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  • Second Annual YIPAP Youth Storytelling Festival Brings Packed House to its Feet

    This past Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) presented the Second Annual Youth Native Storyteller Festival, featuring award-winning creative and voices from talented Native students and young adults from across the United States.

  • Saturday April 22: YIPAP Brings its Second Annual Young Native Storyteller Festival to Yale’s Campus

    This Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 7:00pm in the William L. Harness Hall, Room 309, the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) will present its second annual Young Native Storyteller Festival, featuring the creative and voices from talented young Native students and young adults from across the United States.

  • New Native Theatre and Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) Announce New Partnership to Support Native Theater Makers

    New Native Theatre (NNT) and the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) announce the beginning of a strategic partnership

  • YIPAP Members Visit Pu‘ukohola Heaiu and Henry Opukaha‘ia’s Gravesite

    Native American Cultural Center and Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program began their Spring 2017 Hawaiian Cultural Exchange being welcomed and hosted by students from the Kanu o ka ‘Aina Charter School.

  • YIPAP Director’s Newest Play Fairly Traceable Reviewed in “American Theatre: A Publication of Theatre Communications Group”

    Fairly Traceable debuted in the Native Voices Program at the Autry Museum of the American West. This new production interweaves history and law with the lives of Native peoples struggling to find justice in America.

  • Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Travels to Cornwall, Connecticut

    On January 21, 2017, the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) made a special trip to Cornwall, Connecticut, to visit the site of a boarding school where indigenous children from Native Nations were educated from 1817-1827.

  • YIPAP Presents at 2016 First Alaskans Institute's Elders & Youth Conference

    On October 17, 2016, Reed Bobroff, Associate Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP), presented at the First Alaskans Institute’s annual Elders & Youth Conference under the theme of “Ancestral Imperative: Adapt. Unite. Achieve.”

  • Asa Benally (MFA ’16) on his career as a Native costume designer

    Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (“YIPAP”) Executive Director, Mary Kathryn Nagle, recently had the opportunity to interview Asa Benally, a recent graduate of the Yale Drama School Master of Fine Arts program. Asa was raised on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona.

  • YIPAP Announces First Annual Playwriting Contest Winners

    The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) is proud to announce the first two winners of YIPAP’s inaugural Playwriting Contest.

  • YIPAP Hosts Native Hawaiian Performance

    In early March, Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) presented Duke, a powerful one-man play written and performed by Native Hawaiian artist Moses Goods.

  • My Father’s Bones Launches Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP)

    This short play, co-written by Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle, recounts the half-century struggle of Jack, Bill and Richard Thorpe to recover the remains of their father.

  • Sliver of a Full Moon

    Although thousands contributed to this victory, Sliver of a Full Moon follows the story of five Native women who took a stand and two Native men, including Congressman Tom Cole, who stood with them to win this victory.

  • New Haven Teachers Develop Curricular Materials for Native American Studies

    Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute is a four-decade partnership between Yale and the New Haven Public Schools

  • Mary Kathryn Nagle Joins Yale to Lead Indigenous Performing Arts Program

    Playwright and lawyer Mary Kathryn Nagle has accepted an offer to become the founding Executive Director of Yale University’s Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP)