School of drama

School Notes: David Geffen School of Drama
January/February 2024

James Bundy ’95MFA |

New design faculty named

Jill BC Du Boff has been appointed to the faculty at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale as head of the sound design concentration, and also serves as sound design advisor at Yale Repertory Theatre. A graduate of the New School with a BA in dramaturgy, Du Boff’s professional theater career spans hundreds of resident theater and off-Broadway productions and over two dozen on Broadway. For five years she was the senior audio producer at the New Yorker, leading the podcast slate and producing the New Yorker Radio Hour for WNYC; and most recently, she has served as the director of audio for Marvel, producing ongoing fiction, talk, and documentary series. 

Mikah Berky has joined the design program faculty and also serves as scenic charge at Yale Repertory Theatre. Berky served for eight years at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as assistant scenic charge and scenic charge artist, and has worked previously as a freelance scenic artist for shows at Lookingglass Theater, Santa Fe Opera, Steppenwolf, and Baltimore’s Center Stage, among others. Berky is a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and anticipates receiving her MFA in advanced theatre practice at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she is currently enrolled. She previously taught at Furman University and Southern Oregon University.  

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