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UW-RF Students Accepted into the Yale School of Drama

MARCH 31, 2006--Two University of Wisconsin-River Falls students were recently accepted into the Yale School of Drama graduate program, one of the most prestigious drama programs in the country.

Alumna Moria Clinton, theatre and art major from River Falls, Wis., was one of three students in the country to be accepted into Yale’s theater design program. Iris O'Brien, a senior history major from Rhinelander, Wis., was one of four students in the country to be accepted into Yales’ stage management program.

The design department works with students to develop theatre artists who are masterful designers in set, costume, lighting, and sound for the theatre. The department encourages its students to discover their own processes of formulating design ideas and to develop a discriminating standard for their own endeavors. In general, the design department prepares students for creative and meaningful professional lives in the broad range of theater activities. The department fosters a sense of theater ras a collaborate art, and encourages design students to discover the joy in working with other people, especially directors, and realize the excitement of evolving a production through the process of collaboration.

The stage management department is designed to prepare students for professional employment. It also prepares students to recognize and fulfill their roles as artistic collaborators and effective organizational managers throughout the entire production process. While the program is structured to prepare the student for work in the commercial and regional theater, it also provides a strong basis for learning a variety of artistic skills and managerial tools essential for employment opportunities in many different entertainment areas such as touring, ballet, opera, event management and industrial films.

The Yale Repertory Theatre serves as an advanced training center for the department. During the first year, students work in a production capacity. In the second year, each student os assigned assistant stage manager for at least one production. In the final year, providing that the student met the standards and qualifications, will be assigned the stage manager for a production.


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