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Youth Programs

The Dwight/Edgewood Project, presented by Yale Rep and Yale School of Drama, is an annual after-school program in which New Haven middle school students spend the month of June learning about theatre and writing original plays under the guidance of graduate student mentors from the School of Drama. The program, which aims to foster positive self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-respect, includes one-on-one mentoring, theatre games, numerous playwriting exercises, and an overnight retreat to Camp Wightman in Griswold, Connecticut. The program concludes with public performances of original one-act plays written by the middle school students, which are designed, directed, and performed by their Yale School of Drama mentors.

The 2019 Dwight/Edgewood Project performances will take place at 41 Broadway, New Haven:

  • Friday, June 21, 7PM
  • Saturday, June 22, 7PM
Dwight/Edgewood Project

Dwight/Edgewood Project


WILL POWER! is Yale Repertory Theatre's annual educational initiative and features specially-priced tickets and early school-time matinees for middle and high school student groups. The program also includes free workshops for teachers, study guides, and post-performance discussions with members of the company.

A Raisin in the Sun is Yale Rep’s 2019–20 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on March 31 and April 1, 2, and 3, 2020, available to middle and high school groups.

Booking for WILL POWER! will begin on October 15, 2019. No reservations will be taken or held before this date. Reservations will be taken in the order by which they were received beginning on October 15. No teacher may reserve more than 75 student seats and 7 chaperone seats. All reservation requests should be sent to yalerep@yale.edu and include the teacher's name, school, number of student and chaperone seats requested, and performance dates in order of preference.

Tickets are $10, and contracts and deposits must be returned by the deadlines stipulated in correspondence and contracts. We will maintain a waitlist if the student matinees sell out.

NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS: Please look out for additional information in the month of September about reserving tickets. Your process and ticket prices may be different than the process described above.

For information on WILL POWER! performances, please call 203.432.9734 or email yalerep@yale.edu. We are happy to answer questions about this process or to add you to our mailing list to receive more detailed information.

For questions about content and curriculum, contact Amy Boratko at 203.436.9098 or amy.boratko@yale.edu.