidiary. Specific program budgets, endowment figures and management information included in this profile are particular to Yale Repertory Theatre.


 
Foundation Staff Comments
The Yale Repertory Theatre operates under the 501c3 of Yale University. The 990s and audits contained in this profile are those for Yale University. The previous three years of financial information in the profile is specific to the Yale Repertory Theatre.
 
Yale University has a policy against sharing current fiscal year income and expense projections with the public so that information is blank in this profile.
 
This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation.  Financial information is input by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address P.O. Box 208244
New Haven, CT 065208244
Primary Phone 203 432 1234
Contact Email yalerep@yale.edu
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James Bundy
Board Chair N/A N/A
Board Chair Company Affiliation N/A

 

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