Drama

Evan Yionoulis

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Juilliard Drama is dedicated to preparing 21st-century actors and playwrights to tell, with clarity and passion, imagination and artistry, diverse stories that speak to the truth of the world in which we live.

As an actor, you will develop your capacity to bring body, voice, and spirit together in ways both personal and transformative, while exploring plays that range from the classic texts of Shakespeare and Chekhov to exciting new works, both in the classroom and on the stage. As a playwright, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop your own distinctive voice while acquiring a stronger command of dramatic structure and to see your work come to life in readings and workshops with student actors, alumni, and guest artists.

Together, you will discover and reveal the humanity that connects people of all communities.

A glance through our last three years of projects will show a diverse array of writers, directors, and designers who have all contributed to our rich curriculum. 

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Lorenzo Jackson, a member of Drama Group 48, talks about a typical day studying acting at Juilliard

Juilliard Drama | A Day in the Life

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Drama News

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Actors Cap Final Year With a Bubble

Juilliard Journal

How do you create an extraordinary opportunity for graduating actors during a pandemic? The Drama Division created a bubble for the seniors to create their final projects together.

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  • Monday, May 24, 2021

    Jacob Daniel Smith | Life After Juilliard

    Juilliard Journal

    Actor Jacob Daniel Smith thought graduating mid-pandemic “into the hurricane of the new world” would be tumultuous but received a lot of support and opportunities

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  • Thursday, May 13, 2021

    Derrick Sanders Named Associate Director of Drama Division

    Juilliard Journal

    Sanders is an accomplished teacher, award-winning director, filmmaker, and producer

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  • Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Bringing a Mask to Life

    Juilliard Journal

    Second-year actor Cornelius McMoyler on how the mask he made in a class workshop brought to life a character

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