School of drama

School Notes: David Geffen School of Drama
September/October 2023

James Bundy ’95MFA |

Associate dean named associate artistic director at Yale Rep

Chantal Rodriguez, associate dean at David Geffen School of Drama, has been appointed the associate artistic director at Yale Repertory Theatre, succeeding Jennifer Kiger, who served in that role for 18 years. With this appointment, Rodriguez joins her fellow deans at the Geffen School with formal leadership roles at Yale Rep: James Bundy ’95MFA, Elizabeth Parker Ware Dean/artistic director; Florie Seery, associate dean/managing director; and Carla L. Jackson ’99MFA, assistant dean/general manager. 

Prior to coming to Yale in 2016, Rodriguez served as the programming director and literary manager of the Latino Theater Company, operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC). She is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television where she earned a PhD in theater and performance studies, and Santa Clara University where she earned a BA in theater and Spanish studies. 

Rodriguez’s first season at Yale Rep, running October through May, will include Wish You Were Here by Sanaz Toossi, directed by Sivan Battat; the world premiere of the Yale-commissioned play The Salvagers by Harrison David Rivers, directed by Mikael Burke; Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill and staged by Yale Rep resident director Liz Diamond (faculty); and The Far Country by Lloyd Suh, directed by Eric Ting.   

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