Yale School of Drama's Evan Yionoulis To Get Directing Post At Juilliard


Here's another major shift in theater leadership.

American Theatre magazine reports that Obie-winning  director Evan Yionoulis, acting and directing professor at Yale School of Drama and a resident director at Yale Repertory Theatre, is the Juilliard School's new Director of Drama.

She will begin her stint with the 2018-19 academic and performance season.

She succeeds Jim Houghton, who headed the division starting in 2006 until his death from cancer in 2016.

Yionoulis has been on the Yale School of Drama faculty for 20 years.

Yale Rep directing credits include: "Cymbeline," "Richard II," "The Master Builder," George F. Walker’s "Heaven," Brecht’s "Galileo," Gozzi’s "The King Stag "(which she adapted with her brother, composer Mike Yionoulis, and Catherine Sheehy), Caryl Churchill’s "Owners," and the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge’s "Bossa Nova,." She will be directing "Kiss" by Guillermo Calderón, the last show of the 2017-18 Rep season.

Other credits include productions at the Mark Taper Forum, the Huntington, New York Shakespeare Festival, the Vineyard, Second Stage, Primary Stages, Dallas Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

She also directed "Seven,"  a documentary theatre piece about extraordinary women from across the globe who work for human rights in New York, Boston, Washington, Aspen, London, Deauville, and New Delhi.