Juilliard Drama unveils 2017-2018 season

Juilliard Drama's 2017 Production of "Othello" by William Shakespeare (photo by Jessica Katz)

Juilliard Drama is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a 2017-18 season featuring the school’s acting students in their fourth and final year in the drama program.

This fall season’s productions include Suzan-Lori Parks’s Father Comes Home From the Wars, directed by LA Williams; alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Everybody, co-directed by Danya Taymor and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; and Pierre de Marivaux’s Triumph of Love, translated, adapted, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth.

Juilliard Drama in February will present three plays in repertory, Euripides’s Trojan Women, directed by faculty member Ellen Lauren; alumna Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love, directed by Kym Moore; and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by faculty member Moni Yakim.

All performances take place in the Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater at Juilliard, 155 West 65th Street, 4th Floor, Manhattan.

Since its inception five decades ago, Juilliard’s drama division has become a mainstay in the world of training actors.

Founded in 1968 by director, producer and theater administrator John Houseman and French director, teacher and actor Michel Saint-Denis, the four-year drama program combines vocal and physical training, work on text, appreciation of style, emotional honesty, physical energy and imagination.

“The program is both highly selective and extremely rigorous, attracting committed and focused young actors,” according to the school.

In addition to its bachelor in fine arts program, Juilliard Drama in 2012 began its new MFA program, working on projects spanning Shakespeare, Chekhov and contemporary works.

Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard full-time students may buy tickets for $10, only at the Juilliard Box Office. A limited amount of tickets for $20 will be available at events.juilliard.edu and at the Juilliard Box Office.